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Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

Scholarship Bulletin

May 2015 Issue

School Code/CEEB Code: 340716

Important Reminders and Disclaimer:

When applying for scholarships, remember:

Read and follow all instructions given, your failure to do so could disqualify you from being considered for the scholarship;

Use a blue or black ink pen when completing a hard copy application, unless you are instructed to type your responses or to do otherwise;

Allow yourself plenty of time to complete and gather all applications materials and submit all applications by the application deadline.

Do not wait until the last minute to ask others to provide information or complete forms that you need to meet your deadline.

(You should allow the person that you ask for a recommendation, etc., at least fifteen school days (three school weeks) to complete the task; plan accordingly.)

All information is provided in good faith but bulletin cannot guarantee accuracy or reliability of information or sources of scholarship information. Parents/guardians and students are solely responsible for independent verification of all information provided and legitimacy of sources listed.

Scholarship/ Opportunity

Eligibility Requirements


Contact/To Apply


AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts)Scholarship

Students planning to pursue careers in acting are invited to apply. Students may be nominated for a scholarship by a school faculty member. See Ms. Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, if you are interested in being nominated for a scholarship to AADA.

May vary

For more information on admissions and scholarship, contact the AADA Admissions Office at 800-463-8990. Additional contact information:

New York Campus: 120 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016; Los Angeles Campus: 1336 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, C 90028.

Contact AADA for details.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be offering a $1000 scholarship to selected winner(s). To apply, candidates must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the organization’s web site. All high school juniors and seniors may apply. Students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution may also apply. See website for full criteria and details.


To access full details and to apply, go to:

Scholarship deadline: June 15, 2015.

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts National and International Audition Tour for Admission and Scholarships

Students interested in pursuing full-time studies in Acting, Music Theatre, Dance Theatre, or Performing Arts may wish to apply and audition. Interested students may be nominated for scholarship consideration by a school faculty member. See Ms. Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator, if interested.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to students who qualify.

Interested students should call the AMDA Admissions Office at 800-367-7908 or visit to learn more about programs and audition opportunities. If you are interested in being nominated for a scholarship to AMDA, see Ms. Martinez, POB Scholarship Coordinator.

Contact AMDA for details.

American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Each American Legion Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award scholarships depending on the number of applicants and funds available.


For details, please contact:

Contact organization for 2015 scholarship application deadline.

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: “A Constitutional Speech Contest”

High school students in grades 9-12 below age 20 who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can participate. Local winners are selected to compete at district and national levels.


For further information, please see:
Or contact:
The American Legion Department of North Carolina
4 North Blount Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611

Inquire with your local American Legion post or with the N.C. Headquarters of the American Legion.

American Legion Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration. Scholarship funds may be applied towards tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service, and financial need.

$20,000- $1100 (amounts awarded in 2013)

To access application, go to:

Applications are submitted to program staff upon your arrival at either the Boys State or Girls State program. See website for full details.

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens Scholarships

Applicants must be sons

or daughters of law

enforcement officers who

were killed in the line of

duty. They may attend a

public, private or

vocational school. A

current transcript, letter

of acceptance to an

institution of higher

learning or a student ID

is required.

$1,500 renewable (total of $6000 over 4 years)

For details, see:
Or contact:

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens

6350 Horizon Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780



Contact organization for details.

American Youth Leadership Program

This program offers various opportunities for American high school students aged 15-17 and educators to travel abroad on a 3 to 4-week long exchange to specific countries to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary. Please check the website for more details.

Travel abroad in exchange program

Go to website for details of this and other study abroad programs:

Varies; see specific programs for details

Americorps (National and Community Service Programs)

Provides opportunities for community service. If participants complete designated community service successfully, they may be eligible for awards to help pay for college expenses. Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents. Age restrictions apply. See website for details and requirements.

May vary

For details, go to:


Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 17-26 with a high school GPA of at least 2.50, a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum score of 920 on the SAT (math and verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding Writing test scores), meet required physical standards (see website for details), and commit to an 8-year service commitment to the Army (including active duty and reserve components). See website for full details.

Up to full tuition and fees, with allowance included for books and a monthly stipend of up to $5000/year. Two, three, and four-year scholarships are offered. Eight year service commitment to US Army is required for scholarship recipients (four years full-time with Army and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve)

Contact organization for details and updates, and check with ROTC instructors at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology regarding deadlines.

Balanced Man Scholarship

The NC State chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offering three one-time scholarships ($1000, $500, and $250) to incoming freshmen males at NC State University for the 2015 academic year. To qualify, applicants must submit an application by July 1, 2015 and enroll at NC State for the 2015 Fall term. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with Sigma Phi Epsilon to be eligible for the scholarship.

Three winners will be selected: $1000, $500, and $250.

To access application, go to:

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Brandon Burns, Balanced Man Scholarship Chairman, at

Application deadline: July 1, 2015.

Berea College Tuition Promise Scholarship

Every student who attends Berea College in Kentucky is awarded a four-year, full tuition scholarship to attend the college. Berea students contribute to their education by working on campus, paying what they can afford towards housing/food, and studying hard. Berea College offers 30 different majors. Interested high school juniors and seniors should contact their high school counselor immediately in order to be considered for a nomination. Juniors and seniors who rank in the top 20% of their class, have an ACT composite of 20-30 and/or SAT of 1410-1980 plus family financial need should contact their school counselor to be nominated.

Full tuition to Berea College

High school juniors and seniors, contact your high school counselor immediately if you are interested in being nominated. To learn more about Berea College, go to:

High school juniors and seniors, contact your high school counselor for assistance.

Betsy Y. Justus NCTA Founders Scholarship

Betsy Justus was the North Carolina Technology Association's (NCTA) founding CEO, a pioneer among women in technology, and a North Carolina leader. Upon her passing in the summer of 2011, NCTA created a scholarship in her name to support young women in North Carolina who are pursuing an academic and career path in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), with an emphasis on technology and engineering.

$4000 total ($1000 per year for four years of study), plus a Lenovo computer. Two scholarship winners will be selected.

To access application and details, go to:

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2015.

CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

Scholarship is open to all high school student-athletes (grades 9-12; plus junior college students) who plan to attend a 4-year college. Applicants must create a profile on the CaptainU website and should participate in the website’s activities (i.e., Facebook page, etc.) Minimum age is 13; applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


For details, go to:

Contact organization for details.

Chegg $1000 Monthly Scholarship

All U.S. high school students are eligible to participate. See the Chegg website for details. Participants must answer a short question online.

$1000 monthly

To access information and entry details, go to:

Deadline is the end of each month.

Chegg $2000 Spring Scholarship

Contest open to students age 16 and above who are legal residents of the United States, enrolled in an accredited high school or college in the United States, and are registered users of the Chegg website. Participants answer a short question online to enter the contest. See website for details.


For full details and to enter contest, go to:

Deadline: June 1, 2015.

Chun University Scholarships

Chun University, located in Charlotte, NC, is scheduled to open in September, 2015 and will offer the following programs: Bachelor in Biblical Studies, Bachelor in Christian Music, Certificate in Teacher Church Education, Certificate in Christian Counseling, Diploma in Vocal Performance, and Diploma in Music Performance. Scholarship programs will be offered: Honor Scholarships, Presidential and University Scholarships, Performance Winner Scholarships, Chun Group Scholarships, and Hymn Society of Korea Scholarships. Contact Chun University for specific details.

Up to 100% of tuition, depending on scholarship and program

For further information, go to:

Application process opened on December 1, 2014. Applications are now being accepted.

College Access Para Todos Initiative (Latin American Coalition, Charlotte, NC)

College Access Para Todos assists immigrant youth and families in obtaining access to college opportunities. Workshops, consultation, outreach, trainings, and assistance are offered.


To access information, go to:

Contact: Megan Walsh for more information or to set up an appointment for a one-on-one free consultation: 704-531-3848 or
Services available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CollegeNET Scholarship

Applicants must sign up at the website and visit and participate in forums. Recipients are determined by votes on the website. See website for full details.


To access website and details, go to:

Weekly; varies

College Prowler Scholarships

College Prowler gives out more than $50,000 in scholarships each year to current and prospective students. Check website regularly for new contests and updates.

Current contests offer $2000 and $1000 scholarships

To access details, go to:

Deadline for contest is typically the last day of the month. Check website for specific date and time for May deadline.

CollegeWeekLive Scholarships

CollegeWeekLive is an online college fair. Students login to the website and visit colleges of interest on the website. A $1000 scholarship winner is chosen from participating students each month. There are also additional scholarship competitions offered for specific online college fair events via the website, with awards ranging from $5000-$1000.


To register and for further details, go to:

Monthly for monthly award. Specific deadlines also provided for additional online college fair events. See website for additional details.

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF Scholarships)

Participants register and participate in quizzes on the website. Participants must be at least 14 years of age; younger participants must be registered by parent/guardian.

Up to $5000

Details for each CKSF scholarship can be viewed after registering on the website.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

This is a scholarship/exchange program which allows high school students to study abroad for a school year in Germany. Students must be current high school students, U.S. citizens , nationals, or permanent residents between the ages of 15-18 years and six months at start of program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale. Previous study of German is not required.

Covers most costs of a year abroad in Germany

To request more information and to apply, go to:

You must request information from the website to be informed of the deadline for North Carolina.

CPCC Levine Scholarship Program

Students enrolling at CPCC on at least a half-time basis who meet criteria for financial need as determined by CPCC are eligible to apply.

Up to $3000 per academic year for full-time CPCC students; up to $2250-$1500 per academic year for part-time students (depending on number of credit hours being taken; see website for details.)

For details, instructions, and to apply, go to:

Contact CPCC for details.

CPCC Scholarships

Applicants must submit FAFSA before applying. See individual scholarship listings for further details.


For more information, visit:

Contact CPCC for details.

CPCC Scholarships in Advanced Visual Testing (NDET)

CPCC is offering full scholarships (tuition, books, and fees) to students who are qualified North Carolina residents interested in completing the 16-week certificate course in Advanced Visual Testing.

Full tuition, books, and fees for 16-week course in Advanced Visual Testing at CPCC

To access details, go to:

Or contact:

Ivory Wilson

Senior Recruiter

Applied Technologies Division

Phone: 704-330-2722 x7452

Central Piedmont Community College

Contact CPCC for deadline.

Davidson College: Davidson Trust

Students who meet admission criteria for Davidson College and who are hoping to attend Davidson may be eligible. Deadline is unknown at this time; must contact Davidson College Office of Admission and Financial Aid for specific details.

May vary; contact Davidson College for details. Through the Davidson Trust, 100% of an admitted student’s calculated financial need is met entirely through grants and student employment.

To access contact information, go to:

Contact Davidson College Office of Admission and Financial Aid for details.

DoSomething.Org: Scholarship Contests and Campaigns

DoSomething.Org offers youth the opportunity to participate in community activism and service as well as compete for scholarships several times a year. Many ideas for service projects are offered, and several scholarship competitions are available via the website.

Up to $10,000, four times a year

To access details of current scholarship contests as well as community service initiatives, go to:

See website for details.

Elon University Watson and Odyssey Scholarships

Need-based scholarships awarded to prospective members of the upcoming Elon University freshman class. Descriptions and selection criteria for each is listed on the information website and application(s). Applicants must apply to Elon University, submit all financial aid applications, and financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS profile) as part of the application process. Applicants must be North Carolina residents who will graduate from a North Carolina high school, but both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens may apply. Applicants should have a solid record of academic achievement.

For eligible students in Mecklenburg County, $21,000 to $7500 depending on specific program; many programs also include financial grant for university-approved study abroad experience

To apply to Elon University, go to:
For more information on these scholarships, go to:

See website or contact Elon University Office of Admissions for details.

Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund, Inc. Scholarship: Fire/Burn Recovery Assistance Scholarship

The Charlotte chapter of the FFBCF will award 1 scholarship fund up to $1000 per school year for undergraduate education related to the study of fire/burn recovery from an accredited college or university. See application and contact organization for additional details.

Up to $1000 per school year

For application, see link on Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:

Contact organization for details.

Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund, Inc. Scholarship: Burn Survivors Education Scholarship

The Charlotte chapter of the FFBCF will award up to 3 scholarship funds up to $3000 per year for undergraduate education, continuing education, or personal educational enrichment . Applicants must be burn survivors age 25 and under and must be currently accepted in a college, university, or trade school. Applicants must be current or former North Carolina residents. The Charlotte chapter will give preference to Mecklenburg residents and/or those who attend NC schools, but all burn survivors are encouraged to apply.

Up to $3000 per school year

For application, see link on Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:

Contact organization for details.

Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC)

FFTC is a nonprofit corporation which administers over 100 scholarship programs. High school students should visit their website to view specific scholarships and contact information for each program. Eligibility varies according to specific scholarship program.


For listings of each scholarship, go to:
General information about FFTC can be found at:

See contacts for each specific scholarship listed on FFTC website for details of each program.

I’m First!


I’m First! is a scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be the first in their family to go to college and are planning to attend a CSO College Partner Institution (see link for details):

Undocumented students are eligible and are highly encouraged to apply!

$4000 total ($1000 per year for four years)
Ten winners will receive scholarships.

To apply, go to:

Deadline to apply is Friday, 5/22/2015.

Johnson C. Smith University Financial Aid Options

Johnson C. Smith University offers scholarships to prospective students.

May vary

Information available via website:

Contact JCSU Office of Admissions for deadlines.

LAWA New Youth Scholarship (Latin American Women’s Club)

LAWA Youth Scholarships are financial awards to support and encourage female and male students seeking to attend and complete bachelor and technical degrees. LAWA Youth Scholarships are given one time per year to eligible Latino students attending accredited colleges or universities of their choice. The LAWA Youth Scholarships are renewable for up to three consecutive academic years. The competitive process to select scholarship recipients is based on student’s financial need, academic merit, and community involvement. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) any Latin American immigrant, first or second generation Latino student who is graduating from a high school located in Mecklenburg, Concord/Cabarrus, Gaston, South Iredell/Mooresville and Union Counties in NC 2) accepted to any accredited college or university to attend as a full-time student for the entire academic year

Range from $1500 and up

To access the online application and instructions, go to:

Online applications are now being accepted. Contact LAWA for deadline.

Marcella Welch Memorial Art Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for seniors planning to major in the visual or performing arts. Minimum GPA of 2.5 and acceptance letter from college/university required.


Application instructions are on the Phillip O. Berry Student Services webpage:

Questions may be e-mailed to:

Application deadline: 5/31/2015.

National Society of Black Engineers- Charlotte Professionals Chapter “Making A Difference” Scholarship Program 2015

Two deserving Mecklenburg County graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of Engineering study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution will receive scholarships.


To access application, go to:

Deadline: Friday, 5/29/2015 at 5pm.

Navy College Fund

The Navy College Fund may be available to selected recruits. See website for full details.

May vary

For more information, visit:


Navy League Foundation Scholarship Program

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall.  Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving. 

$10,000 ($2500 each year for four years). The organization presently offers 25 scholarships.

To access information, visit:

For more information, please contact Stacy McFarland, Staff Vice President, Development and Programs, at 800-356-5760 or 703-528-1775, or via email at

If you have questions, please email

Apply for scholarship on website at:

Contact organization for deadlines.

NC Sheriff’s Association Criminal Justice Scholarship

High school seniors residing in NC who are interested in pursuing a major/career in criminal justice or law enforcement may apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Application is available at financial aid offices of eligible institutions. This scholarship is only available for use at specific NC institutions; mostly UNC-system institutions (contact organization for details.) Application and supplemental material should be submitted to sheriff of county where applicant resides. First priority will be given to child of sheriff/law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty; second priority given to child of retired or deceased sheriff/law enforcement officer; third priority, to criminal justice students.


For more information, contact:
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, 919-549-8614;

Contact organization for deadline(s).

North Carolina A&T State University Departmental Scholarships

Each of NC A&T State University’s seven colleges and schools awards scholarships to students within various majors. Students should contact the department in which they plan to major for Departmental Scholarship opportunities. To receive maximum consideration for need-based Departmental Scholarships, students should complete the FAFSA, available online from January 1st. The FAFSA must be received by the Office of Student Financial Aid priority deadline of March 1st.


For individual department information, go to:

Contact individual departments at NC A&T State University for specific deadline information regarding individual departmental scholarships.

North Carolina A&T University Scholarship Listings Page

Requirements vary depending on scholarship. See webpage and specific scholarship listings for details.


To access information, go to:

Varies; see listings for details.

North Carolina American Water Works Association and North Carolina Water Environment Association Scholarships: NC Safewater Endowment Program

Various scholarships are being offered. See website for specific criteria and details.


For details on each scholarship, go to:

For details, go to:

North Carolina Central University: BRITE Scholarships (Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise)

High school seniors planning to attend North Carolina Central University who are interested in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology, and Medicinal Science should apply. Full and partial BRITE scholarships are available; they are competitive and renewed on an annual basis. Scholarships are available to first-time freshmen, community college transfers with AS degrees or rising juniors.

Full or partial scholarship to North Carolina Central University

For details, contact Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator. You may also contact Mr. Anthony Ervin of the NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or at

Mr. Ervin will be visiting POB on particular dates and times to speak with interested POB seniors. See Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator, for details.

See Ms. Tori Darby, POB College Coordinator, for assistance regarding deadlines, or contact Mr. Anthony Ervin of NCCU BRITE Program at 919-530-5573 or

North Carolina Central University Chancellor’s Cycle of Success Scholarships

All students who are incoming into NCCU are considered for these scholarships when they apply. The earlier that students apply for admission to NCCU, the better the chances are to receive one of these scholarships. Scholarships are awarded until the funds are depleted.

Programs for graduating high school seniors include: 1) Soaring Eagle Scholarship, 2) Rising Eagle Scholarship, 3) Eagle in Flight Scholarship, 4) Eagle In Flight Scholarship 2. See website for specific eligibility criteria.

Up to full tuition depending on scholarship

For details, visit:

The earlier that students apply for admission to NCCU, the better chances are to receive one of these scholarships. Scholarships are awarded until funds are depleted.

North Carolina Central University Charlotte Alumni Association Scholarship

The Charlotte Alumni Chapter of North Carolina Central University will award a non-renewable scholarship to an incoming NCCU freshman. Applicants must be a resident of Mecklenburg County and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount may vary.

To access application, go to:, click the scholarship link, and print out the application:

If you have questions, please contact:

Ms. Fredicia Caldwell, Scholarship Chairperson, at

Deadline to apply: Friday, 5/15/2015.

North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarships

Four-year scholarship program at North Carolina approved schools for qualifying children of certain class or category of deceased, disabled, combat, or POW/MIA veterans. At time of application, applicant must be under age 25; a resident and domiciled in North Carolina. Veteran parent must have been a legal resident of NC at the time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the armed forces during which eligibility is established (OR the applicant is the biological child or adopted child prior to age 15, who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth). See online information for full criteria and details.

Scholarship funds are available for approved schools. See website for details.

For details, go to:

Contact North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs for details.

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship

The O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship supports low-income, capable young women so they can achieve their greatest potential through education. Students who meet the following criteria may apply: 1) female 2) high school senior 3) minimum 3.2 high school GPA through fall quarter/semester 4) must have filed FAFSA 5) family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) cannot exceed 50% of the median family income of the state in which they reside (Family Income Eligibility Requirements by State) 6) U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident 7) can be from any of the 50 states or District of Columbia 8) planning to pursue a 4-year undergraduate degree 9) planning to enroll full-time (at least 12 credits per quarter or the equivalent for semester-based schools). See website for full criteria and details.

$20,000 (awarded in increments of $5000 annually)

For information, go to:
Information can also be found at:

According to webpage, the next O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship application window will open in March, 2016.
Contact organization for details:
Call 877-898-2048 or email

PEEP Essay Contest 2015

Pride Entrepreneur Education Program is offering a $1500 scholarship to a high school senior who competes in and wins a scholarship essay contest. See webpage for details.


To access information and entry forms, go to:

Deadline: Midnight on 5/15/2015.

Sallie Mae College Answer $1,000 Scholarship

Register on the Sallie Mae website to use its free scholarship search database and enter a monthly drawing for a $1000 scholarship.


Enter the scholarship by registering on the website.


Student Contests (Videos and/or Essays)

High school students can participate in several different contests (videos and/or essays) about school topics listed on website. See website and details of specific contests for eligibility requirements.

May vary

To access details, go to:

Deadlines depend on specific contest; see website for details.

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

High school seniors who will enter college in Fall, 2015 (2 or 4 year college/university located in the US) and current undergraduate college students continuing their studies in Fall, 2015 can enter. Participants must reside within specific states of the U.S. (North Carolina is included.) Eligibility is NOT based on GPA or financial need. See website for details.


Go to:

Registration begins on 9/15/2014 and first drawing will be held on 10/31/2014. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks until 5/15/2015.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project Scholarships

Some scholarships are available to graduates interested in pursuing careers in Early Childhood Education or Child Care Center services.

See website

For more information on T.E.A.C.H. programs, go to:

Contact organization for details and/or see website.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund provides scholarships to selected students attending its member schools. TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). TMCF provides merit and need-based awards. Most awards are limited to students attending TMCF member-schools, but occasionally scholarships may be offered to students attending other institutions. Most scholarships are for one year and are non-renewable unless otherwise indicated. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale required. Must submit the FAFSA and be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. See webpage for additional requirements and details.

The average award is $3100 per semester

To access details, go to:

For additional information, contact:

Deshuandra Walker
Student Support Programs Manager
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
4801 Woodway, Suite 300 E| Houston, TX 77056
p: 713.955.1073| f: 480.287.9632

Contact organization for deadline.

Tuition Funding Sources (Scholarship of the Day)

On the website, students can view daily scholarship information, including the “Scholarship of the Day” each day.


For details, go to:

See website for details.

United States Military Academy West Point

The application process to the United States Military Academy West Point begins during the junior year of high school. Candidates must be at least age 17 but no older than age 22 on July 1st of the year that they enter West Point. Candidates must be unmarried, not pregnant, and not legally responsible for the support of any children. Good physical and mental health is required, along with above-average strength, agility, and endurance. You must complete a Candidate Questionnaire on the website. Candidates must obtain a nomination to be eligible to compete for a spot at West Point. See the website for details on this process. You should apply for all nominations for which you are eligible during the spring of your junior year. It is important to pursue every nomination available to you. See website for explanation of additional steps in the admissions process.

Full-ride scholarship: tuition, room, board, and expenses all paid. Five years of active-duty service required upon graduation, plus three years service in Inactive Ready Reserve.

For details on admissions to West Point, go to:

The application is a multi-step process and begins during junior year of high school. Early planning and organization is essential. See website and contact United States Military Academy West Point for deadlines.

United States Naval Academy (Annapolis)

You should apply for admission between April of your junior year of high school and January of your senior year. The earlier you apply, the better. Candidates must be U.S. citizens of good moral character, at least 17 years old and not past age 23 on July 1st of the year they would enter the academy. Candidates must be unmarried, not pregnant, and with no dependents.

Full-ride scholarship is included with admission to the academy (tuition, room, board, medical, and dental expenses). Five years of active-duty service is required upon graduation.

For information on admissions, go to:

The application is a multi-step process and begins during junior year of high school. Early planning and organization is essential.

U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

To apply to the Academy, you must be at least age 17 but not past age 23 on July 1st of the year you enter the Academy. Applicants should be of good moral character, U.S. citizens, unmarried, and with no dependents. Official nominations are a required part of the entry process to the Academy. See website for details and instructions.

Full-ride scholarship is included with admission (tuition, room, board, medical care, monthly stipend, interest-free loans to cover emergency situations if necessary, and access to a low-cost government-sponsored life insurance program. Minimum of eight years service in U.S. Air Force is required after graduation, (the last three of which can be in inactive reserves.)

For information and details, go to:

The application is a multi-step process. Early planning and organization is essential. Pre-Candidate Questionnaire must be submitted between March 1 of junior year of high school and December 31 of senior year of high school. Nominations must also be sought and obtained during this time period. See website for further explanation of process.

U.S. Air Force Academy Future Falcons Program

Students in grades 6-10 who may be interested in the U.S. Air Force Academy are invited to sign up for the Future Falcons Program. Students who register will receive periodic communication from the U.S. Air Force Academy regarding the application process.

Registered students will receive periodic communication from the U.S. Air Force Academy regarding the application process.

To register for the Future Falcons Program, go to:

If you are a current 9th or 10th grade student at POB and interested in the U.S. Air Force Academy, you are invited to register.

Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program 2015

African American/Black high school seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale) are invited to apply. Must be U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident. Must be enrolling full-time at a four-year college or university. Preference will be given to students attending an HBCU (Historically Black College or University). Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need and must have an interest in pursuing an off-camera career in the entertainment industry (e.g., film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc.

Up to $1000 per year (renewable for up to 4 years for a maximum of $5000 total).

Scholarships will be awarded to 40 winners. Winners will also receive career development support services and mentoring.

To access details and application instructions, go to:

Deadline: 5/15/2015; 11:59 PM EST.

West Mecklenburg Optimist Educational Trust Scholarship

High school seniors may apply. Winners must engage full-time in a recognized training or educational program in an institution, school, college, university, or similar organization which is deemed appropriate by the Trustees, and which training or educational program leads to a degree, certificate, diploma or similar proof of achievement. Applicants will be evaluated based on character, intelligence and scholastic record (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale is required), and performance on college aptitude tests. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in activities sponsored by the West Mecklenburg Optimist Club and to students who are children, descendants, and other relatives of current and former members of the West Mecklenburg Optimist Club.

Two winners will be selected. $3000 total to each winner ($750 per year over 4 years).

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Applications must be received by May 4, 2015. Any application received after that date shall be excluded from consideration.

West Teaching Scholarship at Catawba College

High school seniors who have been admitted into Catawba College who are planning to pursue teaching careers may apply. Minimum SAT of 1100 (or equivalent) on quantitative and critical reading sections and GPA of 3.4 required. An application for admission to Catawba College must be submitted in order to be considered for this scholarship. Contact Catawba College for additional criteria and requirements.

Yearly award of $2500 in addition to any other academic scholarships for which the student is eligible.

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Contact Catawba College for details.

Wingate University Academic and Merit Scholarships

Students who apply and are admitted to Wingate University are automatically considered for university merit scholarships based on GPA, academic rank, SAT/ACT scores, leadership achievement and involvement. A separate scholarship application is not required.

$20,000-$10,000 annually

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To receive additional information or a Wingate admissions application call 1-800-755-5550 or email

Contact Wingate University Office of Admissions for college application deadlines.

YFU (Youth For Understanding) Study Abroad Scholarships

YFU is a non-profit, international educational organization with partners in over 60 countries. YFU offers students the opportunity to study abroad and live with a host family, both in summer and school-year programs. Scholarships are available for these programs, with different deadlines, criteria, and for different countries. See website for full details.

Up to full tuition for study abroad experience

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See YFU website for deadlines for specific scholarships.

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