Make sure you check out the scholarship search links on the left side of screen!
You can also find scholarships throughout North Carolina at:
NEW!! Teaching Scholarships!
This is a great scholarship for students that know they will be going to school for an Education Degree!
The Silver Pen - LOCAL!
Writing Competition for High School Seniors
Amount - 1st place - $2,500
                2nd place - $750
                3rd place - $500
Click here for more details and how to apply!
The College Jumpstart Scholarship
**10th, 11th, Seniors**
Deadline 10/17/2020
Amount - $1000
Please go the website above to fill out the application or email Mr. Walker for a copy!
NC State University - Wilson College of Textiles Scholarship Opportunities
Can be found on their website:
Alliance Recruitment Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship Opportunity
Please see Mrs. Erdos in guidance for more information
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship 
Starting 9/1 - Accepting Applications!
Please see attachment below for consideration.
NCHSSA Scholarship Opportunities!
The list of scholarships all have DIFFERENT deadlines
NCHSSA Scholarships include
  • Cheerleading Scholarships
  • Charles Adams Endowed Scholarship
  • Jerry McGee Endowed Student Scholarship
  • NCHSSA Lacrosse Scholarship
  • Pat Gainey Student Award
  • Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarships
  • Wilburn Clary Medal Award
  • Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship
AES Scholarship - Deadline 10/5/2020
Amount - $500
***NEW and UPDATED***

Mola Foods Culinary Scholarship (2020) Provider: Mola Foods, Inc
Amount: $500
# of winners: 1


Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship Provider: Bryan Cameron Education Foundation
Amount: $50,000
# of winners: 15


The Gates Scholarship Provider: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: Varies
# of winners: 300


Cameron Impact Scholarship Provider: Bryce Cameron Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
# of winners: Varies


Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest Provider: The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI)
Amount: $25,000
# of winners: 59


Nicholas Braswell Strong Roots Scholarship Provider: Richmond Defense Group
Amount: $500
# of winners: Varies


Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship Provider: Automated Pet Care Products
Amount: $1,250
# of winners: 3


Cirilo McSween Scholarship Provider: PUSH Excel
Amount: $5,000
# of winners: Varies


Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay Provider: ReuseThisBag
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 2


Beldon Scholarship Provider: Beldon
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 2

**NEW**      September 2020 Scholarship
Shout It Out Scholarship
Description: This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.


Application requirements for the Shout It Out Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
Additional Information: All students, regardless of academic merit or financial need, are encouraged to apply. The sponsor is looking for eligible applicants who follow directions and submit applications that are well-written and clearly and creatively address the topic. On or about Dec. 31st, a qualified panel of judges will select one potential winner based on the criteria of writing ability (25 percent), creativity (25 percent), originality (25 percent), and overall excellence (25 percent). In the event of a tie, the potential winner will be the applicant with the higher score for overall excellence. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of the sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win.

Award Amount: $1,500 annually, non-renewable. The Scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited postsecondary institution of higher education attended by the scholarship prize recipient (once the scholarship prize recipient has enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the sponsor). The scholarship prize recipient must submit proof of enrollment on or before Dec. 31, 2026.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Apply Here:

September Deadlines

*** Davidson College Scholarships- Processes start in September. Different deadlines.


*** Gates Millennium Scholars- HUGE Scholarship for minority students. Deadline in September.

Sapling HR Scholarship

The SaplingHR Onboarding Experience Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for the people operations and HR space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in mobile device technology.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us about your great idea for an onboarding program for new employees of a business, and how it would improve their experience..

There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys an idea that could make a big difference with information technology relating to mobile devices.

An employee’s onboarding will directly influence their level of happiness at their new company. At SaplingHR, we believe in striving toward a better future by helping those who are passionate about helping others to reach their goals.


$1,000 scholarship, awarded December 5th each year.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 1st of each year.




The attorneys at Adras & Altig are pleased to sponsor for the third consecutive year a Criminal Justice Essay Contest to help students with college expenses and to raise greater awareness of the issue of underage drinking and its contribution to car accidents.


Even though Nevada’s legal drinking age has been set at 21 for decades now, many teenagers and 20-year-olds continue to consume alcohol. Some underage drinkers make the dangerous decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, even though state law sets a stringent legal limit of 0.02% BAC for motorists under 21.


We are looking for your fresh ideas about how our society can curb underage drinking and prevent young drivers from hitting the road while impaired by alcohol.


Enter to Win

To enter the Criminal Justice Essay Contest, students should submit an original essay on the following topic:


What do you think could be done to decrease the rates of underage drinking, which would decrease the number of accidents as well?



Adras & Altig, Attorneys at Law will award prizes to three student essayists chosen as winners of the Criminal Justice Essay Contest. The prizes will be:

  • First Place—$1,500
  • Second Place—$750
  • Third Place—$500

Each winner will receive a check from the law firm to be used for education-related expenses.



The essay contest is open to juniors and seniors in high school, as well as students enrolled in two-year and four-year colleges and universities and graduate school programs in Nevada and throughout the United States. Applicants who are 17 years old or younger will need to provide parental consent to enter.


Applicants should submit an essay as a Word document or PDF, a digital photo of themselves and a school transcript.

If you have questions regarding the essay contest, you may contact us at


2020 Scholarship Timeline

  • August 15th, 2020 — Submissions Open
  • December 15th, 2020 — Submissions Close
  • December 29th, 2020 — Winners Announced

The Hagan Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must: a) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars from 43 states are currently enrolled at 358 colleges and universities. Five hundred more scholarships will be awarded in April 2021.


The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college. Recipients must enroll at an eligible four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. Free Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.