• SCHOLARSHIPS - 2019-20
     
    Scholarship Opportunities:
     *NOTE:  If you receive a scholarship offer, please bring your documentation to the Guidance Office so we can keep track of it.  
     
     
    SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
      
     
    --African American Network Carolinas Scholarship - The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. To apply, students must meet the following criteria: Graduating senior of a NC high school; must attend a 4 year college or university located in NC; must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance, or business administration. For more information and to apply, visit: www.fftc.org/scholarships  Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships:
       *Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Requirements: Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Requirements
       *Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berfine Fine Arts Scholarship: Clare Johnson Marley Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship  All application components must be received by the local chapter scholarship chairman listed on the scholarship by March 1st. CLOSED
        *NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship: Student Achievement Scholarship  All application components must be received by the local chapter scholarship chairman listed on the scholarship by March 1st. 
        *Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship & Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship: Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship & Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship 
    All application components must be received by the local chapter scholarship chairman listed on the scholarship by March 1st. 
     
     --Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Iota Omega Chapter Scholarship - This is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to one high school graduating senior. Chi Iota Omega Chapter scholarships are available on a competitive basis in recognition of community involvement and academic excellence. Scholarship recipients should have a strong desire to succeed, as well as meet all of the requirements oulined in the scholarship. A complete application packet must be submitted in full for consideration. Deadline to apply is April 6, 2020. Application is attached: AKA Chi Iota Chapter CLOSED
     
    --APIA Scholarship - The APIA Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the fall of 2020. This year's application opened on September 4th and will close on January 22, 2020. Students can go to the following link to learn more: https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/?SFMC_cid=EM190588-&rid=47407821 CLOSED
     
    --Automotive Aftermarket Scholahips - Automotive scholarships are available and will be awarded to students training to become automotive service technicians, as well as those studying engineering, accounting, business, or other courses of study. Each completed application is considered for all scholarships where the student meets the qualifications. *Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.  * Deadline extended until April 30, 2020. https://www.automotivescholarships.com/apply_online.cfm CLOSED
     
    --Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Scholarship - The BBB Torch Scholarship Program recognizes students who  personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic success. Scholarships are awarded to college bound juniors and seniors, and college undergraduates. To be eligible, students must complete a short application and create a brief video giving insight into who they are. Applications must also include a transcript and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. Completed application packets are due by 4:30pm, February 14, 2020. For more information, or to apply online, please visit: bbbscholarship.org or contact: Steve  Fromme @ 919.277.4227 or sfromme@raleigh.bbb.org CLOSED
     
    --Beirut Veterans of America Scholarship - This scholarship was created to always remember those American Service members whose lives were lost from the various conflicts in Beirut from 1958 to present. Applications are being accepted until May 1, 2020. For more information, go to: https://www.beirutveterans.org/scholarship CLOSED
     
    --Bezos Scholars Program - Applicant's school must be a public high school in the United States (charter, magnet schools, and tribal schools through the Bureau of Indian Education are also eligible) and have a 30% or greater free and reduced lunch rate.  Applicant must:
      • Be a junior during the current academic year and a senior the following academic year.
      • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status.
      • Not attend one of the ineligible schools listed above.
      • Have a proven track record of demonstrated leadership in their school and/or community.
      • Have taken and received scores for at least one of these tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ACT Aspire.
      • Be enrolled in, or have taken, one or more Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or college-level courses.
      • Be available to fully participate in the year-long program and attend all dates for the Aspen Ideas Festival trip in Aspen, Colorado: June 27 - July 3, 2020. We apologize in advance, but no exceptions for late arrival or early departure (barring an emergency) can be made.
    • Deadline to apply: January 31, 2020 CLOSED
      
    --Blueberry Festival Scholarship - The purpose of the NC Blueberry Festival Scholarship Program is to provide post-high school academic scholarships to North Carolina students from the following counties: Bladen, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Sampson. Students must meet the elilibility requirements listed on the application. Deadline to apply is at 5:00pm on April 30, 2020. Application is attached: http://www.ncblueberryfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-Scholarship-Application.pdf CLOSED
     
    --Brady/Cobin Law Group Scholarship Essay Contest - To apply, students must submit an essay response to one of three prompts. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 1, 2020. The application and more information can be found here: https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship/ CLOSED
     
    --Centennial Scholarship (NCSU) - The Wilson College of Textiles at NCSU is now accepting endorsements for their Centennial Scholarship Program. Students must be endorsed by school counselors by November 1st. Please see your Guidance Counselor if you are interested in Endorsement. For more information, please go to: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/admissions/scholarships/ CLOSED
     
     --Cirkled In Scholarship - To apply, create a free account at www.cirkledin.com and click the "Apply Now" button. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2019. CLOSED
     
    --cfnc.org - This is a website students can use for some of their college applications and it also has a tool to send transcripts to colleges, but it is also a good resource to search for scholarships. Students should set up a cfnc account and go to the following link for scholarship information: https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/all_schols.jsp
     
    --Charles Ullman & Associates Scholarship Essay Contest - The law firm of Charles R. Ullman & Associates is now offering three (3) scholarships in their Scholarship Essay Contest to deserving high school, undergraduate and graduate college students who author winning essays on the family law topic explained in detail on their website: https://www.charlesullman.com/scholarship-essay-contest/  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Coca Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. For more deatils and a link to the application, please visit: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=47407821  Deadlilne to apply is October 31, 2019. CLOSED
     
    --College Board Opportunity Scholarships - The class of 2021 is eligible to earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships. This program will guide students through the college planning process, with a chance to earn scholarship money along the way. Each scholarship is open during different months, so make sure students keep track of their progress! Students can join the program by signing in to their College Board (SAT/AP) account and going to the following link: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM184088-&rid=29612498
     
    --Creative Masonry LLC Scholarships - Scholarships are available to anyone and are worth $500. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in construction management or any trade certification should especially apply. 
    Deadline to apply for both scholarships is Dec. 1st. CLOSED
     
    --Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc - The Duplin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC. is offering a $500 scholarship that will be available to current seniors to apply for. Students must have 2.75 GPA or higher and must be planning on attending a college or university after graduation. Scholarships must be postmarked March 31, 2020.  Deadline extended until April 25, 2020. Delta Sigma Theta CLOSED
     
     --Dream.US - TheDream.US is the nations's largest college access and success program for immigrant youth with DACA or TPS Status, or that meet TheDream.USimmigration eligibility criteria. For more information, go to: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/?SFMC_cid=EM222207-&rid=47407821 Deadline to apply is January 30, 2020 (The Opportunity Scholarship) and February 27, 2020 (The National Scholarship) CLOSED
     
    --Duplin County Cattlemen's Assn. Agriculture Related Scholarship Program - 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. The application is due no later than 4:00 Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Application can be downloaded: DC Cattlemen Assn Sch.  CLOSED
     
    --Duplin County Education Foundation Scholarships - The Duplin County Education Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors in Duplin County Schools each year. All scholarships are listed on the DCS website. The link is provided below. The online portal will close for students on March 6, 2020. (If students are having any technical difficulaties, they need to let their counselor know immediately. Please do not wait until the last minute to fill out applications in case there are technical issues!) The scholarship awards are given at the annual M. Austin Carter Academic Awards Celebrations.  All student applicants are asked to be present at the celebration.  Please read each scholarship that you are applying for to guantee that you submit all that is required to make an application.  Incomple scholarships will not be consided.  For questions, please contact the president of the Education Foundation Board of Directors or Duplin County Schools, 910-296-1521.  https://www.duplinschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=36  CLOSED
     
    --Duplin County NAACP Scholarship - Students should be current members of the Duplin County NAACP (Branch or Youth C ouncil); should be a current senior at a Duplin County High School; or a current senior who is active in the Duplin County NAACP (Branch or Youth Council) who does not attend a Duplin County High School. The student should plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited 4 year or 2 year college/university working toward a Bachelor of Associate Degree. The complete application package should be in the hands of the scholaship committee no later than 5:00pm on Monday, April 27, 2020. The application can be downloaded: Duplin County NAACP CLOSED
     
    --Earnest Scholarship - Earnest believes in helping people realize their hopes and dreams through further education. To help more students get to school, they have created the Earnest Scholarship as a way to award 50 students who best articulate how their education will enable their dreams. For more information, go to: https://www.earnest.com/student-loans/scholarship  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020. CLOSED
     
     --Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship - The scholarship is designed to inspire greater awareness about mental health and fuel innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering. The scholarship can be found at: https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Flemming College Scholarship - Check out the following website for a scholarship sponsored by Michael P. Fleming & Associates. Deadline to apply is June 5, 2020. https://flemingattorneys.com/undergraduate-scholarship/ CLOSED
     
    --Future Educator ScholarshipMrs. Prindables, the creator of "Gourmet Caramel Apples" has created a scholarship for students wanting to major in Education. Her business believes that educators have the power to spark positive development in students' lives and their futures. For more information, go to: https://www.mrsprindables.com/news/education-scholarship/  Deadline to apply is August 20, 2020. 
     
    --Gardner Webb University Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship will reward an incoming first year student who exemplifies living by the compassionate principles and Christian values highlighted in Mark 12:30. Students must be nominated by their counselor. For more information, visit https://gardner-webb.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid/undergraduate-admissions/costs-and-financial-aid/scholarships-and-grant The application deadline is November 6th. CLOSED
     
    --Gates Scholarship - Phase I of the Gates Scholarship application opens July 15 and closes September 15, 2019. The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for Pell-eligible high school seniors. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the and the EFC, as determined by the FAFSA. Students must be: US Citizen, Pell eligible, considered a minority student, and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. Website: www.thegatesscholarship.org CLOSED
     
    --Girls Go CyberStart - A free, online, cybersecurity competition for girls in high school grades 9-12. Students will compete against other students from around the country to earn scholarship money and prizes. They might even discover a new passion for computer science and cybersecurity! Registration is open until January 31, 2020. For more details, visit: https://www.nc.gov/girls-go-cyberstart-nc CLOSED
     
    --Golden LEAF Scholarship - This scholarship is designed to assist current high school seniors and NC community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating NC colleges and universities. To be eligible, students must: be a NC resident; must be enrolling as a full-time student at any participating NC college or university in the upcoming fall; complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need; have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher; be from one of the eligible counties (as seen on the website): https://www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Goodnight Scholars Program @ NCSU - Prospective candidates who plan to major in a STEM or education discipline at NCSU and reside in a NC household w/ a pre-tax annual gross income (AGI) of less than $110,000 are eligible to potentially receive an invitation to apply to the Goodnight Scholars Program. To learn more about additional requirements and important deadlines, go to: https://goodnight.ncsu.edu/apply/  Deadline to apply to NCSU is November 1, 2019-CLOSED; Self Nominations close on December 1st; The Goodnight Scholars Application is due January 15, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Greenhouse Scholars Whole Person Program - This program is designed to provide a well-balanced support system during college. Becoming a Greenhouse Scholar means students will get the support they need throughout their time in teh program to start a ripple that will create change in their community. The deadline for Part I of the application is November 22, 2019. Early applications are encouraged as there is a Part II application due December 2, 2019. Please visit the following link for more information: greenhousescholars.org/apply CLOSED
     
    --Grow Your Own Duplin County Minority Teachers Scholarship Loan - In order to meet the increasing demand for top quality teachers and to enhance the diversity of the teaching population of Duplin County Schools, the Duplin County Board of Education has established the Duplin County Minority Teachers Scholarship Loan. The scholarship provides five graduating seniors who enroll in a community college or university with an intended major in teacher education a scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00 per year, for a maximum of four years. Only applicants with an unweighted 3.0 GPA and valid documentation of community college or university acceptance will be interviewed by a local panel of educators and community leaders. Applications are due to the school counselor by March 31, 2020.  Application can be downloaded here: Grow Your Own CLOSED
     
    --Heisman High School Scholarship - The Heisman High School Scholarship suports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates community-minded high school student athletes around the country. Seniors, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, now is the time to get the recognition you deserve. Apply today for your chance to earn up to a $5K scholarship. For more information, go to: HeismanScholarship.com  Deadline to apply is October 29, 2019. CLOSED
     
    --Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships - HSF is the nation's leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. To be eligible: Students must be of Hispanic heritage; must be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA); minimun of 3.0 GPA; must plan to enroll full time in an accredited, not for profit, four year university; must submit the FAFSA. Phase I of the application is due February 15, 2020-5:00pm   https://www.hsf.net/ CLOSED
      
     --Horatio Alger CTE Scholarships - The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education. Each scholarship has its own deadline. Please view the website for more information. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/ 
     
    --Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program - An undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors whith financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application closes on November 13, 2019.  Application has been extended to Wednesday, November 20th @ 11:59pm! Students can go to https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/ for more information. CLOSED
     
    --Jackie Robinson Foundation - The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a four year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but also a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help students excel in school and beyond. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2020. For more information, go to the following link: jackierobinson.org/apply CLOSED
     
    --JSCC Criminal Justice Fellows Program - High School Seniors in Duplin County can apply to become a NC Criminal Justice Fellow and earn their degree at no cost! View details and apply at: https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice-fellows-program/  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020. CLOSED
     
      --JSCC Foundation Scholarship Application - The JSCC Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. Seniors who are considering attending JSCC are strongly encouraged to fill out applications. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.  *Deadline has been extended to March 31, 2020*             JSCC Academic Scholarship CLOSED
     
    --JSCC Herring Scholarship Application - Selection of the Herring Scholarship recipients will be based on financial need, letters of recommendation and personal essays. To be eligible, applicants must reside in Duplin County or the town of Mount Olive and be accepted for admission to JSCC. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.  *Deadline has been extended to March 31, 2020*  JSCC Herring CLOSED
     
    --JSCC Presidential Scholarship - Students must have filled out a JSCC application for enrollment in Fall 2020, complete a 2020-21 FAFSA and submit to JSCC, have an unweighted 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen, and completed three or more JSCC CCP classes with a C or better grade. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.  JSCC Presidential CLOSED
     
    --KompareIt Higher Education Scholarship - KompareIt works every day to assist consumers in finding the right service for their home or business. We believe in the fundamentals of a strong home and family. We understand that losing a parent or guardian is an incredibly painful experience and it has a huge impact on the home and family. We believe students that are in this position deserve an extra push in helping them with their education, which we’d like to gift via a scholarship towards their educational expenses. For more information, and to apply, please go to: https://www.kompareit.com/scholarship.html  Deadline to apply is September 15, 2020. 
     
    --Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship:- Applicants must be the child of one of the following:
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
    • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
    • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*

    *Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general,  under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.

    For more information, please go to: http://www.mcsf.org/apply/?SFMC_cid=EM255746-&rid=47407821 The applications will close on March 3, 2020. CLOSED

     
    --Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award - This scholarship is open to any NC high school senior with any type of disability. Applications must be submited by Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Applications can be downloaded in English & Spanish: Matthew C Graziadei ENG   Matthew C Graziadei SPA CLOSED
     
    --Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church (MOFPH) Tony Ballew Scholarship - The Tony Ballew Memorial Scholarship was established (2018) and funded at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church by Alice Ballew. Four thousand dollars will be donated annually to fund two two-thousand-dollar scholarships. The scholarship is restricted to students who are actively involved in Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church activities and small groups the year preceding their application to receive the Scholarship. In addition, the recipient(s) must have received a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary accredited institution. Specialized accredited post-secondary institutions are acceptable (Example: Private Business Schools or Cosmetology Programs, specialized Computer Schools.)  Evidence of community service is required as documented on the narrative portion of the application. Students who have completed an academic year must be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale to be eligible to be considered/receive the scholarship or be considered to receive a portion in the succeeding year(s). Deadline to apply is May 1. Application, guidelines, and community service verification are attached: GuidelinesApplicationCS Verification CLOSED
     
     --National Co-Op Scholarship Program - For complete instructions and to apply, please visit: https://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --NC Association for CTE Guidance & Career Development Scholarship 2020 - To  be eligible, students must be a high school senior with a CTE concentration and must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited four-year college/university, community college, technical school or training program (including continuing education certificate programs) for Fall 2020 Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_M2v4h1P8ZG-XPJGvGMzoSA3E64i20xrZBR7BInotPg/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses CLOSED 
     
      --NCFRW Caring For America Scholarship - This is a state-wide organization of over 2,000 Republican women, affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women. This scholarship is merit-based and is intended for eligible children of NC service members desiring to pursue a degree (or vocational certificate) from an accredited NC college, vocational or technical institution. To be eligible, applicants must be: The dependent child of a NC service member wounded or killed while serving from Sept. 11, 2001 until present. Service members can be from any branch of service; Applicant must attend an accredited NC college, vocational or technical institution. Applications w/ supporting materials are due by April 15, 2020.  NCFRW App. CLOSED
     
    --NC Cooperative Extension: Herter O'Neal Scholarship - This scholarship is open to students pursuing a college degree (Associates or Bachelors) in a business-related field of study. Applicants must be residents of NC. Deadline to apply is March 13, 2020. Application attached: Herter ONeal. CLOSED
     
     
    --NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships - Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the NCHSAA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student athletes of NCHSAA member schools. These scholarships provide financial assistance for student athletes who further their education at a college or university. To view scholarship opportunities, eligibility criteria, and deadlines - visit: www.nchsaa.org + parents & students + awards & scholarships + for students + NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships. Scholarship applications  Opens September 1, 2019.  Many will close between Feb. 7, 2020-March 13, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Awards - The NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1970 to provide scholarships for deserving students who indicate a desire to enter the profession of Accounting. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. Application can be downloaded: NCAccountants. CLOSED
     
    --North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program - The CJFP provides forgivable educational loans for high school seniors and graduates who agree to enter an eligible criminal justice profession in an eligible county in NC. The program is looking for high school seniors and graduates in the community that have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of NC in a field withing the criminal justice system profession. The application will open on November 1 and close on May 31, 2020. For more information, go to ncdoj.gov CLOSED
     
    --Norwich University Scholarships & Awards - (For students interested in a college that prepares for the military) Academic scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis, at the time of admission, based on previous academic performance. Eligibility for these scholarships are based on cumulative grade point average as calculated during the Admission process. This includes high school grade-point average (GPA), and college GPA for transfer students. For more information, please go to: https://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships?utm_content=December&utm_campaign=GuidanceNews&utm_source=Slate&utm_medium
     
    --North Carolina Farm Bureau Scholarships:
       *R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program (University Application)R. Flake Shaw University Application Completed applications AND financial forms are due on or before March 6, 2020. CLOSED
       *R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program (Communicy College Application)R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Community College  Completed applications AND financial forms are due on or before March 6, 2020. CLOSED
       *R. Flake Shaw Financial Form R Flake Shaw Financial Form Financial Forms are due along w/ applications on or before March 6, 2020. CLOSED
       *Duplin County Farm Bureau Scholarship ProgramFarm Bureau DC Scholarship Students must complete this form and return it to the Duplin County Farm Bureau by March 6, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --North Carolina Tour Guide Scholarship - Sponsored through thezebra.com insurance. Information can be found on the following website: https://www.thezebra.com/north-carolina-car-insurance/#ticket-cost  Deadline to apply is December 31, 2019. CLOSED
     
    --Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Rho Chapter - This is a local chapter that serves Sampson, Duplin, and Bladen Counties. Part of their mission is to provide scholarships to seniors in the named counties. The application can be downloaded with the guidelines for the students. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2020. A complete application packet must be submitted in order to be considered. Omega Psi Phi-Kappa Rho Chapter. CLOSED
     
    --Patsy Howard Memorial Scholarship 2020 - 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. Students must meet eligibility requirements, agree to report for an interview, if needed, and submit all required data by April 14, 2020.  Patsy Howard Scholarship. CLOSED
     
    --PB&J Scholarship - This scholarship is focused on helping students whose test scores and GPA's might not be the best, but who have overcome challenges in their lives and have the drive to succeed. This scholarship is offered to all college bound seniors attending a two year or four year college in Fall 2020. Students can apply using the link: http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Porch Scholarship - The $3,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Students must be pursuing a degree that enables them or others in their community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2019. For more information, go to: https://porch.com/resources/scholarships  CLOSED
     
    --Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program (Juniors)- Through the College Prep Scholars Program, high school juniors can receive special awards that give them the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to the nation's best colleges. Who should apply? The program is looking for high-achieving juniors who exhibit strong personal character and come from households earning less than $65,000 annually. Most CP Scholars are in the top 5-10% of their class and are eligible for their school's free/reduced lunch program. The online application is due by March 24, 2020.  https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars/who-should-apply#eligible CLOSED
     
    --Questridge National College Match (Seniors)- QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that has helped thousands of students gain admission and full four-year scholarships to top college through the National College Match. High achieving, low income students should apply. The deadline for students to apply is September 26, 2019. Website: apply.questbridge.org CLOSED
     
    --Raise Me scholarships - Earn micro-scholarships directly from colleges and universities for your high school accomplishments! Students can discover the best-fit colleges for them and begin earning scholarships starting in the 9th grade! Do you get A's in your courses, lead a team sport or club, or have perfect attendance? Earn money for these achievements and more! Students can join free at: https://www.raise.me/
     
    --Recent Immigrant Scholarship - This scholarship supports high school students who immigrated to the US within the last decade and who plan to live and work here. High school students at any grade level are eligible, and all GPA's will be considered. For more information, go to: https://bold.org/scholarships/recent-immigrant-scholarship/ Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --Ron Brown Scholarship - African American high school seniors are encourage to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019 (CLOSED) or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. The Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit the following link: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application?SFMC_cid=EM190588-&rid=47407821 CLOSED
     
    SAMI-Aid Scholarship - At SAMI-Aid, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree.
    The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree. https://samiaid.com/scholarship  Deadline to apply is November 30, 2020. 
     
    --Scholar Snapp - Students can use their CommonApp information to easily apply for scholarships. Once students submit applications through the CommonApp, they will be able to creat a Scholar Snapp profile. They will be guided to connect their accounts so information can be transferred from the CommonApp application to their new Scholar Snapp profile. To connect: 1.) Connect to Scholar Snapp in the Financial Aid Resources tab of your CommonApp. 2.) Log in to your Scholar Snapp account, or register for a new account. 3.) Give permission for CommonApp to access and transfer your data to Scholar Snapp. You can learn more about connecting your CommonApp with Scholar Snapp at https://appsupport.commonapp.org/applicantsupport/s/article/Where-can-I-find-helpful-information-about-Scholar-Snapp
     
    --SEANC Scholarship Foundation - The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members. The scholarship applications are available online and must be returned to their SEANC District Scholarship Chairperson (District # is located on the SEANC's membership card). Students must not mail applications to the SEANC Office; they must be emailed to their District Scholarship Chair. All applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2020.  https://www.seanc.org/scholarship CLOSED
     
    --SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship ($10,000) - All eligible seniors must meet the following requirements: Must be a SECU member or eligible for membership through parent/guardian; must be a US citizen and NC resident; must be a senior at a NC public high school; must be attending one of the 16 UNC system universities; must have demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA; must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement; must have FAFSA as part of their application. Each school will submit two applicants to the BOE. All applicants submitted will be interviewed for a chance to receive one of the THREE scholarships and/or alternate spots. (Please look at the individual schools at the bottom of this page to see when scholarship is due for each school.) SECU Criteria   SECU Duplin Guidelines   SECU Writing   SECU App  CLOSED
     
     
    --Sleep Scholarships! These scholarships are related to sleep health, people with sleep disorders, dreaming, sleep science, and health and wellness. https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-scholarships/ 
     
    --Sober Partners College Scholarship - Sober Partners is excited to offer a $1000 college scholarship. Their mission is to bring awareness to students and their families about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse as we enter higher education and remind them that it can happen to anyone. Deadline to apply is December 10, 2019. Website: https://soberpartners.com/sober-partners-college-scholarship/ CLOSED
     
    --Stop the Bleed Scholarship Program - More information can be found at: https://nationalstopthebleedday.org/scholarship-program/  Deadline to apply is April 21, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --StudentScholarships.org - To download the scholarship newsletter with more than 1,000 scholarships in a PDF format, go to: https://studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php
     
    --Sure Oak Be Awesome Scholarship - Are you an awesome student? Do you relate to our 5 core values? If you can discuss how your personal values will help you reach your goal in a well-written and considered essay, you could be our third winner! Further details, along with the application, can be found at: https://www.sureoak.com/scholarship/  Application deadline is July 15, 2020. 
     
    --The Last House College Scholarship - The Last House Sober Living is offering $1000 in financial aid to the winner of their first annual scholarship. Students who have been impacted by addiction are especially encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students must be: currently enrolled at a high school; be a US citizen; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; provide basic student information along with a personal statement essay. Expressed interest in drug and alcohol treatment or mental health is preferred. Deadline to apply is December 10, 2019. Scholarship application link: https://thelasthouse.net/the-last-house-college-scholarship CLOSED
     
    --Thomas Wolfe Scholarship (UNC-CH)- Scholarship for writers who want to attend UNC-CH. Applications will be accepted September 1-Nov 15. Students must apply to UNC-CH by October 15th.  More complete information, including the application form, is available on the university's website at https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/scholarships-and-awards/ CLOSED
     
    --Tri County EMC Scholarship - Students must be a high school senior and attend a high school in their service territory (Duplin Co. includes: North Duplin, East Duplin, James Kenan, and Duplin Early College High School.) Deadline to submit the application is March 31, 2020.  *Deadline has been extended to Apr 7, 2020* https://www.tcemc.com/content/scholarship-applications-are-now-being-accepted CLOSED
     
    --UMO Herring Scholarship - The purpose of the Herring Scholarship is to provide support for the identified financial needs of a diverse spectrum of students who demonstrate good citizenship, high moral character, and potential for leadership. To  be eligible, students must reside within the city limits of Mount Olive or Duplin County, NC and be accepted for admission to UMO. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2020. (UMO will work with anyone who may need more time due to the coronavirus.) Application attached: UMO Herring CLOSED
     
     
    --UMO Home Grown Teacher Academy - This scholarships is for students in Duplin County who are wanting to attend UMO to majore in Education. Students will be able to attain seamless entry into UMO's teacher education degree programs and will receive a $3,000 scholarship for Freshmen and Sophomore years at UMO. They will be eligible for scholarships in the Education Dept. for the Junior and Senior years at UMO. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. Application is attached: UMO Homegrown Teacher Academy CLOSED
     
    --UMO Women's Soccer Manager Scholarship - Are you interested in attending UMO and have an interest in the new student manager scholarship position for the women's soccer team? The position starts at $1500 per year and is increased $500 for every year of service. Attached is a description of the position, the position requirements, and other details about applying for the position: UMO Soccer Team Manager Position  Application is due by February 7, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --UNC Asheville University Scholars Program - The University Scholars Program provides students the best possible opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to pursue their goals and take their places as leaders and contributing citizens in a changing society. The main criteria for selection include academic accomplishment and demonstrated leadership. Students must be nominated by their counselors no later than January 10th. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominees must have completed their application for admission to UNC Asheville no later than January 10th. CLOSED
     
    --UNC Charlotte Engineering Academic Pathways Scholarship - The National Science S-STEM program addresses the need for a high quality workforce in STEM disciplines by funding university programs designed to increase the success of academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
     
    Requirements:
    • Major(s): All Engineering
    • Incoming freshman
    • Full Time
    • Be a citizen of the United States, nationals of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), an alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) individuals are ineligible for support from this program unless they meet the requirements listed in the first sentence of this bullet
    • Receive a grade of C or better in all high school math courses
    • Eligibility for this scholarship is based on merit and need
    • Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial needs of at least $10,000 and applicants' family income, as reported through the 2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), must be less than twice the federally determined poverty threshold
    • As a general guideline, the 2019 threshold is $25,750 for a family of four
    • Therefore, the family income for an eligible scholarship applicants from a family of four would be less than $51,500
    • Applicants must have completed pre-calculus by high school graduation
    • Scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years so long as the student continues to meet the criteria defined in the Scholarship Offer & Acceptance Form

    Deadline to apply is March 8, 2020. CLOSED

     
    --UNC Guarantee Scholars Program - The UNCG Guarantee Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. This program provides its participants an outstanding financial aid package that minimizes student debt, out of the classroom community learning experiences, and personalized support through mentorship. For more information, and to see the criteria, please go to the following website to complete the interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxgIvdmtOuUENKzm18zBxweoAdaJNVFPpXu2fog2pmxumVjA/viewform Deadline to submit the screening form is Feb 1, 2020. CLOSED
     
    --UNCW Scholarships can be found at: https://uncw.edu/finaid/scholarships.html Students who have been accepted should go to the website to see if they qualify! The application is currently open and closes on March 1. CLOSED
     
    --UNCW Soar Ambassador Scholarship Program: For recently admitted high performing students from low socio-economic backgrounds. If chosen, this program can offer over $34,000 in financial aid over 4 years, in addition to Federal and State Aid. https://uncw.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/CMXAdmin/Cmx_Content.aspx?cpId=715  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. (The FAFSA should be completed by February 1st in order to be considered.) CLOSED
     
    --United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science.  Student delegates winning the $10,000 scholarship and attending the week-long event in Washington, D.C. March will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members and directors from other federal agencies.  
    • North Carolina applications will be available August 1 through October 6, 2019. 
    • Deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019. CLOSED
    • Information and applications may be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/.   
     
    --Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship Programs - Scholarship programs are included for middle school and high school students. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state, and national levels. The deadline for the high school "Voice of Democracy" and middle school "Patriot's Pen" programs is midnight, October 31, 2019. For more information on both scholarships, students can download the following document: VFW Scholarship Information CLOSED
     
    --Victor E. Bell, Jr Scholarship Program (7th grade students) - This scholarship has been established to encourage high potential students with limited financial resources to aspire to a college education. Students must be nominated by their school counselor and applications must be mailed by October 18th. For more information, please see the promotional video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdWlmUxTJ8 CLOSED
    Please see your child's school counselor for more information. 
     
    --Wayne Community College Foundation Scholarships - The Wayne Community College Foundation Scholarships are now online. Since the process has changed, it is important for students to read the FAQ page before working on the scholarships. Students must have already applied to WCC and should have received an email address & ID#. Students must also have completed the FAFSA. For more information, and to sign in to apply, go to: https://www.waynecc.edu/foundation/scholarships/  There are two deadlines to apply: To be recognized at EOY Awards Day Ceremonies, students should apply by April 30th. The final date to apply is June 30, 2020. 
     
    --Winthrop University Accounting, Mentorship & Professional DevelopmentAMPD is a competitive program developed from a partnership between Winthrop University's College of Business Administration and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The program is devoted to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the accounting field with emphasis placed on preparing students for entry level positions in the acounting profession. For more information, go to: https://www.winthrop.edu/cba/accounting/ampd/ 

     

    SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

    Duplin Early College High School: 

         Please report to Guidance Office for more information for UNC-CH Morehead Cain, NCSU Park, NC Central Cheatham White, and UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholarship Programs. Deadline to apply is October 1st. CLOSED

         SECU Scholarship due: Feb. 18 CLOSED

     

    East Duplin High School:

         UNC-CH Morehead Cain, NCSU Park, and NC Central Cheatham-White Scholarship information can be downloaded here: EDHS Scholarship Consideration Resume  Deadline to apply: Friday, September 20th - no later than 3:05pm CLOSED

         SECU Scholarship due: Feb. 21 CLOSED

         Beaulaville Pharmacy ScholarshipThis scholarship is for EDHS students whose goal is to have a career in the healthcare field. Deadline to apply is April 24, 2020. Application is attached: Beaulaville Pharmacy Scholarship CLOSED

            General Scholarship Application - This application will be used to apply for the Jones Onslow, Beulaville Chamber of Commerce, and others that may be presented through the scholarship committee. Deadline to apply is April 24 – return application to Student Services via email to brkennedy@duplinschools.net or cbyrd@duplinschools.net. Application attached: General Scholarship CLOSED

    .    Jerry W. Hunter Memorial Scholarship Any high school senior who attends East Duplin High School and meets the specified criteria may apply for the Jerry W. Hunter Memorial Scholarship. Part of the criteria is they must be going to 4 year college or university and played sports 3 of their high school years including senior year (exceptions for doctor note and COVID cancellation of spring sports)  The digital application forms may be obtained from Justin Hunter at jbh@hunterandprice.com as of Friday, May 29.   Application Deadline is June 22.

     

    James Kenan High School:

         Please report to Guidance Office for more information for UNC-CH Morehead Cain, NCSU Park, NC Central Cheatham White, and UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholarship Programs. CLOSED

         SECU Scholarship due: Feb. 21 by 3:30pm CLOSED

     

    North Duplin Jr/Sr High School: 

         UNC-CH Morehead Cain, NCSU Park and UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Scholarship Recipients are chosen by the Scholarship & Awards Committee. Students can also self-nominate at the following websites: CLOSED

         UNC-CH Morehead Cainhttp://www.moreheadcain.org/apply/ 

         NCSU Parkhttps://park.ncsu.edu/apply/ 

         NC Central Cheatham-White - https://www.nccu.edu/admissionsandaid/scholarshipandaid/cheatham-white-scholarship/apply.cfm 

         (Students cannot self nominate for the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program.) 

         SECU Scholarship due: Feb. 21 CLOSED

         John Morris Rose Health Science Scholarship - Application is attached. Students must be interested in a career in the health sciences. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. John M. Rose Scholarship CLOSED

         John Roland Sullivan Extra Effort Scholarship - Application is attached. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. John Roland Sullivan Scholarship CLOSED

         Kara Alexis Goodman Scholarship - Application is attached. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. KaraAGoodman CLOSED

     

    Wallace Rose Hill High School: 

         Please report to Guidance Office for more information for UNC-CH Morehead Cain, NCSU Park, NC Central Cheatham White, and UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholarship Programs. CLOSED

         SECU Scholarship due: Feb. 24 CLOSED