Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarships are updated regularly - please check back often!     

    February

    Monroe-Union Breakfast Rotary Club is accepting applications from high school seniors. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s credentials in the area of service to people, community, and the environment.  Applicants will be required to write an essay of 250-300 words. Click here to download the application. Deadline: Applications are due to Mrs. Brown in guidance by noon on Feb. 1.

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is for seniors who plan to attend a four year college, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, and present evidence of financial need. Visit www.jackierobinson.org to apply. Deadline: Feb. 1.

    State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship  Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher that plan on attending one of the 16 UNC System Universities should consider applying for the State Employees Credit Union Scholarship. This scholarship is valued at $10,000. All documents are due to Mrs. Brown via email by Feb. 5. Please click on the following links:

     Eligibility Criteria

     Student Application

     Example Application Submission

     Guidelines for Writing Bio.

     Consent Form

    2018 Union County Education Foundation Scholarship 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.  Visit https://ucedfoundation.org/grants/senior-scholarship/ for additional information.  Deadline: Feb. 23.  

    March

    Agnes Liles Scholarship is for seniors who plan to attend college/university in the Fall of 2018. Visit https://ucedfoundation.org/grants/senior-scholarship/ to apply. Deadline: Mar. 2.

    African American Network-Carolinas Scholarship is for seniors who plan to attend a four year university in North or South Carolina. Applicants must plan on pursuing a degree in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration.   Visit https://www.fftc.org/scholarships  to apply.  Deadline: March 2

    UCPAPA Education Scholarship is for seniors who plan to attend a four-year university and enroll in an education major in the Fall.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, exhibit leadership qualities, and present three letters of character recommendation.  Applicants must be a child of a current UCPS school administrator.  Click here for details. Deadline: March 9 

    UCPAPA Administrative Scholarship is for seniors who are currently enrolled in a Union County School and is a child of a UCPS school administrator.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, exhibit leadership qualities, and present three letters of character recommendation.  Click here for details. Deadline: March 9

    Union County Association of Educational Personnel Scholarship is offering 3 different scholarship opportunities for seniors. Click here for details. Deadline: March 12

    2018 Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship is for seniors. Applicants must write a two page essay and all applications should be submitted to Mrs. Brown via email by 3:00p.m. on Friday, Mar. 9 Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship  

    National Coalition of 100 Black Women is accepting applications from high school seniors who have a 2.5 GPA or higher and have been accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning.  Click here for details.  Deadline: March 16  

    Union Power Cooperative is awarding six scholarships to local seniors who plan to attend a 4 year accredited North Carolina University or Community College. Awards are based on financial need, extracurricular activities, and scholastic achievement. Visit www.union-power.com/collegescholarships  to apply. Deadline: Mar. 20.

    The North Carolina American Water Works Association has several scholarship opportunities available for seniors who plan to pursue a degree in construction, environmental sciences, environmental education, environmental finance, environmental management, and public health. Visit http://www.ncsafewater.org/?page=Scholarships to apply. Deadline:  Mar. 23. 

    April

    Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship is for seniors who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in a discipline related to the performing arts, and have the desire to use their training to enrich the lives of others.  Click  here for details. Deadline: April 5

    Retired Educators of Union County Scholarship is for seniors.  Applicants are required to write an essay.  Click here for details. Deadline: April 10

    Waxhaw Women’s Club Scholarship is for female seniors who plan to attend a two year college or 4 year university.  Click here for details.  Deadline: April 11

    2018 Gordon Hay Scholarship is for seniors who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in a non-performance discipline of the performing arts.  Awards are based on academic performance, personal excellence, school and community engagement, and financial need.  Deadline: Apr. 19   Gordon Hay Scholarship Procedures    Gordon Hay Application

     

    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—http://admissions.appstate.edu/scholarships

    ·East Carolina University—http://www.ecu.edu/universityscholarships/scholarships.cfm

    ·NC A&T— http://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/index.html

    ·NC Central University—http://www.nccu.edu/scholarships/

    ·NC State—http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/financial_aid/schphs.html

    ·UNC-Asheville—http://financialaid.unca.edu/scholarships

    ·UNC-Chapel Hill—http://studentaid.unc.edu/types-of-aid/internal-scholarships/

    ·UNC-Charlotte—https://finaid.uncc.edu/scholarships/program

    ·UNC-Greensboro—http://admissions.uncg.edu/cost-and-aid-scholarships.php

    ·UNC-Pembrokehttp://www.uncp.edu/fa/scholarships.htm

    ·UNC-Wilmington—http://catalogue.uncw.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=982

    ·Western Carolina—http://www.wcu.edu/current-students/scholarships/

    ·Winston Salem State -http://www.wssu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/2013fascholarships/default.aspx 

    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. 
    -http://www.fftc.org/scholarships - Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarship Search Tool 

    -www.fastweb.com

    -www.cfnc.org

    -www.collegeboard.com
    -usascholarships.com 
    -www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/