Scholarship Opportunities

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    CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad International Program is for students interested in broadening their horizons, exploring the world, experiencing a new culture, and learning something new. CIEE offers academic merit + financial need global scholarships to students and these awards can cover between 20-100% of the program tuition. The early application deadline is Nov. 30  and the final application deadline is Feb. 8.  Click here for more details about the program and to apply. 


    UNC Greensboro is recruiting seniors for a campus-based Teacher Education Fellows Program.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan on majoring in Elementary, Middle, High School, or Special Education. Priority will be give to those that apply by January 1.  Click here to apply.


    Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship The North Carolina JCI Senate offers a scholarship to a graduating North Carolina senior. The application is available at January 11.

    2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is an essay contest for high school students.  Applicants are required to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of the political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Click here to apply.  Deadline: January 18.

    U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarship offers a variety of scholarships to seniors that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education.  Visit AFROTC Scholarships  for more details and to apply. Deadline: January 31.


    Weddington Optimist Club Essay Contest is for area students. Applicants must write on the topic “When all the World’s Problems are Solved, Is Optimism Still Necessary? The attached application form is to be completed by each student submitting an essay. Weddington Optimist Club Application Deadline: February 11  

    Union County Education Foundation is accepting applications from UCPS high school seniors for its college scholarship.  Applicants must write a 500 word essay, submit a letter of recommendation, transcript, standardized test scores, and a resume.  Click here to apply.  Deadline: February 25


    Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors within the Charlotte Region who demonstrate above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts. Visit here to apply. Deadline: March 1.

    2019 Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship is for seniors.  Applicants must write a 1-2 page essay and all applications should be submitted to Mrs. Brown via email by 3:00p.m. on Thursday, March 21 Weddington Optimist Club Computer Scholarship




    The North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship is for seniors who have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher education: College, University, Community College, or Technical School.  Applicants must have maintained an overall “C” average or above throughout high school and at least one parent must be a member or client of The NC Child Support Council. Click here for the application. Deadline: April 19th.

    Specific university-based scholarships:
    Many universities have their own set of scholarships only applicable to those applying to their universities. Please visit the websites for the schools to which you are applying. Click on the Financial Aid / Scholarship links! Check out what’s available at these North Carolina schools: 


    ·Appalachian State University—

    ·East Carolina University—

    ·NC A&T—

    ·NC Central University—

    ·NC State—


    ·UNC-Chapel Hill—





    ·Western Carolina—

    ·Winston Salem State - 

    Other places to look for scholarships:

    -College Week Live - $1K Monthly Scholarships - CollegeWeekLive makes it easy to find information on the college of your choice, with online events and live chats happening nearly every day. To enter the monthly scholarship, simply create a free account, login to CollegeWeekLive and visit 5 college pages of your choice on any day this month. It's that easy – no essay required. Visit their website for more information. 
    - - Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarship Search Tool