Foundation for the Carolinas manages nearly 150 scholarship funds that help deserving students pursue their educational foals. Established by generous fund holders, these scholarships provide support for students ranging all educational levels.
Deadline: March 1
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program provides scholarships to North Carolina students attending independent colleges and universities, students apply directly through a centrally administered program. The application period for high school seniors opened December 7, 2020. Recipients must be from Tier 1 or Tier 2 rural, tobacco dependent counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities in the fall of 2021. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Recipients can receive $3,000/year for up to 4 years and there is no limit on the number of Golden LEAF scholars per institution.
To be considered for this award, a student must:
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
- Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student at any participating North Carolina college or university in the fall of 2021.
- Reside in a rural county that is tobacco dependent and/or economically distressed (Tier 1 or Tier 2 under the 3-Tier designation).
- Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Recipients are selected based on GPA, financial need, length of residence in the county, and the ability to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural county that is economically distressed.
Applications to apply for the Golden LEAF Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year are being accepted until March 1, 2021. North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) wants to help you promote this opportunity to high school seniors. We have enclosed an informational flyer you can customize for your campus to give to students. The flyer includes information about the counties that have been designated Tier I and II counties.
Additional information about this scholarship can be found at: Golden Leaf Scholarship
Deadline: March 1
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more. Areas of research:Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 1
College students and recent college graduates who are United States citizens may apply to participate in the U. S. Department of Energy Scholars Program. Stipends start at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students.
Deadline: December 17
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.
Eligibility requirements include: U.S. citizen, undergraduate student in good academic standing, dependent of an active duty military member during the time of application, recipient of federal student aid (Title IV), will attend a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program in a country with an overall Travel Advisory of 1 or 2.
Deadline: November 1
UNCF has helped more than 500,000 students earn their college degrees since its founding.
UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.
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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 American 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.
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process – we want to support you. With that said, Teacher.org is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses.
Deadline: April 1
The TEFL Academy awards scholarships to graduating seniors who are interested in teaching English abroad.
Deadline: August 1
Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides college scholarships to high performing students with DACA. This year Golden Door is excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 students across the country attending college in Fall 2019 who are interested in Computer Science, Tech, Data Science, Engineering, Math or similar fields. These fields are diverse, growing quickly, high paying and have low barriers to entry for DACA recipients. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship and summer internships.
Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships contains scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state and national level.
Demonstrate what The Power of Being You® means to you as a first generation college student. The RSM US Foundation will award five students with a $10,000 scholarship per academic year for up to three years, for a total of up to $30,000 per scholarship.
Who is eligible?
The program is open only to U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) who are at least 18 years old as of the date of application. Applicants must be: A freshman, sophomore, or junior with no immediate family members who have received a bachelor’s degree; Studying business or technology in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States; A full-time student in good standing at their college/university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Deadline: February 28
Belluck & Fox, LLP is hosting its third annual $10,000 scholarship essay contest. Ten different award amounts are granted to deserving students throughout the United States. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with educational efforts, as well as raise awareness for Mesothelioma and its effects.
Deadline: March 25 (first contest), October 10 (second contest)
Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
Deadline: December 31
Hanlon Law will award a $2,000 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay on how he or she has been challenged by dyslexia. Write a 500+ word essay sharing your story and how you would benefit from this scholarship. Include your academic goals, your college, and your career path.
Deadline: June 30
Knapp & Roberts will award a $2,500 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay about a sibling with autism.
Deadline: April 30
Rosenbaum and Associates Law Firm is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the child of a firefighter enrolling in college or graduate school in 2016-17. The successful applicant will embody what it is like to grow up with a parent in this occupation. To apply, write a 500+ word essay about how your parent being a firefighter has influenced your life. Provide information verifying where you will attend college, as well as your parent’s name, badge number, and associated fire department.
Deadline: July 1
Orent Law Offices is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a student whose parent has served in the military. To apply, write a 500+ word essay about how your parent’s service has shaped your life, goals, and dreams.
Deadline: November 30
Larry R. Williams, PLLC will be awarding one $2,000 scholarship for tuition, books, or any school related expenses. To apply, write a 500+ word essay detailing how being the son or daughter of a police officer has influenced you as a college-bound student.
Deadline: May 1
Open to all diversity and minority students, including military veterans, one $3,000 scholarship is awarded each year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a registered school in the United States.
Deadline: April 30
TiMOTION established this annual scholarship opportunity for aspiring engineers, ergonomists, or technology students to continue their education in hopes of powering the world towards a better future.
Deadline: December 1
High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students are eligible to apply for a $2,500 scholarship, by submitting a 400-500 word essay on one of their most important life decisions.
Deadline: June 30
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as students currently registered in an accredited postsecondary institution. To apply for this scholarship, write an essay describing your educational career and life goals, which explains your plan for achieving these goals. Include your major, why you selected it, and how it will help you achieve your goals.
Deadline: June 12
Student athletes may apply by submitting a 500-1,000 word essay on this topic: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline: June 19
ZipRecruiter is offering $3,000 to the college or university student with the most creative entry about their home or college town. To enter please write a 250-500 word essay on one of the following three topics: (1) what makes your city unique, (2) the job market that is unique to your city, (3) how ZipRecruiter can help you find a job in your city.
Deadline: September 30
Students planning to study abroad, as well as international students, may submit an original travel video to be considered for a $4,000 prize.
Deadline: October 13
Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting an essay describing three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual.
Deadline: May 24
Students of architecture, design, sustainability, and other related fields, with a 3.0 GPA, outstanding leadership experience, and U.S. citizenship, may apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline: March 30
Apply for a $2,500 scholarship, by submitting a video that describes a business or service you want to offer in the future.
Deadline: June 1
Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 750-4,000 word essay on any topic related to senior living.
Deadline: November 15
International and DACA students studying in the United States may apply for one of three $1,000 scholarships from MPOWER.
Deadline: September 20
The 2018 Travel Video Contest is open for entries between August 31st and October 9th. If you want to be an international student or are currently one and want to take a special trip, then you may enter by creating and submitting an original video of four minutes or less in length to be considered for the $4,000 grand prize.
Deadline: October 9
Chicago Venture Partners is awarding a $10,000 scholarship to encourage more women to pursue executive level and leadership roles in business fields. We know that more women at the top of the ladder is good for the world and good for business. We want to help them get there.
Deadline: June 14, 2019
Sallie Mae is excited to announce our graduate scholarship program is returning for a third year! Between January 3, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET, and February 14, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET, we will be accepting applications from future and current graduate students for a $20,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students. Four inspiring students will be awarded $20,000 each for their graduate or professional degree.
Do you know an upcoming or current graduate student who:
- Has a dream they want to achieve with their degree?
- Has an interesting story to tell?
- Could use financial help to further their education?
Deadline: February 14
$1 million in scholarship funds available to help support students on their educational journey. If you’re a student impact maker, working to make a difference in your community, and have been financially impacted by the pandemic, you may be eligible for an opportunity to receive a $5k scholarship. Applications open September 14 and will be accepted through October 2, 2020.
To be eligible you must:
- Be intending to enroll or continue enrollment as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university in Spring 2021
- Have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and have demonstrated financial need
- Have taken action towards uplifting and empowering your community in 2020
- Be a citizen, national, legal permanent resident of the United States, or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary. Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are also eligible to apply.
- Have applied for the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if legally applicable.
- Complete the online application by the deadline
Deadline: October 2