Chapel Hill 2014 Essays For Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Morehead-Cain, you must be:

  • a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • on track to graduate in the spring

Please note: While candidates for the scholarship are more than welcome to apply to other colleges and universities under Early Action or Regular Decision application plans, candidates are not permitted to apply binding Early Decision to other colleges or universities while under consideration for the Morehead-Cain. If you have questions about what constitutes a binding application, please feel free to contact us.

Entering the Selection Process

These eligibility requirements are the same for all students applying for the Morehead-Cain, but there are five different ways to enter the selection process:

North Carolina

  • Be nominated by your high school (All N.C. high schools are eligible)
  • Apply directly for the scholarship

Canada

Great Britain

Out-of-state or International

  • Be nominated by your high school (only eligible schools can nominate)
  • Be nominated by an eligible affiliate program
  • Apply directly as a self-nominee if you are a resident of North Carolina who attends an out-of-state school

Admissions Referral Program (ARP)

The UNC Admissions Office refers particularly strong Early Action applicants to UNC to the Morehead-Cain selection process. In most cases, referred students attend high schools that are not eligible to nominate on their own.


Questions? Ask our scholar selection team
or watch our selections webcasts

 
   
North Carolina D.A.R.E. Association ScholarshipGeneral$1,000Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all four years of High School; write a 700 word easy on how the D.A.R.E. Program influenced your life; submit 2 letters of recommendation reflecting that you are drug and violence free (1 letter must be from a school Administrator and 1 letter from a community leader); applicant should have participated in volunteer work in their community prior to application being filed; applicant must show proof that they have met all requirements from the Department of Public Instruction for graduating high school; must be a graduate from one the D.A.R.E. Curriculums, (either the Elementary, Middle, or High School D.A.R.E. Program); applicants D.A.R.E. Officer, who must be a member of the NCDOA, should submit all applications. If your DARE Officer is no longer available check with the law enforcement agency where you had D.A.R.E. to make contact with the current Officer.August 1, 2015 https://ncdare.org/Awards___Scholarship.html
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CareerFitter.com ScholarshipGeneral$500Available to students who are enrolled or planning to participate in a college, university or graduate school program during the spring/summer/fall 2005 term with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Maximum 250 Essay: What is the perfect career for you, and why? Note: it is not required that you take the careerfitter “perfect career test” in order to apply for the scholarship.September 15, 2016 https://www.careerfitter.com/scholarship
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Davidson College - Bryan Scholar/Athlete ProgramAcademic/AthleticsOffered to one male and one female scholar/athlete scholarship valued at $30,000 annually. Renewable.To be considered, you must participate in an eligible sport (football and men's and women's basketball are not eligible. All nomination materials received no later than September 19, 2015. Admission application due by October 15.See your high school counselor and coach at the start of the school year if you wish to be considered for nomination. Once nominated, must complete Parts I and II of the Davidson Application no later than October 15. See school counselor to seek nomination and visit www.davidson.edu/gotgame. Verify NCAA Clearinghouse registration. Also visit www.davidson.edu/athletics to reach Davidson College coach.
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Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology competitionScience, TechnologyOver $1 million in scholarships and awards to individual students and teams of studentsStudents/teams must submit application and independent research project in Science and TechnologySeptember 22, 2015 Visit http://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com or see school counselor
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Filmora Scholarship Program 2017general$1000Any student currently enrolled or accepted at a college or university is eligible to apply (CCP courses may count). Apply online and submit a 1-3 minute video on a positive topic, made using FilmoraGoSeptember 30, 2017 
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Top Reveal ScholarshipGeneral; Essay$500. one timeAge 17 or older at time of award disbursement; US citizen, 3.0 or better GPA, 700 word essay on one of three topics: smart home technology, how devices can improve education, OR how a device made a difference in someone's lifeSeptember 30, 2017 11pm email to scholarship @ topreveal(dot)com  scholarship@topreveal.com
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Study Soup ScholarshipGeneral $2000 Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic yearOct. 1 for Fall 2016, March 1 for Spring 2017 
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Appointment to a Military AcademyGeneral with military obligation following college graduationMost expenses for college educationUS citizen, not married, between 17 and 22 years of age, academic excellence, physical aptitude and medical fitness, extracurricular involvement, SAT/ACT scores and recommendationsEarly October (Students are encouraged to begin the process in spring of Junior year) Congressional Representative or ROTC personnel  
LeTendre ScholarshipGeneralTwo $2,500 scholarships are awarded each year.Student be homeless or have been homeless during their K-12 school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement. Must be high school senior or enrolled in a GED, Adult High School, etc. & not be 21 yrs. old.October 2015 Visit www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/about-the-fund to apply or see school counselor or more information.
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Wendy's High School Heisman AwardGeneralOne-time up to $5,000Top male and female scholar-athlete entering their senior year who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field and within their communities. Any eligible student can register/apply online at www.wendyheisman.com.Completed online applications are due by October 2, 2015 no later than 6:00 pm Eastern. Students who qualify can self-nominate beginning in April of their junior year. See school counselor or self-nominate at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.
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NC State General Hugh Shelton National Leadership ScholarshipGeneral and Leadershipvalued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement.Leadership, evidence of personal character and integrity, community service, personal growth, physical fitness/wellness, commitment to the program; High school seniors should complete the application and mail it so that it arrives in the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center office no later than 5:00 p.m. November 1 of each year. By midnight on December 18, each year, the Gen. Hugh Shelton Scholarship Selection Committee will notify all applicants of status by email. Semi-finalists will then need to apply to the university admissions office and to complete additional information (Students may wish to apply earlier to N. C. State).October 15 General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, 1101 Gorman Street/223 McKimmon Center, NCSU Campus 7401, Raleigh, NC 27695-7401
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NC State University Freshman Merit ScholarshipsGeneralDistinctive and Merit scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition coverageNC State offers a limited number of competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission by October 15 and indicate ‘early admission’ on the application.October 15 NC State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 2016 Harris Hall Campus Box 7302 Raleigh, NC 27695-7302 (919) 515-2421 phone (919) 515-8422 fax
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UNC Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain ScholarshipGeneral. Must attend UNC-Chapel HillFully funded - including full tuition,student fees,housing,meals,books,laptop,travel,supplies and miscellaneousEvidence of moral force of character, capacity to lead and to motivate fellow students, scholastic ability and extracurricular activities, sports involvement, interview, nomination by school scholarship committee. Must be unmarried & without children. Students can self- nominate online and nominees are also nominated by schools' scholarship committees.October 15, 2015 See School Counselor or visit http://www.moreheadcain.org for more information or to self-nominate.
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Horatio Alger National Scholarship ProgramGeneral. Must commit to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution.$6,000 (13 awarded)To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger North Carolina Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in North Carolina; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution), demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, be a resident of the State of North Carolina; and be a United States citizen.October 25, 2017 Visit online at http://scholars.horatioalger.org or see school counselor.
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NC State University Park ScholarshipGeneralAll tuition and fees, room and board, textbooks, academic supplies and living expenses including a computer stipend(valued at $80,000 in-state and $136,000 out-of- state)Must apply for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State; must be a U.S. citizen; may self-nominate or be nominated by high school based on academic merit, exemplary character, exceptional potential for leadership, and the sense of promise that they may one day make contributions of enduring importance to the betterment of the human condition.October 25, 2015 (self endorsement deadline) Visit http://park.ncsu.edu or see school counselor.
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Univision Nuestra Juventad ScholarshipGeneralNot specifiedMust be a senior of Hispanic descentOctober 30,2014 Visit: http://thencshp.org/programs/nc-hispanic-college-fund/univision-40-nuestra-juventud-scholarship/ or see school counselor.
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Coca-Cola - First Generation ScholarshipGeneralUnspecifiedOpen to students who are the first in their family to go to college.October 31 Call (800) 306-2653  
Coca-Cola Scholars FoundationGeneral(50) 4-year college $20,000 scholarships and (200) 4-year college $4,000 scholarships, and (400) 2-year college $1,000 scholarshipsGPA of 3.0; US citizen and current full-time secondary school student planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution, community service, leadership, academic achievement, very competitiveOctober 31 Apply Online at www.coca-colascholars.org
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Georgia Tech ScholarshipsGeneralUp to full tuition, room & board, feesUndergraduate admission application must be submitted by October 31. No separate scholarship application required.October 31 Visit online or write Georgia Tech Scholarship Office, 225 North Avenue, NW Atlanta, GA 30332, telephone (404) 894-1615.
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National Achievement Scholarship ProgramGeneral$2,500, and some corporate sponsors award scholarships to those students pursuing specific careers.Competition is for black Americans. Take the PSAT as a junior and request entry to the Merit Program. You request entry by marking section 14 on the PSAT Answer Sheet...you will be instructed by the testing administrator to do so.October - The day you take the PSAT. National Achievement Scholarship Program 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200 Evanston, IL 60201-4897 or visit online.
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Presbyterian CollegeAthleticsVariesAthletic ability.Contact the coaching staff Office of Admissions, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, 29325 or telephone (800)476-7272. Visit website.
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Shell Century III Leaders Program (***JUNIORS)General$1,500 - $10,000Current events test, proposal for solving problem facing America in its third century, student activities and community involvement, leadership, honors, high school junior.October Visit website
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Siemens Awards for Advanced PlacementScience, Mathup to $5,000Must be outstanding AP student in Science and Math.October Call Siemens Foundation, telephone (877) 822-5233 or visit website.
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United States Senate Youth ProgramGeneral$5000Two students selected per state to attend the United States Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C.October 2014 School Counselor or Steven M. Weber, Social Studies Consultant, NC Dept. of Public Instruction 6345 Mail Service Center; Raleigh, NC 27699-6345 (919) 807-3828; sweber@dpi.state.nc.us; www.ncpublicschools.org OR www.ussenateyouth.org
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Cheatham-White Scholarship program established at NCCU and NC A&T Academic merit, honorable character, outstanding leadership potential, and a demonstrable commitment to service. Financial need shall not be a consideration.Each recipient is awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the cost of full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses. Summer opportunities fundedmust attend NCAT or NCCU; graduate in Spring; US citizen or permanent resident; 4.0 or better unweighted GPA; Minimum 1280 (new)/1200 (old) SAT or 28 ACT; commitment to service, strong leadership/characterNovember 1, 2017  Additional information about the program can be found online by visiting the websites for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University.
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Emory University Scholars Programs General, must attend EmoryPartial-Full scholarships Extraordinary personal qualities, leadership, scholastic excellence, must attend Emory.November 15. Applicants will need to select one of Emory's three admission decision plans (Early Decision I) by November. 1, (Early Decision II), by Jan. 1, 2018, also Jan. 1 for Regular Decision.  Call (800) 727-6036 or (404) 727-6036, or visit online: http://www.emory.edu
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Prudential Spirit of Community AwardCommunity ServiceCould win $1,000 and/or an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DCBe a student in grades 5-12, who has engaged in a volunteer or self-initiated community service activity performed at least partly during the last 12 months; submit completed application to school principalNovember 1 to school counselor School Counselor or visit website or call 1-888-450-9961. Address is Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, PO Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082
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Ron Brown Scholar ProgramGeneral$10,000 annually for four years for a total of $40,000Must be academically talented, highly motivated African American student who is currently a high school senior and plans to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.November 1st & January 9th each year (Postmarked deadline). Students who apply by the November 1st deadline will have their application information forwarded to a select & limited number of additional scholarship providers. Visit www.ronbrown.org Ron Brown Scholar Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (434) 964-1588
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UNC Charlotte - Levine Scholars ProgramGeneralfull tuition, 4 year value of $90,000 for in-state studentsApplicants must be US citizens or permanent residents; Completed admissions application to UNC Charlotte; Mid 50 percent ranges for 2017 finalists include: GPA of 3.8 - 4.00 (unweighted); SAT (two-part): 1350-1400 Average (two-part):1397 or ACT : 29-33; GPA Average (weighted): 4.74 Average (unweighted): 3.9; Other Criteria: academic excellence; commitment to community service and ethical leadership.November 1 for freshman undergraduate admissions application + November 8 Completion of a Levine Supplemental Scholarship Application BUT students must be nominated by their school counselor by October 8, 2017 See your school counselor to be nominated. Visit http://levinescholars.uncc.edu for more information.
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University of Tennessee Alumni Andrew D. Holt ScholarshipGeneral$5,000Academic merit and leadership. University application serves as scholarship application.November 1 Scholarship Administrator University of Tennessee, Knoxville 116 Student Services Building Knoxville, TN 37996 United States Phone: (865) 974-3131 Fax: (865) 974-2175
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Voice of Democracy National Audio Essay (VFW)GeneralThe first-place winner, who competes with all the first- place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. Also, national scholarships ranging from $1,000-$16,000.Must write and record an essay of between 3-5 minutes. Essay themes are listed on the web site. Open to all students in grades 9-12. November 1 (816) 756-3390 ext. 6155
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WTS Charlotte Metro ChapterTransportation$1000Applicant must be a high school female senior.GPA of 3.0 or higher, currently studying math, science, and technology, consimdering a college degree in a transportation-related fieldNovember 14 RECEIVED via postal or email sierra.haynes@wsp.com
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Appalachian State University - Diversity ScholarshipGeneral$1,000 minimum, renewable average weighted 4.71 high school GPA and 1242 SAT (critical reading + math combined score), demonstrate and values academic achievement, exhibit strong leadership potential, eagerly identify ways to implement positive change, demonstrates and values academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to principles of diversitycomplete your application for admission before November 15 and follow the remaining application steps scholarship application steps https://scholarships.appstate.edu/apply/first-year- students Scholarships 134 John E. Thomas Hall Boone, NC 28608 828-262-8453
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Appalachian State University Plemmons Fellows ProgramLeadership$2,000 per yearIncoming freshman who have demonstrated leadership and successful involvlement in their high school or community; Most recent incoming class of Plemmons Leadership Scholars had an average 1265 SAT (math + critical reading) and 4.81 weighted GPA. A selective merit based program selecting 10 students annuallyMust complete your application for admission before November 15  Visit https://scholarships.appstate.edu/apply/first-year- students
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Duke University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Robertson ScholarsGeneralFull tuition paid (Duke/UNC-Ch), summer support in leadership development, research and travel stipend, laptop. UNC-CH - full tuition and living expenses stipendDemonstrated academic excellence, leadership roles in community service, interest in and commitment to diversity. Dual Admission applications & acceptance. Not an applicant for the Morehead-Cain ScholarshipNovember 15 www.robertsonscholars.org
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Lynchburg College Freshmen Academic ScholarshipGeneralRanges from $3,000 to $14,000Awarded to full-time students based on high school academic achievement. All students accepted to Lynchburg are automatically considered.Early Action - November 15, 2014; Regular Decision - Rolling Admissions Financial Aid Office,Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24501, (434)544-8100
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Presbyterian Church USA Servant Leadership ScholarshipOutstanding Community service and/or church service and leadership$5000 awarded to eight students each yearStudent must have demonstrated outstanding community and/or church service and are members of a Presbyterian Church (USA). Letters of support from pastor and/or youth advisor. Students nominated as Outstanding Youth Leader Awards by their church will be considered for these awards.November 15 Your Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor or any college associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Also Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.
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Presbyterian College - Quattlebaum Honor ScholarshipGeneral; Academic scholarshipFull yearly tuition renewable each year with specific GPA requirements3.75 GPA, 1350 SAT or 31 ACT; renewable with 3.3 GPA; admissions application must be completed by November 15.November 15 Office of Admissions, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, 29325 or telephone (800)476-7272. Visit website.
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Presbyterian College Chinese ScholarsMust attend Presbyterian CollegevariesUp to 30 incoming freshmen will be selected for the program; plan to take 2 semesters of Chinese Language instruction at PC in the freshman year and other course requirements (Maymester trip). Admissions application completed by November 15.November 15 Foreign language department at PC or www.presby.edu
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UNC Asheville Pisgah ScholarshipGeneralpartial or full renewable scholarshipsRenewed when 3.0 GPA is maintained with no break in enrollment, show academic excellence as demonstrated by GPA in high school, above average scores on the SAT or ACT, extracurricular engagement, exemplary community service community leadership.by the Early Action deadline November 15. A separate application is not required For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at 828.251.6481 or 800.531.9842.
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University of Arkansas - Academic Freshman ScholarshipsGeneral- Academic$1,000 - $10,000Must apply for admission to the university. GPA, SAT/ACT, leadership will be considered.Priority: November 15 https://catalog.uark.edu/undergraduatecatalog/financialaida ndscholarships/scholarshipsfornewstudents/
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Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Scholars ProgramGeneralFour years of full or partial tuition.Seeking candidates who have exhibited a capacity for service and leadership, as well as academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum. Merit based, but will consider need.November 15, 2014 School Counselor or Washington University Campus Box 1089 1 Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130 (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000
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NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships - Cheerleading ScholarshipGeneralFour - $500Senior Cheerleader at the varsity level. Member of a cheerleading squad registered for and participating in the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational event that year. Planning to enroll in college. Min. 3.0 GPA, School Spirit, Community ServiceNovember 17 http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund- scholarships
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2017 BeSkinHost.com Scholarship Programgeneral, essay required$1500.A 1,500 to 2,000 words essay about a topic relevant to natural skin care A 100-150 words bio ​A headshot Submit essay to scholarship@beskinhost.comNovember 25, 2017 http://www.beskinhost.com/scholarship
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Elk's National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship AwardsGeneral, must pursue a 4-year degree on a full time basis in a USA college/university$4,000-$50,000 Top 20 finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago High school senior, U.S. citizen, scholarship, leadership, & financial need. Need not be related to a member of the Elks. Male and female students compete separately.November 27 Location: Gastonia, NC No. 1634 2700 Linwood Rd Gastonia NC 28052-4403 Mailing Address: Gastonia, NC No. 1634 PO Box 550357 Gastonia NC 28055-0357 Contact: Telephone: (704)867-1029 (Lodge) Telephone: (704)865-6463 (Office)
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Ohio Wesleyan University - Academic and Merit Scholarships for Early Action IGeneralUp to full tuitionVaries. Apply for admission to be automatically considered. For Domestic (U.S.) First-Time Freshmen seeking Fall Enrollment: Early Action I Deadline » Nov. 30 To ensure consideration for all merit awards » Nov. 30 Honors Program Admission Deadline » Nov. 30 Early Action II Deadline » Jan. 15 Regular Admission Deadline » March 1 Financial Aid Priority Deadline » March 1 Enrollment Deposit Deadline » May 1 Priority Student Housing Application Deadline » May 1 Financial Aid Special Consideration/Verification Deadline » June 15November 30 for Early Action I Questions? E-mail OWU at owuadmit@owu.edu or call 800-922-8953, extension 3020
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Air Force ROTCEngineering, Architecture, Computers, Math, Meteorology, Physics, Nursing, Foreign Language (Central Europe, Russian, Middle east, and Asian); various scholarships availableUp to Full scholarshipsTo be eligible for scholarship consideration must receive an SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26. 3.0 GPA or higher at end of 11th grade. Only 9th through 11th grades are considered.December 1, 2017 is the last day to apply. Note: the online application must be completed before forms. January 12, 2017 is the final day to submit all required paperwork. Visit afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/ or see your Air Force ROTC representative.
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NC State University - College of Education ScholarshipsEducationVariesVariesDecember 1, 2017 http://ced.ncsu.edu/student_services/scholarship_info.php For a NCSU College of Education application, Please call, write, 919.515.3325 or email at: CED_Scholarships@ncsu.edu. Can download application from CED website.
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NC State University Centennial Scholarship - College of TextilesTextiles, engineering, chemistry, business management, international studies, design, apparel, sourcing, fashion, merchandising or retail management.NC State Centennial scholarships provide a minimum of $15,000 per year for four years. Centennials are merit scholarships, they are awarded to incoming freshmen on the basis of academic achievement in high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. The scholarship also provides $7,500 as a special enrichment fund that may be used for study abroad, leadership programs, career explorations or other approved enrichment activities.Criteria: Demonstrated high academic achievement, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, unique life experiences. See your school counselor by October 1 if you wish to be considered for nomination from the school. Students may self-nominate; Student must have applied to NC State University by December 1. School-based committee may nominate two students who plan to pursue a major listed in the Discipline column and meet the above criteria. Between October 1 and December 1, any student not nominated but feels he/she meets or exceeds the selection criteria may nominate themselves by writing or e-mailing the College of Textiles to request access to the online application. (E-mail Kent_Hester@ncsu.edu.)October 1 - notify school counselor to be considered for nomination; for school-based nomination. Applications are due by December 1st. Visit www.tx.ncsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/scholarships/centennial- scholarship-program.cfm or see school counselor. NCSU contact Kent Hester at 919-515-6530, or by email at KentHester@ncsu.edu.
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Queens University of Charlotte Merit ScholarshipsGeneralUp to full tuitionHigh School seniors with superior scholastic and leadership credentials. Students who complete the optional essay on the admissions application are automatically considered for merit scholarships. December 1, 2017 http://www.queens.edu/admissions-aid/freshman/index.html
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ROTC Scholarships: ArmyGeneral with military obligation following college graduationArmy scholarships cover most tuition and on-campus educational expenses and provide a flat rate for books, supplies and equipment. Monthly allowance.Be a U.S. citizen; be between the ages of 17 and 26; have a high school cum. GPA of at least 2.50; have a high school diploma or equivalent; score minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores); meet physical standards; agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard).Recommended Apply by December 1 each year. Final Deadline March 4, 2018. Take SAT or ACT no later than October of Senior year. Army (800) USA-ARMY or School Counselor
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UNC Charlotte Merit ScholarshipsMeritVariesBe a high school senior in the top 10% of senior class; present a minimum SAT score (critical reading and math components) of 1200 or an equivalent ACT score; show evidence of leadership and service in school and/or community Student must be nominated by school counselor online at http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/December 1, 2017 
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UNC-Greensboro Katharine Smith Reynolds ScholarshipGeneral$8,000 per year, plus stipends ($1,250-$2,500) each year for community service, internship, study abroad.Superior scholastic and personal achievement, must apply for the UNCG Honors College by December 1, 2017.December 1, 2017 https://honorscollege.uncg.edu/futurestudents/honors- college-scholarships.htm
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University of Virginia - Jefferson Scholars FoundationGeneral/AcademicFull tuition, fees, books, room & board, and personal expenses. Total value for non-Virginian students exceeds $280,000. Must be nominated by school counselor and/or school official. Eligible schools may nominate one student per year from the senior class. Demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation seeks to identify the most highly talented students in the world.Counselor and Jefferson Scholar nominee must be complete nomination form by December 1. Visit online at http://www.jeffersonscholars.org.
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Vanderbilt University Merit ScholarshipsGeneralUp to Full tuitionMust apply for admission and complete Merit Scholarship Application online by Dec 1, 2017December 1, 2017 https://www.vanderbilt.edu/scholarships/
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Wayne F. Shovelin ScholarshipHealth Care$20,000 per year renewable for 4 years• Classification as a current high school senior • Residency in Gaston County or the child of a CaroMont Health employee • Scholastic Achievement: GPA of at least 3.75, unweighted • Interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in a health care profession • Demonstration of strong school and community involvement through volunteerismDecember 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm (Received by) Visit www.GastonCountyScholarships.com to download the application, or see school counselor.
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Davidson College - Belk Merit-Based ScholarshipGeneralFull-ride valued at $47,179 for 2010-11 and renewable. Includes two summer stipends for international study and enrichment.High academics and above average test scores, exceptional promise in academics, character, leadership, athletics, and community serviceSee your school counselor at the start of the school year since this requires a school-based nomination. Nominee materials received no later than November 8, 2013. Nominees must submit a completed admission application no later than December 2, 2013. See your school counselor in early September to be considered for nomination by your school. More information available at Davidson College Admissons, Merit Programs at 704-894-2970 or belkscholarship@davidson.edu.
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Wofford Scholars ProgramGeneral - Must attend Wofford College$8,000 - $160,000 over a four year periodSAT 1250 (critical reading and math) or ACT 28, rank in top 10% of class. Active in leadership and service roles in school and/or community.November 6, 2013 for Early Decision or February 15, 2014 for Regular Decision. Wofford Admissions Office. 429 N. Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29303 (864)597-4000 or see your School Counselor. Visit the web address at: http://www.wofford.edu/admission/content.aspx?id=59740
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Gaston Music Education Foundation ScholarshipsCandidates must be planning to major in music.Two college scholarships will be offered at $2,000, each paid to the college/university of the student's choice in four equal installments over a four year period. These are only for students planning to major in music.Must be a senior and a resident of Gaston County; completed at least one semester of his/her senior year; be referred by his/her music teacher; & pursue a college music degree. Auditions are held for piano, voice, string, or band instruments. Competition involves an audition and a written theory test. Applications are due by December 8, 2017 http://gmef.org/camps.html
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Burger King Scholars ProgramGeneralRanges from $1,000 to $50,000.Burger King employees, children of employees, and high school seniors who demonstrate integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, and good citizenship are eligible.December 15, 2017 Visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/ to apply for this scholarship.
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F.I.R.E. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) "Freedom in Academia" Essay ContestFirst Amendment RightsOne $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.High school juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. Student must watch 2 short videos about real students who were censored and punished for speech protected by the US Constitution. Answer the essay question: Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities? Using examples from both videos, discuss how censorship of student speech is incompatible with higher education. Your essay should be 800–1,000 words. Submit your essay through the online formDecember 31, 2017 To enter online, read the instructions and fill out the form posted at www.thefire.org/contests.
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Fieldbloom ScholarshipMarketing, software development, entrepreneurship$1500.To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work. Examples of work would be a marketing plan, an essay related to business, an overview of an existing industry, etc.December 31, 2018 https://www.fieldboom.com/scholarship/
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College of Wooster ScholarshipsGeneralVariesMust exhibit outstanding leadership and academic merit.January 1, 2018 Office of Admissions, Wooster, OH 44691, (800) 877-9905 or visit online.
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Johns Hopkins University - Charles R. Westgate Scholarships in EngineeringEngineering. Must attend Johns Hopkins Univ.

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