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QuitSmokingCommunity.org
We will award winners with $3,000 in scholarships.
 
Our organization, QuitSmokingCommunity.org, is focused on helping people quit their tobacco addiction.
 
The applicants will be asked to submit essays on a specific topic. The scholarship recipients will be selected from these entries. The essays will be judged on their originality and content. There are no costs associated with submitting an application.
Application deadline is October 1.
 
Our primary goal is to get as much visibility as possible. Therefore, students who might need a scholarship can apply. 
More information can be found on this page: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/
 
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (510 awards up to $2,500 each)
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring with plans to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States (eligible schools must be affiliated with AACC – a list can be found here – https://www.aacc.nche.edu/college-finder/)
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen
Students may apply online beginning March 15 at application.horatioalger.org.  Our first priority deadline will be June 15, 2018
 
The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner's school. Learn more about the AXA Achievement Scholarship.
 
Wendy's High School Heisman:  Students must be seniors during the current academic year, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, and be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.  This can be in the form of volunteer program and/or school-sponsored activities and clubs.  Applicants must perform in at least one of the 43 school -sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Assoications. For more information or to apply please visit: www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/are-you-eligible/
 

Application deadline is December 14.

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

  

BK Scholars
Burger King Scholars is a program that awards over $15 million in scholarship money. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, click here.
Application deadline is December 15.
 

Kurtz & Blum SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:The law firm of Kurtz & Blum is awarding two scholarships worth a combined $1,500 to current and prospective college students who win their essay contest.   The essay topic is "How would you describe the “Me Too” movement and its impact on our society?"  Deadline is December 14, 2018. Please visit the following link for additional information:  


 

MENSA Education and Research Foundation National Scholarship

Each applicant will write an essay that describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goals.  The essays will be submitted online.

Award:  $300 - $1000.    Information on how to apply https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Deadline:  January 15.

Henderson Junior Woman’s Club is offering the following opportunities:
The Sallie Southhall Cotton Scholarship application deadline is Jan. 9th
The Henderson Junior Woman’s club is offering a $500 award to a senior planning to attend a four-year college and or university. 

The Linda Weaver Scholarshipapplication deadline is Jan. 9th
The Henderson Junior Woman’s club is offering a $300 award to a senior planning to attend a community college.

The Staci K. Barnett Scholarshipapplication deadline is Jan. 9th
The Henderson Junior Woman’s club is offering a $300 award to a senior planning to attend VGCC in a health related field.

The Women’s Club will be selecting applicants for an interview  the week of January 13, 2019. Applicants will be notified if selected. 

All three scholarships from the Henderson Junior Woman’s club are due to Mrs. Rogers by Jan 9, 2019.  Applications and Requirements letter are below or see Mrs. Rogers in guidance office.
NHS Scholarship: The National Honors Society plans to award over $250,000 in scholarship funds. Click here to visit the NHS Scholarship website for additional information and application.
Application deadline is December 7, 2018
 
Optimist Essay Contest
This contest requires students under 18 as of October 1, 2018 and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean to compose a 700- to 800-word essay. The topic for the 2018-19 School Year is: “When all the world's problems are solved, is optimism still necessary?  The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. One scholarship of $2,500 per District is awarded by Optimist International each year. Applications are available in Mrs. Rogers' office. Applications can be turned into Mrs. Rogers. Application deadline is Jan 18, 2019.
 
 Jagannathan Scholarships for 2018-19
Please go to www.cfnc.org/jag for an application.  Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
  • Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
  • Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial need
Application deadline is February 1.
 
Golden Leaf:
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program
The Golden Leaf Scholarship Program offers awards of $12,000 (over 4 years). Students do have to demonstrate financial need and they must submit the FASFA form. Please click here for additional information and application process.
Applications are due March 1st .
 
Golden LEAF Scholars Program for North Carolina Community Colleges
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program for North Carolina Community Colleges offers awards of up to $750 per semester. Students do have to demonstrate financial need and they must submit the FASFA form. Please click here for additional information and application process.
 Applications are due March 1st.
 
Click for more information on all the Golden Leaf Scholarships 
 
Flake Shaw Memorial Scholarship Program

Potential applicants for this scholarship must demonstrate satisfactory grades, good character, the intention to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field, financial need, and leadership potential.  Preference is given to Farm Bureau members.

Award: $4000 per year.  Please visit the following link for additional information: 

http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/R-Flake-Shaw-Scholarship/

Applications deadline is March 4, 2019

 
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America is offering an opportunity to win $3,000 or a runner-up $1,000 award. The recipients will be selected on the basis of character, need, and scholastic record. Students must complete an application as well as answer an essay question. For more information click here.
Application deadline is February 3, 2019.
 
Oratorical Contest
The club is now accepting applications for the $2,500 Scholarship program. Students must be under 19 years of age(on 10/1/2018), live in Vance County, and go to school in Vance County to participate. The contest is a 5 min. speech on, “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?
For all the details, click here.
Mr. Rogers will have a copy of the application when available.
Application deadline is February 15, 2019.  Local competition is scheduled for March 2, 2019. 
 
North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority Scholarships:
The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship: $2,000 one-time award. Open to any young woman who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university. To be eligible applicants must submit an application, be ranked in the top 10% of the class, have a min. SAT score of 1220 or ACT of 25, good character, and participate in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. Applicants will need a transcript, a copy of entrance examination scores, two letters of recommendation, and a letter addressing her plans, career goals, and reasons for wanting this scholarship.
Please see Mrs. Rogers in Guidance for an application.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2019 - extended to March 1, 2019.

The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship: $2,000 one-time award. Open to any student (male or female) who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university. To be eligible the applicants must be ranked in the top 10% of the class, have a min. SAT score of 1290 or ACT score of 27, they must have good character, and participate in extra-curricular activities. Applicants will need a transcript, two letters of recommendation, a copy of college entrance examination scores, and a letter addressing one's plans, career goals, and reasons for wanting this scholarship.
Please see Mrs. Rogers in Guidance for an application.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2019 - extended to March 1, 2019.

The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship: $2,000 one-time award. This award is open to any student who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university, and who is declaring as his/her major in an area of the fine arts. Eligible applicants must rank in the top 20% of their class, have a minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT of 25, good character, extra-curricular activities, and have proof of their abilities/talents in the area of fine arts by the submission of a CD/DVD or portfolio of work.
Please see Mrs. Rogers in Guidance for an application.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2019 - extended to March 1.
 
North Carolina Community Foundation has a number of scholarships to be considered.  Please visit the following website for additional information:  https://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships.
 
Henderson Optimist Scholarship Refer to the website for deadline.
https://www.henderson-optimist.org/scholarships

Application address is:
Woody Caudle
Optimist Scholarship Program
Henderson YMCA
380 Ruin Creek Rd.
Henderson, NC 27536
Application deadline April 3, 2019
 
Kiwanis Club of Henderson:  This scholarship is for Vance County residents.  The applicant needs three letters of recommendation and a brief 1 page essay expressing why he/she would like to receive this scholarship, what field of study has been selected and why.  Students may pick up an application from Mrs. Rogers when available.  The deadline for the application to be submitted is April 9th - No information about this scholarship has been received as of 2/6/2019..
 
Creative Civitan Club:   The Withrow Memorial Scholarship is for students living in Durham, Orange, Person, or Vance County. This scholarship is $1,000 award. Criteria for the scholarship are community involvement, academic excellence, and financial need.  Minimum GPA is 2.5.  See Mrs. Rogers for an application once it is available.  Completed applications need to be sent to Creative Civitan Club Attn: Audrey Dail P.O. Box 61941 Durham, NC 27715-1941.  Application deadline is April 15th - No information about this scholarship has been received as of 2/6/2019.
 
Charles Ullman and Associates:  Charles Ullman and Associates are sponsoring an essay contest with winners receiving cash awards.  The essay prompt is: "How can men become allies for the MeToo movement?  Since the movement promotes women speaking out, what can men do to make the victims of harassment  become more comfortable speaking out? How do you think the movement has changed environments in the workplace, social life, and other areas?"  Please see the following website for additional information: www.charlesullman.com/scholarship-essay-contest.  Deadline is April 15, 2019.  
 
The Redding Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award.  Click the name to be taken to a the application.  Application are to be turned into Mrs. Rogers once application has become active for 2019.
Application deadline is April 15, 2018 - No information about this scholarship has been received as of 2/6/2019.
 
Benchmark Community Bank:  Students residing in or attending a school served by Benchmark's full service branches in Virginia or North Carolina (Franklin, Vance or Wake Counties) or be a customer of Benchmark Community Bank attending a post-secondary school may apply for the $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship.   Deadline is March 29, 2019.  Please refer to the following website for additional information: www.bcbonline.com/scholarship
 
Granville Health System Foundation: The Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award. The recipient is a student who has been accepted to a two-year or four-year school and is interested in the allied health care field.  Once applications for 2019 are available, Mrs. Rogers will have some applications or you can visit, https://www.ghsfoundation.org/sam_perry_scholarship/2018_sam_perry_scholarship.aspx
Applications are due by April 26, 2019.  Completed applications are mailed directly to: Granville Health System Foundation Attn: Community Relations Department 1010 College St. P.O. Box 947 Oxford, NC 27565
 
Couch Oil Cares Scholarship:  $1,000 will be awarded to six (6) individuals across a 16-county area who plan to attend a four-year or community college (first-year students only).  Applications are available online at www.couchoilcompany.com, the Couch Oil Company Facebook page or www.durhambulls.com (Community section).  Applications will become available March 2019.  Postmark Deadline: June 21, 2019 
The Best Scholarships for Women
Did you know that billions of dollars are set aside each year to support students with education costs? In fact, there are numerous scholarship programs for female students that assist with education costs at any level (college through a postdoctoral level). With significant savings on education, these programs can really benefit college-bound students at Kerr-Vance Academy.

TheBestColleges.org is committed to helping students of all demographics in paying for education with research on scholarships, grants, and more. Our new guide to The Best Scholarships for Women provides easy access to scholarship resources with helpful information on how to apply. These programs can benefit college-bound students at KVA with significant savings on education.
 
A new scholarship opportunity for students interested in going into the field of nursing can be found by going to the following link:
 
NC Cooperative Extension Service, NC State University
The Vance County Extension and Community Association has a $600 scholarship opportunity. Applicants may be male or female and do not have to be enrolled in high school family and consumer courses to apply. Criteria is as follows: Financial need 25%, Scholarship potential 25%, Activities & Honors 25%, and Cooperative Extension Connection 25%. See Mrs. Rogers when an application becomes available -No information about this scholarship has been received as of 2/6/2019

The Granville County Extension Volunteer Assoc. is a $500 award for a Granville County resident.
Application forms are available at the Cooperative Extension Office.  Please see the following link for additional information: https://granville.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/01/extension-scholarship-available/
Websites to find scholarships:
 

There are two free scholarship search engines that should be used to find money for college.  They are:

 

Scholarships.comThe free scholarship search is one of the most established and robust, tracking a reported $19 billion in scholarships. “It’s basically like an eHarmony site for money,” says Elizabeth Hartley, an independent education consultant and owner of Scholarship Gold Consulting.

After you fill out a profile, the site will use your criteria to filter through all scholarships to generate a short list.

“Based on your answers, it’ll try to match the student to scholarships that may be a fit,” Hartley says.

 

Fastweb.com:  Fastweb, owned by parent company Monster.com, is also a free scholarship search provider that claims to have more than 1.5 million scholarships in its database. Like scholarships.com, the site will find scholarships in its database and email you matches, deadlines and newsletters.

“I like it because it’s got such a huge database,” says Monica Matthews, who helped her son win more than $100,000 in college scholarships and is author of “How to Win College Scholarships."

Expect a flood of emails as you begin your scholarship search, Matthews says. She also recommends creating an email address specifically to field scholarship searches.



Scholarships4students: This web site http://www.scholarships4students.com/ has compiled many different scholarship opportunities. For additional information on each scholarship refer to their websites. Please remember you should never be asked to pay anything when applying for a scholarship.

Scholarships.com: I received some information about the Scholarships.com website in the mail. I have spent some time out there looking over the information. The site has a lot of general information about college and paying for college. The students can do scholarship searches for free on their website. Check it out. See if you like it and if it’s helpful. Just remember, don’t pay any amount of money for anything related to scholarships! Beware of scams.

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