• Welcome To The Scholarship Webpage (23-24)

     *NOTE:  If you receive a scholarship offer, please bring your documentation to the School Counselor's office so we can have this information for our records.

    *Newly added scholarships are highlighted in red below! 

    Types of Scholarships
    • Merit-Based: Scholarships based on academic and extracurricular activities– not based on financial need 
    • Academic: Scholarships based on academics, considering items such as student test scores, GPA, grades, etc.
    • Need-Based: Scholarships based on financial need, considering family income level, etc.
    • Local: Scholarships provided from the community (Example: Duplin County-specific scholarships, etc.)
    • Reminder: Scholarships= FREE MONEY! You will not have to pay back scholarships!


    UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead Cain 
    Application Deadline: October 1st (yearly)
    Link: https://www.moreheadcain.org/ 
    There are a handful of dynamic leaders in every senior class that sets a higher standard for the rest—in character and achievement. They may be active in traditional activities such as student government and clubs, or they may have ventured out into new areas. In either case they have added to the positive spirit of our school and community—the senior class would be less active and engaged without them. It is from this elite group we hope to select our nominee. Our Morehead-Cain nominee must demonstrate the following criteria: Leadership, Scholarship, Moral Force of Character, & Physical Vigor. 

    NC State Park Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: November 1st (yearly)
    Link: https://park.ncsu.edu/ 
    If you believe you’re qualified for the Park Scholarships based on our selection criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, we welcome you to apply! The application processes for Park Scholarships and NC State undergraduate admissions are separate.To be eligible for the Park Scholarships program, candidates must: 
    Have a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA.
    Be a United States citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or graduating from a high school located in the U.S. (regardless of citizenship status).
    Apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State.
    Not open to transfer students.

    UNC Charlotte Levine Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 15th (yearly)
    Link: https://levinescholars.charlotte.edu/ 
    The Levine Scholars Program seeks outstanding high school seniors who are eager to embark on a transformative college experience. Note: Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard. Students can self-nominate or must be nominated by a school staff member.

    East Carolina University EC Scholars Program (Brinkley Lane)
    Application Deadline: October 20th (yearly)
    Link: https://brinkleylane.ecu.edu/ 
    The Brinkley-Lane Scholars Award is the most prestigious scholarship offered at ECU. Students wishing to be considered for the Brinkley-Lane Scholars Scholars Award will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation only. Students will need to meet minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply by submitting a completed application for undergraduate admission to ECU by the priority deadline of October 20th.

    Cheatham-White Scholarship (NC A&T and NC Central)
    Application Deadline: November 15th (yearly)
    Link: https://www.northcarolina.edu/future-students/scholarships-and-opportunities/cheatham-white-merit-scholarship/ 
    The Cheatham-White scholarship covers full tuition and fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop, travel, and personal expenses. To be eligible, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
    Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman student in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University or North Carolina Central University (in-state and out-of-state students are both eligible.


    Gates Scholarship
    Application Deadline: September 15
    Link: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship 
    The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. 
    Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs. To apply, students must be: A high school senior, From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, US citizen, national, or permanent resident--In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

    Application Deadline: September 26
    Link: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/scholarship-details 
    In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2023, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2024 and plan to enroll as a first-year student in college in the fall of 2024. Any high school senior, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the U.S. is eligible for the National College Match. Additionally, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents living abroad are eligible. Students attending high school in the U.S. as undocumented or international students are eligible to apply, but should review the Additional Citizenship Requirements to see which QuestBridge college partners will consider them for the Match Scholarship.

    Coca-Cola Scholars
    Application Deadline: October 2

    Link: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. 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.

    The Dells Scholars Program
    Application Deadline: December 1 
    Link: https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/
    Must be a participant in one of the following programs to apply: Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, ASPIRE Public Schools, AVID, Bottom Line, Breakthrough Austin, College Forward, College Possible, Cristo Rey Network, Fulfillment Fund, GEAR UP, Genesys Works, Green Dot Public Schools, IDEA Academy, KIPP Academy/ KIPP Through College(KTC), Let’s Get Ready, Mastery Charter Schools, Noble Charter, One Goal, Philadelphia Futures, Upward Bound, Upward Bound – Math Science, YES Prep Public Schools, Uncommon Schools, Uplift Education

    The Dell Scholars program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face while pursuing a degree. Even so, we recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families. Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship plus lots of non-monetary supports. All Dell Scholars receive a $20,000 scholarship and much more. 

    Davidson Fellows Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: February 14, 2024

    $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships are awarded to gifted students 18 years and younger who have completed a significant piece of work in one of nine categories: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, and “out of the box” 

    The Test Prep Insight Scholarship
    Application Deadline: November 30
    Link: https://testprepinsight.com/scholarship/
    Not only is the Test Prep Insight team focused on providing high-quality, unbiased content about exams such as the MCAT, LSAT and GMAT, as well as language learning apps, we’re also committed to giving students with disabilities a better chance to achieve their professional goals. Our annual scholarship program allows us to level the financial playing field so that students with disabilities can earn the degree of their dreams. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college, or graduate school program located in the United States

    GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    Application Deadline: January 4, 2024
    Link: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

    The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship offers college scholarships of up to $40,000 for high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Candidates must:
    Demonstrate the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship within their communities, schools, and workplaces. Students must display strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent), Be citizens of the United States of America, Current high school seniors attending high school within the United States, Plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four‑year college or university in the United States 

    Elks National Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: November 13, 2024

    Link: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

    Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped students recognize their academic dreams. Each year, we award more than $3 million in college scholarships to at least 850 outstanding, service-minded high school seniors. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2024 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

    Horatio Alger State Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: Opens December 1 2023
    Link: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
    State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.
    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States.

    Horatio Alger Association- State, CTE, Targeted & National Scholarships
    Link: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/
    The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Dennis R. Washington and Jim F. Dicke II.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. The Association offers several scholarship programs that either require an applicant to pursue a specific degree or attend a specific university. These specialized programs are funded through the generosity of individual Horatio Alger members.

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: November 16
    Link:  https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/how-to-apply/
    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's top four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
    Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2024.
    Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2024.
    GPA – Earn a minimum, cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
    Demonstrate Unmet Financial Need – We will consider applicants with a maximum annual gross income of $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new  College Scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $34,000.  During the selection process, the Foundation will conduct a full financial review which will take into account all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents.

    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships 
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
    Link to Scholarship Portal: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info
    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is pleased to offer over twenty-six different scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college, graduate, & medical students through their online application portal for the upcoming academic year. 

    Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: November 1- February 1, 2024
    Link: https://www.smeef.org/sme-education-foundation-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/
    SME Education Foundation scholarships are funded by SME, by generous individuals, and by philanthropic organizations that share our goal of inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Basic criteria: Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada, minimum of 2.0/4.0 GPA or higher, must be on a path toward an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. 

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    Application Opens: September 2023- January 10, 2024

    Link: https://jackierobinson.org/apply/

    JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years. In addition, scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement. 


    Equitable Excellence Scholarship
    Application Deadline: December 18, 2023
    Equitable rewards 200 scholarships every year to current high school seniors who plan to enroll full time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • 100 of those scholarships are a one time payment of $2,500.
    • The other 100 scholarships are $5,000/yr renewable up to 4 years (Total of $20,000).
    • In  addition to the scholarship, every winner receives a $500 grant for their school as well as a $500 donors choose gift card to a teacher of the students' choice.


    Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award
    Application Deadline: August 1-November 15
    Link: https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html
    Soroptimist, a global organization that provides women and girls access to education, offers the Live Your Dream Awards. Recipients have the potential to receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, or find reliable childcare. Women who demonstrate financial need and who provide the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents are eligible. 

    Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarship (AWAF)
    Accepts Year-round Applications 
    Link: https://awafoundation.org/Scholarships
    The Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) is an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive and mobility industry professionals.
    Scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Committee and awarded quarterly to the women with a quest and drive for the automotive, mobility and related industries.  It is our hope that with these scholarships, we can lessen the burden on students and allow them to focus on gaining knowledge and further development toward a solid career path in this ever-evolving expansion of global mobility.
    Scholarships are awarded to females with North American citizenship and a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive, mobility and its related industries. While AWAF members and family members are encouraged to apply for scholarships, we encourage applicants who are not affiliated with the organization to also apply.  To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants should be already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA and a citizen within North America.  

    Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
    Application Opens Spring Semester, Will Remain Open for 5 Weeks 
    Link: https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/scholarships/
    The Stonewall Community Foundation aims to strengthen the LGBTQ movement by making smart, values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders. The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support lesbian women in their pursuit of higher education. The program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college.

    Prism Foundation Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Opens in the Spring (Due typically- June 30)
    Link: https://theprismfoundation.org/scholarships/
    The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students of merit. Scholarship amounts vary. Applicants must work for the betterment of the LGBTQ community. Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program.

    Latin Americans Working for Achievement Scholarship Program
    Application Opens in January 
    Link: https://www.lawanc.org/scholarship-program
    Latin Americans Working for Achievement (LAWA) provides scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need, and community service. The award amounts vary. This scholarship program is for high school seniors and undergraduate students.

    Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund- Scholarship Portal Linked With Numerous Scholarships
    Link To Portal: https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
    Link To Scholarship: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarships/advocates-for-african-americans-carolinas-scholarship
    The Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship (formerly named The African American Network) is a Duke Energy employee resource group that aims to develop growth opportunities for African American employees at Duke Energy.
    Scholarship applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school. Applicants must attend a four-year college or university in North or South Carolina, and they must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance, or business administration.

    Great Minds in STEM Scholarship Program
    Application Deadline: April 30
    Link: https://greatmindsinstem.org/gmis-scholarship-application/gmis-scholarships/gmis-scholarship-guidelines/

    Great Minds in STEM™ is the gateway for Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Scholarship applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community. Applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math degree.

    MPOWER Women in STEM Scholarship
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
    Link: https://www.mpowerfinancing.com/scholarships/women-in-stem
    Student lender MPOWER Financing offers this annual scholarship to female international or DACA students in a STEM degree program. There are several prize options up to $6,000.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
    Application Deadline: No later than the first Monday in February
    Link: https://www.ncae.org/mlkjrscholarshipinfo
    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship was established in 1992 by the North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission under the auspices of the Human and Civil Rights Commission. It continues in partnership with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Scholarship awards are based on the amount of money received annually through donations and the Martin Luther King Jr events. Applicants must be North Carolina residents enrolled in a public high school in their senior year. Criteria for selection include character, community involvement, and scholastic achievement (minimum 2.5 GPA). 

    American Indian College Fund
    Application Deadline: February 1-May 31 
    Link: https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/
    The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students. Applicants must be registered as an enrolled member of a federal- or state-recognized tribe; or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university.The North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission established this scholarship in 1992. Applicants must be North Carolina residents enrolled in a public high school in their senior year. Criteria for selection include character, community involvement, and scholastic achievement (with a minimum 2.5 GPA).

    North Carolina Hispanic College Fund
    Link: https://www.thencshp.org/nc-hispanic-college-fund
    The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals established the North Carolina Hispanic College Fund (NCHCF) to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. The NCHCF awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $3,000. Scholarship recipients must be of Hispanic/Latino background. They must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a two- or four-year college/university and be committed to public service and community development.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
    Application Deadline: Jan 1- Feb 15
    Link: https://www.thencshp.org/nc-hispanic-college-fund
    HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships (ranging from $500-$5,000) to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars and Alumni as possible. 

    McDonald’s HACER Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Will Open In The Fall
    Link: https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
    Application criteria: High school senior, legal U.S. resident or a DREAMer/DACA recipient, Younger than 21 years old, minimum 2.8 GPA, Eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study, At least one parent of Hispanic heritage

    Generation Google Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Spring Semester, May 
    Link: https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/generation-google-scholarship
    The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $10,000. The Generation Google Scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance. The program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualifications and we strongly encourage students that identify with groups historically excluded from the technology industry, including Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply.

    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: November 13, 2023
    Link: https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/
    The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 25th year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, and Technology. 

    Saint Augustine’s University Scholarship Opportunity
    Application Deadline: 
    Link: https://naahpusa.org/scholarship/sau/
    The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) has joined forces with Saint Augustine’s University to offer qualified students the opportunity to apply into a matriculated undergraduate degree program at the University. View the press release. The scholarships will cover tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours), room and board, and books. Students and Applicants applying for the Scholarship must:
    Be of Haitian descent, Have applied for a full-time degree program at Saint Augustine’s University (Saint Augustine's University)

    #BeTheBoss Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: Fall Deadline: Sep 15 / Spring Deadline: March 15
    Link: https://www.goskills.com/scholarship
    The #BeTheBoss Scholarships are geared toward female high school and college students seeking to develop their own business. Through the scholarship application, you will be asked to submit your business plan/ proposal. Any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own business is eligible to apply. Two scholarship awards of $2,000 each will be given each year.


    Rumba Meats Scholarship
    Application Deadline: November 30, 2023 
    Link: https://www.ushli.org/rumba/
    Rumba Meats, part of the Cargill family of brands, helps the Hispanic community celebrate their culture and preserve their heritage through food.  Through a partnership with United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Rumba is awarding 25 post-secondary academic scholarships of $1,000 each and helping empower today’s Hispanic youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. Minimum 2.5 GPA, At least one parent must be if Hispanic ancestry, and must enroll in a 2-year or 4-year school.

    Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders 
    Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
    Link: https://www.ushli.org/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/
    Since 1982, USHLI has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships and internships to students from disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership. Recipients will receive a non-renewable scholarship- $1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students.Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. 

    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: November 13, 2023
    Link: https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/
    The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 25th year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, and Technology. Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, enroll at an accredited higher education institution for the following academic year, Be of Hispanic heritage.

    Haz La U College Grant Program Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: August-November 13, 2023
    Link: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/make-the-u#
    At Colgate, we believe that a higher education is a path to a brighter future and are dedicated to Hispanic students. That’s why, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, we have created “Haz La U” (Make the U), a college grant program for Hispanic high school seniors. Have you focused on academic excellence, dedicated service to your community, and demonstrated leadership? Your effort could be rewarded by winning one of 31 educational grants* with a total support of $100,000. Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2023. Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2023-2024, Be of Hispanic heritage.

    Golden Door Scholars Program
    Link: https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now
    Golden Door Scholars is an organization that provides large college scholarships, career and fellowship support, mentorship, and community-building opportunities for undocumented students. 

    United We Dream Scholarship Portal 
    Link: https://unitedwedream.org/resources/scholarships/?source=email_12.28&link_id=1&can_id=e3388a3a8aea46c69cbc17cf2218c531&email_referrer=email_1768707&email_subject=_looking-for-undocustudent-scholarships
    This website provides a list of scholarships for students who are undocumented and who are DACA recipients. This resource also provides resources and tips relating to mental health, health care, and legal help.

    The National Scholarship

    Dream.US Scholarship Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

    National Scholarship: Feb, 29, 2024 

    Link: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

    The scholarship is for highly motivated undocumented students with significant, unmet financial need. GPA is considered, as well as demonstrated commitment to community service and the ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that undocumented students face each and every day. 



    Burger King Scholars Program 
    Link: https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/ / https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/information.php

    The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $53 million in scholarships to more than 46,000 students. Last year alone, $4.3 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 4,000 deserving students. There are two tracks:  BURGER KING® General High School Senior Track & BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track

    Starbucks College Achievement Plan 
    Link: https://www.starbucks.com/careers/working-at-starbucks/education/
    We’re committed to the success of our partners (employees). Every eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs, and have our support every step of the way.

    Dr Pepper Scholarship 
    Link For More Details: https://www.drpepper.com/s/tuition-finalists

    Live Mas Scholarship (Taco Bell Foundation)
    Link: https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

    Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. We believe in you – no matter where you are in your journey, whether just recognizing your strengths and developing your passion or bringing it to life and inspiring others to join you.

    Subway Cares Foundation
    Since 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our Subway Cares grant will fund vocational school and culinary school scholarships through the Folds of Honor scholarship program. (Check under the National Merit & Need Based Scholarship Section)

    KFC Foundation 
    Link: https://kfcfoundation.org/scholarships/
    $20,000 scholarships: 11 available; for four-year colleges or graduate schools, $5,000 scholarships: Hundreds available; for four-year colleges or graduate schools, $2,500 scholarships: Hundreds available; for two-year colleges or trade/vocational schools. Scholarship recipients also have access to a mentorship program, where they are thoughtfully paired with a mentor based on their major or interests, to help support them as they navigate college, career choices and more. The next scholarship application will open Feb. 2024.

    Chic-Fil-A Community Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: November


    Each year, Chick-fil-A offers restaurant Team Members across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico the opportunity to apply for college scholarships through the Remarkable Futures Scholarships initiative. Since 1973, we’ve been able to invest more than $162 million in scholarships to help more than 93,000 Team Members pursue a higher education and achieve their remarkable future — whether it’s with Chick-fil-A or elsewhere.Link: Worth of Scholarship: $25,000


    U.S Army ROTC Scholarship 

    Apply between June 12 - February 4

    Link: https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/scholarship-opportunities/

    U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships provide full financial assistance for college tuition and mandatory education fees (or room and board).  Additionally, scholarship winners receive tax free subsistence allowance for up to 10 months a year at a rate of $420.00 per month and $1200 annually for textbooks, classroom supplies, and equipment. Students does not have to be in high school JROTC to apply.



    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    Application Opens January 2024 

    Link: Https://www.mcsf.org/apply/eligibility/

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Provides Scholarships to Eligible Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, and Religious Program Specialists. The scholarships Are for Military Children Pursuing a Post-secondary Education at Any Accredited School. 


    Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (Nrotc) College Scholarship

    Application Is Open, Will Close in February 

    Link: Https://www.netc.navy.mil/commands/naval-service-training-command/nrotc/apply/

    This Scholarship Pays 100% of Tuition Costs, Either in State or out of State, for Four Years While a Student Completes Their Bachelor's Degree. After Receiving Eight Semesters of Tuition and a Monthly Stipend, Students Then Commission As Second Lieutenants in the Armed Services and Begin a Four Year Term of Active Duty Service. 


    Folds of Honor Scholarships 
    Applications Accepted Each Year Between February 1-March 31. If March 31 Falls on a Weekend, the Deadline Will Be Extended to First Business Day Following March 31.
    Link: Https://foldsofhonor.org/scholarships/
    Scholarship Awards Are up to $5,000- Not to Exceed $2,500 (Minimum Payment of $100) per Term. 
    First Responder Scholarship
    Open to the Spouse and/or Dependent(S) of a First Responder Who Has Fallen or Been Catastrophically Injured in a Manner Which Led to an Inability to Perform the Function of Their Occupational Duties.
    Higher Education Scholarship (Military Based)
    Applicant Must Be Enrolled or Planning to Enroll in a Program of Study at an Accredited College or University (2 Year, 4 Year, or Post Graduate Program), or Enrolled or Planning to Enroll in an Accredited Technical or Trade School Program, Which Results in a Certificate or License and Dependent or Spouse of a Service Member (Information Needed, with Applicable Documentation Listed: Scholarships - Folds of Honor  




     LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS (This section will be updated with 23-24 deadlines soon. Some are open to apply at this time)

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Iota Omega Chapter Scholarship

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Iota Omega Chapter Is Dedicated to Providing Support for Lifelong Learning. Assistance Is Offered to Graduating Seniors Throughout Duplin County. All High School Seniors That Meet the Requirements Outlined in the Application Are Encouraged to Apply. 


    Blueberry Festival Scholarship

    The Purpose of the Nc Blueberry Festival Scholarship Program Is to Provide Post-high School Academic Scholarships to Nc Students. Scholarships Will Be Awarded in Amounts of $4,000.


    Careers in Conservation Scholarship

    Sponsored by the Nc Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation - All Applicants Should Have a Declared Major in Agronomy, Agricultural or Civil Engineering, Sustainable Land Management, Agriculture Education, Animal Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation or Management, Plant Science, Soil Science, Water Management, Water Quality, Wildlife Management or Other Closely Related Degree Programs.  in Addition, All Applicants Must Be Attending or Planning to Attend a North Carolina College or University.    


    Duplin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

    The Members of Duplin Co. Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Desire to Invest in the Academic Endeavors of Male Students Enrolled in Duplin Co Schools That Desire to Advance Themselves Through Higher Education. 


    Duplin County Cattlemen's Assn. Scholarship

    The Duplin County Cattlemen's Assn. Is Accepting Scholarship Applications. the Scholarship Is Open to Graduating Seniors from Duplin County Who Plan to Attend Either a 2 Year or 4 Year Institution in an Agriculture Related Field of Study. 


    Duplin County Education Foundation Scholarships

    The Duplin County Education Foundation Awards Several Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in Duplin County Schools Each Year. (Each Scholarship, Along with Who Is Eligible, Is Listed on the Website Listed Above.the Scholarships Are Given at the High Schools Local Academic Celebration for Seniors.  All Student Applicants Are Asked to Be Present at the Celebration.  Please Read Each Scholarship That You Are Applying for to Guarantee That You Submit All That Is Required to Make an Application. Incomplete Scholarships Will Not Be Considered. for Questions, Please Contact the President of the Education Foundation Board of Directors or Duplin County Schools, 910-296-1521.   


    Duplin Health Science Academy Scholarship

    The Scholarship Will Be Awarded to Seniors in the Duplin Health Science Academy Who Plan to Attend a 4 Year College/University or a 2 Year Community College to Pursue a Health Science Degree. the Scholarship Amount Is $500 and Will Be Awarded to One Eligible Hsa Graduating Senior in Duplin County.


    Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship

    In His Honor, North Carolina Farm Bureau Awards the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship to Students Pursuing Higher Education in an Agricultural-related Discipline.


    Grow Your Own Duplin County Minority Teachers Scholarship-loan

    The Duplin Co. Boe Has Established the Duplin Co. Minority Teachers Scholarship-loan Which Provides Five Graduating Seniors Who Plan to Pursue a Career As a Teacher $5,000 per Year, for a Maximum of Four Years. Seniors with an Unweighted Gpa of 3.0 Graduating from One of the Duplin County High Schools Must Be a Resident of Duplin County Who Plans to Enroll in a Community College or University in the Fall of 2023.


    Herter-o'neal Scholarship Application (Nc Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Assn.)

    This Scholarship Is Open to Students Pursuing a College Degree (Associates and/or Bachelors) in a Business-related Field of Study or Enrolled in a Diploma Program That Results in a Degree. Applicants Must Be a Legal Resident of Nc. All Eligible Applicants Will Be Considered.  


    NC Association of Educators Scholarship

    The Duplin Co. Local North Carolina Assn. of Educators Chapter Is Delighted to Announce the Ncae Scholarship Program for Aspiring Educators in Duplin County. This Scholarship Is Designed to Support Students Interested in Pursuing a Career in Teaching.


    NC Association of School Resource Officer Scholarship

    This Year, Ncasro Will Select One High School Senior from Qualified Applicants in Each of Its 8 Regions, to Receive  a One-time Non-renewable $500 College Scholarship Grant. the Grant Will Be Deposited into the Selected Student's Financial Aid Account at the College or University of Their Choice.  Eligible Students Must Be High School Seniors on Track to Graduate, a Resident of North Carolina, Have a Minimum Unweighted Gpa of 2.5 and Who Are Entering an Accredited Two or Four-year College or University.  Strong Consideration Will Be Given to Financial Need, but Scholastic Standing Will Also Be Very Important, Along with Participation in Extracurricular Activities, Personal Reputation, and Moral Integrity Within the Standards of Ncasro. 


    NC Child Support Council Scholarship

    The North Carolina Child Support Council Is a Non-profit Organization Comprised of Child Support Professionals, the Judiciary, and Others Involved in the Child Support Process.  Each Year the Council Sponsors Four (4), $1,000 Scholarships in Memory of Bob R. Mcguire.  Mr. Mcguire Was an Advocate for the Program in Both the Public and Private Sectors.  This Year’s Winners Will Be Presented Scholarships During the Opening Session of the North Carolina Child Support Conference to Be Held in August 2023.  


    NC Tech Betsy Y. Justus Founders Scholarship

    Application Deadline: Nc Tech Accepts Applications During April and May Each Year.  

    Website: Https://Www.nctech.org/About/Education-foundation/Scholarships.html

    The Betsy Y. Justus Nc Tech Founders Scholarship Was Established in Memory of Nc Tech's Founding Ceo. Following Her Passing, Nc Tech Launched a Scholarship to Support Young Women in North Carolina Who Pursue an Academic and Career Path in Technology or Engineering.  Every Year, Two Students Are Selected to Receive a $4,000 Scholarship ($1,000 per Year), and a Thinkpad Laptop Donated by Lenovo.  Nc Tech Accepts Applications During April and May Each Year. 


    State Employees Credit Union (SECU) People Helping People Scholarship

    The “People Helping People” Secu Scholarship Is a Four-year Scholarship Program Designed to Mimic Its Belief in “People Helping People” by Providing North Carolina Public High School Students with Scholarships to Attend College. Duplin County Schools Will Be Receiving Three Secu “People Helping People” Scholarships in the 2022-2023 School Year to Be Distributed Within Our School District. the Secu Scholarship Not Only Recognizes Academic Achievement, but Also Focuses on Recognizing Leadership, Integrity, and Community Involvement. the Secu Scholarship Is Valued at a Total of $10,000 ($1,250 per Semester for 8 Consecutive Semesters.) to See If You Are Eligible to Apply, See the Criteria Listed Under "Downloads" Above.

    *One Student per High School Will Be Submitted to the County Office to Participate in Final Interviews and Selection Process. 


    Trooper B.D. Wallace Memorial Foundation Scholarship 

    The Master Trooper Benjamin Derek Wallace Memorial Foundation Is a Non-profit Organization Who Is Devoted to Honor the Memory of Trooper Wallace by Making a Difference in Our Community in Duplin County. Their Mission Is to Provide Financial Assistance by Way of Educational Scholarships to Deserving Students Who Have Been Identified As a Good Steward to Their Community.


    Tricounty EMC Scholarship

    Selection Is Made by a Scholarship Committee Made up of Judges Selected by Tri-county Emc. Applicants Must Be Willing to Be Interviewed by the Committee, If Necessary, and Attend the Scholarship Banquet. Scholarship Banquet Date Tbd. Decisions Made by This Committee Shall Be Final. Selection Is Determined Based on the Following Criteria: 1. Scholastic Achievement 60 Percent 2 .Extracurricular Activities 30 Percent 3. Need 10 Percent 


    University of Mount Olive (UMO) Herring Scholarship

    The Purpose of the Umo Herring Scholarship Is to Provide Support for Identified Financial Needs of a Diverse Spectrum of Students Who Demonstrate Good Citizenship, High Moral Character, and Potential for Leadership. Students Must Reside Within the City Limits of Mount Olive or Duplin County, Nc to Be Eligible. 


    Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Assn. Duplin-Sampson Chapter Scholarship

    The Members of the Duplin-sampson Chapter of the Winston-salem State University National Alumni Assn. Desire to Invest in the Academic Endeavors of Students Enrolled at the University from the Duplin and Sampson County Areas. Submitted Applications Can Be Sent to: Jackial.swinson@yahoo.com


    Workforce Development Regional Scholarships

    Scholarships Will Be Awarded to Students Who Are Entering a Program Considered to Be a Skilled Trade in the Construction Industry (I.e. Carpentry, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Etc.) the Maximum Amount of Each Scholarship Is $1,000. Eight Scholarships Will Be Given in North Carolina. 


    NC Home Builders Assn. Workforce Development Regional Scholarships

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

    Link: Https://Www.nchba.org/Workforce-development-scholarships/

    The Nc Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. Will Award up to Eight $1,000 Scholarships to Community College or Technical School Students in Each of Nchba's Eight Regions. Scholarships Will Be Awarded to Students Who Are Entering a Program Considered to Be a Skilled Trade in the Construction Industry (Carpentry, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Etc.)


    UNC Chapel Hill Thomas Wolfe Creative Writing Scholarship

    Application Deadline: Opens September 1st (Must Apply to Unc Chapel Hill First)

    Link: Https://Englishcomplit.unc.edu/Creative-writing/Scholarships-and-awards/The-thomas-wolfe-scholarship/

    This Scholarship Is for Full Undergraduate Support for Student Writers.


    UNCW Soar Ambassador Scholarship Program

    Application Deadline: Now Open- Priority Deadline March 1

    Website: Https://Uncw.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/Cmxadmin/Cmx_content.aspx?Cpid=715

    This Scholarship Is for Self-motivated, High-achieving Students Who Are Within 200% of the Federal Income Guidelines. Students Must Be Accepted to UNCW. If You Would like to Be Considered for This Program, Please Complete the UNCW Scholarship Application, Ensuring You Indicate Yes to the Soar Ambassador Question.



    Most community college applications will open in the Spring, but keep a lookout as some may be available to apply in the Fall!

    James Sprunt CC Foundation Scholarships
    Application Deadline: Opens Spring Semester
    Link: https://jamessprunt.edu/about/foundation/foundation-scholarships/
    A limited number of academic scholarships are awarded each year to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a curriculum program at James Sprunt Community College. Awards range from $250 to $1,200. These awards are made based on scholarship criteria set forth by the donors.  The criteria include, but are not limited to: academic record, community involvement, and program of study.

    The Golden LEAF Scholarship
    Link: https://scholars.goldenleaf.org/community-colleges/
    The Golden LEAF Community College Scholarship provides scholarships of up to $2,250 annually to curriculum students and up to $1850 annually to workforce continuing education students. Scholarship funds can be used to cover the cost of attendance, which includes items such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, and childcare. A scholarship recipient who resides in an eligible county upon initial award may retain eligibility and may be eligible for renewal awards if the student’s place of residence is within the state of North Carolina (Duplin Co. is an eligible county). Eligible students may receive an award each year. 

    Sampson CC Foundation Scholarships
    Link: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/foundation/scholarships/
    For the 2020-2021 academic year, over $170,000 was awarded through 100 different scholarships to more than 125 deserving students. These scholarships help local students, many of whom do not qualify for federal student aid. This money allows students to pay for tuition and books—which in many cases means not having to work two jobs, having extra money for child care, or being able to finish their degree sooner.

    Cape Fear CC Foundation Scholarships
    Link: https://cfcc.edu/foundation/money-for-college/
    Whether you are a high school student, a single parent, or you are already in the workforce, chances are we can help you. Good news! You only need to complete one application for financial assistance. Your application is valid for the entire academic year. Are you a workforce development student? If you have questions, please email scholarships@cfcc.edu .

    Wake Technical CC Foundation Scholarships
    Link: https://www.waketech.edu/wake-tech-foundation/what/scholarships
    Foundation scholarships make pursuing an education affordable for many and enables Wake Tech to attract and retain talented students. During the 2021-22 school year, 1,520 students were awarded scholarships. Scholarships may be designated to assist certificate, diploma or associate degree students in any curriculum program and may be based on financial need or academic merit, according to donor preference. 

    Wayne CC Foundation Scholarships
    Link: https://www.waynecc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/
    The Financial Aid office offers various private and non-profit scholarships each year which are listed below. The Foundation of Wayne Community College also offers many scholarships each year. You can apply for Veteran Scholarships, External Scholarships, and Year-Around Scholarships using the Foundation Application Form.

    Coastal Carolina CC Scholarships
    Link: https://www.coastalcarolina.edu/admissions/paying-for-coastal/financial-aid-scholarships/scholarships-and-grants/
    Grants and scholarships are some of the best options for financial assistance, and you've come to the right place. Take a look at these offerings and also consider financial assistant opportunities through the College Foundation.

    Johnston CC Scholarships
    Link: https://www.johnstoncc.edu/payingforcollege/financialaid/types-of-fin-aid/scholarship.aspx
    More than 250 scholarships are offered annually through the Johnston Community College Foundation and through other private donors. There are a limited number of such scholarships directed at financial assistance for students who do not qualify for federal financial aid. The amounts of the scholarship awards vary as do the eligibility requirements and preferences for selection.

    Fayetteville Technical CC Foundation Scholarships
    Link: https://www.faytechcc.edu/scholarships/

    Lenoir CC Foundation Scholarships
    Link: https://www.lenoircc.edu/foundation/scholarships/
    Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by a selection committee. Applicants must enroll, demonstrate academic promise, participate in school and community activities, and show some financial need. The application deadline is the last Friday in March each year.



    Heisman High School Scholarship

    Application Opens: Aug 14, 2023-Oct. 17, 2023

    Link: https://heismanscholarship.com/

    Winning a Heisman HS Scholarship requires a weighted 3.0 GPA or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. 


    Dixie Youth Baseball (DYB) Scholarship

    Application Deadline: Not open yet 

    Link: http://dybusa.org/DYB/Scholarships/

    Qualifications are simple; actually, there is only one qualification - the person must have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball franchised league, prior to reaching age 13. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. The committee gives weight to such factors as financial need, scholastic record, and citizenship. 


    NCHSAA Scholarship Opportunities

    Various deadlines throughout the school year  

    Link: https://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-scholarship-opportunities

    Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the NCHSAA offers numerous scholarships to eligible student-athletes from NCHSAA member schools. 


    Big Sun Athletic Scholarship 
    Application Deadline: June 19, 2024
    Link: https://bigsunathletics.com/
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part, we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student of $500. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute.   



    NC Assist $1,000 No Essay Scholarship
    If students don't win, they can enter monthly! CFNC is the College Foundation of NC and is a reputable website that students use across NC!

    Scholarship America Portal 

    Link: https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/

    Scholarship America’s mission is to eliminate barriers to educational success so that any student can pursue their dream. Our organization works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. Since our founding in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $5.1 billion to 3 million students … and counting.



    Students can sign up for a weekly newsletter here: https://studentscholarships.org/

    Various deadlines each week    


    Going Merry Scholarship Platform

    Link: https://www.goingmerry.com/

    A free scholarship search and application platform. Personalized matching. Thousands of scholarships and grants. 


    Bold.Org Scholarship Portal 

    Link: https://bold.org/scholarships/

    Access thousands of exclusive scholarships across hundreds of categories, all available only on Bold.org. Browse the categories below to find the perfect scholarship for you.


    Winward Spirit Scholarship

    Link: https://bold.org/scholarships/windward-spirit-scholarship/

    Any high school or undergraduate student who is striving to make a difference may apply for this scholarship. To apply, Please offer your thoughts and/or ideas about the Ode To Millennials-Gen Z text.


    Home of the Mavericks-- Duplin Early College High School (23-24 INFO COMING SOON)

    Home of the Panthers-- East Duplin High School (23-24 INFO COMING SOON)

    Home of the Tigers-- James Kenan High School (23-24 INFO COMING SOON)



    Home of the Rebels-- North Duplin Jr/Sr High School 

    --Kara Alexis Goodman Scholarship  Download: Kara Alexis Goodman Scholarship  DUE TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023 CLOSED

    --John Morris Rose Health Science Scholarship  Download: John Morris Rose Scholarship  DUE TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023 CLOSED

    --John Roland Sullivan Extra Effort Scholarship. Download: John Roland Sullivan Scholarship  DUE TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023  CLOSED


    Home of the Bulldogs-- Wallace Rose Hill High School (23-24 INFO COMING SOON):