DECHS Scholarship Newsletter #5
January 30, 2018
Welcome, Seniors of the Class of 2018!
We are fast approaching some very important deadlines. Get your minds in gear quickly about the following!
- Take admissions tests (SAT and ACT) – YOU MUST REGISTER SOON!!!
- Apply to college - You need to be checking specific college websites for application deadlines IMMEDIATELY and for college specific scholarship information.
College admissions information:
Seniors should check the website for ANY college of interest regarding the admission deadlines that may apply. Guidance can not possibly check all college websites. MANY COLLEGES ARE EMPHASIZING: Apply online. Students are encouraged to apply with their CFNC.org account to apply to multiple colleges. The Common Application is also available online at www.commonapp.org. This form can be filled out once to submit to any one of the almost 500 participating colleges.
Guide to scholarship information / notations for the DECHS Scholarship Newsletter: In all cases, please ask for help if you have questions, or if something is not clear.
- CRATE: If the word “crate” precedes the scholarship listing, you will find that scholarship in the pink crate in Mrs. Wilson’s room.
- NOT IN CRATE: These scholarships will have online applications.
NEW! CRATE - Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship- This honor society for women educators will award a $1000 scholarship to an aspiring teacher. Applicants must be female high school students maintaining at least a “B” average. Additional criteria to be used include extracurricular involvement and financial need as well as positive attitude and demonstration of leadership ability. Applicants must also plan to enter a four-year institution or transfer program at a community college to pursue a four-year degree in the teaching field. Applications and all supporting documents are due to Mrs. Wilson by March 16, 2018.
NEW! CRATE – Legal Support Staff of Winston-Salem – Candidates for this $1,000 scholarship must be either a high school senior or enrolled in a school of advanced education, be in need of financial assistance, and have at least a “B” average. The winner of this local scholarship will automatically become an eligible candidate for the LSSNC state-sponsored scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Completed applications and all supporting materials must be turned in to Mrs. Wilson by February 26, 2018.
CRATE – T. Austin Finch Foundation Scholarship – Applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need, have a strong academic record, solid personal character, and willingness to work to pay for portion of school cost through work study and/or employment. Amount of scholarship will be at least $6000 per year ($3000 per semester) for students attending a two or four-year college or university; a maximum of eight semesters will be funded OR $1000 per year ($500 per semester) for students attending a community college. Application process: *Applications are in the scholarship cart in the guidance office *Completed applications must have all of the following: 1) high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores 2) copy of Expected Family Contribution from completed FAFSA form 3) Two letters of reference from school staff members (at least one from a classroom teacher in a core curriculum course) 4) Addendum with country of citizenship and social security number of student (this is the last page of the application) 5) a recent photograph of student (will not be returned). Deadline: by noon on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to Mrs. Wilson.
NOT IN CRATE – Allegacy Federal Credit Union Scholarship – To be eligible for consideration for the Mel Hughes scholarship or other scholarships offered through the Allegacy Federal Credit Union, applicants must be a member of the credit union (or become a member). Applicants will be evaluated based on academics, demonstrated writing ability, and school/community activities. Applications may be found at www.allegacy.org/scholarships and are due February 1, 2018.
NOT IN CRATE – BigSun Scholarship – The BigSun organization is proud to continue helping young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. The successful applicant will be a high school senior and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. To apply for this $500 scholarship, please visit www.bigsunathletics.com and complete the application by June 19, 2018.
NEW! NOT IN CRATE – Edgar and Lois Reich Educational Fund Scholarship – This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are native born citizens of Forsyth County or Davidson County. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Education or Dental Science. For more information and to apply on-line, please go to www.csascholars.org. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by March 22, 2018.
NOT IN CRATE – Energy United Student Scholarship Program – Energy United is offering two $5,000 scholarships to qualified seniors who plan to attend a college, university, or technical school. The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have exemplified academic success as well as demonstrated a commitment to bettering their community. For more information on eligibility or to download and application, please visit www.energyunited.com/scholarships. Applications must be received by March 15, 2018.
NOT IN CRATE – Golden Leaf Scholarship Program – This program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at $12,000 (3,000 per year for up to four years). To be eligible for this scholarship, seniors must plan to enroll next year at a qualifying NC institution (list on website), and must demonstrate financial need, as determined by submitting the FAFSA form. The application is available at www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf and must be submitted by March 1, 2018.
NOT IN CRATE – The Judge George Fuller Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is available to a Davidson County senior, with an emphasis on academics and financial need. Scholarship information and application link are available at www.daviefoundation.org/scholarships/. The Judge George Fuller scholarship is listed in Section 3 and uses the General Scholarship Application link. The deadline to apply is February 19, 2018.
NOT IN CRATE – North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship – In appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans, a four year scholarship program has been established for the qualifying children of certain class or category of deceased, disabled, combat, or POW/MIA veterans. For more information about this scholarship, please contact your local Veteran’s Service Office or call 844-NC4VETS, or log onto www.NC4VETS.com.
NOT IN CART – State Employees Credit Union Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is valued at $2500 per year and is renewable for four years of study at one of the universities in the UNC System (for a total of $10,000!). Selection is based on the following criteria: excellence of character, leadership, integrity, and community involvement. Preference will be given to students whose family members are public sector employees. Applicants must be either members of SECU, or their parent/guardian must be a member of SECU (This is a new requirement this year). Applicants must also complete a FAFSA form to be eligible for this scholarship. Interested students should see Mrs. Glover or Mrs. Wilson to receive a digital copy of the application, which the student will download, complete, and then print and bring back to the guidance office by March 2, 2018.
NOT IN CRATE – Suntrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes - High school seniors and current undergraduate college students can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship for their college expenses. Students may enter once every two weeks, up to 15 times during the sweepstakes period. One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2017 through May 14, 2018. Students can begin registering September 12, 2017. For complete details, please visit www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes.
College and Scholarship Search Web sites
The following list outlines a variety of Web sites available for students who are interested in gathering information related to college and scholarship searches. Please note that some of these Web sites will send visitors to sites that request money for additional searches. The counselors ask that you investigate such searches completely before offering any monetary payments.