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Providence Grove High School

Class of 2017

Senior Connection

January 2017

Every attempt is made to make certain that the information and deadlines printed in this newsletter is correct.

However, it is your responsibility to check and meet the deadlines

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Randolph Community College Presidential Scholars

This is sponsored by the RCC Foundation. Must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0. Provides $2,500 renewable scholarship. http://www.randolphccfoundation.org/presidential.html. Completed application packet must be delivered to RCC by 3:00 on February 17, 2017.

Randolph Telephone Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

Applicants must be a dependent of a member or subscriber of RTMC or RTC. There are 25 scholarship given with each being $2,000. See the application for the residential areas covered by this scholarship. Applications are available at www.frs.org. The deadline says March 1 but the application requires specific signatures that make the deadline to guidance by February 15, 2017.

FELS (Forgivable Loans for Service)

Replaces the Teaching Fellows, Prospective Teachers Loans and Nurse Scholars Programs. The areas cover nursing, teaching, allied health fields or medicine. Go to www.CFNC.org/FELS for the applications and other important information. Deadline for application is March 1, 2017. Remember these are forgivable!

2017 AAN-C Scholarship Fund

This chapter provides scholarships to college bound student who are pursuing a major in

Engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business

administration. The African American Network-Carolina Scholarship Committee will select

the winners based on academics and financial need. For more information about this

qaustin@fftc.org. The application is available at

https://fftcscholarships.communityforce.com. The deadline is March 3, 2017

NC Society Daughter of the American Revolution

Applications are in the guidance office. The deadline is February 10, 2017. Application is

submitted directly to the Scholarship Committee of the DAR. For more information contact

lyrfsmith@gmail.com.

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - Nursing Schools Almanac

$1,000 Scholarship open to student perusing a degree as an LPN, LVN, ADN or BSN.

Apply at www.nurgingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right hand side of

the website’s homepage. The deadline is June 30, 2017

North Carolina Bar Association

Offering scholarships ranging from $250 to $4000 to high school seniors who are children of North Carolina law enforcement officers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. If you are eligible for this scholarship opportunity, please visit the following site http://www.ncbar.org/members/divisions/young-lawyers/. The completed application packet must be returned to the address listed on the packet by April 3, 2017.

American Legion Scholarships

The Legacy Scholarship deadline April 20, 2017. Other scholarships for members and their dependents are at www.legion.org/needalift. Contact them directly for applications.

Golden Leaf Scholarship Program

Demonstrate financial (complete the FAFSA) The Gold Leaf application is available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. You must have a CFNC account to apply. If you have forgotten your CFNC log in information come to guidance for help. Deadline March 1, 2017

State Employee Credit Union “People Helping People” Scholarship

$10,000 scholarship! One PGHS senior will win this award!!! Applicant must attend one of the 16 UNC system universities; must have at least a 2.5 GPA, must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement. Priority will be given to students whose parents or guardians or family members are public sector employees (state, local or federal government; public health; public education) who live and work in NC. Additionally, preference will be given to those majoring in public service programs (such as Public Health, Education, Public Administration and Public Policy)

Students interested in applying should submit an essay describing why you feel you should be selected for the scholarship. Details could consist of community service/involvement, school and extracurricular activities, including part time job experience, or future plans. Describe how you exhibit the qualities of leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement AND a detailed resume. Please keep in mind that the resume may be longer than one page to adequately describe the activities completed and time invested. Deadline to submit to PGHS guidance April 18, 2017 by 12 noon.

SunTrust

Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes. Not based of GPA or financial need. Apply every 2 weeks for a chance to win. Go to www.offtocollege.info.

Co-Op Scholarships

Scholarship for students interested in one of 10 participating institutions. Go to www.waceinc.org to see if your college is participating. Many scholarships are available at this site. Watch your deadlines.

Randleman Women’s Club

Applications are available in the guidance office. Due to guidance by April 18, 2017.

Timmy Parris Booster Ball Scholarship

Applications are in the guidance office and are due back by February 10, 2017.

Families First Foundation Scholarship

Ten $50,000 4-year scholarships to high school seniors who have a parent who is an active-duty Service Member; applications available at www.ourfamilyfoundation.org.

Deadline: February 9, 2017.

ANS Incoming Freshmen Scholarship

$1,000; for students planning to earn a degree in nuclear engineering; more info at www.ans.org/honors/scholarships ; deadline February 1, 2017.

NC Child Support Council Scholarship

$1,000; applicant must be a member of the NC Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program; for more information contact your social worker

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

$24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad of networking opportunities. Deadline is February 15, 2017. http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

Elks Legacy Scholarship

$4,000 ($1,000/year) available to seniors in high school who are children and grandchildren of Elks in good standing. The scholarship must be submitted on line by the February 3, 2017 deadline. http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm

SEANC Scholarship

Approximately a $1000 scholarship opportunity. If your parent is a state employee/retiree

and SEANC member, you may be eligible for a scholarship for a financial need, or merit,

or member only opportunity. Please visit www.seanc.org/membership/scholarship.aspx for

more information and the scholarship application. Please submit the on line application by

April 15, 2017.

Ferree Foundation Scholarship/Loan

Application at http://www.ferreefoundation.org/downloads/FerreeFoundationApp1.pdf

Print your completed application and the first 2 pages of your parents 1040 tax forms. Turn

and turn all information in to guidance by April 18th. The deadline say May 1 but this is the

the applications are due to the Ferree Foundation office. PGHS must turn in the

applications to the Ferree Office for all students at PGHS. One student at PGHS will win a

$2,000.00 scholarship all others will be given an interest free loan.

 

Here is some helpful information about the Federal Student Aid Office and the process for gaining federal financial aid help in paying for college.

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community. Our core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance—grants, loans and work-study programs—for education beyond high school. The Federal Student Aid team is passionately committed to making education beyond high school more attainable for all Americans, regardless of socioeconomic status. By championing access to postsecondary education, we uphold its value as a force for greater inclusion in American society and for the continued vitality of America as a nation.

The aid from the programs allows students and their families to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. To receive federal student aid, a student must be enrolled in an eligible program at participating postsecondary institution, whether it be a two- or four-year public or private college or university, career school, or trade school.

There are three basic types of federal student aid: grants, loans, and work-study.

Grants

Grants do not have to be repaid. Sometimes they are referred to as gift aid. Generally, grants are for undergraduate students, and the grant amount is based on the student's financial need, as determined by the information reported on the FAFSA, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. There are several different types of grants:

· Federal Pell Grant

· Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

· Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

· Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

For a brief picture of them all, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/federal-grant-programs.pdf .

Loans

Loans are borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. Our loan programs allow undergraduate and graduate students to borrow money to cover their education expenses. Parents also may borrow to pay education expenses for dependent undergraduate students. Generally, loan amounts depend on the student's year in school, cost of attendance, and the amount of other aid received. Some loans are based on the student's financial need and others are not.

Great information about the different types of loans can be found at http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans

Work-Study

Work-study lets students earn money while enrolled in school to help pay for education expenses.

Note: Not all schools participate in all Federal Student Aid programs. Ask the financial aid administrator at your school about the programs that are available.

 
 

For more information about Federal Student Aid visit

https://fafsa.ed.gov/


Financial Aid Checklist

“What should I be doing now?”

ü Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Check with you college for their deadlines!

ü The FAFSA will require you use your tax information from 2015

ü You will receive a “Student Aid Report” in the mail or by email. Review. If any information is incorrect, correct and return the form.

ü The Financial Aid Office(s) at the Colleges you listed on the FAFSA will then send you a financial aid award letter indicating aid for which you are eligible. Please review carefully.

ü Contact the specific Financial Aid Office of the college if you have any questions.

WOW!

Jostens will be here on Thursday, March 2nd during all four lunches to deliver caps, gowns and invitations!


Providence Grove High School

Senior Connection - Class of 2017

Fall 2016

Every attempt is made to insure the correctness of this information. However, it is your responsibility to check and MEET the deadlines.

****Important information about college and university visits****

Remember to pick up the visit form in the guidance office and have it signed by your counselor and your parents before your visit. Have someone from the college to sign when you visit.

There are no visits to colleges in December and May

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

¨ Most colleges/universities require an official copy of your SAT, ACT, AP scores. You will need to request official score reports from College Board and/or ACT. There is a cost. Check out the testing web sites for details.

¨ You should send your transcript “digitally.” The colleges do not want paper copies. Use CFNC “Transcript Manager” or SendEDU.

¨ College/University applications should be completed on line.

¨ DO NOT SUBMIT ANY APPLICATIONS UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN REVIEWED BY SOMEONE ELSE!



FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

To apply for federal student aid, students and parents/guardians must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The web site is https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Paper applications are no longer distributed to schools.

CSS PROFILE (the other form) Only certain colleges require this form! The Profile used in addition to the FAFSA for additional financial aid consideration. You should submit your CSS PROFILE as soon as possible to meet all necessary deadlines. You can complete the PROFILE beginning in October. PROFILE forms and an entire list of all colleges who use the profile are available online at www.collegeboard.com. There is a cost for the application plus a cost for each college you will submit the information to.



SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TIPS

Applying for scholarships is a time-consuming task, but the returns can be extremely profitable as well as personally rewarding. The essential question is: "WHERE AND HOW DO I FIND THE APPROPRIATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR ME?"

v Corporate Scholarships - in most cases, are not sent to the counseling office. Since they are available to employees' children, have your parents/guardians check with their respective employers concerning application and procedures.

v Individual College Scholarships - includes awards for academic merit, leadership, and proficiency in a special area (science, medical, athletics, drama, art, and music). Each college has their own individual scholarship programs. It is your responsibility to check with the admissions office or financial aid office at the schools in which you are interested for scholarship opportunities applicable to you.

v NOTE: Some merit scholarship opportunities have a deadline for your ADMISSIONS application to be submitted to the school; for example, the deadline may be December 15. Make sure you know the specific deadlines at the schools you are interested in attending.

v Community Clubs and Churches - frequently offer scholarships to members and their children. Check with these organizations in your community. PGHS will announce the scholarship when the organization notifies us that they are offering a scholarship. Generally this won’t be till late winter.

v Throughout the year, there will be several essay competitions, which all students may enter and the monetary awards may be used at any college or university. These opportunities are announced in the Senior Connection.



COMPLETING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

· All materials submitted should be CORRECT, neatly typed or written neatly in black ink, if applicable, and all required information complete. Remember, online applications should not be submitted until you double check the information – have another person look over the application as well. DEADLINES ARE CRUCIAL!

§ Letters of recommendation are the responsibility of the student! Be sure to request at least 2 weeks in advance.

§ Always write a thank you note to anyone who writes a letter of recommendation for you! Also, follow-up with this person concerning the status of your application.



CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Randolph Community College Presidential Scholarship: There is valuable information concerning this scholarship at the Randolph Community College web site http://www.randolphccfoundation.org/scholarpacket.html. High school seniors from Randolph County are invited to apply. To be considered, students must: Begin in the fall of 2017, Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 and participate in extracurricular and community activities. The application is now available on line. The deadline for the student to have their application to the RCC office is at 3:00 on Feb. 17, 2017.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service FELS - program provides funding for NC students pursuing programs leading to careers in areas with critical need, such as nursing, teaching, allied health fields and medicine. FELS application and program information will be available in the winter at www.CFNC.org/FELS. The priority deadline for submitting the FELS application is March 1, 2017.

NCSHP's 2016-2017 NC Hispanic College Fund - The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500. Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and be committed to public service and community development. Deadline January 15, 2017.

Down load the application - http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/

Gallery Collection Greeting Card Contest: Entering the contest is easy! You must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm. Deadline March 2, 2017.

Christian Connector: www.christianconnector.com. Free resource

Charlie Adams Scholarship: Awarded to one senior male athlete participating on a varsity wrestling team and one senior female student participating in varsity cross-country. Apply at

http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships.

Deadline is February 9, 2017

Jerry McGee Endowed Student Scholarship: 2 senior high school student-athletes. The scholarship winning students should have distinguish themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic athletic sport. Deadline February 9, 2017.

http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships.

Wilburn Clary Medal Award: Awarded to one male and one female graduating senior student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity sport team during his/her senior year at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school. Athlete must have participated on at least two sanctioned varsity sports during his/her high school career. Deadline February 9, 2017.

http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships

Pat Gainey Student Award: Scholarship support for two student-athletes with a focus on need-based applicants. Applicants must be either a Senior, Male on a varsity baseball team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources or a Senior, Female student high school athlete participating on a varsity sports team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: www.rmhc.org or apply at http://aim.applyISTS.net/RMHC deadline January 18, 2017

National Co-Op Scholarship Program: Application available at www.WACEINC.org Deadline February 15, 2017

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page. Deadline June 1, 2017


Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program: $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page. Deadline June 1, 2017

Big Sun - Athletic Scholarship: http://www.bigsunathletics.com to apply. The deadline is June 19, 2017


Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship: This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this web site http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page. Deadline June 1, 2017.



North Carolina College and University Scholarships

Gardner Webb Music Auditions for Scholarships: Schedule your audition time by calling 704-406-4448 or www. gardner-webb.edu/music. Next audition date is January 21, 2017 or February 11, 2017.

Carolina Covenant: UNC Chapel Hill promise that if a student is accepted to UNCCH and has documented financial need that they will meet the financial need so that funding is not a barrier to attendance. The deadline to complete the FAFSA and Profile is March 1, 2017. More information is found here at http://carolinacovenant.unc.edu/about-the-covenant/

Lenoir Rhyne Teaching Scholars: For students wanting to teach. http://edu.lr.edu/teaching-fellows/home

Mars Hill College: Scholarship and Grant program selection be based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores. You may determine your eligibility and the amount of your award by contacting the Admissions Office with your SAT/ACT scores and GPA. Other endowed scholarships are awarded through the Scholar Day and an interview process. Students are invited to participate by filling out an application, writing an essay, and providing reference forms from counselors and teachers. The interviewing committees determine these scholarships. Other financial aid may be available based on completion of the FAFSA. Contact: Contact Donna Griffith (828) 689-1103.

UNC-Charlotte: Selections are based on GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores. Merit-based, merit and need-based and departmental awards available. Merit-based deadline is November 15, and they are administered by the Admissions Office. All students who apply and meet the criteria will be evaluated for merit-based awards. No other application is needed. Priority deadline is March 1 for the FAFSA

UNC Greensboro Teacher Education: $20,000.00 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG plus other benefits like study abroad. To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident and should have a recommended minimum 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (verbal and math--approximately 1170 in the revised format) or ACT composite score of 24. Deadline is January 1, 2017

For information, visit http://utlc.uncg.edu/teacher-education-fellows.

UNCW Honors Scholars Program: Available to students attending UNCW in the fall. The program is based on high school grades, SAT scores, and class rank. Students in the program have smaller classes. If interested visit http://www.uncw.edu/onslow/scholarships.html.

Appalachian State University ACCESS Scholars Program: students to attend our university debt-free for four years. This year, the application process for the ACCESS Scholars Program has changed. To be considered, a student must:

Complete an application for admission by February 1, 2017.

Complete the electronic scholarship application (located on a student's MyApp portal) by March 1, 2017.

The ACCESS Scholars Program application and the merit scholarship application are one and the same - they will only consider students who apply for admission and scholarships by November 15 for merit scholarships; however, those who complete the application for scholarships after November 15 and prior to March 1 will be considered for the ACCESS Scholars Program.

Complete and submit the FAFSA to Appalachian by March 1, 2017. Should you have additional questions about the ACCESS Scholars Program, please contact Conner Brannan, Assistant Director of Admissions at brannance@appstate.eduor 828-262-7766.

 
 


Other Opportunity

Appalachian State University College of Business is accepting applications for the Martha Guy Summer Institute. The Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) is a unique three-week summer program for high-achieving high school juniors interested in pursuing a degree in some area of business. The three-week institute provides on-campus instruction and fun activities, as well as local and/or regional travel. Some travel destinations vary by year, but time in New York City has been a staple of this program. Participants will develop their leadership skills, explore careers in business, meet business leaders and develop new business ideas to present to industry leaders.

Program dates - July 9-29, 2017

Application deadline - February 24, 2017

Tuition- $1,800 + $350 meal plan (tuition scholarships are available)

For more information, you may contact me directly, email the program director, Barbara J. Rule (mgsi@appstate.edu), or call the MGSI office at 1-877-APP-MGSI (277-6474). The application and more great info can be found on the Martha Guy Summer Institute website.





Patriot Senior Connection

September 2017

Every attempt is made to insure the correctness of this information. However, it is your responsibility to check and MEET the deadlines.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

¨ Most colleges/universities require an official copy of your SAT, ACT, AP scores. You will need to request OFFICIAL score reports from College Board and/or ACT. There is a cost. Check out the testing web sites for details.

¨ You should send your transcript “digitally.” The colleges DO NOT want paper copies. Use CFNC “Transcript Manager” or SendEDU.

¨ College/University applications should be completed ON LINE.

¨ Please don’t submit any applications until they have been reviewed by someone else!

SENIOR PARENT WORKSHOPS

September 29 - 6:30 to 7:30 (after meet the teacher night) “College 101”

October 27 - 6:00 to 7:00 “The new FAFSA”

There are many changes to the FAFSA application process so this meeting will be very important to all seniors that are going to be applying for financial assistance to continue their education.

November 17 - 6:00 to 7:00 “Using the internet to find scholarships”

Nominations needed for these scholarships

Parks Scholarship at NC State: PGHS may endorse 2 candidates for the Parks Scholarship. Please complete the pre application information by September 19th. The form is located in the guidance office. The Parks scholarship focuses on Scholarship Leadership, service and character. If you are not selected as the nominees from PGHS you can self-nominate by going to the Parks Scholarship web site. The application is in guidance.

Morehead Cain at UNC Chapel Hill: PGHS may nominate 2 students for this scholarship. Selection is based on the following criteria: Leadership, Moral Force of Character, Scholarship and Physical Vigor. The pre applications are available in the guidance office and should be submitted to guidance by September 19th. The scholarship committee will select the 2 nominees. The applications are in guidance.

UNC-C Levine Scholars - UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholarship (similar to the Morehead and the Parks) The Levine Scholars Program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to connect, transform and make a difference in the world. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room and board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness, and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $90,000 per in-state student. Let your counselor know that you are interested in UNC Charlotte so if you qualify for the Levine you can be nominated. The pre applications are due to your counselor by Oct. 10th.

The applications are in guidance.

Bryan Scholars at Davidson College: PGHS may nominate 3 athletes for the scholarship. Please let your counselor know if you are interested in being considered for this scholarship. Deadline to let your counselor at PGHS know of your interest is September 12th. You must complete your Davidson Part 1 application by October 1 and completely apply by October 15th.

Belk Scholarship at Davidson College: PGHS may nominate 1 student that would like to attend Davidson. The student record and recommendations must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, in student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities. The deadline to let your counselor know of your intention to apply to Davidson College is October 28th.

National Scholarship Opportunities

Wendy’s Heisman - Seniors that have at least a “B” average and participated I at least 1 school supported sport can apply one line in just a few easy steps. Visit WendysHeisman.com for details on how to apply. Deadline to inform your counselor is September 26th.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program: Coca-Cola awards 250 deserving Seniors scholarships worth $3 million a year. You can be one of the winners! Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, capacity to lead, and dedicated community service. Applications are available online at www.coca-colascholars.org. Deadline to submit applications: Deadline to apply on line is October 31st.

Horatio Alger Scholarship: Scholarship for students experiencing homelessness If you still have questions about the scholarship application process after reviewing the information on this webpage, please call (866) 763-9228 or email john.mcgah@familyhomelessness.org. The deadline for the on line application is midnight on October 25.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award: If you have done any community service while in high school you can apply for this scholarship. These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students who have shown great involvement in their community. National Scholarships are available for $5,000 and winners receive $5,000 to the charities of their choice. Interested students can apply at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Deadline to self-nominate is November 8th.

Please notify your guidance counselor that you have applied.

AES Engineers Scholarship: Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of the web site: http://www.easengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Deadline October 6, 2016

North Carolina College & University Scholarships

Robertson Scholars Program: Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill; the only scholarship in the country that offers students access to the faculty and other resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the nation, one public and one private. Full tuition, room & board, and a living stipend at UNC-CH or full tuition at Duke. Interested students should complete the supplemental form - website is www.robertsonscholars.org. The first deadline is September 25. Please let your counselor know that you are applying. Priority deadline for submitting the rest of the information is mid November. 1. Sign up to receive materials: http://tinyurl.com/robertsonmailinglist .

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship: This is a writing scholarship for UNC Chapel Hill. You must first apply to the university by October 15th, 2016; and, 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2016. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. More complete information, including the application form, is available on line at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws

Merit Scholarships at ASU: available at www.scholarships.appstate.edu. You must apply to ASU by November 15 to be considered for the Merit Scholarships at ASU.

East Carolina Scholars: The scholarship priority deadline for ECU is November 15. This means you need to apply to the university prior to this so that you will have the necessary ID number to apply for the Merit scholarships at ECU.

North Carolina State University: Selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scores. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a limited number of competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage exceptional academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission by November 1. Some academic scholarships also require that students demonstrate financial need. All students who apply for admission by November 1 and apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 will automatically be considered for need-based academic scholarships. In addition college/departmental, employer-sponsored, endowed and minority scholarships available. See website for details and deadlines for these awards. Deadline: November 1 or later Go to website for more information.

NC State’s Shelton Leadership Scholarship: This is a prestigious scholarship at NC State who honors rising freshmen who have strong leadership credentials and outstanding academic performance. Applicants should also show personal integrity, commitment to personal growth and physical fitness and devotion to wellness. This award is worth $10,000 a year and provides $2,000 annually for enrichment programs (think Study Abroad!!). Applications are available online at: www.ncsu.edu/extension/sheltonleadership Deadline to submit applications: October 15th.

Mars Hill College: Scholarship and Grant program selection be based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores. You may determine your eligibility and the amount of your award by contacting the Admissions Office with your SAT/ACT scores and GPA. Other endowed scholarships are awarded through our Scholar Day and an interview process. Students are invited to participate by filling out an application, writing an essay, and providing reference forms from counselors and teachers. The interviewing committees determine these scholarships. Other financial aid may be available based on completion of the FAFSA. Deadline: November Contact: Contact Donna Griffith, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC, telephone (828) 689-1103 or go online for more information.

UNC-Charlotte: Selections are based on GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores. Merit-based, merit and need-based and departmental awards available. Merit-based deadline is November 15, and they are administered by the Admissions Office. All students who apply and meet the criteria will be evaluated for merit-based awards. No other application is needed. All students who complete the financial aid application process by April 1 are considered for merit and need based awards. No additional application is needed for merit and need based awards. Deadline: November 15, April 1 Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid, UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd., 122 Reese Building, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, telephone (704) 687-2461 or visit online for more information.

UNC Greensboro Merit Awards Program: These merit based scholarship awards range from $2,500 to full tuition, fees, room and board. These selective awards are given to students on the basis of exception academic achievement. Special awards are given in the areas of: Business, Education, and Arts and Sciences. Students must have: 1800 on SAT (27 on Act) and Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Students must be admitted to UNCG early. Applications are online at www.uncg.edu/fia/meritawards .

UNCW Honors Scholars Program: Available to students attending UNCW in the fall. The program is based on high school grades, SAT scores, and class rank. Students in the program have smaller classes. If interested visit http://www.uncw.edu/honors.