• 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:  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

    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 Education Foundation Scholarships

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

    Deadline: Portal closes on March 10th

    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: 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: 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

    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: 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

    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

    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

    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

    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: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2023

    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 School Resource Officer Scholarship

    Download: SRO Guidelines  SRO Application  SRO Recommendation

    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    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

    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 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: NCHSAA Scholarship Opportunities

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

    Deadline: Various deadlines throughout the school year 

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


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

    Website: questbridge.org

    Deadline: March 22, 2023

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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: 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: University of Mount Olive (UMO) Herring Scholarship

    Download: UMO Herring Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2023

    Description: The purpose of the UMO Herring Scholarship is to provide support for identified financial needs of a diverse spectrum of studednts who demonstrate good citizenship, high moral character, and potential for leadership. Students must reside within the city limites 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. 



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