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Scholarship Information

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, you must be a current senior (12th grade) in order to apply for these scholarships this year.

  • SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship – $10,000 over 4 years to one of the 16 public UNC system universities. Student applications due to Mrs. Powell by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020. See your email or Mrs. Powell for more details.

  • Community Foundation of WNC Scholarship Programs – SEVERAL scholarship opportunities available!!!

  • Golden LEAF Scholarship – The Golden Leaf Scholarship ($12,000 over 4 years!!!) Program is now accepting applications! The Golden Leaf Scholarship program is open to High School seniors, from qualifying counties, attending college Fall 2017; OR Community College students, from qualifying counties, transferring to a four-year institution. The application and more information can be accessed online at The deadline for submission is March 1, 2020

  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships – This scholarship program is open to all students and it doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn up to $40,000 in scholarships.

  • SEANC Scholarship of the outstanding benefits of SEANC membership is its scholarship program for active and associate members, their spouses and dependent children. Membership in teachers’ organizations or the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation scholarship. However, state and local government employees and retirees and state university system scholarship athletes are eligible to join SEANC if they so desire. DEADLINE : Completed applications must be sent to your district scholarship chairperson postmarked no later than April 15.

  • FELS – Forgivable Education Loans for Service Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. For the 2016-17 academic year eligible degree programs may be found by ​at link above.

  • CFNC Financial Literacy – Take a short financial literacy basics course through CFNC, and be entered to win a $500 scholarship!

  • NROTC Scholarship Opportunities The NROTC scholarship program covers full tuition at colleges with NROTC programs, plus a stipend for books and living expenses.

  • ACCESS at Appalachian State University – Appalachian State University is committed to making higher education affordable for every North Carolina student and has developed the Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success (ACCESS) program as a method to insure that students from low-income families in North Carolina can attend Appalachian debt-free. The ACCESS program offers such students a four-year university education at Appalachian debt-free. Specifically, the ACCESS program supplements federal financial aid grants, state financial aid grants and scholarships, and other forms of financial assistance with sufficient funds to cover the cost of institutional charges (tuition, fees, room, board) and, for those who qualify, an on-campus job for personal expenses for up to four years (eight semesters).
    To be considered for funding under the ACCESS Program, a student must:
    Be admitted as a first-time freshman enrolled in a first undergraduate degree program
    Be a North Carolina resident
    Attend Appalachian State University as a full-time student
    Meet an adjusted gross income for the prior tax year of or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines
    Demonstrate financial need under Federal Methodology (FM) resulting in an EFC of zero after Verification of the student’s filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year
    Meet all eligibility criteria for federal student financial aid programs
    Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the ASU Office of Student Financial Aid
    Participate in the academic and personal support programs offered to ACCESS Students
    For more information, visit

  • North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities – find out more about these colleges, the options they offer, and how to make them affordable at

  • Scholarship Gold Consulting

Be sure to visit the College Foundation of NC Page and click on the “Pay” tab for information about scholarships, grants, and loans for NC residents.
“BIG FUTURE” from College Board – information on national scholarship, grant and loan programs –

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