Updated 12/14/15

December 4th The Most Valuable Student Competition is open to high school seniors who are citizens of the United States. Selection for this award is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. An essay of up to 500 words is also required. This scholarship is worth $12,500. Click Here to apply.

December 17th Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarships: This $20,000 scholarship is available for students with at least a 3.0 gpa who are involved in school, intramural, or community athletics. To apply, Click Here. Apply by December 17th, 2015.

December 18th NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award: If you are a senior and own your own small business, you are eligible to receive a 2015 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. Visit www.NFIB.com/yea for more information. Applications open on October 1 and close on December 18, 2015.

December 18th Dunn Intermediate Woman's Club Scholarship:

The Dunn Intermediate Woman's Club is sponsoring a scholarship competition for high-school seniors who will attend/begin college in the fall of 2016. The winner of the local contest will receive a $500 scholarship from their club. They will also sponsor this student in a competition at the district level, where approximately 12 other students will also be competing for a $1000 scholarship awarded by the district and the right to compete for a $22,000 scholarship awarded by the General Federation of Women's Clubs of NC. This scholarship known as the Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship, is paid at the rate of $5,500 each year for 4 years.

Application packages must be submitted to your counselor by December 18, 2015.

Application packages should include the following:
  •  Application form with attached list of activities
  •  Recent photograph
  •  Letter from student indicating why student desires to continue their education, the student's future plans and why financial aid is necessary.
  •  Letter of recommendation from either the school principal, guidance counselor or a teacher.
  •  Letter of recommendation from a business or professional person other than school personnel
  •  High School transcript with grades through the first semester of senior year, complete SAT scores, class rank and grade point average.
  • FAFSA for. Income for 2015 may be estimated. The FAFSA may be updated later. Students may submit a printout of the online form which is available at www.fafsa.edu.gov

Interviews will be held at The Howard House, corner of South Layton and Pearsall Street, Dunn.

Applicants will be notified of their interview time upon receipt of their application packet.

December 31st Imagine America Scholarship Program: Up to 3 students from every high school in the US may be selected to receive a $1,000 Imagine America Scholarship. Student must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, financial need, and have demonstrated voluntary community service during their senior year. Deadline is December 31, 2015. This scholarship program provides assistance to students planning to attend one of hundreds of participating career colleges. For a list of participating colleges, Click Here. Apply online at www.imagine-america.org

January 1st UNCG Teaching Fellows Program: It is with great excitement that the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Education announces the “return” of the Teaching Fellows program. This program awards a $20,000.00 scholarship distributed incrementally over four years of study at UNCG. In addition to scholarships, the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program includes a variety of other benefits, including integrated seminars, networking events, community engagement opportunities, and leadership development. Fellows also live in relative proximity to one another as part of the Residential Colleges or Lloyd International Honors College. Additionally, Fellows study abroad during their sophomore year as part of the global focus of the program.

  • To be eligible for participation in the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Program, a student must be a North Carolina resident, have at least a 3.80 cumulative high school GPA, and have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (verbal and math) or ACT composite score of 24.
  • Potential Students must also plan to major in education.
  • To Apply, Complete the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Application. Priority will be given to those applications (to both the University and the Program) received by January 1, 2016. Applications will still be accepted after this date, however.
  • For More Information, Click Here.