• Scholarship Information for the 2020-2021 School Year will be listed here! Seniors have access to all application materials and links in the senior Google classroom. Please check this page regularly for updates.


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    Marine Corps Career and Technical Education (CTE) Foundation Scholarship

    • Award: $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000
    • Deadline: Monies awarded on a rolling basis
      • Week 1: Complete and submit an application
      • Week 2-6: Application reviewed and processed
      • Week 7: Award decision emailed to applicants
      • Week 8: Recipients complete Award Acceptance for scholarship payment
    • Eligibility Requirements
      • Must be the child/step-child of one of the following:
        • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
        • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
        • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit* - A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit* - GPA of at least 2.00 (cumulatively, on an unweighted 4.00 scale)
      • Family adjusted gross income for the 2020 tax year that does not exceed $106,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.
      • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2021-22 academic year.

     

    Longleaf Commitment Grant

    • Award: $700 - $2800 for full enrollment
    • Deadline: Monies awarded on a rolling basis
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021
      • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
      • Be a first-time college student (Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible)
      • Enroll in a curriculum program  during the 2021-22 academic year
      • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22
      • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 - $15,000.  (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
      • Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college
    • Application Requirements: 
      • Must have submitted an application to a community college, completed RDS, and submitted a FAFSA
      • Applicants who fall under eligibility criteria will automatically be considered 

     

    Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

    • Deadline: June 11, 2021
    • Award: $1500 - $3000
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • For a graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school
    • Submissions are judged on:
      • Academic achievement
      • Outstanding community service and leadership
      • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

     

    Ocean Awareness Art Contest Scholarship

    • Award: Up to $1500
    • Deadline: June 14, 2021
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • This is an international Contest and is open to students ages 11-18 who are enrolled in middle school or high school (or the homeschool equivalent) worldwide. Proof of age, identity, or eligibility may be required.
      • Students ages 11-14 may enter the Junior Division. Students ages 15-18 may enter the Senior Division. Please enter the age division based on your age at the time of entry.
      • Entries may be submitted by an individual or group of unlimited size. If you submit as a group, there must be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. All of the names of the group members must be listed in the submission. Award money will be split evenly among the group members.
      • A student may submit (i.e., have their name included in) only one entry per category. Therefore, a student may have a maximum of six different submissions, one in each category.
    • How to Enter: 
      • There is no fee to enter the Contest.
      • Students must create an account and submit their work through our online system by the Contest deadline June 14, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET). Bow Seat cannot accept submissions via email or physical mail.
      • Students must provide the contact information for an Adult Sponsor: a teacher, parent, guardian, mentor, or other supporting adult.
      • Entries submitted previously to the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest will not be considered in the 2021 Contest. Submissions must be created during the 2020-21 academic year (or between July 2020 and June 2021).
      • All entries must be the students’ original work. While we recognize that existing sources will be used for inspiration and research, Bow Seat reserves the right to disqualify an entry at any time if we suspect or determine plagiarism.
      • Entries must be submitted in English or have an English translation in order to be considered for judging.

     

    Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

    • Award: $1,000
    • Deadline: June 16, 2021
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Must have a least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: 
        • Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander
      • Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a US-accredited educational institution
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses
      • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620
      • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession

      

    Dolphin Galleries Scholarships for Visual and Creative Arts

    •  Award: $1000
    • Deadline: July 20, 2021 (9 am PDT)
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Applicant must be attending or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year.
      • Applicants must be in good academic standing.
      • Planning or currently pursuing an arts-related major or minor.
    • Application Process:
      • In order to participate, applicants must send their works via email to scholarships@dolphingalleries.com by July 20th, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT. In the body of the email, please include the following information:
        • Your name, address, ad phone number
        • If you are under 18, the contact information for your parents
        • The name of the school you are attending or planning to attend
        • Your current or intended course of study
      • Once the application period has ended, our scholarship committee will review the portfolios and choose a winner by July 26th, 2021. The committee will consider the following factors:
        • Originality
        • Creativity
        • Artistic Skill
        • The substantive content of the response
         

    Samuel L. Smith and Lillian McKoy Smith Scholarship

    • Deadline: June 21, 2021
    • Award: 2, $500 scholarships awarded
    • GPA: 2.75+
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Graduating high school seniors who will matriculate from a public high school in Bladen county
      • Students applying for this scholarship may attend any accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school of their choice
    • Application Requirements: 
      • Completed application form
      • Minimum 2-page essay, with 12-point font and double spacing
      • 2 letters of recommendation (1 from community leader and 1 from educator or school counselor)
      • Letter of acceptance from an accredited institution of higher learning
      • Official high school transcript
      • Recent Photograph
    • Selection Criteria:
      • Demonstrated financial need
      • Academic achievement
      • Community service contribution to the local community

     

    El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers Scholarship (for students of any major)

    • Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Amount: $1500
    • GPA: 3.0+
    • Application Materials: 
      • 1 Resume
      • 1 500 word essay
      • 2 recommendation letters

     

     

    Cirkled In "No Sweat" Scholarship

    • Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Amount: $2500
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      • Be in grades 8-12
      • Be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia 

     

     

    Future of Chemistry Scholarship Application

    • Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Award: up to $10,000
    • Eligibility Requirements: 
      •  Applicants must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
      • Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at a college or university for the upcoming academic semester.
        If scholarship money is awarded, this is the only program that will receive the funds on behalf of the applicant.
      • Applicants must plan to pursue studies at a North Carolina community college or university and be majoring in a STEM program or technical skills program.
      • Applicants must plan to pursue studies in a field associated with STEM, Mechanical Integrity/Quality Assurance, technical or operations manufacturing.
      • Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
      • Preference will be given to students who attended high school in Bladen, Robeson, or Cumberland counties.
    • Application Requirements: 
      • Completed application form
      • Official proof of academic standing
      • Intent to attend a North Carolina community college or university, and major in a STEM program or skill.
      • A letter of academic references from a guidance counselor or teacher
      • A letter of reference from an employer or other community member
      • Proof of acceptance at an academic school for post-secondary studies

    Ponton Law Scholarship 

    • Application: https://www.jamesponton.com/practices/car-accidents/#scholarship
    • Deadline: July 31, 2021
    • Amount: $1000
    • GPA: 3.0+
    • Financial Need Required: Yes
    • Other Requirements: Transcript, Resume, Letter of Recommendation Encouraged

     

     

    Perry, Bundy, Plyler, and Long Scholarship

    • Deadline: July 31, 2021
    • Amount: $500
    • GPA: 3.0+
    • Application Materials: 
      • Transcript
      • Recommendation Letters (recommended)
      • 1, 500-750 word essay answering the question: Why do you think respect for the law is important in our society?

     

    Latino Diamante Awards - Jamie Leon Youth Award

    • Deadline: August 1, 2021
    • Amount: $750
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • The applicant must be an NC High School graduating senior / incoming freshman or sophomore student attending an institution of higher education (College/University).
      • Must be at least 50% of Hispanic-Latino descent.
    • Application Requirement
      • 1, 350-500 word essay describing why you're proud of your heritage
      • Short answer questions
      • Submit a high school transcript with a minimum C+ or 2.5-grade point average and submit either SAT or ACT scores.
      • Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school principal, a college counselor, or a community leader.
      • SAT/ACT Score report

     

    Mattocks Scholarship at NC State University

    • Deadline: August 31, 2021
    • Amount: $8,750.00
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Must be a well-rounded student with a history of school and community involvement
      • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (apply by the University deadline annually)
      • Resident of one of the following counties: Bladen, Carteret, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, or Wayne
      • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.
      • Maintain full-time enrollment
      • Remain in an undergraduate program pursuing your first degree
      • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
      • You may not be eligible to receive another major University award in conjunction with this award
      • Your total awards cannot exceed the cost of attendance