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This Scholarship newsletter will be updated as new information comes into the Guidance Office. All websites in blue are hot-linked for your convenience. Just click on the link and you will be connected to the webpage you requested. If there is no website associated with a scholarship, information is available in Guidance. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Dietrich, or email email@example.com.
The Morehead-Cain: This is a full-tuition, merit based scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill. LCHS can nominate seniors who best embody the character of a Morehead Scholar (Physical Vigor, Scholarship, Moral Force of Character, and Leadership). Seniors are encouraged to see Mrs. Dietrich for information and the applications for consideration. All application materials are due by Tuesday, September 19. More information can be found at www.moreheadcain.org
The Park Scholarship: This is a full-tuition, merit based scholarship to NC State. LCHS can endorse seniors who best exemplify the character of a Park Scholar (Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character). Seniors are encouraged to see Mrs. Dietrich for information and the applications for consideration. All application materials are due by Tuesday, September 19. More information can be found at: www.ncsu.edu/park_scholarships/
The Bryan Scholarship: Davidson College awards $30,000 annually to a freshman male and female scholarathlete. Candidates are chosen on the basis of academic and personal excellence, leadership, and potential for success in Davidson's NCAA Division 1 athletic program. Interested senior athletes see Mrs. Dietrich for nomination information by September 18 2017. For more information go to : www.davidson.edu/gotgame
Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship: The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship was created to promote Digital Responsibility and Safety for all. Students in any grade level can apply. To apply and write an essay on the topic, “I pledge to not text and drive because…” Go to the website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship/ by September 30, 2017
U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program: The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an educational opportunity for outstanding high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in public service. To be eligible, a student must be a junior or senior in high school who is currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government. For more information, go to the website: http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ Deadline for application October 8, 2017.
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship: This award honors high school students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership. Applicants must be a senior with a 2.6 GPA or higher and play at least one sport. To apply, log in to http://www.wendysheisman.com/ and follow the instructions. Completed applications are due on October 2, 2017.
AES Engineering Scholarships: AES Engineering believes that a high GPA should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves financial assistance. Therefore, they are offering a scholarship program open to all students who wish to pursue higher education. Students must submit an essay via email of up to 1000 words in response to the prompt found at this website: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm by October 6, 2017.
Nuestra Juventud Scholarship: This scholarship is sponsored by the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals and recognizes graduating seniors of Hispanic descent for their leadership, academic achievement, and character. Applications are available in Guidance or available for download at file:///C:/Users/MJ022XJ7/Downloads/NuestraJuventudapplication2017-2018%20(1).pdf . The deadline for submission is October 15, 2017.
Levine Scholars Program: This is a program offered by UNC Charlotte for our highest achieving seniors. Levine scholars are talented students who epitomize dedication to community service, intellectual curiosity, and the capacity for ethical leadership. More information can be found at: http://levinescholars.uncc.edu . Seniors must be nominated by a counselor, teacher, or principal. All nominations are due by October 8, 2017.
Daughters of the American Revolution: Do you think you display the attributes of a Good Citizen? If you would like to be nominated as Lee County High School’s Good Citizen, and be eligible to compete in the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay Contest, then submit the a brief statement of how you embody the character of a Good Citizen (Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism) to Mrs. Dietrich in Guidance. All materials are due October 16, 2017.
The Gen. Hugh Shelton National Student Leadership: This $10,000 a year renewable award is available to entering freshmen at NC State University who demonstrate the potential for dedicated and selfless leadership. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of personal integrity, orientation to community service, and commitment to personal growth. Applications available online at: http://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/leadership-scholarships/about-shelton-nationalleadership-scholarship/ All materials must be RECEIVED by October 15, 2016.
The Cheatham – White Scholarship (NC Central and NC A&T) This award is named in honor of Henry P. Cheatham and George H. White, two African Americans who represented North Carolina in the United States Congress around the turn of the 20th century. The Cheatham-White Scholarship will provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Each recipient will be awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the costs of all of the following: tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop computer, supplies, travel and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study. It is truly a complete award, meant to recognize academic achievement and potential at the highest levels. Eligible seniors should have at least a 4.0 weighted GPA, be highly involved in extracurricular activities, demonstrate a commitment to service, and be a competitive candidate for admission to NC Central University or NC A&T University. Seniors are encouraged to see Mrs. Dietrich for information and the applications for consideration. All application materials are due by Wednesday, October 25. More information can be found at http://www.ncat.edu/academics/honors/cheathamwhite/index.html for the NC A&T award, or at http://www.nccu.edu/admissionsandaid/scholarshipandaid/cheatham-whitescholarship/index.cfm for the NC Central award.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program: The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. This award is based on financial need, involvement in school and community, academic achievement, and a strong commitment to higher education. National and State scholarships are available. Apply ONLINE at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/ by October 25, 2017.
The Centennial Scholarship: This award is available to entering freshmen at NC State who are interested in the College of Textiles. Lee County High School is able to nominate 2 high achieving seniors for this award. Interested students should come talk to Mrs. Dietrich in Guidance and have a student resume to turn in for nomination consideration. More information can be found at: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/futureundergraduate/scholarships/ Interested students must submit their information to Mrs. Dietrich in Guidance before October 31, 2017.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Coca-Cola Scholarships are awarded based on character, leadership capacity, academic achievement, and dedication to community service. Being a Coca-Cola scholar means a lifetime of service and giving back to one’s community. National Scholars receive $20,000 each, and Regional Scholars $10,000. Apply ONLINE at: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs by October 31, 2017.
Voice of Democracy: A national prize of $30,000 will be awarded to the winner of this competition. To participate, please write and record a 3-5 minute speech on this years’ topic and submit both the essay and CD to our VFW post with your application form by the deadline. This year’s topic is: “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Applications available in Guidance or at: https://www.vfw.org/VOD/ Deadline is October 31, 2017.
Ron Brown Scholars Program: The Ron Brown Scholar Program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American students who are currently seniors and plan to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. Come by Guidance for an application or visit http://www.ronbrown.org. All application materials must be postmarked by the FIRST deadline of November 1, 2017 in order to be considered for additional scholarships, or the FINAL deadline of January 9, 2018 for only the one.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award: This award honors outstanding community service by young people in grades 9-12. $1,000 will be awarded at the state level along with a trip to Washington DC to compete for national prizes. Apply online at: https://spirit.prudential.com/ Application Deadline is November 7, 2017. John Montgomery Belk Scholarship: Belk scholars demonstrate integrity, intellectual enthusiasm, global awareness, and leadership potential. This scholarship provides tuition and fees for Davidson College and 2 summer stipends. LCHS can nominate 2 seniors. Interested students please submit a résumé along with a personal statement to Mrs. Dietrich in Guidance by Wednesday, November 8, 2017. For more information, go to: http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/nomination-scholarships/john-belkscholarship
Emory Scholars and Goizueta Business Program: These programs are associated with Emory University in Atlanta GA and range from 2/3 tuition to a full, 4-year scholarship. Information is available at: http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php or see Mrs. Dietrich in Guidance for nomination information. All materials must be received by November 15, 2017.
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship: This scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused extensive written work along with a 500 word personal essay. The award is a full, 4- year scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill. You must apply to UNC Chapel Hill by October 15th and then complete the scholarship application online at: http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws by November 15, 2017.t
AXA Achievement Scholarship: These awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 nation-wide. Applicants must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, and respect for self, community, and others. Go to http://www.axa-equitable.com/axafoundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html to learn more!! Deadline for submission of all materials is December 15, 2017.
Discover Student Loans Scholarship: Discover Student Loans will award $2,500 to the winners of 5 random drawings held in June, September, December, and March. Eligible students must be seniors in good standing who plan to attend a college or university in the fall. You can even earn more chances to enter by sharing the sweepstakes!! Enter through December 31, 2017 online at: https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html
Sun Trust “Off to College” Sweepstakes: Sun Trust Bank is offering $1,000 scholarships in a drawing held every 2 weeks starting September 12, 2017 and running until May 14, 2018. Seniors can enter each drawing for a chance to win!! Enter online at: www.suntrust.com/offtocollege
CAPPEX Scholarship Programs: CAPPEX is a scholarship search website that offers students access to many financial opportunities. Cappex also has their own scholarship programs is giving away thousands in scholarships for college. Some of their most popular scholarships include: "A GPA Isn't Everything," "I Don't Want to Pay for College" and "Cutting Edge Careers." To apply, simply fill out a free profile, visit the Scholarships tab, and click Apply. Scholarships will be given to students with well-rounded profiles, so don't hold back on the details! Apply at http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ Various Scholarships on: www.StudentScholarships.org I have verified eligibility of our students for at least 15 scholarships available at this time on this website. These awards vary in amount from $500 – $2,000 and are offered by businesses and non-profits in the U.S. and Canada. Check out this link and see what is available to you!!!
NC High School Athletic Association: The NCHSAA offers various scholarship opportunities for student athletes wishing to pursue higher education. For more information go to www.nchsaa.org
***Conducting your own scholarship searches can also be very helpful in your quest for financial aid. Here are a few web-sites that may prove useful: