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    MARVIN RIDGE SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER SPRING 2020

     

    Parents & Students: Please note that scholarship deadlines, application, and nomination processes vary.  Please follow directions set forth by each individual organization. MRHS scholarship newsletter is updated regularly with scholarship information from various sources, however Naviance and the resources listed below also provide a thorough list of scholarships available that may be of more help to you in your college search and application process. Please be sure to report ALL scholarship awards to Mrs. Parks even if you do not plan to accept!   Class of 2020 Report all Scholarships HERE!

     

    Scholarship Search Engines & Helpful Resources

     FAFSA   College Foundation of North Carolina  Going Merry  Fast Web  Scholly  College Board Scholarship Search  Scholarships.com  Cappex Niche Scholarship Monkey  My College Scholarship  Hispanic Scholarship Fund  Student Scholarship Search  FinAid  NC Scholarship Buddy

     

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020 

     

    ** NEW**  MARVIN RIDGE PTSO SCHOLARSHIP

    The MRHS Scholarship Committee shall award four scholarships in the amount of $1000 each academic year, provided that the needed funds have been raised by the general membership. If the needed funds have not been raised, the PTSO board will inform the Scholarship Committee of any necessary revisions to the number and/or dollar amount of scholarships. The scholarships will be announced at the Awards Day at MRHS.  The recipient must provide evidence that the student will attend a post-secondary educational institution (including trade or technical schools) on a full-time basis after graduation. A parent or guardian of each recipient shall be required to guarantee the return of any MRHS scholarship money if the recipient does not attend school during the academic year that starts in the fall of the current calendar year. Applicant must be a senior at MRHS graduating June 2020.  Student or student’s parents must be a current member of MRHS PTSO. Any parent wishing to join may do so on the MRHS PTSO website. If membership needs to be verified, please send a “contact” message from MRHSPTSO.com. We know as Senior you have prepared many essays applying to colleges. Please choose what you believe is your best essay and one that reflects a true passion you have.  Application must be submitted electronically: APPLY HERE by MAY 8, 2020.

     

    The BILL COOK “ALWAYS A MAVERICK” SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Bill Cook “Always a Maverick” Scholarship is for a graduating senior that embodies the characteristics of Mr. Bill Cook, opening principal at MRHS. The senior that is awarded this $1,000 scholarship must be in good standing and have demonstrated the following characteristics throughout their four years at MRHS: Maverick at Heart, Achiever, Vibrant, Efficient, Resourceful, Involved, Charismatic, and Knowledgeable. Please write a one page essay detailing the reasons you believe that you will be “Always a Maverick”. Essays should be limited to 500 words or less. The winner of the scholarship will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony. Apply Here by May 8, 2020.

     

    ANDREW CRUZ MEMORIAL INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP 

    Each year, the Andrew Cruz Innovation Fund awards a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving Marvin Ridge High School senior. The goal of this scholarship is to recognize a graduating student who demonstrates academic achievement, specifically in innovation and a dedication to using technology in ways that enrich the community. This scholarship is a one-time grant, paid directly to the student’s post-secondary school, to honor the values and passion Andrew Cruz and this student exemplify.  Eligibility: Applicant must be a senior at MRHS graduating in June 2019, have an unweighted GPA of 3.0, must have demonstrated proficiency in technological-related areas and clubs (inside or outside of MRHS). The applicant must also be accepted to a post-secondary educational institution (two-year college, four-year college/university, technical/vocational school, etc.) Essay and two letters of recommendation are required.  LINK TO APPLY  DEADLINE: May 8, 2020. 

     

    MARVIN RIDGE MAVERICKS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP & The JEFF ATEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The mission of the MRMABC Scholarship Program is to financially assist outstanding student athletes who pursue post-secondary education. Three scholarships are awarded annually: one $2,000 Jeff Aten Memorial Scholarship and four $1,000 general MRMABC scholarships. The MRMABC general scholarships are awarded to two male student-athletes and two female student-athletes. The goal of the Jeff Aten Memorial Scholarship is to recognize a graduating student who demonstrates academic achievement, dedication to their athletics, including positive sportsmanship, strong character and involvement in their community. This scholarship is a one-time grant, paid directly to the student’s post-secondary school, to honor the values Coach Aten and this student exemplify. General MRMABC Scholarships are intended to encourage and recognize outstanding athletes at MRHS, based on their academic success, dedication, leadership, sportsmanship, and conduct. LINK TO APPLY  Deadline: March 27, 2020.  *EMAIL YOUR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TO Ms. Parks*

     

    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  for the application. Deadline: Applications and essays are due to Mrs. Parks in guidance by 12pm on DEADLINE: February 4, 2020.  

     

    THE MARY & MILLARD KIKER SCHOLARSHIP  is for seniors who are residents of Union or Anson County and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Minimum 2.5 GPA and submit 1 paragraph describing goals, motivation, and potential major.  MRHS will nominate 2 students by February 21, 2020.

     

    SECU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

    The SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship is available to graduating public high school seniors who are either current members of the State Employees’ Credit Union or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of the SECU at the time of the application.  Preference will be given to those majoring in public service degree programs. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA and may be deserving of financial aid. This is a four year $10,000 scholarship payable at $1,250 a semester for 8 consecutive semesters.  Each school will convene a scholarship committee to determine the school’s top 2 nominees. This year, the district scholarship committee will determine the winner from each school and each school’s alternate. Requirements: Completed Student Application and Essay, Copy of University Acceptance Letter, Photo of Student, a 5-6 sentence bio written by the student to include accomplishments and awards, and a signed consent form with signatures.  Two students will be nominated and the DEADLINE: FEB 15, 2020. PLEASE SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FOR DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING.  Eligibility Criteria, Student Application, Example Application Submission, Guidelines for Writing Bio., Consent Form

     

    UNION COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

    DEADLINE: February 24, 2020.  LINK TO APPLY  Applicants will create a two-minute surprise video tribute to a significant UCPS teacher for an opportunity to receive $1,250 initially and more funds at The Sweet Salute on May 14. The teacher tribute video can be honoring a current, former, or retired employee, who teaches at the elementary, middle, or high school level. Picture with us, teachers from all corners of the county being encouraged by seeing these uplifting videos!  NOTE: Your teacher can know that you are recognizing him or her, but should not even have a hint about the theme of your video or see any part of it! Any UCPS senior can: 1) Select a teacher who has had a profound influence on you, 2) Brainstorm a creative way to pay tribute to the teacher in video format. Videos that are creative, funny, or meaningful get the attention of the judges.  3) Make sure it is under two minutes. Also required: a resume, letter of recommendation, and transcript. Check out our YouTube channel for examples of other vibrant videos from previous recipients of our college scholarship.  

     

    KIWANIS CLUB OF MONROE SCHOLARSHIP is for seniors who are residents of Union County.  Applicants must submit a high school transcript, three letters of recommendation, and an essay along with the application.  Click here for the application.  DEADLINE: February 24, 2020.

     

    NCAE: THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING SCHOLARSHIP

    This Scholarship was established in 1992 by the North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission under the auspices of the Human and Civil Rights Commission. It continues in partnership with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Scholarship awards are based on the amount of money received annually through donations and the Martin Luther King Jr events.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.  APPLY HERE  Each year the non-profit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Inc. awards a $2,000 scholarship to one or more high school seniors to support their goals of higher education.   DEADLINE: March 1, 2020.

    1.  Your official high school transcript
    2. A copy of your acceptance letter from an accredited college/university or community college
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. Your completed handwritten essay

     

    WEDDINGTON OPTIMIST COMPUTER SCHOLARSHIP

    The Weddington Optimist Computer Scholarship awards a Dell Latitude 15 3000 Series Laptop with Microsoft Office Student edition. One scholarship awarded per high school.  Seniors do not have to be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year higher education institution in the fall of 2020. The Weddington Optimists are looking for individuals who will be enthusiastic and optimistic that the scholarship will help you meet your life goals as you embark on new life experiences. Answer the following question on page 2 by writing a 2-page essay.  Essay should be double spaced, 1-inch margins and font size no larger than 12. Bold words are allowed. Please include your full name, date, high school, and guidance counselor’s name in the essay’s header. Essay Question: Why do you deserve the Computer Scholarship? Include any volunteer work you have participated in the past few years. How has your volunteer work developed or expanded your optimistic views and experiences?  Incorporate a phrase or two from Optimist Creed in your answer. The Optimist Creed is below, the individual phrases start with ‘To…” with double spacing between each phrase (Each line item is a phrase). File format .doc or .pdf. Essays are due on March 2, 2020 to Mrs. Parks.  Guidance counselors will pick 3 essays and will forward them to The Weddington Optimist Club by March 16, 2020.  * DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!!!  PLEASE EMAIL Ms. Parks with your ESSAY!  

    THE NEW CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM is NEW and REVISED this year! New Century Scholarships are available for students who plan to attend South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) and work toward an Associate’s Degree, Diploma, or Non-Credit (Continuing Education) program. Scholarship recipients will receive up to four semesters of tuition at the in-state rate for Associates Degree programs to be completed within three years, starting from the fall semester immediately following the student's high school graduation. Complete and submit the online scholarship application, Complete and submit an application to SPCC, Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Decide on a Program (SPCC Degree Program, an SPCC Diploma Program, or an SPCC Certificate Program, Submit two letters of recommendation from your high school, and submit a final transcript. To fill out an application, students should visit https://ucps.submittable.com/submitEXTENDED DEADLINE! We have extended the deadline for the New Century Scholarship for SPCC through March 21.   Please share and encourage any student who is planning on attending SPCC next year to apply.    The application is on the CTE website, www.ucpscte.org.

    UNION COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS is offering 3 different scholarship opportunities for seniors. Click here for details.  Deadline: March 9, 2020 The $500 UCAEOP Scholarship is open to seniors whose parent is a member of UCAEOP; The $500 UCAEOP Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors who are children of UCPS employees; The $500 Billy W. Stegall, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is open to all UCPS seniors.

     

    DELTA SIGMA THETA / THE ROSA L. POSTON & JEANNETTE B. SHERROD SCHOLARSHIPS

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Union County Alumnae Chapter will award scholarships to African-American graduating senior women who have the desire to pursue post-secondary education in an accredited four-year institution to commemorate the achievements of two members of Delta Sigma Theta.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and display leadership potential as evidenced by her school and community activities. Click here for the application. Deadline: March 15, 2020.

     

    2020 MICHAEL A. DEMAYO SCHOLARSHIP

    The Michael A. DeMayo law firm will award 15 $2,500 Scholarships to students from the communities that their offices serve.  The committee will select students based on their grades(3.0 minimum), school and community involvement, SAT scores, an essay, Powerpoint Presentation, or brochure that encourages fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and highlight the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.  Please come to guidance to pick up an application. Applications must be postmarked by March 16, 2020.

     

    THE SILVER PEN SCHOLARSHIP is a writing competition.  In addition to a personalized, engraved pen and framed certificate, winners receive: 1st Place: $2,500, 2nd Place: $750, 3rd Place: $500.  APPLY HERE  To complete your application, please include the following: Copy of transcript (can be unofficial), Essay on Community Topic. If you are unable or have trouble attaching the documents, email the documents to Meghan Ruona at MRuona@Maxwell-Group.com.  Additionally, if you are having difficulty with submitting the online application form, you can fill out the PDF version.  Deadline: March 18, 2020.

     

    UNION POWER COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

    Union Power Cooperative is awarding 10 - $1000 college scholarships to seniors. Awards are based on the following criteria: All applicants must be a child of a Union Power Cooperative member or live in a home served by Union Power Cooperative.  The applicant must be a high school senior in the current graduating class. Criteria for awarding the scholarship to an individual is based on 40% need; 30% scholastic achievement; and 30% extracurricular activities in school, civic, and community functions.  Children of Union Power employees and its subsidiary, Union Services, are not eligible to apply. An independent committee not affiliated with the Cooperative will conduct judging of applicants and selection of winners for Union Power Cooperative. Details: MORE INFORMATION. To Apply: APPLICATION Mail to:College Scholarships, c/o Union Power, PO Box 5014, Monroe, NC 28111; or email packet to communications@union-power.com.  Deadline: March 20, 2020. 



    ISABELLA SANTOS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    Amount $1,000. This scholarship is for a MRHS senior who participated in making a positive difference in our community related to cancer awareness, cancer action, or support of any cancer related charity or foundation. Eligibility requirements also include having a minimum 3.0 weighted GPA and entering college in fall 2019 is eligible to apply. This scholarship is specific to Marvin Ridge!  For questions and to receive a copy of application materials please email christine.parks@ucps.k12.nc.us for application. Please email the completed application and all requested documents to kmurphy@isabellasantosfoundation.org.   Deadline: April 1, 2020.

     

    WAXHAW WOMEN’S CLUB

    The Waxhaw Woman's Club scholarship is a $2500 - $5000 scholarship given to a female in the senior class of a Union County, NC public high school. The amount awarded will depend on funds raised from the Waxhaw Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour.  APPLY HERE  Applications MUST be postmarked no later than April 1, 2020.  MORE INFORMATION    A NOTE FROM WWC: we had concerns about seniors being able to submit a completed application by the due date of April 1 and changed the due date to be a postmark of May 15. However, after the governor changed the school closings to May 15 on Monday, with a possibility of announcing yet another closing date, we decided that we are no longer awarding a WWC Scholarship this year.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to view our website for any future developments.”

     

    GIRLS ON THE RUN OF UNION COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

    $1000 Scholarship to be awarded to any girl who participated in Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) or Girls on Track/Heart and Sole (grades 6-8) in Union County and will enter college in the Fall of 2020.  Requirements: minimum GPA of 3.0 (weighted); Exhibit the ideals from the Girls on the Run Vision and Values of being joyful, optimistic, grateful, and nurturing of one’s health; Essay; 2 letters of character reference (one from a teacher and one from another person of one’s choosing such as a coach, advisor, or employer). INSTRUCTIONS: Respond to questions below by attaching a separate document not to exceed two typed single-spaced pages. *Your name and high school should be clearly indicated at the top of your document.  *Please attach a current copy of your transcript and your two letters of reference. 1. Provide the year and location of your Girls on the Run or Girls on Track/Heart and Sole program participation in Union County, along with your reflections on that experience, including the culminating 5K.

    1. List the activities that you have participated in during high school, along with honors received or offices held.  
    2. The Girls on the Run program is designed to help girls recognize and honor their individual strengths and talents and to celebrate their inner selves. Describe your inner strengths and talents as you see them, and describe

    your perspective of what it means to “celebrate your inner self.”  IV. Describe your future plans, along with your view of how you will maintain your physical, emotional and social well-being as you transition to college and adulthood. How can you help inspire and support others to do the  same? The documents may be emailed or mailed. Girls on the Run of Union County, 1930 Weddington Rd, Weddington, NC 28104 Phone: 704-814-0258 Email: lani@girlsontherununion.org  DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

     

    PIEDMONT EYE CARE SCHOLARSHIP

    One male and one female graduating senior interested in a medical field will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $500 Please come to guidance to pick up an application.  Application, essay, and counselor recommendation required. Applications due by April 15, 2020.

     

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS SCHOLARSHIPS The Charlotte Knights are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the youth in our communities. Please review the eligibility guidelines below for the Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship, presented by Atrium Health, and the Charlotte Knights STEM Scholarship, presented by Piedmont Natural Gas. If eligible, here are the steps you should take to be considered: Download the Guidance Counselor Report and give to your counselor to complete, Complete the online application, and Ensure that your application is submitted and your transcript and letter(s) of recommendation are mailed by your school no later than DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 1, 2020.  All supporting materials must be mailed to: Charlotte Knights, Attn: Scholarships, 324 S Mint Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.  APPLICATION MATERIALS

     

    BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS: GORDON HAY SCHOLARSHIP Each year the Gordon Hay Scholarship Committee selects a high school senior to receive a unique $5000 scholarship. The Gordon Hay Scholarship benefits a student within the Charlotte region who demonstrates technical or artistic accomplishment in a non-performance area of the performing arts. The award is designed for special learning opportunities related to the recipient’s career interest in a non-performing area of the performing arts. Opportunities include but are not limited to professional conferences, seminars, workshops, participation in unpaid internship programs, technological equipment, books, supplies, and professional performances. Scholarship Committee will consider the following when selecting scholarship finalists: career potential in a non-performance area of the performing arts as evidenced by a portfolio presentation and appropriate references, academic performance, evidence of the pursuit of personal excellence, school and community engagement, desire to enrich the lives of others through the performing arts, financial need.  Eligibility: Student must be a senior preparing to pursue or currently pursuing a degree in a non-performance discipline of the performing arts (e.g. set/lighting/sound/costume design, stage management, production or music direction, arts administration, arts education, etc.), must reside in Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanley, Union, Chester (SC), Chesterfield (SC), Lancaster (SC),York (SC). Application Process: Application must contain: a. completed scholarship application form (typed responses only), b. one-page essay detailing why applicant is applying for the Gordon Hay Scholarship, c. first-page copy of student's 2019-2020 Student Aid Report (SAR), d. reference form and recommendation letter from a current teacher or industry professional, e. headshot, f. copy of financial aid award letter(s), g. most recent high school transcript, h. copy of college acceptance letter(s), 2.  Finalists will be notified of their status no later than Friday, April 10, 2020 and will be invited to the Gordon Hay Scholarship Interviews on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at a Blumenthal Performing Arts venue (TBA) in Charlotte, NC. All finalists will be notified on May 11 of their scholarship recipient status. FAFSA required. Contact Eric Figueroa EFigueroa@blumenthalarts.org  or 704-348-5770. Please contact Tommy Prudenti at TPrudenti@blumenthalarts.org  or 704-348-5830 for application quality and guidance.  Scan and email materials to: The Gordon Hay Scholarship Committee at EFigueroa@blumenthalarts.org c/o Blumenthal Performing Arts Education 345 North College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.   DEADLINE April 3, 2020.

     

    NORTH STATE SCHOLARSHIP

    Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Focus: 3 $1,000 Awards.  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Must be a resident of North Carolina. B) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (Unweighted). C) Must major in Criminal Justice or related field. Applications can be found by going to: APPLY HERE  Deadline: May 15, 2020

     

    STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA (SEANC)

    $1,000 - 49 Awards (Deadline: Apr. 15, 2019) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be the dependent child of an SEANC member that plans to attend a technical school, community college, trade school, junior college or a four-year university. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.seanc.org/scholarship

     

    OppU Achievers Scholarship

    Students with a GPA above 3.0 may apply for this $2500 scholarship. Students must submit a short essay.  More information can be found through the scholarship portal at https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/

    Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30.

     

    Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarship Fund manages over 150 scholarships with varied deadlines throughout the year.  For more information about specific scholarships, deadlines, and applications, visit: 

    INFORMATION & APPLICATION

     

    Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship-Scholarship America

    Calling all STEM Scholars!  Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!  We are awarding 200 scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. The scholarship program doesn’t end with a check. Mentoring opportunities will be a key component of the program, and recipients will also be eligible for Lockheed Martin internship opportunities following their freshman year in college.  Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open in January 2020.  For more information and to apply, visit https://lockheedmartin.com/scholarship

     

    Lift Parts Express North Carolina Scholarship 

    $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2020) To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be between the ages of 16-21 and plan on attending school in the fall of 2020. B) Have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applications can be found by going to: https://forkliftpartsnorthcarolina.com/forkliftparts.php

     

    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

    Mesothelioma.com is proud to award $4,000 to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.  Application Deadline is March 31, 2020 for Spring 2020 semester

    For more information visit: https://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/

     

    Foot Locker Scholarships

    Foot Locker is offering $20,000 scholarships for student-athletes on Going Merry. (Deadline January 3!)  This is one of the top 5 scholarship programs in the country, with twenty students winning $20,000 each to go towards tuition at any accredited four-year college. Successful applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school, and their communities. We’ve been told that the scholarship program hasn’t received many applications yet, so we encourage your students to apply here! The deadline is on January 3.

     

    DoSomething.org Scholarships

    Care about social change? Visit Do Something.org for various campaigns you can get involved in and enter to win various scholarships. Learn more and Apply at https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships. Deadline: Dates Vary

     

    Light On the Hill Society Scholarship

    A tribute to Carolina’s African-American graduates of the 1950s and 1960s by providing scholarships to current first-year African-American students. These talented scholars demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, community service dedication and have great potential to become involved and informed alumni. Applicants will be evaluated and selected by a selection committee based on their academic achievement, evidence of community service, leadership qualities and the strength of their essays. A selection committee will evaluate applicants based on the following:  Academic Achievement, Evidence of Community Service, Leadership qualities, Strength of essays. Deadline: 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 1, 2020  Scholarships available: 

    •  Two (2) $2,000 LOTH Julius Peppers scholarships (renewable up to three years)
    •  Eight (8) one-time $2,500 LOTH scholarships

     

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post–high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs. The foundation is the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and their mission is to provide scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine or Navy Corpsmen. In the 2019-20 academic year alone, they awarded over $8.2 million to more than 2,360 students, and will provide a similar level of support in the 2020-21 academic year.  Their scholarships are for students currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate degree or career-focused program. Scholarship awards are need-based, and every eligible applicant receives a scholarship. The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply.  Thank you for helping connect students with this opportunity. Email Scholarship@mcsf.org with questions, or call 866-496-5462.

     

    AES ENGINEERS

    The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.  We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  Amount of award:   $500.00. Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020.  Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

     

    Gettysburg College

    The Eisenhower Scholarship–Gettysburg's most selective scholarship ($40,000 per year)–is new this year. Learn more on our website about scholarship details and application process: Applications are due by January 15, 2020.  Again this year, we are offering the STEM Scholarship Program, a cohort-specific program that includes a First-Year Seminar, faculty-student research, peer mentoring, etc. Please visit our website for more details and the link to apply. Applications are due by January 15, 2020.

     

    Georgia State University's Goizueta Foundation Scholarship 

    This scholarship is designed to increase the number of students of Hispanic/Latinx heritage who enroll and complete their undergraduate degrees at Georgia State and provides mentors, internships and community service experiences to these students so that they can become the leaders of the future. The scholarship provides the following: $10,000/per year per student, applied to student account; Eligibility to study abroad, travel to national and international conferences, and participate in service-learning trips; A Latinx community that believes in and supports Latinx student success! To apply online, students must be admitted to Georgia State University for Fall 2020. Website & Application

     

    Alpha Delta Kappa Future Teacher Scholarship

    Pi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to a worthy, qualified female senior planning to attend a NC college/university and major in education.  Be a full-time student enrolled in a UCPS high school. Plan to enter a NC college/university in Fall, 2020, Major in education. Fill out the application completely Complete the required essay, Submit three letters of recommendation,  Provide an official transcript in a sealed envelope Have all information to your school Guidance Counselor by noon on April 1, 2020.

     

    Niche “No Essay Scholarship” 

    $2,000 "No Essay" College Scholarship™  Open to all high school and college students. Simply log in or create a free account below to apply.  DEADLINE: January 31, 2020  Apply Here

     

    Mensa US Scholarship

    $2,500 (178 Awards) Deadline: January 15, 2020

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13885/mensa_us_scholarship_scholarship.php

     

    DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship

    $1,000 (20 Awards) Deadline: January 15, 2020

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13074/dfa_cares_foundation_scholarship_scholarship.php

     

    DECA Student Scholarships

    $3,000 (80 Awards) Deadline: January 17, 2020

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12283/deca_student_scholarships_scholarship.php

     

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

    $5,000 (33 Awards) Deadline: January 17, 2020

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8893/afa_teens_for_alzheimer_s_awareness_college_scholarship_scholarship.php

     

    College Scholarship for High School Students

    $10,000 (10 Awards) Apply Here  To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.  2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. To date, they have given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.

     

    You Deserve It Scholarship

    $1,000 (1 Award) Deadline: January 29, 2020

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14667/ydi_scholarship_scholarship.php

     

    GenM Scholarship

    $5,000 (4 Awards) Deadline: March 31, 2020

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/16079/genm_scholarship_scholarship.php

     

    SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Many universities have scholarships only applicable to their students.. 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 Asheville

    UNC Chapel Hill

    UNC Charlotte

    UNC Greensboro

    UNC Pembroke

    UNC Wilmington

    Western Carolina University

    Winston Salem State University