Updated 10/27/15

October 7th AES Engineer Scholarship: AES believes that achieving a high GPA should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they offer a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. This scholarship is worth $500 and the deadline to apply is Oct. 7,2015.

To apply, Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Submit your essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

For additional information, Click Here

October 8th Danforth Scholars Program: (Awaiting Updated Information) The Danforth Scholarship awards full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships to students from across the world, for Washington University in St.Louis. There are no published GPA, ACT, or SAT requirements, but it is a very competitive application process. If you would like to be nominated, please see Mrs. Thompson in Guidance by October 8th, 2014. Nominations must be mailed by Guidance and must be received by October 15th, therefore please see Mrs. Thompson by October 8th at the latest. You will be contacted by Danforth Scholars afterwards concerning the application process.

October 12th The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in public service. The two students who win the $5,000 scholarship will also spend an all-expenses paid week in Washington, D.C. in March, 2015, attending events and sessions with Senators, executive cabinet members, Supreme Court justices and directors from various federal agencies. To apply, a student must be one of the following:

  • Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer.

  • Class president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer.

  • Student council representative.


  • Student representative elected or selected/appointed (selected/appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to district, regional, or state-level civic or educational organization.

Visit http://ussenateyouth.org/selection_process_qualify/

for more information.

October 15th The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship: A "full-tuition" scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill, for aspiring writers. Students must apply to the UNC-Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2015 and then apply for the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15, 2015. You must do both to be considered. This is a scholarship application that will require a lot of work, so do not wait until the last minute. Click Here for more information.

October 15th NC State University General Hugh Shelton National Student Leadership Scholarship: This is one of the USA's most prestigious scholarships for student leaders. It is awarded to an entering freshman at NC State, valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement. Deadline for high school seniors to submit the online application to the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center is no later than 5:00 p.m. October 15th, 2015.
Applicants are expected to excel in the following categories:
  • Leadership Experience and Potential
  • Personal Character and Integrity
  • Orientation towards Community and Service
  • Commitment to Personal Growth
  • Physical Fitness and Well-being

To apply, Click Here.

October 20th Nuestra Juventud Scholarship: This is a $1,000 scholarship for the college or university of your choice. For Hispanic students only. Click Here for more information. All materials must be in to their office by the 30th, so to be safe have everything in the mail by the 20th.

October 23rd Voice of Democracy VFW Essay Competition: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is: "My Vision for America." Download the application below for more information about the competition. Turn your submission in to your Guidance Counselor by October 23rd, and we will submit it to the local VFW post.

October 25th NC State Centennial Scholars Program: This Full Tuition Scholarship is designed for students interested in NC State University and who are interested in a career field such as engineering, business management, chemistry, polymer chemistry, forensics, medical fields, international studies, design, apparel, sourcing, fashion, merchandising, or retail management. You must be nominated by Triton High School, therefore, speak to your counselor no later than October 25th, 2015.

October 27th The Golden Door Scholarship: This scholarship is available to high achieving undocumented Seniors. The application can be reached at www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now. All applications are due by midnight on October 27, 2015. Undocumented high school seniors and graduates who have not completed a 4-year degree are eligible to apply. Strong preference will be given to candidates with strong academic records who are high school seniors or graduates in NC, SC, TN, and GA. Applicants should already have received or be eligible for DACA status. See your Guidance Counselor for assistance.

October 31st Ron Brown Scholarship Program: This scholarship seeks to identify African-American students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Applications must be downloaded and mailed in by January 9, 2016. If you apply before November 1, 2015, your application will be entered for consideration in the Ron Brown Scholarship Program, but your application will also be forwarded to some other eligible scholarships. For more information, and to apply, Click Here.

October 31st The Coca-Cola Scholars Program: Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post - secondary institution in the U.S. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Click Here before October 31st, 2015 to apply.

October 31st The Stick or Treat Contest is open to students ages 14 and older. To enter, you must submit an image of your decorated and/or accessorized Halloween themed decoration, craft, sculpture, costume, or jack-o-lantern (real or artificial) using Duck Tape brand duct tape. Click Here to apply.

October 31st Twist and Shout Slam: Summer is over and a new school year has begun. We know this can feel pretty grim sometimes, but hey — you gotta do what you gotta do. But instead of giving in to resignation and despair, we want you to celebrate! Tell us about the stuff makes you happy! Who or what are you proud of? What are you looking forward to? What are you awesome at? What makes you laugh? Write a poem about something that uplifts you, and you could win a $1,000 college scholarship. Click Here for more information.

October 31st Sun Trust College Scholarship Sweepstakes: 30 $500 scholarships will be awarded. It is free to enter, and there are no eligibility requirements. You can enter once every two weeks, starting Oct. 31, 2015 and ending May 15, 2016. Two winners are randomly chosen every two weeks. Enter at suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes