February Scholarships (BE SURE TO CHECK THE SPECIFIC DEADLINE DATES!!)
http://www.cfnc.org/ See website for scholarships
AMERICORPS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD—must be 18 years old and willing to volunteer one year in a non-profit organization helping to build home for homeless, helping children learn to read, restoring forests and streams in national parks and/or helping provide disaster relief with American Red Cross or state emergency management disaster outreach programs, etc contact website http://www.americorps.org/
AUBREY LEE BROOKS SCHOLARSHIP - must reside in Swain County, be accepted to attend
UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, or N.C. State University, have a strong academic
record, excellent character, leadership qualities, and financial need as determined
by CSS Financial Aid PROFILE
Burger King Scholarship—High school senior, GPA 2.5 or higher, work part-time an average of 15 hours per week (do not have to be a Burger King employee), demonstrate participation in community service and / or co –curricular activities, demonstrate financial need. http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/ Deadline: February 2013
JAY PALMER SCHOLARSHIP—(sponsored by the N.C. Public Maintenance Association) must be child or spouse of a public school maintenance personnel and attending a 2- or 4-year college plus have financial need; applications on website: www.ncpsma.org/jaypalmer.htm
JIMMY RANE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP—scholarships are awarded to deserving students who display academic excellence, leadership skills, community service, involvement, activities, awards, and honors. See website for further details http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarships.html
KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program- $20,000 scholarship!!!!!!!!!
Online application at http://www.kfcscholars.org/ Deadline: February 2013
M. Allen Music Scholarship --Applicants must be residents of one of the following counties in WNC: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain, or Transylvania. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need, high personal character, leadership and demonstrate a musical aptitude. Apply on line: https://www.csascholars.org/allen/index.php
Monsanto Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship—must be pursuing an education and career
in agriculture; application available at http://www.monsanto.com/
Amount: $1,500 Number of scholarships available: 100
How to apply: Submit online application at http://scholarships.ffa.org, along with signature page. Deadline: February 2013
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior from a farm family with above-average academic record, and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-related academic major at an accredited school. FFA membership is not required to be eligible for the scholarship program.
NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP—must have a high school GPA of 3.5+, be accepted at one of the 10 NCCE (National Commission for Cooperative Education) Partner College & Universities (see listing of schools on their website) and complete an essay why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program; amount—varies; see website http://www.co-op.edu/ Deadline February 12013
NATIONAL FFA SCHOLARSHIP—must be a FFA class/club member and plan to attend a college or vocational/technical college in a related FFA major/career; amount—application available at: http://www.monsanto.com/, http://www.nafb.com/, or, http://www.ffa.org/ Apply Early!
NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST—Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to submit an essay regarding a specified topic relating to democracy; amount—cash prizes vary; for further details go to www.usip.org/npec Deadline: February 2013
POSITIVE CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP—sponsored by the Positive Choices Program which encourages students to make positive, life saving choices about alcohol use and driving; everyone who signs the online positive promise is eligible to win one of five college scholarships to be awarded; visit their website http://www.positive-choices.org/ and click on Program Details
PREZELL R. ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP—
Scholarship deadline: June 30, 2013
Robert Byrd Scholarship— http://www.cfnc.org/
Recipient must be a senior at a public, charter or private high school in North Carolina or have a GED certificate and be accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate in an approved postsecondary institution. Byrd Scholars are selected on the basis of demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and promise of continued academic excellence. The scholarship may be used to attend any accredited postsecondary institution in the United States. Financial need is not a criterion. See your school counselor for application.
YOUNG NATIVE WRITERS ESSAY CONTEST—http://nativewriters.hklaw.com/
The 2013 Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 only. All students participating in Young Native Writers Essay Contest should have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community. First place scholarship of $2500; complete details, writing requirements and instructions available on their website. Deadline: April 1, 2013