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MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Military members and veterans are eligible to receive unique funding they can utilize for higher education. To help veterans explore the financial resources available to them, we've searched the web to find the best scholarships for our troops and created a central resource for their schooling needs: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/military/

I encourage you to review the financial aid options we have available and consider adding our link to your site here: http://counselors.ccs.k12.nc.us/scholarshipsfinancial-aid/

Scholarships for different programs are included in our resource, along with an overview of financial aid basics. A few financial resources are listed below:
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Post-9/11 GI BIll
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance
  • Federal Student Aid
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS


Please review the following information from Purdue University Global regarding several scholarships for our minority students.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc (Fort Bragg Alumnae Chapter) Scholarship


To be considered for a scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a senior graduating from a high school in Cumberland or Harnett County and planning to attend either an accredited two-year or four-year college/university as a full-time student the Fall following high school graduation.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale at the time of submission.
  • Be a military ID holder or resident of either Spring Lake of Hope Mills (military status and address subject to verification by the school).


DEADLINE: January 22, 2021

FLORENCE KIDDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Students desiring to be considered for a Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship must have the following material completed and uploaded online by 11:59pm February 7, 2021.


2021 Essay Topic: A Glimpse into History

Please choose and describe a historical structure in or near your county that was built prior to the 20th century. Imagine a time capsule was buried there during the building of the structure and discovered today. What kinds of artifacts or writings were left in the capsule that would give us information about the area when the capsule was created? What hopes and ideals from that period in time would the creators of the capsule like us to know about?

MATTHEW C. GRAZIADEI ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD


The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)
is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability. This award includes a $1,500 scholarship, to be used for any post-high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.


Eligibility:

ALL North Carolina students with disabilities are eligible for nomination. Including students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Graduate Certificate, and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study.


DEADLINE: February 10, 2021

North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship. $2000


Open to a male or female students on track to graduate from a NC high school and planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Specific eligibility requirements are an unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5; good character, integrity, leadership potential, and service to school, community, and church. Students should apply for this scholarship through the North Carolina Community Foundation.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship ($2000)


Open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 10% of class, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship ($2000)


Open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 10% of class, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community).


Financial need is not the primary consideration.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship ($2000)


Open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major in an area of the fine arts. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 20% of class, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community).


Financial need is not the primary consideration. (Samples of talent are required to be submitted with the application.)


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

TRUMAN D. PICARD SCHOLARSHIP


This scholarship is dedicated to support Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.


$2,000 for graduating high school seniors.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 12, 2021

CCS Future Educators


The Future Educators program is a recruitment initiative aimed at cultivating Cumberland County Schools’ internal student talent. Future Educator candidates are current high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in education and who commit to teaching with Cumberland County Schools for a minimum of three years upon completion of their teacher preparation programs.


Eligibility:

Must be a CCS high school senior

Acceptance to a college or university for the Fall of 2021

Pursue a career in K-12 teaching with CCS


Application Deadline: March 12, 2021



Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission (FCHRC) Scholarship


Amount of Scholarship: $1,000


Eligibility Criteria:

1. Student has resided in Cumberland County at least one year immediately prior to applying for this scholarship

2. Student will be a senior in a high school located in Cumberland County

3. Student has maintained an average of 2.50 GPA (unweighted) or better

4. Student has been admitted as a full-time student in an accredited course of study to a two or four-year college


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March, 18, 2021

Patriot Military Family Foundation Scholarship


This scholarship is for eligible graduating high school North Carolina current and veteran

Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard members and their family members. Its purpose

is to support them to attend one of the 16 NC State supported public Universities or

Colleges.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30, 2021

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Trooper Motorcycle Club


The scholarship awards one thousand dollars ($1,000) to a graduating senior that attends high school in one of the seven counties. If selected, the Scholarship may be used to assist the student(s) at any Higher Educational Institution that the recipient will attend (funds will be distributed to the institution.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2021




AHEPA SCHOLARSHIPS

At least 2 $1,000 scholarships being awarded for graduating seniors who are planning to study in NC.


Please contact Dr. K. Constas for more details (910-868-3895) and applications.


Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


We have 4 scholarships worth $500 each to give away to deserving current or former English Learners who will graduate this spring and enroll at a community college, technical institute, or a 4-year university in the fall. Please send the google form to any graduating seniors in North or South Carolina who meet the criteria above.


If you have any questions, please send them to treasurer@carolinatesol.com.

Applications are due March 31, 2021.

https://forms.gle/gCTYNHPzsYv4vUof8

ELIZE AUNAHN MEMORIAL BRAINFUSE SCHOLARSHIP



The Elize Aunahn Memorial Brainfuse Scholarship is a highly-selective scholarship for outstanding high school juniors and seniors from low-income households. Each year, Brainfuse will award scholarships of $4000 each to two deserving students, with the intent of helping them to realize their maximum potential. Awards will be issued to students seeking to attend technical training programs, community colleges, or four-year bachelor’s programs. Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the institutions to be attended by recipients.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

Gerald W. Beatty Scholarship


The scholarship is worth $3,500 and requires students to write a 500 word or less essay (grammatically correct) regarding their future career choice and their reasons for selecting it.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 2, 2021, return to your School Counselor - MARCH 31, 2021


2021 FTCC Foundation Scholarships for High School Seniors


Fayetteville Technical Community College offers a variety of scholarships based upon financial need, major, and/or academic performance. This application is for current high school seniors who plan to attend FTCC full-time (at least 12 credit hours) in the fall of 2021. Seniors must be a United State citizen, North Carolina resident, and have at least an unweighted high school academic grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive any scholarship awards. The FTCC FAFSA school code is 007640.


The deadline to apply is Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

NC Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation


Interested in pursuing a degree in Accounting? Then this is the scholarship for you!


$1,000 award


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2021

Charles R. Ullman & Associates Scholarship Essay


Eligibility Requirements:

1. Be a student enrolled in a North Carolina high school, undergraduate program or graduate program
2. Verify you have read and understood the Charles R. Ullman & Associates Scholarship Essay Contest Rules.
3. Submit your application form.

4. Submit your essay (please note that only one (1) essay per student is allowed).

Essay Topic: Why do you think it is important for people to be involved in their communities? How have you helped your own community in your life so far? How do you plan to help your community through your future career?


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2021

Speaks Law Firm Scholarship

Annual $1,000 scholarship is available to college students in North Carolina who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or a 4- year university with a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Applicants must be college students in North Carolina, with a GPA of at least 3.0, who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university.
  • Two students will be selected to receive $500 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay response.
  • The DEADLINE is April 30th, 2021.
  • The winner will be notified individually and announced on our social media between May 17th-21st, 2021.

The Fayetteville Area Society for Human Resource Management (FASHRM)


The FASHRM Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).


Requirements:

1. Applicant must attach a copy of their official high school or college transcript (Mst have school seal affixed).

2. Applicant must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.

3. Applicant must submit a 300-word essay explaining why you are pursuing a degree in your chosen field of study.

4. Applicant must agree to attend at least one FASHRM Chapter meeting during the year after receipt of the scholarship to speak on how the scholarship help you continue your education.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2021

CORVIAS Foundation Scholarships


Graduating high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher with an active-duty service member parent stationed at certain installations (including Ft. Bragg), there are scholarships that you are eligible for that award up to $50,000.


DEADLINE - Range from February - May, 2021

Michigan State University Scholarship Opportunities

If you are interested in attending MSU, click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities!

Financial Aid

Fayetteville State University - FAFSA FRENZY:


If you need assistance with completing the 2021-2022 FAFSA, join the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid for virtual FAFSA Days!


Friday, October 16th - 2:00 pm

Friday, November 13th - 2:00 pm

Friday, December 11th - 2:00 pm


To Register, CLICK HERE

Sallie Mae offers many financial wellness pieces for high school students.


The following site, www.payingforcollegeresource.com, offers short videos about scholarships, FAFSA, and understanding financial aid offers.



www.salliemae.com/collegeplanning: Provides access to our scholarship search tool, along with other useful information for college

College Applications

CFNC - COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE


North Carolina’s annual campaign to support college access is during the month of October and is named NC Countdown to College. Activities during the month support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. What is traditionally called College Application Week has been extended to two weeks this year: October 19 - 30th, 2020. During these weeks, many NC colleges and universities waive their application fees.

COMMONAPP


The Common Application (Common App) is a non-profit membership organization representing nearly 900 diverse institutions of higher education. We connect applicants and those who support them to a wide array of public and private colleges and universities across all 50 U.S. states, and 20 countries.

COLLEGE TOURS

FTCC VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS PRESENTATIONS


FTCC is offering a live virtual Admissions presentation, every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. through December 17th. It is a brief 15-20 minutes presentation where we will discuss how you can apply to FTCC. We will also have a financial aid representative standing by to answer any financial aid questions. We welcome any and all questions during this presentation.



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Career Preparation & Information

Information Sessions

CFNC Webinar Series - Community College Options

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CFNC Webinar Series - Applications and Essays

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