STORM Scholarship Newsletter

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January/February 2016

STORM information you must know

  • Complete all hand-written applications in black ink; when available, type the information
  • Consult college/university websites for scholarship information…not all scholarships will come to the STORM Counseling Office.
  • Be aware of all deadlines…are they “postmarked” deadlines or “received by” deadlines??
  • TURN IN ALL SCHOLARSHIPS YOU RECEIVE TO MRS. CLARK…EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THEM.
  • And don’t forget our GCS scholarship website www.gastoncountyscholarships.com which will be updated throughout the year!
  • Many scholarships are uploaded to the GCS Scholarship Website, www.gastoncountyscholarships.com When using these applications, make sure to use the "typewriter" function or "text in comment" feature to complete the applications

Scholarships

The American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship - This organization seeks to help under represented minorities pay for college. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to major in business, physical sciences, technology, or engineering or math in preparation for a career in the energy sector. Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com for an application. Completed applications must be POSTMARKED or received by email by March 4, 2016.


Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council Scholarship - One-time award of $1,000. Applicants must have relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family’s relocation during grades 9th-12th and a minimum GPA of 3.0 Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com for an application. Completed applications must be POSTMARKED by March 5, 2016.


Gaston College Scholars Award 2016 - One deserving graduate from each public high school in the college's service area will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.6 and demonstrate financial need. To obtain an application, visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com Return completed applications to Mrs. Clark by April 1, 2016.


Gaston Gazette's Best & Brightest - Again this year, The Gaston Gazette is sponsoring the Best and Brightest scholarship program to recognize outstanding high school seniors. One senior from each high school will be chosen for the Best and Brightest honor and have an opportunity to compete for college scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 14. Click on the link to access the application: http://web.gastongazette.com/interactive/best-brightest/

See Mrs. Clark for any questions.


R. Flake Shaw Scholarship - Farm Bureau awards annually graduating seniors who are pursuing a future in in the agriculture industry. They award six university-level scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per year and two community college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per year. Submission deadline is March 4, 2016. Visit http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/R-Flake-Shaw-Scholarship for an application and further details.


Jarman Family Scholarship - This scholarship is to help deserving children of full-time religious ministers in North and South Carolina to obtain a college degree. See Mrs. Clark for an application. Completed applications and supporting documents must be POSTMARKED by March 1, 2016.


The Clyde & Dezaree Bracket Family Scholarship - Award is several $1,000 scholarships. Scholarship criteria include need, character, and academic achievement. Applicants must have plans to obtain a college or advanced technical education. See Mrs. Clark for an application. Completed application and supporting documents must be POSTMARKED by March 2, 2016.


Albert G. Myers Scholarship - The First Gaston Foundation Fund annually awards a maximum eight scholarships. Each scholarship is for $5,000, totaling $20,000 over four years. The basis of the scholarship includes: Purpose in Life, Financial Need, Character, Qualities of Leadership, Participation in student and community activities, and High School scholastic achievement. Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com to access the application. Read carefully all instructions and let Mrs. Clark know you are applying for this scholarship. Completed applications must be turned into Mrs. Clark by February 26, 2016.


Scholarships for Hispanic Students - Click on the link to access numerous scholarships for Hispanic students. Various deadlines. http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-hispanic-students/


Stuart Cramer Friends for Lawson Scholarship - Friends for Lawson will offer two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from SCHS. Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com for an application. Return completed applications to your school counselor by March 24, 2016.


Gaston County Extension & Community Association Scholarship - This scholarship is available to Gaston County high school seniors. Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com for an application. Submission deadline is April 7, 2016.


Ruth Angel Grant-in-Aid Scholarship - The Ruth Angel Grant-In-Aid from the Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will be awarded to a high school senior from Gaston County who plans to enter a college or university to complete his/her degree program in education and teach in North Carolina. Return no later than March 18, 2016 to your School Counselor. Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com for an application.


NC Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship - Every year, the Alpha Delta Kappa -Beta Rho Chapter awards high school seniors with scholarships. Included in the packet is information for three separate scholarships for which students may apply. Read each description carefully. Obtain the scholarship packet at www.gastoncountyscholarships.com All completed applications must be submitted by March 15, 2016.


Gastonia Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta 2016 Scholarship - This sorority offers scholarships every year. This scholarship is available to both male and female students.

All Applicants Must:

Be a male or female high school seniors planning to enroll in a Four-year College or University

Reside in Gaston County or attending a Gaston County High School and plans to graduate by June 2016

Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

Have applied for Fall 2016 admission/enrollment in a Four-year College or University

Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com for an application and details. Completed applcation must be postmarked by Feb 23, 2016.


SECU Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - One graduating senior from SCHS will receive this $10,000 scholarship from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation. The award is payable at $1,250 per semester. Eligibility is as follows: Must be a US Citizen, must have plans to attend one of the 17 UNC system universities, must have at least a 2.5 GPA, must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Obtain the application and full details at www.gastoncountyscholarships.com Turn in the completed application to Mrs. Clark by March 24, 2016.


NC Motherless Daughters Scholarship - Award is $2,000. Two scholarships will be awarded to NC high school seniors. Eligibility include: must be a full-time high school senior who will attend a four-year university in the fall, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and loss of mother (if selected, they will require official documentation). Visit www.sheroinc.org/scholarships for more information and to obtain an application. Application deadline is February 16, 2016.


The E.R. & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship - Award will range from $1,000 to $4,000. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants should also have school and community involvement and personal achievements. SCHS will send forward ONE applicant to move on in the competition. Visit www.gastoncountyscholarships.com to access the application. This application must be returned to Mrs. Clark by January 22, 2016.


The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award - Award is $1,000. Presented to a NC high school senior with a disability who best exemplifies the characteristics of Matthew Graziadei: determination, perseverance, persistence, dedication, confidence, motivation, fortitude, accomplishment, excellence, and quality. "ALL students, including students enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Graduation Certificate, and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study, are eligible for nomination." SCHS may send forward ONE application. See Mrs. Clark for an application. Turn into Mrs. Clark by January 29, 2016.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Award varies per scholarship. Open to community college, 4-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Applications are evaluated on academic achievement, letter of recommendation, personal statement, and financial need. Applications will be available January 1, 2016 visit www.hsf.net


Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars - Award is $5, 500 per year for four years. Selection is based on applicants potential for academic success and sincere desire to serve others through a teaching career. Deadline is January 10, 2016; however, students are encouraged to apply early as spaces are limited. Visit edu.lr.edu/teachingscholars


NC A&T Scholarships - Award varies per scholarship. Criteria are different as well per scholarship. Visit http://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/fresh-students.html Deadline for submission is January 15, 2015; however, visit the website as other scholarships may have their own deadlines.


Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC Scholarship Program) - Award varies. Applicants should be exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Visit http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships Deadline is January 20, 2016.


NC Hispanic College Fund - Award varies. Eligibility:

  • A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
  • An official high school transcript
  • Personal statement (500 words)

Visit http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/ Deadline is January 15, 2016.


Gates Millennium Scholars Program - Award: Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

To be eligible for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program students must:


  • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American
  • Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;
  • Have cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale;
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
  • Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;
  • Enroll for the first time at a US located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time degree seeking, first year student.

Visit https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da55-44b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c Deadline is January 13, 2016.


Blumenthal Performing Arts Scholarships - Two scholarships are available to high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate ability and great interest in a performing arts area. Applications are available January 4, 2016. Visitwww.BlumenthalArts.org/scholarships to learn more.


King's College Scholarship Day - Saturday, January 23, students will have an opportunity to take the scholarship exam on campus. The top four scorers will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. No pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.kingscollegecharlotte.edu


UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program - UNCG is now accepting applications for its next cohort of Teacher Education Fellows. This program awards a $20,000 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. The program also includes a variety of other benefits including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows live in Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College and study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program.

To be eligible for participation in the program, a student must have at least a 3.80 weighted GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (verbal and math) or ACT composite score of 24. Students must also select one of the following UNCG majors that lead to N.C. teaching licensure: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, Dual Education (Elementary and Special), or one of the following majors within the College of Arts and Sciences with a Secondary Education concentrations: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geography, History, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

Access the application and details at http://oss.uncg.edu/teaching-fellows/


Elon University Teacher Scholarship - The Elon University Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $28,5000 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field. After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Program until the deadline of January 10, 2016. Visit https://www.elon.edu/e/admissions/undergraduate/financial-aid/fellows/teaching-fellows.html for details.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Honoring President Reagan, this foundation will award numerous recipients to receive this $10,000 scholarship, renewable for four years. Criteria include possessing leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; minimum GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need; current high school senior; plan to enroll full-time in college to obtain a four-year degree. For an application, visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx Application deadline is January 7, 2016.


Ron Brown Scholar Program - Award is $10,000 per year up to four years (total $40,000). Postmarked deadline is January 9, 2016. See eligibility criteria below. Visit https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description for an application.


  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.


Meredith College Teaching Fellows Program - For students interested in a career in teaching. Visit http://www.meredith.edu/academics/teaching_fellows/admissions_information/ for application details. Deadline is January 15, 2016.


SAE Engineering Scholarship Program - Society of Automotive Engineers Discipline: Engineering or related Science Award: $1,000-$10,000 for corporate-sponsored scholarships, $400 to full tuition for university sponsored scholarships Requirements: Intention to earn degree in engineering or a related science; U.S. citizen; meet minimum GPA, SAT or ACT scores as outlined in the individual requirements of each scholarship. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Contact: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm


Belmont Abbey Premier Scholarships - Check out http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/admissions/apply-for-financial-aid/premier-scholarships/ for a listing of these scholarships. Deadline is January 31, 2016.


National Co-op Scholarship - Wace will award 175 merit co-op scholarships this year. Applicants must plan to attend college cooperative education at one of Wace's partner institutions:

□ CLARKSON UNIVERSITY □ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OSWEGO

□ DREXEL UNIVERSITY □ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI □ JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY □ UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL □ MERRIMACK COLLEGE □ THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO □ ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

□ WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Visit http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html for more information. Deadline is February 15, 2016 with some exceptions. Pay careful attention to details when visiting the website.

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