The following list contains scholarship information that has been provided by universities and programs. Throughout the year, the list will be updated as new scholarship information is received. Please contact the counselor if you are interested in discussing scholarship opportunities. Remember, these are not the only scholarships available! Take some time to search for local and national scholarships. Also, scholarships will become available to you after being admitted into a school. Contact the financial aid office to see what they offer.

ABSS Scholarship database

College Board's scholarship database

CFNC Scholarships

UNC Charlotte's scholarships

East Carolina University's scholarships

East Carolina University Merit Scholarships

Meredith College's scholarships

Western Carolina University's scholarships

Greensboro College Scholarships

UNCG Blue and Gold Scholarships

UNCW Scholarships

NC A&T Scholarships

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship Program

The Creative Writing Program and the Department of English of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship award, the first of its kind at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be based largely on written work submitted by candidates. Artistic merit is the chief criterion of selection.Students who write poetry, fiction, plays, literary non-fiction(personal narratives, memoir, travel and nature essays, literary journalism, belles-lettres) are eligible. Multiple genre submissions are also encouraged, though submissions are limited to one application per student.

The Morehead-Cain is a four-year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is also includes a four-year Summer Enrichment Program made up of diverse, customized experiences that begin the summer before freshman year.

Parks Scholarship

At NC State University, Park Scholars earn excellent grades in the most challenging courses available.They are intellectually curious students who think critically and seek learning experiences outside the classroom. Park Scholars demonstrate leadership, either in formal roles such as team captain or student body president, or informally by excelling in competitive or creative endeavors. Park Scholars dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of others.They find public service personally rewarding, and they participate in service activities on a regular basis. Park Scholars set positive examples for others and have the courage to do what is right, even when they are in the minority. They demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, honesty and conscientiousness.

Levine Scholars Program

The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established in 2009 by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine.  The inaugural class of Levine Scholars entered in the fall semester of 2010 and a new cohort of approximately 15 students is selected to join the program each year.  Levine Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership, and civic engagement.   

Cheatham-White Scholarship
The Cheatham-White Scholarship will be established for the Fall as a merit scholarship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina Central University to provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Cheatham-White Scholars will represent students with a broad range of interests, proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences, demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.

Lenoir-Rhyne Teaching Scholars Program
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Teaching Scholars program provides scholarships of $5,500 per year for four years to incoming freshmen.These funds will be offered in addition to the financial aid package the students may already be qualified for. The average LR student eligible for this program receives approximately $16,000 per year in scholarships and grants from the institution. There is no pay-back required for this scholarship through service or otherwise. Scholars who complete the program will be licensed to teach anywhere in North Carolina and this license can be easily reciprocated to most other states in the US. 

Wendy's High School Heisman

Like The Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy’s program believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. And in addition to honoring student accomplishments, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program inspires all future high school students to pursue their higher education goals.​

NC State Centennial Scholarship Program
Introduced by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as a part of the College of Textiles' Centennial Celebration, Centennial Scholarships carry the greatest value among all scholarships at the College of Textiles. Furthermore, the Centennial Scholarship is among the highest valued scholarships offered at North Carolina State University. Approximately ten $47,500 Centennial Scholarships will be awarded to the top applicants, and selection will be based upon demonstrated high academic achievement throughout high school with proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. Students must be nominated by his/her high school or home school for this award, or self-nominate between October 1st and the end of November.

Sally Southhall Cotton Scholarship

Both the Burlington Woman’s Club and the Burlington Junior Women’s Clubs are offering $1,000.00 first-place and $500.00 second-place Sallie Southall  Cotton Scholarships. First-place winners will compete for the District 4 SSCS of $1,000.00 and if selected a district winner, will compete at the state level against 8 other district winners for the GFWC-NC Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship of $24,000.00 awarded at$6,000.00 a year for four years.
Tobe eligible a student must place in the upper fourth of the graduating class of an accredited high school and be a resident of Alamance County.The scholarship is to be used at any four-year college or university in North Carolina.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship
Awards are made annually to seventeen (17) graduating high school seniors who meet all of the following criteria:
  • Complete an Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship Application
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to enroll as full-time students in a degree-granting program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro
  • Permanently reside in one of the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren

Student Athlete Scholarships

Graham Rotary Club Scholarship
All seniors can apply for the $1000 award. See the school counselor for application materials.

Horatio Alger Scholarship
Students must be enrolled as a high school senior, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, hold a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be a US citizen.

Alamance Arts Scholarships
Each year, Alamance Arts offers scholarships to students planning to further their education in one of the arts disciplines. The four scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500 each. Contact the school counselor for an application.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program
We want students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a resident in Alamance county. See school counselor for application.

North Carolina Bar Association Scholarship

High school seniors who qualify must be a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or disabled in the line of duty. Award ranges from $1,500 to $4,500.

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award
The Student Ethics Scholarship Awardprogram recognizes high school students in our area who personify highethical standards demonstrated through leadership, community service,personal integrity and academic history. The award is open to any high school senior attending high school in our service area who plans to continue his/her education. Our region includes Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph& Rockingham Counties as well as the City of Thomasville.

NC Safewater Scholarships
The NC Safewater Endowment Program plans to award a total of $13,000 is scholarships and grants . The individual scholarships are listed on the website along with a very brief qualification statement. 

Golden Leaf Scholarship
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students.Recipients must be from certain rural counties, demonstrate bothfinancial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The number of years of scholarship support depends on the degree sought and the number of credits transferred.

Jane D. McPherson Memorial Scholarship
Students with a 504 plan or IEP qualify for this scholarship. Students must have a gpa of 2.5 or better. See school counselor for application.

NC Society of Accountants Scholarship

The North Carolina Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization established to provide scholarships for students who indicate a desire to enter the profession of accounting.

NC Retail Merchant's Association Scholarship
Students or students who have a parent who are employed by a retail company that is a member of the association are eligible to apply. Contact your employer to determine membership or call (919) 832-0811.

Carolina's Food Industry Council Scholarship

Students or students who have parents who are employed by a food service company that is a member of the council are eligible to apply. Contact your employer to determine membership or call (919) 832-0811.

Couch Oil Cares Scholarship
In partnership with the Durham Bulls, Couch oil company of Durham is pleased to offer the Couch Oil Cares Scholarship to four deserving high school seniors. This $1000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a 4-year or community college. Visit to download an application or see school counselor.

Gladys Outlaw Gallop Scholarship
Students must attend a school in Adamance or Caswell county, be in good academic standing, possess an unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher, plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university, and be an engaged participant in academic, artistic, athletic, and/or community based activities. See school counselor for application. 

The Alamance Scholarship to Lenoir-Rhyne University
This scholarship will be offered to any eligible high school student in Alamance County, who will enter the freshman class at Lenoir-Rhyne University in the upcoming fall semester. The amount of the scholarship will be $4,500 per year. Over four years, the scholarship is valued at $18,000. See school counselor for application.

Department of Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy Scholarships at Greensboro College
Awarded to incoming students with top academic profiles on a rolling basis who demonstrate interest in leadership in religious life on campus and/or a local church. Students are required to major in Religion. Consideration will also be given to students who minor in Religion, Christian Ethics, Biblical Studies, or Ministry. Students are required to participate in a leadership role within Religious Life at Greensboro College.

Alpha Delta Tau Chapter Prospective Teacher Scholarship
Alpha Delta Tau is an international sorority of women educators. The Tau Chapter, located in Alamance County, proudly announces that it will present a $1,000 scholarship to a senior who will graduate from an Alamance County high school this spring who plans to become a teacher. See the school counselor for an application.

Alamance Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Health Career Scholarship
The Alamance Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will offer two $1,500 Health Career Scholarships to high school seniors. The student must demonstrate financial need and show a potential for high academic achievement. His/her studies are to be in the health career field and he/she must be accepted in a health related field, not a general liberal arts college. See school counselor for application or contact the Beverly Taylor at (336) 570-2753.

Bryan Scholarship at Davidson College
An award for top scholar athletes, valued at $30,000 annually. 
You must be nominated by your school or by a member of the Davidson coaching staff to be considered for a Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable, totaling up to $120,000 during the recipient's Davidson career, provided you continue to play your eligible sport, maintain a specified grade point average, and meet requirements toward earning a degree.

ACT Student Champion Scholarship
The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

  • Applicants should be high school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.

UNCG Teaching Fellows
The UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program emphasizes servant leadership within a diverse and global context. As participants in this community of like-minded pre-service teachers, scholarship recipients will engage in teaching-related activities designed to develop and enhance their leadership abilities, commitment to the campus and broader community, and awareness of socio-cultural considerations from the individual to the global scale. Due to the generosity of the Marian Franklin Scholarship, the Jacqueline W. & Jack H. Varner Scholarship, and the J. Barnwell & Mary Blair Allison Scholarship, participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes scholarships of up to $20,000.00. Scholarship funds for tuition are distributed incrementally, with $3,500.00 distributed in the first year, $4,500.00 distributed in the second year, and $6,000.00 distributed in each of the last two years, as long as eligibility requirements are maintained.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), community college students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students.

ACCESS at Appalachian 
The ACCESS scholarship and support program is Appalachian State's promise to low-income North Carolina students that higher education is within reach. Students who earn a place at Appalachian and are selected for the ACCESS scholarship program have the opportunity to graduate debt-free.

Marine Science Technology
Each year MTS offers significant scholarships to college graduate, college undergraduate and senior high school students accepted into full-time marine-related programs with focus in marine technology, marine engineering and/or marine science.

Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship

Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars

UNC Global Gap Year Fellowship

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.

Cobell Scholarship
Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.