Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
DHS realizes that the country’s strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind has a large and prestigious scholarship program whose awards are madely solely to persons who are legally blind. The Federation’s prgoram will award thirty scholarships to high-achieving legally blind students next summer. Awards range from $3,000 to $10,000.
Deadline: March 31
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program makes available at least one graduate-level fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state ($12,000 maximum per academic year). The program emphasizes the framing, principles and history of the Constitution. Current and prospective secondary school teachers of merican history, American government and social studies are eligible to apply.
The Foundation offers scholarships with more general eligibility criteria, as well as scholarships with more specific criteria, such as those for students attending specific high schools or colleges or those pursuing certain fields of study. Some scholarships entail a one-time award, while many are renewable for three additional years. Additionally, many scholarships are strictly merit-based, while others will also consider family income as a factor.
Most scholarships are designated for students attending Forsyth County high schools, but there are also scholarships designated for students who attend high schools in other locations in our service area. Some scholarships allow non-Forsyth County residents who attend a Forsyth County high school to qualify as long as they reside in a county in the Foundation’s service area. The Foundation’s service area includes Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties.
There are two different scholarship application processes: many scholarship applications are made through the Foundation’s Common Application process, while other scholarships utilize their own application process.
Triangle Community Foundation administers a number of endowed and non-endowed scholarship funds established by individual donors and organizations to assist students in continuing their education.
The Tomorrow Fund seeks to make higher education more accessible to talented Hispanic students from low-income families in North Carolina through scholarships to help these students bridge their financial aid gaps. Only post-secondary institutions are eligible to apply for this scholarship on behalf of the students enrolled or in the process of enrolling at their school. Institutions may nominate up to five (5) students, and should include previous recipients for renewal the following year if those students have maintained a 2.5 GPA. If interested, please visit the financial aid office to gather the application materials.
The Navy Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP) provides qualified students who meet the Navy’s physical requirements with up to $54,000 to complete their education. The money is sent directly to the student to spend on tuition, room, board, books, and other expenses. While there are no special requirements for BDCP students during school, they will step directly into a management role as an Officer in the Navy after graduation. For more information, call (800) USA-NAVY.
Best of the Web Scholarship
All U.S. citizens aged 16 or older currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited online or campus college in the United States may apply for a $2,500 scholarship.
Deadline: September 30
Surety Bonds Scholarship Program
If you are a full-time college student who is a citizen or resident of the United States, you may apply for one of three $1,500 scholarships, by writing an essay on how small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today.
Deadline: March 31