Scholarship Information

  • ****SCHOLARSHIPS****

    Scholarships require work.  Students generally need to write an essay, sometimes multiple essay's just to be considered.  Deadlines are not miss them!  Good luck!!


    **Report your scholarship offers to guidance!



    For 2018-2019 school year:

    Scholarships are now listed in Naviance under the "Colleges" tab, and select "Scholarships and Money" from the drop down box.  The "Scholarship List" populates all available and current scholarship opportunities.    



    *********************************************************************************************SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2017-2018

    NC Society of Accountant Scholarship is now available in guidance.  Seniors must be planning to major in accounting, two letters of recommendation, college confirmation letter, copy of your parents 2017 tax return, and a letter stating your intent to major in accounting.  Applications are due April 15th!

    Alpha Delta Kappa Future Teacher Scholarship is now available in guidance.  Seniors who apply must be planning to major in education, providethree letters of recommendation, provide an official transcript, and complete an essay provided.  Deadline is April 24, 2018.  

    Parkwood PTSO Scholarship applications can be found in guidance now!  Seniors must have at least a 3.2 GPA, be a member of the PWHS PTSO and complete the required application. Deadline is May 1, 2018! 

    Parkwood Foundation Scholarship- The PWHS Foundation will give away two scholarships this year.  All Seniors received a letter and application via mailing address on file.  If you did not receive your letter/application, pick one up in guidance!  Seniors will need two recommendations and a short essay. Completed applications and recommendations should be returned to Ms. Rape by April 15th! 


    Bob Sabin Girls on the Run of Union County College Scholarship that is open for Girls on the Run of Union County alumni that are seniors in high school and attending college in the Fall of 2018.  There will be two $1,000 scholarships awarded. The deadline is April 1, 2018 and we are looking forward to reviewing the applications. Applications can be found in guidance. 


    Siler Presbyterian Church Scholarship- Max Pfister Scholarship 

    • Attending a 2 or 4-year or technical college 
    • Open to current Seniors
    • Purpose is to help students with financial needs
    • Applciations can be found in guidance
    • Applciation is due May 31, 2018


    Union Baptist Association - Mary Blair Scholarship 

    • Membership in a church affiliated with the Union Baptist Association
    • Must be planning to attend Wingate University in the fall 2018
    • Applications can be found in guidance
    • Application due April 30, 2018


    Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program has been posted.  The scholarship selection is based on transcript review, community service, SAT scores and a video presenation that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving. Details can be found in guidance, as well as the applicatin. Deadline is March 26, 2018.


    Midkiff Challenge Scholarship

    The 16th Annual Midkiff Challenge scholarship has been announced! This scholarship is open for Parkwood Seniors.  Scholarship details, eligibility and application can be found here.  Deadline is (postmarked) April 14th through mail or email.  


    Check out the website to look at a variety of scholarships available.  You can sign up for a newsletter as well!


    Image result for naviance logoStudents now also have access to the Scholarship Search located on Naviance.
    To access that Scholarship List:
    1. Log in to Naviance 
        A. To Log in to Naviance go the Piedmont Homepage on your Chromebook 
        B. Under Quick Links click on "Technology for Students" Tab
        C. Then click on the "Naviance Family Connection" Tab
    2. Once you reach the Family Connection Homepage, then Click on "Colleges" tab at the top of the page
    3. Then go to the "Scholarship List" tab located under the Scholarships & Money Section 
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Inc. Scholarship

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Inc. Scholarship

    (Offering (3) $2,000 Scholarships)

    The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is offering (3) $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who want to enhance their learning by going to college.

    Applications can be found in the Counseling Office. The deadline is Thursday, March 22nd.


    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


    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  


    2018 Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship is for seniors. Applicants must write a two page essay and all applications should be shared via Google Drive with Ms. Rape by 3:00p.m. on Friday, Mar. 9 Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship


    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  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 to apply. Deadline:  Mar. 23. 


    Union County Education Foundation Scholarship--Each spring we award twelve $1,000 college scholarships to UCPS seniors who pay tribute to a special teacher as part of their application process. Deadline: Feb 23 at midnight. Click here for more information.


    Agnes Liles Scholarship--Every four years the Union County Education Foundation awards the Agnes Liles Scholarship as a service to Larry Harrington's Law Office. Ms. Liles established a trust that provides six UCPS students a $30,000 college scholarship. ($7,500 per year for four years.) Deadline: March 2 at midnight. Click here for more information.


    Quest Bridge Scholars Program

    This program targets students whose families earn less than $65,000 per year (family of four), the student has primarily A's in the most challenging courses and are high school Juniors.  This program competition offers full scholarship to elite colleges across the nation.  For more information check their website at  


    SECU Foundation "People Helping People"

    There are new guidelines for this scholarship competition.  No longer will there be an automatic scholarship awarded from each high school.  An UCPS scholarship committee, not Parkwood High School, will make the final selection for all high schools.  To be considered for this scholarship you must be a Senior who plans to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system. The student is required to be a member of SECU or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU.  Preference will be given to students whose family members are public sector employees.  Students should demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.  Such students should also demonstrate financial need through the submission of a FAFSA (you must have completed your FAFSA!).   All students should print off and bring Ms. Rape an updated resume of high school activities, leadership, and service by February 26th to be considered. 

    Student Eligibility 

    Student Application

    Application Submission Sample

    Consent Form

    Guidelines for Writing a Bio



    Waxhaw Women's Club

    Under the Program, one (1) $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a young woman from the senior class of a Union County, NC public high school. ? Applicants should be a young woman from the senior class of a Union County, NC public school. ? Applicants must use the official application form found on the Waxhaw Woman's Club website at ? Applicants must plan to attend a two (2)-year community college or four (4)-year college or university. ? Applicants must have the endorsement of their Guidance Counselor on their application certifying the applicant's GPA and attesting they are qualified for this scholarship program. Click here for the application.  Deadline is April 11, 2018. 


    "I'm First" Scholarship

    This is open to any first generation high school senior who is planning to enroll in a four-year degree program at a Center for Student Opportunity partner school. The amount is $4,000 that is dispersed in annual $1,000 increments over four years, provided that the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and passing grades. For more info, and list of partner schools, visit:    Deadline: unspecified. Applications are available in the spring. 


    SPCC Scholarships: 

    South Piedmont Community College students have access to a wide range of endowed and local scholarships. Both endowed and local scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance and other criteria as directed by the donors. The application process for all scholarships is a completely online process. Please note, you must be an admitted future or current SPCC student to apply for any scholarship. For a list of available scholarships, and to apply, please visit: varies


     Union County Antique Tractor & Power Club Scholarship?

    The applicant must be a graduating senior who is planning a career in Agriculture or an Agricultural related field.

    Applicants must submit: ? One letter of recommendation from a school official, and may be the following: 1) Principal, 2) Teacher or 3) Guidance Counselor. ? Two letters of recommendation (other than a relative or school official). ? Certified copy of current transcript from your High School. ? An essay containing a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 200 words describing your ambitions and goals and what you hope to contribute to society through your educational training.

    Amount of Scholarship: Varies based on number of applicants and available funding Deadline for Scholarship: April 1, 2018

    ?Master Gardener Scholarship?  The application is also available in Naviance and Canvas.
    Sponsored by: Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association

    The applicant must be: ? a resident of Union County. ? a graduating senior attending a Union County School ? in good standing with at least 3.0 GPA ? planning to attend a college or university and be majoring in botany, environmental studies, forestry, landscape architecture, horticulture, crop sciences, local foods, animal husbandry or related fields.

    This award will be based on academic standing, student personal statement and one teacher/ counselor recommendation.

    Amount of Scholarship: $500 Deadline for Scholarship: April 1, 2018

    North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals (NCAEOP) Scholarship Application is now open.  Criteria and applciation can be found here.  Deadline for application is March 12! 

    UCPAPA Administrative Scholarship- awarded to a student each year who is the child of an administrator within UCPS and is a UCPS senior.  See Ms. Rape for details application due March 2. 

    UCPAPA Education Scholarship- awarded to a student each year who intends to enroll in a teacher preparation program at a four-year insuitution and is a UCPS senior.  Applications can be found in guidance.  Deadline is March 2 to Ms. Rape. 

    King's College- Scholarship Day will be held on Jan. 20 at King's College who plan to attend King's.  Students should arrive at 10:00 am.  No pre-registration is needed.  During this time students can meet staff, tour the campus, participate in a financial aid seminar and speak specifically with King's College representatives about enrollment.

    PSAT Results will be given out to students on Friday, Jan. 12.  Students in 10th and 11th grade students who took the test on October 11th will receive their test score report and their actual test booklet for item analysis.  Students can use their unique access codes to get their full reports online at  Access codes are printed on the front cover of the student score report in blue.  On the inside right cover, students can view their strengths and weaknesses.  Once identified, students can utilize Khan Academy ( for free to improve those skills identified. National Merit that is presented at the top center of the report is a scholarship competition for 11th grade students.  If you are in 11th grade, you can see if you qualified for this specific program as well.  National Merit information can be found at  On the backside of the score report, students can see their question and answer feedback for test analysis.  Students can also see questions, and the answer explanatins online at as well.  If you have any questions about your score report, feel free to contact your school counselor at 704-764-2900.  

    Union County Farm Bureau Scholarships (posted 11/28/17)

    Flake Shaw- $4,000 per year, only 6 scholarships awarded per year across the state, preference given to Farm Bureau members. Students must demonstrate a financial aid, satisfactory grades, evidence of understanding of the arg and/or agribusiness community, leadership potential, and an intention to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field. Applciations are due March 5, 2018.  Applications can be found in guidance.  Completed applications must be returned according to the address listed on application.  For more information, go to 

    N.B. Nicholson- Students are selected by a scholarship committee from Farm Bureau for this $1,000 scholarship.  It will be directly awarded to the college student attends, after their first semester in college. The R. Flake Shaw scholarship applciation should be completed and returned to address listed on the application by March 5, 2018. 

    NC Farm Bureau IFAL Program- This program is for students who want to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) either at NC State or NC A&T.  The deadline for students to return application to their local Farm Bureau office is March 30, 2018.  


    Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has a scholarship opportunity where students who hosts the top-producing blood drive will earn a $1,000 colelge scholarship.  For additional information, go to  The deadlineis January 15, 2018.  

    Oratorical Contest for students 9-12 (posted 10/31)- For information about this contest, please click here or pick up information in Guidance.  Deadline is November 30th. 

    The B. Davis Scholarship (posted 10/10/17) 

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018.

    • Please visit their website at to read about us and to apply for the scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
    • Their website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  They are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

    The deadline for applications is May 22, 2018

    Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at



    Union Power Cooperative Scholarships (posted 10/2/17)

    Deadline: March 20, 2018

    Awards are based on Financial need, Academic Scores, and Extracuricular Activities.  Student must live in a home serviced by Union Power or a child of a Union Power member.  

    More information and application can be found at  


    Cooperative Youth Tour- HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS! 

    Deadline: December 29, 2017

    THREE high school juniors have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. in June, representing Union Power and the state of North Carolina during this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is an annual event coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC). “Tourists” are sponsored by local cooperatives. These students learn about the electric cooperative business model, American history, and U.S. government.

    For more information, click here or go to YouthTour.coopYou can also follow the NC Electric Cooperative Youth Touron Facebook and Twitter.  


    Prudential Spirit Scholarship (posted 9/28/17)

    Deadline: November 7, 2017

    This program is a wonderful way to celebrate students for their community service - and to elevate them as models for their peers. Awards are open to students in grades 5 - 12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past year. Middle level and high school volunteers are honored in every state, and top honorees earn cash awards and an all-expenses-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. Qualifying honorees also receive President's Volunteer Service Awards. 

    For complete details about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, visit

    LYCEUM Scholars Program at Clemson University (posted 9/27/17)

    Deadline: December 11, 2017

    The Lyceum program uses a Great Books approach to studying liberty, free markets, the American Founding, and moral character. The program is open to students of any major,but students who complete this course of study fulfill the requirements for a minor in Political Science. Students who are accepted into this program receive $10,000 scholarships to Clemson University!!


    Union Power Cooperative (posted 9/25/17)

     The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

    • Three-high school juniors have the opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June 2018
    • The application period runs from September through December
    • Details are available at

    College Scholarships for Seniors

    • Awards six-$1000 scholarships to local students
      • 3- 4-year accredited North Carolina Universities
      • 3- North Carolina Community Colleges
    • Must be son or daughter of UPC member or reside in the same household
    • Awards are based on:
      • 40% financial need
      • 30% extracurricular activities (school and community)
      • 30% scholastic achievement
    • The application period runs from September through March
    • Details are available at

    Students interested in either one of these programs may visit the websites listed above to obtain an application and further details about each program.


    Automotive Scholarships (posted 9/18/17)

    • Great scholarship search for students interested in automotive technician in collision, heavy duty or agricultural fields. 
    • Various deadlines
    • More information and application above in highlighted link


    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (posted 9/18/17) 

    • Deadline: October 31 at 5:00 pm
    • Current Seniors
    • Focuses on student leadership and community service
    • Complete application online on above highlighted link


    South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) (posted 9/18/17)


    Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship (posted 9/18/17)

    Due: October 2 by 3pm 

    Eligibility criteria can be found here. Students-athletes must have at least a 3.0 GPA, participate in at lest one Varsity level sport, and be a leader in the school and the community, and serve as a role model. 

    The application is online and can be found here


    Union County Parade Princess and Alex Kahle Scholarship (posted 9/15/17)

    Due: October 6th by 3:00 pm

    • Senior Lady
    • Demonstrates leadership, acedmic excellence, and a committment to community service. 
    • If selected as a school nominee, must attend a required interview on October 26th at 5:30
    • If selected as the Parade Princess, you must attend the Union County Christmas Parade on Nov. 19th
    • Nomination packets can be found in guidance.  
    • For more information, click here.


    Profile in Courage Essay Contest (posted 9/12/17)

    Due: January 4, 2018

    • Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.  Essay length: 700-1,000 words.
    • Cash awards up to $10,000
    • Complete guidelines, application and submissionrequirements can be found at


    The following highly competitive scholarships are available in guidance for school nomination process.  (Posted 8/28)

    Specific scholarship packets can be found in guidance. 

    • Morehead-Cain at UNC due to Ms. Rape by 9/18 at 3:00 PM
    • Park Scholarship at NC State due to Ms. Rape by 9/18 at 3:00 PM
    • Levine Scholars at UNCC due to Ms. Rape by 10/3 at 3:00 PM
    • Belk Scholarship at Davidson due to Ms. Rape by 10/20 at 3:00 PM
    • Bryan Scholars at Davidson due to Ms. Rape by 9/13 at 3:00 PM


     Scholarship packets can also be found in guidance for the following:

    • DAR Good Citizens- Due to Ms. Rape by 10/2  (Posted 9/1/17)


    Quest Bridge- National College Match  (Posted 9/1/17)

    • Free, online application is due 9/27/17
    • Connects high-achieving, low-income students to full four-year scholarships
    • Students who excel academically and exhibitstrong personal character
    • Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually, with limited assets, and may qualify for free or reduced lunch.  


    College Information Links:

    Students are reminded to bring in their scholarship award letters to EVERY college they hear back from, even if you have no intentions of attending that school! We want to know how much scholarship money was offered to our students! 

    **Coming soon! Watch for the rising thermometer that indicates our scholarship awards in the student center!

    Why bring in my scholarship award letters?

    • You will be recognized for each scholarship you receive at the Senior Award Ceremony! (But an award letter must be on file!)
    • Every dollar counts and you will be recognized for every scholarship you earn, even if you decline an offer!
    • PWHS can brag about how much money our Senior class won!.

    Admissions Deadlines and Open House Opportunities for N.C. Colleges and Universities

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    College Scholarship Opportunities

    Click here for a list of scholarships arranged by month scholarship is due.

    Community College Scholarship Opportunities

    SPCC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Over 30 scholarships are available! The South Piedmont Community College Scholarship application can be found on the SPCC website.