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Nov. 2, 2009 The Prudential Spirit of Community Award-Top finalists in school chosen and eligible to win $1,000 or http://spirit.prudential.com more, a medallion, and a trip to Washington D.C. (access key: spirit) Community involvement and volunteer activity are the basis for consideration. See Ms. Gentry as soon as possible. **Must submit online application to Ms. Gentry by Nov. 2 No Date Art Institutes- Many scholarships offered from The Art www.aiadvantage.com www.aia Institutes. Oct. 22, 2009 Grammy In the Schools-A musically based opportunity www.grammyintheschools. including scholarships, grants, summer camps, a trip to the com Grammy Awards, etc. Sept. 25, 2009 Bryan Scholarship from Davidson College- honors scholar athletes who have strong academic records and are leaders both in the classroom and in their sport. Players in *See Ms. Gentry 18 out of 21 varsity programs are eligible for a scholarship of up to $30,000. (Excluded sports include football and men and women’s basketball) *See Ms. Gentry for nomination and application Nov. 15, 2009 Belk Scholarship from Davidson College- recognizes *See Ms. Gentry students who demonstrate outstanding intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability with a scholarship of up to $45,030. *See Ms. Gentry by Oct. 9, 2009 Available Mid Scholarship-Two $1,500 scholarships awarded to high Oct. school seniors who plan a career in teaching and who are www.ncteachercadet.org enrolled or have completed Teacher Cadet I and/or Teacher Cadet II. Also, FTA awards 11 scholarships to FTA seniors planning a career in teaching valued between $500 and $1000. Sept. 14, 2009- Suntrust-(A 1,000 scholarship sweepstakes) one winner is suntrusteducation.com May 14, 2010 chosen every two weeks from beginning Oct. 30th. Entry is free and one winner is chosen every two weeks, enter beginning Sept. 14. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship- Nov 2, 2009 (UNC Chapel Hill)- This scholarship provides full http://english.unc.edu/creat undergraduate support for student writers. Visit website for ive/tws more information. Young American Creative Patriotic Awards- A VFW March 31, 2010 award for 9th-12th graders which offers scholarships/awards of up to $10,000. This award requires one to submit a www.vfw.org patriotic piece of art and a voice recording describing the submitted piece. Visit website for more information Nov 1, 2009 Voice of Democracy Contest- This scholarship is available for those in grades 9 through 12. Requirements www.vfw.org include a paper and audio recording on the topic “Does America Still Have Heroes”. Dec 1, 2009 Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition- This scholarship includes a full four year scholarship to Boston University. Scholars are usually in the top tenth of *See Ms. Gentry their class and are active leaders in their communities. 1st Part of Application due Teaching Fellows Scholarship- This scholarship is Oct. 16 available to those pursuing a degree in education, and *See Ms. Gentry attending a NC college or University. Deadlines Vary Navy/ROTC Scholarships- These scholarships pay full tuition, textbooks, living allowance, etc. Four year scholarships of up to $180,000, with your choice of *See Ms. Gentry bachelor’s degree are offered. Must meet minimum test score requirements (SAT-530 reading, and 520 math; ACT- 22 English, 21 Math). Application is not a full Teacher commitment. Cadet/FTA April 26, 2010 The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) Essay Contest- (for 11th and 12th graders) An essay contest which requires an 800- 1600 word essay about Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” on one of the three topics posted on the website. aynrandeducation.com Anthem (Ayn Rand) Essay Contest- (For 9th and 10th March 20, 2010 graders) An essay contest requiring an essay written on Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” centered on one of the three essay questions posted online. aynrandeducation.com National Commission for Cooperative Education- A scholarship offered to those attending one of eight targeted February 15, institutions (Johnson and Wales being the closest). One 2010 hundred seventy merit co-op renewable scholarships of $6,000 dollars each will be awarded. Visit site for more www.co-op.edu extensive information. 2010 Profile in Courage Essay Contest- A scholarship January 9, 2010 contest offering a grand prize of $10,000. Visit website for www.jfklibrary.org further information. UNC-Chapel Hill Pogue Scholarship- This scholarship is based on the admissions application (it requires no None additional application). Applicants are considered based on See Ms. Gentry academics, service, diversity, leadership, and preference to first generation students. Elks National Foundation Scholarship- Scholarships awardees are at or near the top of their class, active in www.elks.org/enf or see Early November school and community activities, leaders, and need Ms. Gentry financial assistance to attend college. NC Division of Veterans Affair Scholarship- Children of disable, deceased, combat, or POW/MIA veterans are Jeneane S. McGee considered for this scholarship. This is a full tuition Phone- (828) 430-7136 scholarship from the state of NC. firstname.lastname@example.org Quattlebaum and Founders Scholarships at Nov. 15 Presbyterian College- If college application is sent before November 15, students will be automatically considered for these scholarships. January 15, 2010 NC Society of Hispanic Professionals Scholarships- These scholarships range from $500-$2,500 and are www.thencshp.org/resourc awarded to deserving and talented Hispanic youth in NC. es/students/nc_hispanic_co One must have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and be llege_fund.shtml of Hispanic/Latino background. June 19, 2010 Abbott and Fenner Scholarship- A scholarship available http://www.abbottandfenne to juniors and seniors requiring a written essay as posted on r.com/scholarships.htm the site. October 6, 2009 AES Engineers Scholarships-Students will submit an http://www.aesengineers.co essay on one of the two topics provided on the website. m/scholarships.htm $500 is awarded to the winner each year. January 11, 2010 Gates Millennium Scholarships- Open to senior students www.gmsp.org of ethnic origin Levine Scholarship (UNC Charlotte)- This is a four year full scholarship with summer program/travel. One must See your teacher or commit to community service, have a passion for learning, counselor no later than posses an excellent academic record, and have a capacity November 11 for ethical leadership. Students interested must be nominated by a teacher to apply for/receive this scholarship. April 20, 2010 Professional Construction Estimators Association Scholarships- Scholarships for students interested in www.pecacatawbavalley.or careers in construction related fields. g ASU Scholarships are available based on admissions applications, and must be submitted by November 18, 2009 November 15 (with the exception of Academic Promise, Phi Theta Kappa, and College of Ed. Scholarships which have a www.scholarships.appstate. deadline of March 2, 2010). edu To apply log on to www.firstconnections.appstate.edu January 15, 2010 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship-for seniors that are planning careers in government service. www.gwcf.org Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service. February 27, NC National Teenager Scholarship Organization- A 2010 scholarship pageant based on academics, community See Ms. Gentry for rules service, interview, evening gown, personal expression, and and entry form on stage question. ($25 fee required for participation) Michael A. Demayo Scholarship-This scholarship is available to graduating seniors, having the best presentation See Ms. Gentry for March 1, 2010 on selected topics and who will attend a 4 year institution application and further of higher learning in fall of 2010. (Application, information presentation, transcript, SAT scores, and two letters of recommendation are required) 2010 KFC Colonel’s Scholar’s Program-up to $5,000 per year (for four years) for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Applicants must have a high school cumulative GPA www.kfcscholars.org Dec. 1, 2009- of 2.75 or higher, must be enrolling in a public in-state Feb. 10, 2010 college or university, must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and must be a U.S. permanent resident. Glen R. Yoder Scholarship- This scholarship is offered March 15, 2010 through the Valdese Lions Club and is awarded based on See Ms Gentry for financial need and personal character (a minimum 2.5 GPA application is required) National Commission for Cooperative Education February 15, Scholarship This scholarship is available to high school www.co-op.edu 2010 students with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scales and be accepted to college/university for the 2010-2011 academic year at one of the partner institutions listed. www.presby.edu November 15, Presbyterian College Scholarships-These scholarships are 2009 given based on admissions application, and include scholarships ranging from $500 to full tuition. December 18, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship is a 2009 high school student exchange program which is fully funded. This scholarship allows students to live and study usagermanyscholarship.org in Germany on a one year scholarship. February 16, Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program 2010 is a scholarship program offering scholarship money to www.rmhc.org graduating high school seniors. As Soon as Citadel Scholarships are available to those who qualify as Possible minority students. Students need to see Ms. Gentry as soon as possible to apply and register for the SAT/ACT. *See Ms. Gentry DECA Scholarships are available to members of the Deadlines Vary DECA club, many scholarships are available, and further information can be obtained by Ms. Gentry *See Ms. Gentry 2010 Young Entrepreneur scholarships are available, and require a recommendation from a member of the NFIB December 31, (Must obtain a signature from an NFIB member). http://www.NFIB.com/YE 2010 Scholarship application can be found online, see Ms. A Gentry for further information. April 15, 2010 SEANC Scholarship- The applicant or parent guardian must be a member of SEANC (Students whose parents are state employees but not SEANC members are not eligible for the scholarship). Applicants must apply through a local www.seanc.org SEANC district. Applications and further information can be downloaded from the SEANC website. Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund- Six $2,500 March 31, 2010 scholarships are available to individuals exhibiting excellence in academics, community service, and writing, See Ms. Gentry for financial need is also considered. application and further information Mount Holyoke College offers various scholarships upon admission; see the website for further information. mtholyoke.edu Vanderbilt University offers various scholarships as well www.vanderbilt.edu/schola as loan programs to incoming students; visit the website for rships further information. Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship is available to high January 2010 school seniors who are in the upper fourth of their See Ms. Gentry for graduating class and plan to attend a four year NC college application and guidelines or University. Awards range from $500 to $24,000. March 31, 2010 Prospective Educator Scholarships- Must be a high school senior intending to major in education who is either a member of future educators Association, child or www.pdkintl.org grandchild of Kappan in good standing, or reference letter written by Kappan in good standing (Dottie Hayes).visit website for full list of scholarships. Dec. 31, 2009 United States JCI Enate Foundation Scholarship Program- $1,000 grants are awarded to high school seniors See Ms. Gentry for who plan to continue education at accredited application colleges/universities or technical schools. March 5, 2010 Milk Scholarship- A $7500 scholarship available to High School Seniors involved in athletics. Visit website for Bodybymilk.com details Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship- This scholarship is February 5, 2010 available to high school seniors with an unweighted GPA See Ms. Gentry of 3.5 and a combined SAT of at least 1875. Those interested must see Ms. Gentry for the online scholarship application code. Applications are due to Ms. Gentry by February 5. Larry and Louise Huffman Scholarship- teaching/coaching scholarship(s) awarded based on service March 17, 2010 to others, academic and athletic achievements, financial See Ms. Gentry for need, and evidence of good character. Applicants must application have already been accepted to the college/university they plan to attend. March 25, 2010 People Helping People (SECU) Scholarship- Each traditional high school will be able to award (1) $10,000 See Ms. Gentry for scholarship to a selected applicant who will attend one of required application the 16 UNC System campuses. information February 16, NCSEAA Scholarship- Available to seniors who plan to 2010 attend a UNC system school; awarded based on academics, See Ms. Gentry for need, extra curricular activities, and leadership. application The Rotary Club of Valdese Scholarship- Available to March 15, 2010 high school seniors living in Burke County planning to attend a 2/ 4 year college/university; applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 unweighted. Wynne and Otto Woerner Endowment Scholarship- February 20, $2,500 scholarship available to High School Seniors based 2010 on financial need, top half of class, and commitment to See Ms. Gentry for complete a four year degree. application Woerner Carolina Shoe Scholarship- $2,500 scholarship available to a graduating senior; criteria include: (1) Direct February 20, descendent of Carolina Shoe Company Employee (2) 2010 Financial need (3) Top half of class (4) Commitment to See Ms. Gentry for complete a four year degree. application Casey and Courtney Childers Scholarship-Must have March 12, 2010 attended Ray Childers Elementary School for at least one year, and must be planning a career in education. See Ms. Gentry for application May 3, 2010 Morganton Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship-$550 (renewable yearly) offered to all students, but special consideration given to those with distinct financial need. See Ms. Gentry for application East Burke Athletic Boosters- for EBHS Athletes pursuing a career that is directly related to athletics April 1, 2010 (teaching/coaching, sports management, sports training, etc). GPA of at least 2.5, application, and 2 reference letters See Ms. Gentry for required. application April 1, 2010 Carrols LLC Community Scholarship Fund Application (Burger King)-available to all seniors; application form, and transcripts required. See Ms. Gentry for application April 1, 2010 NC Bar Association Scholarship Program-available to students who are children of NC law enforcement officers killed or permanently injured or killed in the line of duty. See Ms. Gentry for application March 16, 2010 WKBC Scholarship-for students interested in the business of broadcasting, offering a $2500 scholarship to such a student. See Ms. Gentry for application Patrick Beaver Scholarship Foundations-Available to See Ms. Gentry for March 1, 2010 seniors with A/B average, extraordinary character, and application extra-curricular. April 7, 2010 Pilot Club Scholarship-Available to any student pursuing a post-secondary education. Scholarships awarded based on need, service, academics, and extra-curricular activities E.D. Andrews Memorial Scholarship-Must fill out March 1, 2010 application which includes a paragraph explaining personal discoveries of Andrews in the field of conservation. The Following 8 listings are SEAA Grant Programs through CFNC March 15, 2010 Golden LEAF Scholarship CFNC.org/goldenleaf Contact campus financial aid office for deadline Millennium Teacher Scholarship Loan CFNC.org/MTSL Mid February NC Student Incentive Grant Complete FAFSA before mid February May 1, 2010 NC Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and CFNC.org/HSM Mathematics Contact Campus financial aid office for Nurse Education Scholarship Loan CFNC.org/NESLP deadline May 3, 2010 Nurse Scholars Program (2 year associate degree students) CFNC.org/NSP February 28, 2010 Nurse Scholars Program (4 year associate degree students) CFNC.org/NSP April 15, 2010 Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan CFNC.org/PTSL April 15, 2010 John Engle Scholarship is available to students in need of financial aid, with at least a 3.0 GPA who will attend a 4 Counseling Dept. year university and pursue a degree in a medical field. March 17, 2010 Jimmy C. Draughn Scholarship Endowment-available to an outstanding social studies student who is committed to Counseling Dept. acquiring a 4 year degree, has at least a 3.0 GPA, and preference given to a student pursuing a career in education. May 28, 2010 B. Davis Scholarship- available to all high school juniors and seniors; no age restriction; not an academic scholarship but would like to know academic standing. To apply for scholarship, a 1000 word essay is required on the prompt “Describe 3 characteristics of leadership that you value most. Discuss whether you believe you posses some or all of these qualities, and describe an experience where you developed and/or demonstrated some or all of these traits. Submit to: AES Engineering Scholarship- (available to wide range awards@studentawardsearc October 8, 2010 of majors) $500 award available to students based on h.com character as exhibited in essay response. Essay must be no longer than 1000 words, in answer to one of the following 2 questions: 1) If you had the authority to change your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? 2) How has your family background affected the way Submit to you see the world? scholarships@aesengineers .com AABE (American Association of Blacks in Energy)- March 19, 2010 scholarship available based on criteria as defined in scholarship packet (Most importantly: of specific ethnic background and majoring in a specific field) See Counseling Center March 31, 2010 Alpha Nu Chapter Scholarship is available to women planning to pursue a degree in education Application, essay, and transcript required. See Counseling Center Men’s Club of Morganton has three scholarships April 15, 2010 available to any graduating senior studying any specific field. See application for further details April 13, 2010 Judy Braswell Memorial Scholarship-A $600.00 Counseling Center scholarship awarded to a high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to major in education. Counseling Center CVCC Scholarship Application- Application, transcript, April 30, 2010 FAFSA, and Essay required for consideration for CVCC scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. Counseling Center April 23, 2010 Home Builders Association-Applicants must be a high school senior, applicant at an accredited university/college, GPA of 3.0 or better, extra curricular/community activities, Counseling Center overall high standards, and a degree in a construction related field. April 30, 2010 Eddie Erwin-financial aid report (can be obtained from school now attending), application, and complete the authorization to release transcript and send it to the Counseling Center registrar of school you now attend. April 16, 2010 Bob R. Mcguire Memorial Scholarship-Available to students having at least one parent who is a member of the NC Child Support Council. Student must also be a resident of NC, maintained at least a 2.0 GPA, have been accepted Counseling Center by an accredited NC College/University/Comm College/Tech School, and complete application. April 15, 2010 Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan-a competitive, merit based scholarship loan program created by NC General Assembly. Recommendation by a school official, Counseling Center 2.5 or better GPA, 900 or better on SAT (ACT of 19), enrolled full time at an accredited eligible NC institution, and demonstrate commitment to teach in public school system.