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College Scholarships- Start Your Search Now!

Check out the scholarship search links on left side of screen!
This will be the location where we will place information about scholarships that we have received. Please check back often!
Note- We receive information on a small percentage of scholarships available to you. Please use the scholarship search engines on the left to do your own searching. Also, don't forget to search the websites of colleges and universities you are applying. The largest funds can come from the school you attend through merit/need based scholarships and aid.

***Automotive Women's Association Scholarship- $2500- 15 awards- Deadline June 20!


*** Black Excel Scholarships list- minority focused scholarships-some deadlines have passed, but some still active!

*** Got a Spine Scholarship- $500- Deadline June 2!

***Hylan Family Scholarship- $2500- Deadline June 30!

*** Lift Parts Express NC Scholarship- $500- Click on blue dropdown box- Deadline June 30, 2019!

*** Live Beard Scholarship- Easy to apply. Don't need to have a beard. Deadline August 1, 2019!

*** NC Reach- Age 18-25 AND aged out of NC public foster care OR adopted from foster care after age 12. Potential full paid scholarship.

DO NOT APPLY your senior year. Wait until the summer after you graduate to apply!

*** NC Tailor Made Lawns Scholarship Fund- $1000- Deadline June 30, 2019!

*** Pureland Supply Skilled Trades Scholarship- $1000 Deadline June 1!

Trade or vocational schools

*** Revive Solutions $750 College Scholarships- due dates in June and November.


*** SILA Foundation Scholarships- $2500- 10 Awards- Deadline May 31!

Majors- Business Admin, Education, Finance, Accounting, Insurance, Marketing, Mathematics

*** UNCF Scholarships- multiple dates and scholarships throughout the year

Scholarships below have passed deadlines- great for underclassmen to explore options. Some are also available for you to apply while in college!

*** Appalachian State University- scholarships on their website- various deadlines.

*** CFNC Scholarship List- Lots of scholarships listed on CFNC. Varies deadlines!

***Foundation for the Carolinas- This foundation offers scholarships in the Carolinas. Search to see if any apply to you.

September Deadlines

*** Gates Millennium Scholars- HUGE Scholarship for minority students. Deadline in September.

*** Davidson College Scholarships- Processes start in September. Different deadlines.


*** NC State Scholarships- various deadlines. Make sure you don't miss any!

October Deadlines

*** ACT Champion Scholarship- 22 or higher composite on ACT exam, have overcome obstacles in life- Deadline October.

*** Appalachian State Access Scholarship- Full paid- Need based.

  • Submit the Application for Admission by November 1 and submit all supporting material, such as transcripts and test scores by November 15.

**** Coca Cola Scholars- 1,400 scholarships each year- $3.55 million!!!- Deadline in October.

*** Horatio Alger Scholarships- Need based- $16 million awarded in 2018. Deadline in October.

*** Levine Scholarship- UNC Charlotte- Deadline October.

*** Shelton Leadership Scholarship- NC State- Apply to NC State by mid October.

*** Wendy's Heisman Scholarship- Deadline in October.

November Deadlines

*** Cheatham- White Scholarship- NC A&T- Deadline in November.

*** Davidson County Teaching Scholarships- Davidson County has teaching scholarships for students willing to return to the county to teach. Fall deadline in November. Deadline for spring is in March, but students can apply again in the fall, next spring, etc.

*** Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship- have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry- Deadline in November.

*** ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship- Deadline in November.

*** NC Athletic Association Scholarships- Various deadlines November- April

*** James Cox Photography Scholarships- $2500- 11 awards- Deadline in November.

*** Prudential Spirit of Community- Deadline November.

*** Sixt Scholarship- Deadline in November.

*** Space Club Scholarship- Deadline in November.

*** Thomas Wolfe Scholarship- UNC Chapel Hill- Deadline in November.

December Deadlines

*** AXA Achievement Scholarship- over $1.4 MILLION in scholarships annually. Deadline in December.

*** Boy Scout Scholarship- Deadline December

*** Burger King Scholarships- $3.7 MILLION each year- Deadline in December.

*** CrossLites Scholarship Program- $4000- 27 awards- Deadline in December.

*** Dell Scholars- Deadline in December.

*** Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship- $1000- Deadline in December.

*** Foot Locker Scholar Athletes- $20,000- 20 Awards- Deadline in December.

*** Overachievers Student Grant- $12,500- 1 award- Deadline in December.

*** Pfeiffer Writing Scholarship- Deadline in December. Starts in September.

*** Physics Teacher Scholarship- Deadline in December

*** Science Ambassador Scholarship- A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Deadline December.

*** Stop Hunger Scholarship- Scholarship $ for student and $ for their project.- Deadline in December.

*** Thiel Fellowship- $100,000- 30 awards- Deadline in December.

This is NOT a scholarship, but a grant for students who want to "build and design things" instead of going to a traditional college.
January Deadlines

*** GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program- $10K per year for 4 years. Deadline January. 

*** MIT Think Scholars- $1000 to complete a proposed project- Deadline in January.

*** Redfin Scholarship- $2500- Deadline in January.

*** Ron Brown Scholarship Program- African American Students- $40,000, 10 awards- Deadline January.

*** Safe Pedestrians Scholarship- $1000- Deadline in January.

***Teaching Fellow Scholars- Elon, Methodist, UNC, UNCC, NC State. $4,125/semester. Deadline in January.

*** The Point Scholarship- National LGBTQ Scholarship fund- 4 year and 2 year scholarships- Deadline in January.

*** US JCI Foundation Scholarships- follow directions carefully and send to NC rep on website. Deadline in January.

*** VIP Voice Scholarship- $5000- Deadline in January.

February Deadlines

*** ADK Scholarships- Email with applications will be sent to student emails. Deadline in February.

*** Allegacy Credit Union Scholarships- Deadline in February.

*** Alzheimer's Foundation Scholarship- Essay contest- Deadline in February.

*** Architects Foundation Scholarship- underrepresented students in Architecture. Deadline in February.

***Hispanic Scholarship Fund- lots of scholarships- merit based. Deadline in February.

***Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship- For student with disability- Deadline in February.

*** Tom and Susan Michael Engineering Scholarship- UNC Charlotte- will go to a Davidson County student- $1500. Deadline in February.

March Deadlines

*** AKA Scholarship- for African American female going to historically black college. $500- Due to Ms. Paul in March. New applications will be uploaded when received.


*** Automotive Technician Scholarships- numerous scholarships- Deadline in March

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship- for students wanting to work on cars after they are made
Other Automotive Scholarship links

*** Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship- apply if you have survived childhood cancer- $3500- 40 awards- Deadline in March.

*** Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship- Students going into technology fields- Deadline in March.

*** Boule Foundation Scholarship- 5 awards of $4000- Deadline in March.

Must be African American student

*** Carolinas Food Industry Council Scholarships- $2500- 40 awards- Deadline in March.

***Davidson County Master Gardener-$1000- students interested in Agriculture field- Deadline in March.

*** Davidson Water Scholarship- $2000- Parent/household must be customer to apply. Deadline in March.

***Davidson County Education Foundation Scholarships- look at directions on each one to see if you qualify. Apply to as many as you can. Due to Ms. Paul in March. New forms will be uploaded each year.

DO NOT request transcripts for these scholarships. Submit applications and Ms. Paul will print/place with your application. Saves on envelopes!
Two or four year- major in Business
Four year- major in Teaching
Four year- major in Teaching
Four year- major in Business or Business Education
Two or four year- any major- senior athlete with B+ average
Two or four year- any major
Four year- major in Teaching
Plans to attend DCCC
Four year- major in Music

*** DCAE- Davidson County Association of Educators- Scholarship- $250- Submit to Ms. Paul in March. New forms will be added each year.


*** Delta Sigma Theta Sorority- Must be African American female to apply. Deadline in March.

See Ms. Paul in office for application.

*** Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship- $5000- 7 awards- Deadline in March.

*** Energy United Student Scholarship Program- $5000- Any CDHS senior can apply because they attend CDHS and we have Energy United. Deadline in March.

*** Gamma Alpha Scholarship- Female students- Deadline in March.

*** Generation Google Scholarship- underrepresented students in Computer Science- Deadline in March.

*** Golden Leaf Scholarship- large scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. Available for 2 and 4 year colleges. Deadline in March.

*** Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship- $5000- 20 awards- Deadline in March.

*** Intel ISEF Scholarship Awards- Numerous monetary awards available through involvement in science competitions. Top prize $75,000. More info on website for students who are interested in competing.

*** Kezian Science Scholarship- $1200- Deadline in March.

*** KFC Reach Educational Grant- must be a KFC Employee- $3000- 50 awards- Deadline in March.

*** Light on the Hill Society Scholarship- UNC Chapel Hill- African American students- Deadline in March.

*** Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation- Must have parent or grandparent connection to Marines- Deadline in March.

*** Martha Thompson Scholarship- $500- to one Davidson County student- Deadline in March.

*** NC Restaurant and Lodging Association Scholarship- Several scholarships for students wanting to go into food/hospitality field. Deadline in March.

*** Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship- $500- Deadline in March

*** Paul S. Mills Scholarship- 20 awards of $1000- Deadline in March.

Must be pursuing a course of study in a financial service field.

*** Plumbersstock Scholarship- for HVAC and Plumbing students- $2000- Deadline in March.

*** Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship- 6 awards of $2500- Deadline in March

*** SP High School Scholarships- 10 awards of $10K each- Deadline in March.

*** SECU People Helping People Scholarships- Worth $10,000- Applications emailed to seniors on Jan 14, 2019. Due to Ms. Paul in March.

*** Toptal Scholarships for Women- 5 awards for $10K each. Deadline in March.

April Deadlines

*** Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship- 25 awards of $5000- Deadline in April!

*** American Legion Legacy Scholarship- Deadline in April!

*** AMVETS National Scholarship- 12 awards- $4000- Deadline April 30!

*** Davidson County Community College Scholarships- 4 different scholarships- 1 application- Return to Ms. Paul in April. New application will be uploaded each year.

*** Forsyth Tech Community College Scholarships- 60+ different scholarships- Apply April 3- April 30!

*** Jolene Settle Memorial Scholarship- $500- going into education field- Davidson County student will receive. Deadline in April. New forms each year.

*** GMIS Scholarship Program- underrepresented students going into STEM fields- Deadline in April.

*** Lindsey Taylor Hipp Memorial Scholarship Application- A CDHS student will receive this- $500. Due to Ms. Paul by April 26!

***NDS McCullough Communications Scholarship (1st-$2,000 & 2nd-$1,500)- Deadline in April!

For students interested in the communications end of the dairy industry. There is one scholarship for high school seniors, BUT a lot of scholarships for college students with different qualifications, but still the dairy/agriculture field.

*** NC Accountants Scholarship- $750- Deadline in April!

*** DCAEOP Scholarship- 3 scholarships of $500 each- will go to Davidson County students- Deadline to turn into Ms. Paul in April!

*** DCSIA Scholarship- $500 scholarship- Deadline in April!

*** Project Yellow Light Video Scholarship- 10 awards of $5000- Deadline in April.

***Robin Waitman Fulp Memorial Scholarship- $2000 to one CDHS student- Deadline in April.

Submit application and all supporting materials to Ms. Paul by deadline.

*** Spence Reese Scholarship- 4 scholarships- $6000 for 3 years- Deadline in April.

Four Spence Reese Scholarships are awarded each year, one each in the following fields of study. The scholarship is open to ALL high school seniors pursuing a college degree in the following fields: 
  • Medicine 
  • Engineering 
  • Law
  • Political Science
Scholarship award is $6,000 annually for three years.

*** State Employees Association of NC Scholarships- 49 awards of $1000- Deadline April 15, 2019!!!

*** Memorial Golf Scholarship- Must love golf to apply- Deadline in April!

May Deadlines

***DT Lions Club Scholarship Program- Deadline May 15!

*** Paradigm Challenge Scholarship- ages 4-18- individual or teams- Top 100 entries win up to $100K- Deadline in May!

*** Society of Women Engineers- females going into Engineering- Apply March 1- May 1!

*** Lauren's Ladder Scholarship- Lauren Cecil Memorial Scholarship- $1000- a CDHS student will receive this. Deadline in May!

 Graduating senior at Central Davidson Senior High School, in good standing
- Acceptance to an accredited two or four year college or university in the United States 
- Demonstrated involvement in competitive swimming and community service

*** NAACP Davidson Chapter Scholarship- Local scholarship- $500- Deadline May 17!

*** Tisha Scott Memorial Scholarship. Deadline in May

*** Young Artist Scholarship- for continued study in Art- one Davidson County student- $500- Deadline in May!

STOP HERE- Items below are just file uploads for scholarships above.