Post Secondary Planning

Scholarships, College Tours, Information Sessions

Scholarship Applications

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.

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



Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation - Scholarship #1


For seniors who helped encourage blood donation amongst their peers. With schools not able to host blood drives on location this school year, we had the bloodmobile go to each district several times a year. Students encouraging their classmates virtually counts!


Each high school in CCS will receive a $500 scholarship for a student, so long as there are applications. Not every school participated last year, and we would have loved to give more money away towards continued ed. We appreciate our Partners for Life! These scholarships are only for Cumberland County School seniors.


Deadline: March 17.

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

Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation - Caduceus Society


A brand new scholarship this year, supports any Cumberland County high school senior planning to pursue a degree in health sciences or health occupation field of study. $1,000 award.


Deadline: March 31, 2021

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.

2021 Upsilon Kappa Omega Chapter Scholarship Application


For Seniors to receive consideration, the applicant must submit a complete application packet via email or postal mail.


The packet must include:

  • a completed and signed application,
  • an official copy of the high school transcript,
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional),
  • two recommendation forms (attached) and
  • an essay.


This information should be emailed by 11:59 pm on April 2, 2021 to Mrs. Kishia Hagan (kishia.hagan1908@yahoo.com) or postmarked no later than April 2, 2021.


All information should be mailed in one packet to the address printed on the application or submitted together via email to: kishia.hagan1908@yahoo.com.


All questions should be directed to Mrs. Kishia Hagan (910) 494-1583.


All requested documents must be submitted via email or postmarked no later than April 2, 2021.

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.

Rare Breed Motorcycle Club Scholarship


The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior who will be attending an accredited technical/community college or academic college or university. This individual best exemplifies not only academic excellence but also leadership and service to their community.


Application Deadline: MAY 2, 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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