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2019-2020 Scholarship Information
Published by Glenda Farmer on December 2, 2019

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2019-2020 Bulletin: Scholarship Opportunities

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UNC Asheville has a new University Scholars Program, through which students are nominated by school counselors to compete for competitive merit-based scholarships beyond their general merit scholarship program. The flagship scholarship of this program, the Chancellor’s Scholarship, offers students $10,000 per year for 4 years with an additional $10,000 for high impact experiences like study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships. Nominated students must exemplify leadership and a commitment to academic success.

If you feel you meet the qualifications and are interested in attending UNC Asheville for the 2020-2021 school year, come see Ms. Matthews in Student Services. 

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SENIORS: Bass Air Scholarship

The scholarship is centered around honoring students who give to the local community and make it a better place. The name comes from Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you.”
It’s also based on Bass’s history of giving back to the community. This is the next step – investing in young people, who are both the present and future of our community.

The deadline to apply is February 1st, and they expect to announce the winner sometime in mid-March. The scholarship will be held in trust and paid directly to the college that the student enrolls in.  To apply, students will need to visit our website: Bass Air Website. It’s a VERY simple process that is done through a form fill.

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Scholarship opportunities provided by Helen Jones Melvin Education Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s three Spring Drama Day Camps and the week-long Spring Break Boot Camp. Participants will also receive two complimentary tickets to see Shrek: The Musical. Scholarships are need-based. Priority is given to children of single and/or working parents. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. Please submit one application per camper. Applicants must be available to participate in all camps to be considered. The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 21 at midnight.
Click the following links to apply:

Cumberland Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship for Day Camps & Spring Break Boot Camp 2020

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Unique aspects of Martha Guy Summer Institute
· MGSI is a college residential experience. The program includes instruction on Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone, North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
· Only 24 students are selected, providing an intimate, hands-on experience for each participant.
· Tuition is $1,000 plus a meal plan of $350. *
*Need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants to defray tuition costs. Which students are well suited for MGSI?
· They are seeking students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major and demonstrate leadership potential. Some candidates have an entrepreneurial spirit or have a unique or extensive part-time work experience. Interested students should demonstrate academic achievement.
· Students who embrace and appreciate new people, opportunities and experiences are ideal for MGSI. They should also be well-prepared to be away from home and able to manage a demanding schedule.
· Application: Opens: December 1, 2019; Deadline: February 28, 2020

For more information click here:  Martha Guy Summer Institute

Attention All Juniors:

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Are you college-bound? Would you like to go for free?! Do you strive for academic excellence? If you answered yes then the Coolidge Scholarship may be for you! The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, room & board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This scholarship can be used at any accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship is open to any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the Fall of 2021, and is an American citizen or legal resident. Current high school seniors are not eligible to apply. 

All applications must be completed online and submitted by Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. More information, including the application, is available at Coolidge Scholars.

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Great new scholarship opportunity for students interested in studying or interning abroad. Awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Due Dates vary depending on when you will be studying or interning abroad. View the following flyer for details. Gillman-McCain Scholarship 

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The Triangle Youth Leadership Conference
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? Build your resume? Experience a college campus?

  • The Triangle Youth Leadership Conference is an annual conference held on NC State’s campus designed specifically to help high school students build their leadership skills!
  • The Triangle Youth Leadership Conference is organized by NCSU Student Organization Triangle Youth Leadership Services, and is now in its eleventh year! TYLC will immerse you in hands-on workshops, empower you to develop action-focused service projects, and give you a chance to explore NC State’s campus and interact with like-minded peers from across North Carolina.
  • The conference will be held all day on January 24 – 25, 2020 on NC State’s campus. See the attached websites and documents for more application information.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization committed to public service. The Fort Bragg Area Alumnae Chapter (FBAAC) is continuing its commitment by assisting graduating high school students who want to continue their education by attending a two-year or four-year college/university.

To be considered for a scholarship the applicant must:
• Be a senior graduating from a high school in Cumberland or Harnett County and planning to
attend either an accredited two-year or four year- college/university as a full-time student the Fall following high school graduation.
• Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale at the time of submission.
• Be a military ID holder or resident of either Spring Lake or Hope Mills (military status and
address subject to verification by the school).
See the attachment for more information and an application.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Application
(The attached document is a fillable PDF so you can download the document and complete it on the computer before printing it)

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Winthrop University Accounting, Mentorship, and Professional Development 

Winthrop University offers a diversity program titled Accounting, Mentorship, and Professional Development. Within this program, they provide scholarships, internships, professional development and special attention to students who are either interested in accounting or willing to give it a chance. They now accept 20 students each year within the program. 5 students are offered $2,000 scholarships and the others are given at least $500. If a student is accepted in the program and ever decides to drop the program they are not penalized and may keep their money and take advantage of the perks the program offers throughout the semester.

See the attached flyer, Vanessa Valdez  or visit our website: Winthrop University website

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Scholarships for Military-Connected Students

The following attachment contains scholarship opportunities for military-connected students only!  Click on the following pdf link. Scholarships for Military-Connected Students


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NC State’s full-tuition STEM scholarship program

To learn more about the Good Night Scholars Program, check out the two attached links. The first will provide you with more information about the program.  NC State Scholarship Information Website and the second will link you to the Facebook information page. Facebook NC STEM

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SENIORS: Western Carolina University UP Program

The WCU UP Program is an inclusive two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-age individuals with intellectual disabilities. The goal of this program is to facilitate the transition of students from a secondary school to adult life in the areas of education, employment, and independent living. They are currently in the process of accepting applications for prospective students for Fall 2020.  If you are interested in applying to this program, click on the website link:  Western Carolina University UP Program. From the homepage, click the APPLY TODAY box and find more information regarding current and past students, application forms, admission info, and important deadlines.

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Stephen Shane Fincher Memorial Educational Grant Program – Deadline: November 1, 2019

The Stephen Shane Fincher Memorial Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The Foundation wishes to enrich the learning experience by supporting improved educational opportunities for students and educators in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.

Who may apply? Teachers, administrators, and schools
What types of grants will be awarded?  The sky is the limit. We know that you have wonderful ideas to inspire your students and support their learning in the areas of mathematics, science, and engineering. Perhaps you need materials for a hands-on project or an authentic learning experience. Maybe there’s a professional development opportunity that you and other educators could learn invaluable information by attending. Would a field trip expose your students to the subject matter? Does your school need equipment for real-world application? Use this grant to innovate your instruction by supporting your students’ creativity and critical thinking skills.

Awards: The Foundation will award up to $5,000.
Priority will be given to projects that:

  1. Create a sustainable educational resource that can be used beyond the current school year.
  2. Integrate projects with the current curriculum (math, science, and/or engineering);
  3. Provide learning that will have long-lasting effects; and
  4. Develop start-up projects

Rules for use:
Grant funds must be used as stated in the proposal. The deadline to use the funds is May 18, 2020, and all funds not used by this deadline will be returned to the fund. Principals will be responsible for ensuring projects are implemented and accounting report(s) are made to the Foundation by May 29, 2020. Materials obtained by the award of a grant shall become the property of the Cumberland County Public School System.

2019 Application Proposal Instructions

  • School and personal contact information including e-mail address
  • Number of students/educators benefited
  • Plan for implementation (including timeline)
  • Budget
  • School Principal Approval
  • Grant proposals should be submitted on school letterhead and should be no more than three (3) pages in length, excluding the cover page (shown below) and line item budget detailing proposal needs.
  • No more than two (2) proposals will be accepted from any one (1) school.
  • Proposals involving multiple schools will be considered.
  • Proposal should explain the need and purpose of project, goals, and objectives, number of students and grades benefited and/or number of educators benefited and their respective positions, total amount requested including line-item budget detailing how funds will be used, description of how funds will be tracked to ensure that proper accounting procedures are followed, and description of how the success of the project will be evaluated.

Each proposal must be signed by the school principal and primary contact person for the project and must be mailed no later than November 1, 2019, to:
The SSF Memorial Educational Grant Program
PO Box 53674
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Stephen Shane Fincher Memorial Foundation

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SENIORS: Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship

Application Due: February 2, 2020

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina will award a scholarship of $3,000 and a runner-up scholarship of $1,000 to two North Carolina high school seniors, to be used at any North Carolina college or university. The recipients will be selected on the basis of the merit of an essay on the assigned topic, plus character and scholastic record and need.  Scholarship money is paid to the North Carolina college or university of the winners’ choice, to be administered by that institution in the name of the student.
Should the student withdraw from college before completion of the year’s work, the institution would return any remaining funds to the Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship.  All information for the application can be found online at Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship. More information, including requirements, can also be found on the attached document. The application is to be completed and supporting materials uploaded online no later than 11:59 pm on February 2, 2020.  For requirements click here: Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship Requirements

Image of a boy holding a pencil.SENIORS: James Henry Thomas Scholarship – Due Jun 1, 2020

See the attached flyer and the linked website for information about the James Henry Thomas Scholarship.  James Henry Thomas Scholarship Website     James Henry Thomas Scholarship

Recipients will be notified by December 20, 2019.  Awards will be made in January 2020 to the recipient’s school.