Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

CDHS Financial Aid and Scholarship Newsletter



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Check out CFNC.org for information about all aspects of applying to college in NC and paying for college.


FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
www.fafsa.ed.govThis form is completed by everyone going to college to determine if you qualify for need based aid. The FAFSA is the same for each college, so you only need to fill out one form. This year the FAFSA may be completed beginning October 1. You will use income and tax information from 2015 to complete the form. Go to www. fafsa.ed.gov to create an FSA ID (must be completed for student and parent) and the financial aid form.

FAFSA DAY - October 29, 2016 from 9-12 at Davidson Count Community College and Guilford Tech Community College. Visit their websites or www.cfnc.org for more information and to register.
Need help completing your FAFSA? GTCC in Jamestown is hosting a FAFSA day to assist you in completing your form. Go to the GTCC website or cfnc.org to register.



Another Great Resource to Understand FAFSA: Visit http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/


Scholarship Searches

Remember; Never PAY for a Scholarship or Service

College Foundation of NC offers a free search and other useful information at http://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/info_schol.jsp

Please note that the scholarship search Websites to which we have linked do not charge for the search, however, they may sell your name to other companies. When you register to participate in the search, you should consider whether you want to receive mailings from groups who may buy your name and address from the Website owners.  Free scholarship searches are available:www.fastweb.comhttp://apps.collegeboard.org/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp .www.scholarshiplibrary.comwww.scholarships.comwww.schoolsoup.comwww.collegedata.com

Please allow Mrs. Tarplee ample time (usually 2 weeks) to work with you on your college recommendations and scholarship applications.  Please follow the steps below.

§         Request recommendations from teachers if necessary.  Please give your teachers at least two weeks to complete the letters.  They may ask you to complete a “Letter of Recommendation” form.  These forms are in Student Services.

§         For scholarship applications, complete the application in black ink or type.  Pay close attention to the application as some scholarships will specify if they want it hand-written or typed.

                                                     

Scholarships with Deadlines in September, October 2016

Morehead Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill  Eligibility:  Students must be nominated by the CDHS Scholarship Committee  Deadline:  September 15, 2016 Contact:  Mrs. Tarplee for an application.

 Park Scholarship at NC State University  Eligibility:  Students may be nominated by the CDHS Scholarship Committee.  A student may also self nominate through the NC State website.  Deadline:  September 15, 2016.  Contact:  Mrs. Tarplee for an application for nomination.

Levine Scholarship at UNC Charlotte  Available to: Nominated students  Eligibility: Must complete an application to UNCC, have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8 to 4.0, and a combined SAT (3 sections) of 1900+ or ACT composite of 29+. Deadline:  October 15, 2016.  Contact:  Mrs. Tarplee for a nomination. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Available to: Current high school seniors. Must write an original essay between 700-750 words. Deadline: October 21, 2016 Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for application. Coca Cola Scholarship Available to: Current high school seniors Eligibility: 3.0 GPA Deadline: October 31, 2016 Contact: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

 
Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards Program  Available to: Students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity after September 1, 2013.  Deadline: November 4, 2016  Contact: spirit.prudential.com for more information and an application.

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship  Available to: Students graduating from a U.S. high school in 2016.  Eligibility: cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, SAT or ACT scores in the top 15% (SAT critical reading and math combined at 1200+ or ACT composite 26+), and demonstrate financial need.  Deadline: Application is open from September 12 through November 4, 2015.  Contact:  www.jkcf.org/scholarships for information and an application.

 Lenoir-Rhyne University Scholarships  Available to: Students interested in attending L-R  Deadline: Must complete an application for admission no later than November 1, 2015.  Contact: lr.edu/admissions for more information and access to the admissions application.

 Davidson County Teaching Scholarship Program  Available to: Students planning to pursue a career in education in Davidson County.  Recipients MUST commit to teaching in Davidson County for 3 years.  Eligibility:  Must have lived in Davidson County for six years prior to entering college.  Must be enrolled in and attending a post-secondary institution with a 2.8 GPA.  Deadline:  November 15 and March 15  Contact: visit www.co.davidson.nc.us/commissioners/ for more information and an application.

Scholarships with Deadlines in December 2016

NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship  Available to: senior living in NC, whose parent is a Veteran  Eligibility: Veteran parent must meet criteria outlined on the website  Deadline: December 1, 2016  Contact: www.NC4VETS.com or 844-NC4VETS

Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship  Available to: Seniors in the top 25% of the class (class rank 1-50, as of the end of the junior year)  Eligibility: demonstrate outstanding character and leadership  Deadline: December 12, 2016  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application

Burger King Scholars Scholarship  Available to: seniors planning to go attend a 2 or 4 year university in the 2017-2018 school year. Eligibility: 2.5 GPA or higher Award: $1,000 to $50,000 Deadline: December 15, but they only review the first 50,000 applications submitted Contact: www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award  Available to: high school seniors who operate their own small business  Deadline: December 10, 2016  Contact: www.NFIB.com/YEA

Scholarships with Deadlines in January 2017

UNC-Greensboro Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship  Available to: current NC high school seniors who want to major in a teacher education program at UNC-G  Eligibility: 3.80 weighted cumulative high school GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (verbal and math) or ACT composite score of 24  Contact:http://oss.uncg.edu/teaching-fellows/ 


Elon College Fellows Scholarship Program  Available to: incoming freshmen at Elong College  Eligibility: There are several programs available, including Teaching, Business, Leadership, etc. Eligibility requirements vary by program. Students must meet minimum GPA requirement of 3.7 and total combined SAT of 1900 or ACT of 28  Deadline: January 12, 2017 Contact: 
www.elon.edu/e/admissions/undergraduate/financial-aid/fellows/index.html
Scholarships with Deadlines in February 2017

Student Athlete Scholarships through NCHSSA  Available to: student athletes  Eligibility: see website for details  Deadline: February 9, 2016  Contact: http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/student-athlete-scholarships 


Scholarships with Deadlines in March 2017

Allegacy Federal Credit Union Scholarship  Available to: account holders at Allegacy Federal Credit Union  Deadline: March 31, 2017 to Allegacy Federal Credit Union  Contact: See Mrs. Tarplee for an application, or visit Allegacy Federal Credit Union for an application

Lexington Woman's Club Endowment Scholarship  Available to: senior ranked in the top 25% of the class (top 57 students in the class), planning to attend a 2 or 4-yr college  Deadline: March 2, 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application

Master Gardener Association Scholarship  Available to: seniors planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a field related to agriculture and/or horticulture  Deadline: March 3, 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee or Mr. Brewer for an application

Edgar and Lois Reich Educational Fund Scholarship  Available to: seniors born in Forsyth or Davidson Counties and currently living in one of these counties. Must be pursuing a degree in Education or Dental Science and must demonstrate a financial need  Deadline: March 13, 2017  Contact: www.csascholars.org

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship  Available to: female high school seniors maintaining at least a B average  Deadline: March 14, 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship  Available to: seniors in the top 10% and top 20% of their class  Deadline: March 15, 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application.

NCSECU People Helping People Scholarship  Available to: seniors attending a UNC system university  Eligibility: Must have a minimum GPA for 2.5  Deadline: March 15, 2016  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application. 

Davidson County Education Foundation Scholarships  Available to: seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college next year  Eligibility: There are a variety of scholarships available. Several are for students planning to enter the field of education. There are other scholarships, as well. Deadline: March 22, 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for applications.

Central Carolina Civitans Scholarship  Available to: seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college  Deadline: March 30, 2017 to Mrs. Tarplee or you may mail it in with a postmark no later than April 15. 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application.

Scholarships with Deadlines in April 2017

Lauren's Ladder Scholarship  Available to: a senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Preference is given to a member of the CDHS swim team  Deadline: April 28, 2017  Contact: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9obDK5qs6saFQdT or go to the Lauren's Ladder website at laurensladder.org

Scholarships with Deadlines in May 2017

NAACP Scholarship  Available to: seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college  Deadline: postmarked May 6 or to Mrs. Tarplee by April 24, 2017  Contact: Mrs. Tarplee for an application

J Howard Coble Scholarship  Available to: seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college and major in political science or a related field  Deadline: May 10, 2017  Contact: apply online at https://www.hpcommunityfoundation.org/programs/the-j-howard-coble-scholarship/

Scholarships with Deadlines in June 2017

NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship  Available to: senior living in NC, whose parent is a Veteran  Eligibility: Veteran parent must meet criteria outlined on the website  Deadline: June 1, 2017  Contact:
www.NC4VETS.com or 844-NC4VETS

Varisty Tutors' Scholarship  Available to: Seniors  Eligibility: Must write an essay on topic specified on the website  Deadline: Monthly scholarships available  Contact:  http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Check These Out!!

(Sestito, Laura; Weird Scholarships:  5 Unique Scholarships that Award the Differences in You; NextStepU Magazine; March/April 2013)


John Lennon Scholarships  Available to: students enrolled in college and between the ages of 17 and 24.  Eligibility:  You must have written an original song or composition.  Contact:  www.bmi.com/foundation/program/john_lennon_scholarships


Tall Clubs International Scholarships  Available to:  Tall people!  Eligibility:  females must be a minimum of 5’10” and males must be a minimum of 6’2”  Contact:  www.tall.org/tci-acts/scholarships-2


Collegiate Inventors Competition  Available to:  Current full time college students  Eligibility:  you must have an original invention in any sort of field  Contact:  www.invent.org/collegiate/overview.html#awards


Beans for Brains Scholarship Program  Available to:  Graduating high school seniors  Eligibility:  Knitters!  You must send in a photo of a recent project along with your application  Contact:  www.jimmybeanswool.com/scholarshipHome.asp


“Stuck at Prom” Scholarship  Available to:  High school students over the age of 14  Eligibility:  Design a duct tape prom dress and tux for you and your date  Contact:  www.duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx



NEW! Scholarship Link for Students with Undocumented Status  http://e4fc.org/images/E4FC_Scholarships.pdf