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Student Services Scholarship & Information Page
Published by Glenda Farmer on March 30, 2020

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Students and Parents, Go Like the DBHS Student Services Facebook Page! We will share information about scholarships, internships, upcoming events at DBHS and more. (Click the appropriate links on this page to access websites,  forms, applications, and videos.)

2019-2020 Bulletin: Scholarship Opportunities

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SENIORS: College Admission Status Updates

NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  Information is constantly changing and/or being updated so keep checking the website or the university’s website for information.  Visit the website for NACAC Website.

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10th and 11th GRADERS: If you are interested in taking FTCC High School Connections classes next school year, this is for you.

I have attached a video that describes several aspects of the program. Please watch the video completely before filling out the paperwork. If you have any questions after watching the video, please reach out to me via email me (Melissa Matthews).

Please remember that while there is no tuition cost, you will be responsible for purchasing any textbooks or materials. I have attached a spreadsheet that lists estimated costs. There are 2 tabs in this spreadsheet, one for college transfer classes and one for CTE pathways. Please take the time to review the costs and discuss it with your guardians before you submit your paperwork. There is currently no financial aid available to help with these costs.

I have attached the enrollment form and student/parent responsibility form. Both of these forms will need to be completed and returned to me. FTCC is closed, so do not submit the paperwork to them. I will process the paperwork after you submit it to me, and if there is room in your schedule for the classes I will get it to FTCC for you. The final attachment is a link to the CCS High School Course Selection Guide. The information for High School Connections starts on page 56. Detailed information for the individual CTE classes that are offered as part of the pathways starts on page 123.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Student-Parent Contract

FTCC Application and Enrollment Forms 

Estimated Textbook Costs

2020-2021 High School Course Selection Guide 

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SENIORS: Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. Scholarship

Visit the attached link for a scholarship from the attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A.  The winners will receive a total of $1,500 in scholarships.  Website: Attorney NC Scholarship Information   Due: April 1

To enter the contest, applicants should write an original essay of approximately 500-words on one of the two following topics:  If you could create one new law that you think would make people safer and happier, what would it be?  Why do you think this law would make people’s lives better? or Distracted driving is one of the top causes of car crashes, especially among younger people. Why do you think it is so hard for people to stop distracted driving? What do you think would be the best solution to this problem?

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Eleazar Court #3, Ladies of the Circle of Perfection, Prince Hall Affiliation
Attach is a copy of our Guidelines and Scholarship Application. The deadline is June 30, 2020.

Ladies of the Circle of Perfection 2020 Scholarship Information

Ladies of the Circle of Perfection 2020 Scholarship Application

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SENIORS: CCS Student Services Department Scholarship

This scholarship is appropriate for students with an interest in one of the program areas within the Student Services Department (i.e. counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, health, and human services). Applications are due to the office of the Executive Director of Student Services at 2465 Gillespie Street on March 31, 2020, by the close of business.

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Scholarship Database

The attached website provides a list of scholarships by state. The scholarships listed here represent some of the best scholarships available, by state, for both incoming college students and those already enrolled. In some cases, the scholarships are available to residents of the state, and in other cases, they are available to students enrolled in a school in said state. Click on the attached link to see the North Carolina and other state listings for the geographical area in which you are interested.  Best Value Schools Scholarship Listings

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SENIORS: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Zeta Beta Sigma Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: To be considered for a scholarship the applicant must:

♦ Be a graduating high school senior attending a Cumberland County High School.
♦ Complete a scholarship application form (attached).
♦ Submit a 500-word essay (see below).
♦ Submit official high school transcripts showing a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
♦ Provide a letter of acceptance & verification from an accredited college, university, or technical college.
Due Date: April 30, 2020, Phi Beta Sigma Scholarship

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SENIORS: Fort Bragg Sergeants Major Association Scholarship

The Fort Bragg Sergeants Major Association will kick off its annual $500 scholarship award competition on Monday, February 17, 2020. High school seniors who are interested in competing for the award can obtain a scholarship packet by logging onto The Fort Bragg Sergeants Major Association Website.

In order to compete for the scholarship award, all applicants must complete and mail in their packets.
The packet must be post-marked No Later Than April 17, 2020, the mailing address for the Fort Bragg Sergeant Major Association is Sergeant Major Association; P.O. Box 25818; FT. Bragg, NC 28314. Please remember all documents mailed must have a post-mark No Later Than April 17, 2020.

Winners will be notified at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Scholarship Award Luncheon Ceremony on June 11, 2020.

• Applicant must be enrolled in DEERs (i.e. family members of Active or Retired Military)
• Applicant must be a college-bound high school senior residing within the Fort Bragg Area.
• Applicant must be carrying a minimum 2.5 weighted GPA (Copy of Report Card)

NOTE: Applicant parents do not have to be affiliated with the Fort Bragg Sergeants Major Association. If you have any questions concerning the scholarship program, click here to email the Scholarship Committee or view the following pdf file for more information. 2020 Annual Scholarship Instruction Posting

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The Junior Service League was founded in 1960 and received affiliation with the Association of Junior League International in 1977. The Junior League of Fayetteville (JLF) is dedicated to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Volunteer Scholarship was established in 2004 to support the volunteer potential of our female youth by awarding scholarships for $2,100.00 to five female high school seniors demonstrating outstanding volunteer performance in the community.

Candidates for a Junior League of Fayetteville Scholarship Application must meet the following requirements:
* Must be a Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, Sampson, Robinson, and Lee County (Private or Public) Schools graduating female senior.
* Must enroll as a full-time student in any private or public post-secondary institution in the coming academic school year (Fall-Spring).
* Must be involved in a volunteer capacity in the community.
* Volunteer work must be separate from any that is required by the student’s school.
* Scholarship winners must provide “verification of enrollment.” The scholarship award check will be made out to the institution on behalf of the recipient by the JLF scholarship.
* List leadership or special recognition awards (please provide a copy of any award if available).

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The Future Educators Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing CCS’ internal student talent. Future Educators participants are CCS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with CCS upon completion of an educator preparation program.

Future Educators participants will receive:
● Annual summer professional development with a $1000 stipend, beginning the summer
following the freshman year of college through the summer of their senior year
● An early employment contract for 3 years (with successful teacher evaluations)
● The opportunity to develop a professional network with CCS staff and peers

See the attached documents for eligibility:  Future Educators Information Sheet      Future Educators Fact Sheet

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The applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum of 2.5 Cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. See the following attachments for further application requirements and a copy of the application.

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SENIORS: Fleming College Scholarship

Michael P. Fleming & Associates Firm is offering a College Scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate students enrolled in 2 to 4-year colleges. The scholarship application deadline is June 5th, 2020. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the author of the winning essay. The winner will be announced by July 3rd, 2020.

Each applicant will submit an essay of approximately 500 words or 2-minute video essay on the topic:
At what age did you receive your first smartphone? How do you think it impacts your day-to-day activities and how do you think it impacts you while you’re behind the wheel? Visit the following website for more information:  Fleming College Scholarship Website

Eligibility and Guidelines
* Open to all high school seniors and undergraduate students
* Prior recipients NOT eligible
* Must be in word format (.doc or .docx)
* Email essays to Email Fleming Attorneys. Include your full name, address, phone number, and name of your school.

Essays will be judged based on clarity of content, originality, and grammar.

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SENIORS: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.® Upsilon Kappa Omega Chapter Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Scholarship Application
Each applicant must:
 Be a graduating senior who has applied to an institution of higher education
 Be involved with community service activities
 Have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher
 Complete the scholarship application and write an essay
 Turn in (2) Teacher Recommendation Forms (at least one academic teacher)
 Provide an official copy of high school transcript
 Provide a copy of SAT or ACT scores

Applicants must submit a 250 to 300 word typed, double-spaced essay using the prompt below:
Choose one community service project that you participated in during your high school years. Explain the project and the impact that the project had on you and the community.

To receive consideration, the applicant must submit a complete application packet. The packet must include: a completed and signed application, an official copy of the high school transcript, a copy of SAT or ACT scores, two teacher recommendation forms (see attached), and an essay. This information should be postmarked no later than March 30, 2020. All information should be mailed together to the address printed on the application. All questions should be directed to Ms. Jackie Mardis 910-850-5240 or Email Altoid 2000. All requested documents must be submitted in an envelope postmarked no later than March 30, 2020.

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Fayetteville Area Cultural and Educational Foundation, Incorporated in association with
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Zeta Pi Omega Chapter proudly announces the

They are seeking young ladies who are juniors or seniors during the 2019-2020 academic school year with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to participate in the Debutante Cotillion Scholarship Program.  See attached flyer:  DEBUTANTE COTILLION SCHOLARSHIP FLYER

  • Experience fun, cultural activities planned to enlighten your mind and enhance your high school experience, while you compete for college scholarships. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow with other young ladies, who have the same ambition and love for the community while creating lifelong memories and friendships you will cherish for a lifetime.
  • For more information and application, please send contact information (e.g., name, school, graduation year, address, phone number and e-mail address) Email: Fayetteville Area Cultural and Educational Foundation

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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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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

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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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SENIORS: G. Wesley Allen Scholarship For Students Attending Fayetteville State University – Due April 15, 2020

Please see attached scholarship application for students who plan or have been accepted to attend Fayetteville State University. All applications and accompanying documents must be received by April 15, 2020, NO EXCEPTIONS.  W2_2019  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Parker at 910-822-0125.

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NC Child Support Scholarship – Due April 17, 2020

The 2020 NCCSC Scholarship and Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship application are now available. The scholarship is available to all North Carolina residents who have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College, or Technical School. In addition, at least one parent must be a member of the NCCSC or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support Services or Clerk of Court Services).
Application: NC Child Support Scholarship

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SENIORS: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship

* Must be graduating in May (spring) of the award year and enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the fall of the same year.
* Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need.
* Community service and involvement is a plus. Affiliation with any members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or any of its auxiliary organizations is not a requirement

There is an attached flyer with information. I have included links for this scholarship website, an application for this scholarship, and other scholarships that the sorority offers.  ZNEF Information Website         ZNEF Scholarships           ZNEF Application

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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


Image of a boy holding a pencil.The application for the Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) is now open for high school juniors going into their senior year.  The College of Textiles holds five one-week sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $350 for each participant; limited financial aid is available. To learn more about STEP please visit the STEP Website or the Polymer Camp Website.  STEP is offered during the following weeks:

Week 1: June 14 – 19
Week 2: June 21 – 26
Week 3: July 5 – 10
Week 4: July 12 – 17
Week 5 – July 19 – 24

Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below and will complete a project pertaining to that subject.
Apparel Design
Textile Engineering
Business Management
Textile Design
Polymer Chemistry
If you have questions, please contact Jaquan Scott – Email Jaquan Scott. Applications are due April 1, 2020.

The Wilson College also offers a two-day workshop, Polymer Camp, for high school juniors interested in physical sciences, engineering and attending NC State. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our Polymer Color Chemistry, Textile Engineering and Textile Technology degree programs. The application opens March 1, 2020 and closes May 31, 2020.

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SENIORS: Dr. Gerald W. Beatty Scholarship

Sandhills Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry of Fayetteville is offering a $3,500 scholarship for a graduating senior who is planning to attend college in the Fall.  This is a VERY EASY application to complete! Your counselor will be happy to proofread your essay if you submit it early.
Deadline: April 10, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.  Oral Surgery  **The attached application must be submitted to your school counselor no later than Friday, April 3rd. The scholarship committee will then meet and select one application to submit on behalf of Douglas Byrd High School.**

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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

Douglas Family Scholarship for Military Children

See the attachments and the linked website for a scholarship opportunity for military children. Once you get to the website, select view all scholarship funds and scroll down to Douglas Scholarship Fund for Military Children.

Foundation For The Carolinas’ Scholarships

Foundation For The Carolinas’ Application Information

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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.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

Awards will be made in January 2020 to the recipient’s school.