• SCHOLARSHIPS - 2022-23
    Scholarship Opportunities:
    Please note that this scholarship site is for local and state-supported scholarships only.
     *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.  
     * New scholarships this week are labeled in purple.

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

    Download: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Chi Iota Omega Chapter
    Deadline to apply: April 6, 2023 CLOSED
    Description: 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. 


    Name: Blueberry Festival Scholarship

    Download: NC Blueberry Festival

    Deadline: May 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Career & Technical Scholarships

    Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

    Deadline: June 15, 2023

    Description: The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horation Alger Assn. Members, Dennis R. Washington & 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 & technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the U.S.  500 scholarships are valued up to $2,500 each. 


    Name:  Careers in Conservation Scholarship

    Website: https://ncsoilwater.org/programs/careers-in-conservation-scholarship-program/

    Deadline to apply: February 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name:  Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

    Website: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ccsf

    Deadline to apply: October 31, 2022 CLOSED

    Description: High school seniors can apply now to be one of 150 Coke Scholars and win a $20,000 college scholarship! 


    Name: Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program

    Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/?utm_source=Counselor_News&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20

    Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 17, 2022 CLOSED 

    Description: 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 best four-year colleges and universities. 


    Name:  DAR Scholarship

    Website: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

    Deadline to apply: January 21, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Dixie Youth Baseball (DYB) Scholarship

    Website: http://www.dybusa.org/DYB/Scholarships/

    Deadline: March 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Duplin County alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

    Download: Delta Sigma Theta

    Deadline: April 26, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Duplin County Cattlemen's Assn. Scholarship

    Download:   Duplin Cattlemen's Assn

    Deadline: April 21, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Duplin County Education Foundation Scholarships

    Website: https://www.duplinschools.net/Page/36

    Deadline: Portal closes on March 10th CLOSED

    Description: 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.   


    Name: Duplin Health Science Academy Scholarship

    Download: DHSA Scholarship

    Deadline: April 4, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: ECU Global Fellows Application

    Website: https://ecu.academicworks.com/opportunities/22516

    Information session information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1rHb0G1aS5ynyCtNwV5y7g

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz9DwJpG9s8

    Deadline: February 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: This is a $1,500 study abroad scholarship for students who have been accepted to ECU. ECU Global Fellows are offered an opportunity to participate in a number of special activities that will prepare them academically and enhance their professional resume. 


    Name: Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship

    Website: https://www.ncfb.org/r-flake-shaw-scholarship/

    Deadline: March 6, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: In his honor, North Carolina Farm Bureau awards the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship to students pursuing higher education in an agricultural-related discipline. 


    Name: Gates Scholarship

    Website: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/

    Deadline to apply: Thursday, September 15, 2022 CLOSED

    Description: The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. 


    Name: Going Merry Scholarship Platform

    Website: https://www.goingmerry.com/

    Description: We are a free scholarship search and application platform.
    Personalized matching. Thousands of scholarships and grants. 


    Name: Golden Door Scholarship

    Website:  https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now

    Deadline: October 23, 2022 CLOSED

    Description:  For DACA - TPS - Undocumented students; Tuition and room & board for up to 4 years, plus mentorship, career support, fellowships, and more! 


    Name: Golden LEAF Scholarship Program

    Website: https://www.cfnc.org/pay-for-college/apply-for-financial-aid/golden-leaf-colleges-and-universities-scholarship/

    Deadline: March 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: The Golden LEAF Scholarship is designed to assist current North Carolina high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties, plan to attend a participating North Carolina college or university, demonstrate financial need, and express an intent to return to a rural North Carolina community upon college graduation. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. 


    Name: Grow Your Own Duplin County Minority Teachers Scholarship-Loan

    Download: Grow Your Own

    Deadline: Must be submitted to your school's counselor by Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Heisman High School Scholarship

    Website: heismanscholarship.com

    Deadline: October 18, 2022 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Herter-O'Neal Scholarship Application (NC Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Assn.)

    Download: Herter ONeal Application  Herter ONeal Brochure

    Deadline: March 20, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible. 


    Name: Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

    Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

    Deadline: March 15, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: This is for high school juniors who are strong candidates to attend college, but who need critical financial help ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) AND advising support to reach their goals. 


    Name: Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    Website: https://jackierobinson.org/apply/

    Deadline: January 11, 2023 at 5:00pm CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: James Sprunt Foundation & Presidential Scholarships

    Website: https://jamessprunt.edu/scholarship-application/

    Deadline: May 5, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: The scholarship application link covers ALL scholarships for James Sprunt Community College, including foundational scholarships, the Herring Scholarship, and the Presidential Scholarship. Students just have to fill out ONE application for ALL scholarships. 


    Name: John Kirkman Honorary CTE Scholarship

    Website: https://www.cognitoforms.com/NCCTEFoundation/_2023johnkirkmanhonoraryctescholarshipapplication

    Deadline: March 17, 2023 CLOSED

    Description:  Mr. John Kirkman served NC Career & Technical Education for over thirty years. Throughout his tenure in CTE, Mr. Kirkman served as a middle school and high school Agriculture teacher, CTE Director for Lee County Schools, CTE Regional Coordinator and Interim State CTE Director. His dedication and love for CTE led to many contributions that have positively impacted thousands of students, teachers, and administrators from across the state. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a CTE Concentrator, be a full-time student, have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and be accepted into an accredited college or university. 


    Name: LeeAnn Tuttle-Thomas Memorial CTE Scholarship

    Website: https://www.cognitoforms.com/NCCTEFoundation/_2023leeanntuttlethomasmemorialctescholarshipapplication

    Deadline: March 17, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: Lee Ann Tuttle-Thomas served as a business education teacher, Curriculum & Instructional Management Coordinator and Career & Technical Education Director during her tenure with Davidson County School System. Her commitment to education and her passion for students was evident in everything she did. To qualify, students must be a CTE Concentrator, be a full time student, have a 3.0 unweighted GPA and be accepted into an accredited college or university. 


    Name: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    Website: https://www.mcsf.org/apply/

    Deadline: March 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) College Scholarship

    Website: https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Apply/

    Deadline: January 31, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: NC Assist $1,000 No Essay Scholarship 

    Website: CFNC.org/NCAssistScholarship

    Deadline/Description: 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! 


    Name: NC Association of Educators Scholarship

    Download: NCAE Scholarship

    Deadline: May 26, 2023

    Description: 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. 


    Name: NC Association of School Resource Officer Scholarship

    Download: SRO Guidelines  SRO Application  SRO Recommendation

    Deadline: March 31, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: NC Charlotte Levine Scholars Program

    Website: https://levinescholars.charlotte.edu/apply/nomination-application-process

    Deadline: Nov 1 for school application CLOSED; Nov 16 for supplemental Levine application CLOSED

    Description: The Levine Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship program for scholastic students applying to UNC Charlotte. Please go to the website for more information. 


    Name: NC Child Support Council Scholarship

    Download: NC Child Support Council Scholarship

    Deadline: March 24, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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.  


    Name: NC Homebuilders Assn. Workforce Development Regional Scholarships

    Website: https://www.nchba.org/workforce-development-scholarships/

    Deadline: April 30, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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.)


    Name: NC Ladies Night Uplift Inc. (NCLN) Scholarship

    Download: NCLN Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: Whether you attend a community college or university, the ladies of NCLN Uplift Inc. would like to assist deserving students with scholarship assistance. Scholarships range from $300-$1000. 


    Name:  NC State University Park Scholarship Program

    Website: park.ncsu.edu/apply

    Deadline: Students must apply to NCSU and to the Park Scholarship by November 1, 2022. CLOSED

    Description: This is North Carolina State University's most prestigious scholarship. Outstanding scholastic seniors are encouraged to apply. 


    Name: NC Tech Betsy Y. Justus Founders Scholarship

    Website: https://www.nctech.org/about/education-foundation/scholarships.html

    Deadline: May 31, 2023

    Description: 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. 


    Name: NCHSAA Scholarship Opportunities

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

    Deadline: Various deadlines throughout the school year (NFHS Essay Contest due June 1, 2023 - all high school students eligible! Link here: https://hazingpreventionnetwork.org/nfhs-high-school-essay-contest/

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


    Name:  Patsy Howard Memorial Scholarship 2023

    Website:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J2Grbd7dMbbXw1_aIUQ2nkXUATJHv82tpgbWx7L4DmE/edit

    Deadline:  April 14, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: The Patsy Howard Memorial Scholarship is open to any Duplin or Pender County female student. A one-time scholarship (non-renewable) in the amount of $500 will be awarded. 


    Name: Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program (FOR JUNIORS!)

    Website: questbridge.org

    Deadline: March 22, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: This program is for high school juniors who have excelled academically despite facing financial difficulties. Students have an opportunity to apply for scholarships and meaningful summer programs. Guidance is also given to participate in the National College Match, a full-ride scholarship opportunity. 


    Name: Questbridge National College Match

    Website: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students

    Deadline: September 27, 2022 CLOSED

    Description: Through the Questbridge National College Match, students from low-income backgrounds can receive full four-year scholarships to schools like Stanford, Yale, Amherst, and Duke. 


    Name: SEANC Scholarship

    Website: https://www.seanc.org/scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: Only SEANC members, in good standing, their spouses and/or dependent child(ren) and SEANC retired member’s, in good standing, grandchild(ren) are eligible to receive scholarships. Membership in teachers’ organizations or the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship. Click on the links below to view each scholarship application.


    Name: State Employees Credit Union (SECU) People Helping People Scholarship

    Download: SECU Application     SECU Verification Process     SECU Eligibility Criteria

    Deadline: due to your child's Guidance Office by Friday, February 3, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: StudentScholarships.org

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

    Deadline: Various deadlines each week


    Name: The National Scholarship

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

    Deadline: February 28, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: This 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. 


    Name: TriCounty EMC Scholarship

    Website: https://tcemc.com/scholarships?fbclid=IwAR3SF6f4lcgLhr_dq5eGOgFN4UtHWJVRanc31OeM5p_IIhyK849XIFriO1g

    Deadline: March 31, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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 


    Name: Trooper B.D. Wallace Memorial Foundation Scholarship Application

    Download: Trooper B.D. Wallace Scholarship

    Deadline: Students should submit applications to school counselors by April 13, 2023.  (Extended until April 26, 2023) CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: UNC Chapel Hill Thomas Wolfe Creative Writing Scholarship

    Website: https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/scholarships-and-awards/the-thomas-wolfe-scholarship/

    Deadline: November 15, 2022 (must have applied to UNC-CH by the Oct 15 deadline! CLOSED)

    Description: This scholarship is for full undergraduate support for student writers.


    Name: UNCW SOAR Ambassador Scholarship Program

    Website: https://uncw.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/CMXAdmin/Cmx_Content.aspx?cpId=715

    Deadline: March 1, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: This scholarship is for self-motivated, high-achieving students who are within 200% of the Federal Income Guidelines. Students must have been 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. 


    Name: University of Mount Olive (UMO) Herring Scholarship

    Download: UMO Herring Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 


    Name: Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship Program (for 7th graders)

    Website: https://www.cfnc.org/pay-for-college/apply-for-financial-aid/victor-e-bell-scholarship/

    Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2022 CLOSED

    Description: The Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship Program has been established to encourage and assist high potential North Carolina students with limited financial resources to pursue higher education.Awarded to seventh grade students and renewable through four years of college as long as annual eligibility requirements are met, the Scholarship Program encourages students with academic ability and promises to maintain their scholastic standing and achieve a college degree. Each individual scholarship award shall be $2,000 per recipient per year up to a maximum total contribution of $20,000 unless a change in the availability of Scholarship Program funds or college costs requires an adjustment in the amount of future awards. 


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

    Download: Winston Salem State University Alumni  Application Process

    Deadline: March 31, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: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


    Name: Workforce Development Regional Scholarships

    Website: https://www.nchba.org/workforce-development-scholarships/

    Deadline: April 30, 2023 CLOSED

    Description: 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. 



    Duplin Early College High School: 


    East Duplin High School:


    James Kenan High School:


    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


    Wallace Rose Hill High School: