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  • Scholarship Information

    A scholarship search is time-consuming and hard work. To begin a scholarship search, start with the college you are considering attending. Log on to the college's website and type in 'scholarships' on the college search engine. Or, you can find their Financial Aid Office website and browse for information there. The next step is to read the information and apply for the scholarships you meet the criteria for.

    Another method of searching for scholarships is to go online and Google 'scholarships'. If you know the area you plan to major in, or the career you plan to complete, you can narrow your search by entering the career. You can also narrow your search further by putting in the state. Example: 'Nursing scholarships in North Carolina'.

    The final place to search for scholarships are scholarship websites. Below are scholarship websites we recommend:

    CFNC

    CollegeBoard

    Scholarships.com

    Scholarshipamerica.org

    Studentscholarships.org

    goingmerry.com

    Attention parents:

    Be wary of any company that charges a fee to locate scholarships or requests money to give your child a scholarship or honor.

     

    Student Scholarship Newsletter: Each month, this scholarship newsletter is released and lists scholarships with deadlines in the upcoming month. Please click on the newsletter and review the scholarships.

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    Scholarships with Firm Deadlines 

    Morehead-Cain at UNC Chapel Hill: This is a full scholarship to UNC. 
    Amount: Full ride
    Deadline: October 1, 2023
    Application: Please click here for more information on this scholarship and to apply. 
     
    Golden Door Scholarship: Large scholarships for undocumented students pursuing a bachelor's degree.
    Amount: Benefits include tuition, room & board for up to 4 years at partner colleges; career readiness support; mentor and fellowship opportunities; annual community-building summit.
    Deadline: October 1, 2023
    Application: Please click here for more information and how to apply. 
     
    Levine Scholars at UNC Charlotte: This is a full scholarship to UNC Charlotte
    Amount: Full ride
    Deadline: October 15, 2023
    Application: Please click here for more information on this scholarship and to apply.
     
    Park Scholarship at NC State: This is a full scholarship to NC State
    Amount: Full ride
    Deadline: November 1, 2023
    Application: Please click here for more information on this scholarship and to apply.
     
    Davidson College Scholarships: Davidson College offers multiple scholarships. If you are interested in being nominated for the Belk scholarship, please email Ms. Cole with your resume by Oct. 23
    Amount: Varies by scholarship
    Deadline: Application for admission to Davidson must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2023 to be considered for these scholarships.
    Application: Please click here  for more information on these scholarships.
     
    Honors College Scholarships at NC A&T University: The Honors College is offering three full-ride scholarships
    Amount: Full ride
    Deadline: November 15, 2023
    Application: Please click here for more information on this scholarship and to apply.
     
    Fidelity Scholars Program: This program is available to students with a 2.5-3.5 unweighted GPA who demonstrate financial need and who plan to enroll at a 4-year not-for-profit school in your home state. Students who apply must come from underrepresented populations and historically underserved communities.
    Amount: Varies based on need
    Deadline: January 11, 2024
    Application: Please click here for more information and to apply. 
     
    Adam Mills Foundation Scholarship: This is available to seniors who plan to attend a 2-year, 4-year, or vocational college. An essay is required for this scholarship.
    Amount: $500. Two recipients will be awarded that amount.
    Deadline: January 31, 2024
    Application: Click here for more information and to apply. 
     
    SME Education Foundation Scholarship for Manufacturing and Engineering Students: This scholarship is open to high school seniors wanting to pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree in manufacturing, engineering, or a related discipline. This foundation offers more than 60 scholarships ranging from merit and need-based, to one-time or renewable scholarships. Women and underrepresented students are encouraged to apply. 
    Amount: $2,500 - $20,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2024
    Application: Click here for the application
     
    Monroe-Union Breakfast Rotary Club Scholarship: This scholarship aims to recognize students for their service to the community, the environment, and the world. Academics, need, or involvement in sports are not considered. This scholarship is meant to encourage the motto "Service Above Self". A brief essay is required for the application. Finalists will be invited to present to the club about their community service.
    Amount: Not mentioned. But last year they awarded $16,000 to 12 Union County seniors.
    Deadline: February 5, 2024
    Application: Click here  for more information on how to apply
     
    Silver Pen Award: This is an essay-writing contest that awards money to the 1st - 3rd place recipients. 
    Amount: 1st place = $2,500; 2nd place = $750; 3rd place = $500
    Deadline: February 15, 2024
    Application: Please click here for more information and how to submit your essay.
     
    Union Power Cooperative Scholarship: This scholarship is available to any senior who is planning to attend a NC accredited college or university. Eligible applicants must be a child of a Union Power Cooperative member or live in a home served by Union Power Cooperative.
    Amount: $1,000
    Deadline: March 1, 2024
    Application: Please click here to apply.
     
    Kiwanis Club of Monroe Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who possesses strong character, a demonstrated belief in service to the community, and academic evidence predicting success in college. Three students will be selected for this scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to help a student who can be successful in college but may not receive financial assistance elsewhere. 
    Amount: $2,500
    Deadline: March 1, 2024
    Application: Please click here for the application
     
    Aubrey Moore Optimist Scholarship: This scholarship is open to any high school senior. Applicants must write a 1-2 page essay and submit it to Ms. Cole. Details about the essay requirements are linked in the document below. The CATA Scholarship Committee will then select a nominee to send to the Weddington Optimist Club to be considered for the scholarship. 
    Amount: 5 scholarships of $2,000 each
    Deadline: Essays must be sent to Ms. Cole by March 4, 2024
    Application: Click here for more information about the essay requirements
     
    SECU People Helping People Scholarship: One senior from each high school in Union County will be awarded this scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be a member, or be eligible to be a member through a parent or guardian, of SECU at the time of applying. You must also be accepted to one of the 16 UNC System schools and plan to attend this fall. Completed application packets must be sent to Ms. Cole. The CATA scholarship committee will review all applications and select 3 nominees. These names will be sent to the UCPS scholarship committee and they will determine the recipient of the scholarship. 
    Amount: $10,000
    Deadline: Completed applications are due to Ms. Cole by March 11, 2024
    Application: Click here for information on the application process
     
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships: Eligible students must have a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA or a 3.5 weighted GPA and must be planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university in the Fall 2024. 
    Amount: Two scholarships valued at $2,000
    Deadline: March 15, 2024
    Application: Click here for the application
     
    Union County Association of Educated Office Professionals Scholarships: This organization is offering 3 scholarships; One scholarship is for seniors whose parents are members of UCAEOP; The second scholarship is for all seniors who are children of UCPS employees; and the third scholarship is for all UCPS seniors.
    Amount: $500 each
    Deadline: March 25, 2024
    Application: Click here for the application
     
    Union County Education Foundation Scholarships: UCEF is offering three different scholarships for Union County seniors who plan to pursue a degree in education.
    Amount: Varies based on scholarship
    Deadline: March 28, 2024
    Application: Click here for the application
     
    Annie B. Cherry Scholarship: Open to a graduating senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plans to attend college in the fall. 
    Amount: $1,000
    Deadline: April 1, 2024
    Application: Click here for the application
     
    A Few Good Men: This organization has several scholarships open to all seniors, regardless of gender.
    Amount: 5 different scholarships. No amount listed
    Deadline: April 1, 2024
    Application: Click here for more information and for the application to each scholarship
     
    Girls on the Run Scholarship: This is available to girls who participated in Girls on the Run or Heart and Sole programs.
    Amount: Two scholarships, $1000 each
    Deadline: April 8, 2024
    Application: Please click here for more information and how to apply
     
    Waxhaw Woman's Club: This scholarship is open to senior girls who plan to attend an accredited technical, vocational/trade training program 2-year or 4-year college or university after graduation. 
    Amount: Up to $5,000
    Deadline: April 9, 2024
    Application: Please click here for full criteria and application
     
    Monroe Rotary Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors
    Amount: Ranging from $1000 to $2500
    Deadline: April 18, 2024
    Application: Please click here for the application
     
    CATA PTSO Scholarship: This scholarship is available to CATA seniors who are applying to a technical school, community college, or 4-year school. Other criteria apply. 
    Amount: 5 scholarships at $500 each
    Deadline: April 22, 2024
    Application: Please click here for the application 
     
    NAACP Louisiana Robinson Education and Leadership Scholarship: Active student membership is not required to apply for this scholarship.
    Amount: Not listed
    Deadline: April 24, 2024
    Application: Please click here for the application
     
    Rosa L. Poston and Jeanette B. Sherrod Scholarship: This scholarship is open to African American girls who plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
    Amount: Not listed
    Deadline: Extended to April 30, 2024
    Application: Please click here for the application
     
    NAACP Doris Massey Scholarship: This scholarship is open to seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA who have been involved with community service during the past 12 months.
    Amount: 2,000
    Deadline: May 15, 2024
    Application: Click here for the application