Scholarships with due dates that have passed are moved here.
January 2019 1/16 - 2020 Coolidge Scholarship application- The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.
2/1 - Jackie Robinson Foundation - Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school studentsshowing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
2/12 - Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship - The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability. This award includes a $1,500 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment. ALL North Carolina students with disabilities are eligible for nomination. Including students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Graduate Certificate and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study.
2/14 - SECU People Helping People Scholarship - The "People Helping People" High School Scholarship Program for four-year public university students was established in 2004 by the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation. One scholarship will be available at each of the state's public high schools for a student who will enroll at one of the state's 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. See Hoggard Student Services Website (home page) for information on how to apply at the Hoggard level.
March 2019 3/3 - Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and eligible Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, and Religious Program Specialists, ensuring their children have the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education. scholarships are for children of eligible applicants pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a trade school, career training, community college, or four-year university. Scholarships are awarded to every eligible applicant!
3/6 - New Hanover County Board of Education Student Scholarships for Future Teachers - **DEADLINE EXTENDED**This scholarships for future teachers will award four scholarship loans of $7,000, specifically, $3,500 per semester, each year to an accredited North Carolina community college, college, or university of the recipient’s choice, for a total amount up to $28,000 per scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of high school grades, class standing, SAT scores, essay (250-word minimum), community service, extracurricular activities, and references from teachers and members of the community. Applicants must be accepted into, enrolled or enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited North Carolina community college, college, or university of their choice in a teacher education program.
3/6 - North Carolina Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program - North Carolina Farm Bureau awards the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship to students pursuing higher education in an agricultural-related discipline. Scholarships are awarded to rising freshmen who demonstrate: Intent to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agricultural-related field, Financial need, Satisfactory grades, Understanding of agricultural and/or agribusiness, and Leadership potential. (4) University and (4) Community College scholarships are awarded. Preference is given to Farm Bureau members.
3/13 - Herter-O'Neal Scholarship -This $750 scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a college degree (Associates and/or Bachelors) in business or a business-related field of study. Click here for application.
3/14 - Andrew Stephen Hendrix Scholarship - This $1,320 scholarship is for any high school graduates in New Hanover County, NC who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning. Applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic, leadership skills, loyalty and dedication, in keeping with the character traits exemplified by Andy Hendrix. Students who have worked in the restaurant industry in New Hanover County may receive strong consideration.
3/15 -The Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship - The Cathey Scholarship, funded by the Freemasons of North Carolina through the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement. To be considered for one of the eight $1,000 scholarships, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or the equivalent average under the school’s grading system, and be enrolled in an accredited North Carolina high school. The scholarship committee will consider factors including scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular and civic activities, involvement in the community and personal recommendations.
3/16 - Future of School (FoS) 2020 Student Scholarship Program - Future of School has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. If selected as a recipient, applicants planning to attend a four (4) year college or university will receive an award of up to $10,000 per year. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. If selected as a recipient, applicants planning to attend a two (2) year community college, vocational-technical or trade school will receive an award of up to $5,000. Up to twenty (20) awards may be granted.
3/20 - Wilmington Road Runners Club Scholarship Program - This year The Wilmington Road Runners will award two $1000 scholarships to high school seniorXC and track team members from across the Cape Fear Region. This program is not necessarily designed to reward the fastest runner; school records are NOT part of the selection criteria BUT, proven leadership and exemplary community involvement ARE!
3/30 -WILMINGTON KIWANIS CLUB GEORGE H. CHADWICK, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- The Wilmington Kiwanis Club selects two recipients for its 2020 George H. Chadwick, Jr. Memorial Scholarships. The winner receives $2,600 per year for four years and the runner-up receives at least $1,300(amount to be determined) for the first year only. These scholarships are awarded to two deserving seniors, from New Hanover County Schools, who will be attending UNC-Wilmington.Click here to view application. All applications are due to Ms. Loesch in Student Services by March 30th!
4/10 - Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship - For African American students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
4/15 - State Employees' Association of North Carolina Scholarship (SEANC) - The SEANC Scholarship Program provides endowments to SEANC members, their spouses, and their children. Scholarships are awarded to successful candidates based on criteria that include financial need, school and community activities, character and motivation. Category II merit scholarships are awarded without consideration of financial need.
4/15 - NCFRW Caring For America Scholarship - This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship intended to assist eligible children of North Carolina service members desiring to pursue a degree (or vocational certification) from an accredited North Carolina college, vocational or technical institution. To be eligible you must be the dependent child of an NC service member wounded or killed while serving from September 11, 2001 until present. Service member can be from any branch of service.
4/17 - Myrtle Grove Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Scholarship - Eligible applicants must be former firefighters who served with a New Hanover County Volunteer Fire Department or descendants of such firefighters who are interested in pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, community college or technical institute. Character, financial need, service to the community, and academic potential are among the factors that will be considered in selecting scholarship recipients.
4/21 - 2020 STOP THE BLEED Scholarship Program - Any high school student in the United States can apply for this $3,000 scholarship. To apply you will have to make either a 1 to 2 minute video or write an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing one of the selected topics.
Extended through 4/30 - Merit Based Scholarship for CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE - The CFCC Foundation Board of Directors awards merit scholarships annually to deserving New Hanover and Pender County high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence. Every curriculum program of study is eligible. Each Merit Scholar receives a scholarship of $2,600 for his/her first year at CFCC. Click here for the application. In light of COVID-19 restrictions and challenges, we have a few updates to share:
The deadline for receiving applications from students has been extended until April 30th.
Please ask students to EMAIL their application and supplemental information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are receiving snail-mail, but only once per week, which may cause delays in receiving and processing students' applications.
4/30 -New Hanover County Branch of the NAACP 2020 Scholarship- Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. However, students who are active members of the local NHC Youth and College Division and/or who have participated ACT-SO will be given preference when other factors are similar.
4/30 - Williston Alumni Association Scholarship- The purpose of this $1,000 scholarship is to assist young men and women in need of financial assistance in obtaining a college education. Special consideration will be given to students who have a family member that attended either Williston Primary, Williston Jr. High, Williston Industrial High School, or Williston Senior High School. May 2019 EXTENDED through 5/8 - PTSO Senior Scholarship - The John T. Hoggard PTSO is offering four graduating Senior Scholarships in the amount of $500 each to acknowledge their achievement in school. The scholarships are available to any John T. Hoggard graduating senior for the current academic school year. This scholarship is based on high school achievement and does not have a grade point requirement. Applicants must be: a senior at Hoggard High School in good standing. meet all requirements to graduate in June, AND aPTSO membership is required to apply. Memberships must be in effect BEFORE January 1, 2020. CLICK HERE for full details on how to apply.
5/1 –Marine Corps League 1070 Scholarship - This scholarship is open to any high school senior in New Hanover County who is a veteran, dependent, or a direct descendant of a person who served honorably or is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps or FMF Navy Corpsman or Chaplain. See Ms. Cservenko in Student Services for an application. Scholarships with TBD due dates (2019): NC A&T National Alumni Scholarship- This scholarship represents the Alumni Association’s pledge to assist the university in attracting quality students. The Alumni are convinced that the high academic achievers are needed on campus to interact with underachieving students and to serve as role models for all students matriculating at the university. Student must meet the requirements for admission to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and apply to the university prior to the application deadline. (NEXT APPLICATION WILL OPEN 10/17/21)
UNC Greensboro Evenson Scholarship in Education - The Evenson Scholarship is for incoming first-year UNCG students who have declared education as their major. The scholarship is awarded to one student each year. The student must be from New Hanover County and have financial need (shown through the completion of the FAFSA). The scholarship is non-renewable, so a different student will be awarded each year. (LAST YEAR: Due May 1st, 2019)
10/4/2020 - Levine school nomination- UNC Charlotte - Must contact Mr. Jawitz for school nomination by 10/8.
10/20/2020- Heisman High School Scholarship - The Heisman Trophy honors high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities through the Heisman High School Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all. They give out 100 scholarships to male and female scholar-athletes ranging from $500 - $5,000. Click on the Heisman High School Scholarship link to learn more about requirements and the application process.
10/31/2020 - Coca-Cola Scholars- The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Coca-Cola Scholarship and how to apply.
2/17/2021 - The SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship is only available to graduating public high school seniors who are either current members of State Employees’ Credit Union (“SECU”) or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU at the time of application. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees (state, local or federal government; public health; public education) who live and work in North Carolina. Additionally, preference will be given to those majoring in public service degree programs (such as Public Health, Education, Public Administration, and Public Policy). While not a requirement, identification of a financial need, as determined by submission of a Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA), will be taken into consideration by the selection committee. Scholarship recipients in good academic standing will be able to receive the scholarship up to a maximum of eight (8) consecutive semesters at the same university. Students selected should not be the recipient of other large scholarships.
Criteria: 1. Is either an SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian. Student or their parent/guardian must be a member at the time of application. 2. Is a senior at a North Carolina public high school who has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System (copy of acceptance letter must be provided) 3. Is a US citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1 and is eligible for in-state tuition. 4. Best exemplifies the “People Helping People” philosophy of SECU, and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. 5. Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale and may be deserving of financial aid. 6. Will use the scholarship to pay for full-time undergraduate student tuition and fees. 7. Agrees to continue as a full-time student in good standing (maintained 2.5 or higher GPA) with the same university for up to eight (8) consecutive fall/spring semesters payable at $1,250 per semester. Scholarships are not transferable without prior approval of SECU Foundation. 8. Is not a director, employee, or family member of a director or employee of SECU or the SECU Foundation, or a family member of a member of the scholarship selection committee. However, please note that the student must be a member of SECU or be eligible for membership through a parent or guardian at the time of application to be eligible for the scholarship. To Do: Please send, using your student email, the following items to Mrs Leinwand by WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17th at 3PM, in order to be considered for the scholarship: 1) Completed application (attached) (needs to be sent as a Word doc) 2) Essay (see 2nd page of application for prompt, needs to be a Word doc) 3) Copy of the recipient's university acceptance letter 4) Professional photo of the recipient (in JPEG format) 5) Signed Consent Form (attached)