DUNN JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB - SALLIE SOUTHALL COTTEN SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: JANUARY 7
Dunn Junior Woman's Club is sponsoring a scholarship competition for high-school seniors who will attend/begin college in the fall of 2014.
The winner of the local contest will receive a $500 scholarship from our club. We 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 January 7. 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.

Interviews will be held at The Howard House, corner of South Layton and Pearsall Street, Dunn on Tuesday January 14.
Applicants will be notified of their interview time upon receipt of their application packet.



DUNN INTERMEDIATE WOMAN'S CLUB - SALLIE SOUTHALL COTTEN SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: JANUARY 7
Dunn Intermediate Woman's Club is sponsoring a scholarship competition for high-school seniors who will attend/begin college in the fall of 2014.
The winner of the local contest will receive a $200 scholarship from our club. We 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 January 8. 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.



RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES (RMHC) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- Deadline January 21
Statewide scholarships are awarded annually to high school students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement.
To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
  • Be in active standing as a North Carolina high school senior.
  • Be under 21 years old.
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full course of study.
  • Be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Complete the RMHC application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application. Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program.
  • Provide verification of enrollment each year at the student's accredited post-secondary institution.

For More Information please visit: http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships


DUKE ENERGY POWER CAREERS INTERNSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM-
The Power Careers Program is designed to attract the most promising high school and community college talent, provide students an introduction to the business of power plant operations, support students’ completion of targeted two year Associate Degrees and ultimately provide a career opportunity with Progress Energy.

The program expands traditional recruiting through intensive education and information sharing of our staffing needs with high school and community college faculty. With awareness of our needs and careers in the utility industry, high school faculty can channel high academic students with interest in to these career paths and broaden our diversity of qualified craft workers. Secondly, we are working with community and technical colleges to enhance existing programs and offer new curriculums to prepare students for careers in power plant operations. A general outline includes the following:
  • Students must be nominated by a member of the school faculty and meet certain academic requirements including a preferred 3.2 GPA to participate in the Power Careers Program.
  • Students must enroll in selected specialized 2-year associate’s degree programs that are relevant to a career in power plant operations.
  • Nominated students can apply for a Duke Energy scholarship awarded at $650 per semester for a qualifying student

Selected high school graduates or first year community college students will be eligible for temporary full-time summer employment at a designated power plant. Upon graduation with a 2 year associate degree, top performing students may be offered a full time job opportunity with Duke Energy.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING NOMINATED FOR THIS INTERNSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PLEASE SEE YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR.




NORTH CAROLINA EXTENSION & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (ECA)- Deadline February 1
NCECA is offering two (2) $800 scholarships.

ALL High School Seniors, The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students obtaining a degree at any NC college, in ANY field of study- with priority given to Family and Consumer Sciences.

Applications are due February 1 and must be mailed directly to:
Harnett County ECA
Attn: Wanda Hardison
126 Alexander Drive
Lillington, NC 27546




NORTH CAROLINA VIETNAM VETERAN, INC (NCVII) SCHOLARSHIP- This scholarship was formed to show appreciation for the service and sacrifices of Vietnam Veterans to their country. The amount of the scholarship ranges from $500 to $1500. Applicants must be a resident of selected counties (to include Harnett), must be the spouse, child, step-child, or grandchild of a Vietnam Veteran. Scholarship money may be used to pay expenses at any university, college, or community college or trade school. An essay is required. Applications must be submitted between January 1-February 28, 2014. Visit NCVVI.org for applications.

NC STUDENT INCENTIVE GRANT- Deadline ONGOING This program is offered by the NC State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation. Fill out the FAFSA beginning on January 1, 2014 for details.

RON BROWN SCHOLARS PROGRAM- Deadline: Must be postmarked by January 9
Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 10

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. More than 250 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars since the inception of the Program.Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened during the month of February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the CAP Charitable Foundation. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several Selection Weekend activities. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their applications, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities. Notification follows immediately.Application Deadline:The Ron Brown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application):November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.Due to the volume of applications received, the Ron Brown Scholar Program can only notify semi-finalists and finalists of their status in the competition. This notification will be made in February and March. Winners of the scholarship will be notified by April 1st and names will be posted on the Ron Brown Scholar Program web site in late April/early May.

Additional Scholarship Information: Ron Brown Scholarships Program



UNC- Chapel Hill Pogue Scholarship:
Open to all students finalizing applications to UNC with emphasis on minority applicants. Must have a solid academic record and strong leadership potential. Must complete the Pogue application by January 5, 2014. Apply online at: http://studentaid.unc.edu/type/ssa

JAGANNATHAN SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline to apply is February 1

The Jagannathan Scholarship program provides assistance to graduating high school seniors who will attend a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina (UNC) system.
Recipients are selected on the basis of:
(1) show outstanding academic achievement (2) show financial need (3) are involved in diverse extracurricular activities (4) show evidence of leadership abilities. In addition to completing an application, applicants must also complete and submit FAFSA (before Feb 1st).

One Jagannathan Scholarship is valued at $2,000 (non-renewable) will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year, multiple scholarships are available.

The Jagannathan Scholarship requires personal information, a copy of the students official transcript, SAT scores, an essay, and a letter of reference. To apply, students must first set up an account on CFNC at www.cfnc.org. Students will then complete the Jagannathan Scholarship Application available online at www.cfnc.org/jag or www.cfnc.org/seaastudent.

In order to be considered, each student must meet the following deadlines:
  • complete the electronic application (including transcripts, SAT scores, and reference) by FEBRUARY 15
  • complete and submit FAFSA by FEBRUARY 1
  • the PROFILE can be found by visiting https://profileonline.collegeboard.com and should use the CSS CODE: 0093 to identify the Jagannathan Scholarship program