College Scholarships

College Foundation of North Carolina- visit and explore the "paying for college" tab.

America's Farmer GROW AG Leaders:  Students can earn $1,500 to kickstart their agricultural career.  Learn more at  Applications available online November 15, 2013 through February 1, 2014.

American Legion: Need a Lift? Scholarship and financial aid information at your fingertips.  For more information visit:

Alegent Health Scholarship- $1,500 (12 Awards)To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a high school senior graduating in 2012 with intent to pursue a degree in a health care field.  Applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Applications can be found by going online to  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2012.

Best Buy Scholarship Program. This scholarship is available to students involved in volunteer community service or work experience. Apply online at or

Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship- $1,000 (2 Awards) To be eligible for this scholarship students must enter an accredited college or university as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in 2012 and have accumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better.  Applications can be found by going to Application deadline is March 1, 2012.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarships ($2000) are available for those who:

1. Are active in their community

2. Have led a project that benefits others

3. Have overcome personal challenges.

The application is available at  Application deadline is February 1, 2013.   

AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report ($10,000 & $25,000)  Visit  Apply by December 1, 2012.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program- $25,000 (1100 Awards) To be eligible for this scholarship students must be a high school senior or graduates or be current undergraduate student, plan to major in specified courses of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or selected Design and Business-related programs of study, and be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries.  Applications can be found by going to   Application deadline is February 29, 2012.

BK Scholars sponsored by Burger King has scholarships in the amount of $50,000, $25,000, $5000, or $1000.  For eligibility  and how to apply visit:

The Coca Cola Scholarship application is available at 

Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship sponsored by the Roanoke Rapids Women's Club in the amount of $500.  Scholarship is based on academic excellence, evidence of leadership, personal character, strong desire to serve others, and financial need.  Deadline is January 2, 2012.  See Mrs. Harris for details.

Ethel W. Crawley Education Fund: Applicants must live in Halifax County, N.C and be worthy students who have distinguished themselves personally and scholastically.    See website or Mrs. Harris for other eligibility requirements.  Deadline for submission of application is no later than February 1, 2013.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service through CFNC are available for qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in areas with a critical need for more employees, such as nursing, teaching, allied health fields, or medicine.  Visit for more information.  Apply by April 1st.  

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship:  To be considered for this scholarship, the student must be planning to attend a post secondary institution in the United States, submit a short story, and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  Visit for details.  Application Deadline October 25, 2013.  One $500 scholarship awarded.

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program awards up to 215 grants valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years).  This scholarship is based on financial need, academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.  Application is available at  Application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Halifax County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program.  Priority is given but not limited to the field of agriculture or agriculture-related majors.  All applicants must be residents of Halifax County and parents or guardians must be Halifax County Farm Bureau members.  Applicants must be planning to attend a North Carolina accredited college, community college, or technical institute.  Applications are available in Mrs. Harris' office. Deadline to submit application is April 15, 2012. 

Halifax Electric Membership Corporation Slade-Ellen Educational Scholarship are one-time grants awarded annually to two high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Halifax Electric Membership Corporation. The application deadline is April 1st and applications are in my office.  Selection is based on: 40% Financial Need, 40% Scholastic Achievement, & 20% Extracurricular Achievement/Activities.

Horatio Alger Scholarship:  To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:  Be enrolled in high school and progressing toward graduation and exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution.  Applications are available at  Application deadline is October 25, 2013.  50+ $21,000 Awards.

Jagannathan Scholarships sponsored by the North Carolina Education Assistance Authority valued at $2000.  This scholarship is based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership.  To apply, students must complete an application available online at  Deadline to submit application is February 1, 2013.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel's Scholarship Program in the amount of 5,000 per year.  Must meet the following qualifications:

  • 1. Be a current high school senior.
  • 2. Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • 3. Be enrolling in a public, in-state college university.
  • Go to for more information.  

Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina in the amount of $3000 and a runner up scholarship of $1000.  Scholarship is based on character, need, scholastic record, and merit of assigned essay.  Deadline is February 5, 2014.  See Mrs. Harris for details.

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship:  To be eligible a student must be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year of their undergraduate program,.  If student is attending a trade or technical school, the program must be at least two years in length or longer.  A student must have done at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last two years and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in his last academic year.  Applications are available at  Application deadline is May 30, 2014.  One $500 Award. 

North Carolina Association of Rescue & Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Scholarship for children of members.  For more information visit their website at  Application deadline is March 31, 2012.

North Carolina Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship.  Scholarships awarded to students who plan to attend a two year community college or four year college or university with an agriculturally related curriculum.  For eligibility requirements, please visit or contact your county Farm Bureau office.  Preference will be given to Farm Bureau family members. 

Northampton County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $1000 to assist a student in furthering their education at a North Carolina institute of higher learning.  Priority will be given to but not limited to students who are Northamptom County residents and who or whose parents, grandparents, or guardian are current Northampton County Farm Bureau members.  See Mrs. Harris for an application.  Application deadline is April 15, 2012. 

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship:  To be eligible a student must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014, enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer, and must answer the essay question on the website online application form.  Applications available at  Application deadline is April 1, 2014.  One $500 award.

Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program- $10,000 (20 awards) To be eligible for this scholarship students must demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship at school, home, at the workplace, and within the community.  Candidates must be nominated by an eligible community leader such as a high school principal, elected official, or executive director of a non-profit organization.  Applications can be found by going online to Application deadline is February 17, 2012. 

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship- $2500 (20 Awards)  To be considered for this scholarship you must be a high school student who plans to enroll full-time in one of the following: geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering.  Applications can be found by going online to

Society of Professional Journalists Essay Scholarship- $1000  To be eligible for this scholarship students must be a student enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, or home schools and must submit original work and have a sponsoring teacher sign the entry form.  Applications can be found by going to  Application deadline is March 8, 2012.

Sodexo Foundation is offering scholarships to students who are fighting hunger in America.  Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients receive $5,000 for their education and a $5000 grant for their hunger charity.  Applications open now through December 5th at

Toyota Community Scholars.


Be a high school senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Be actively involved in a service organization or project that has a positive impact on the school and/or community.

Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the Unites States.

Cannot be children or grandchildren of employees of Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

Go to

U.S. Scholarship Program sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities for students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.  Graduating high school seniors visit for more information or apply today at https//  Application deadline is December 20, 2012.

Wendy's High School Heisman Award application is available until October 1st at You must have a "B" average, participate in at least one school sponsored sport.

Information about the following scholarships can be obtained from or call toll free 1-888-214-3185.

Stephen J. Brady Scholarship: $5000  Applicants must demonstrate ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.  Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger. Deadline December 5, 2012

Davidson Fellows Scholarships:  $50,000 Must complete a significant piece of work in one of the submission categories and be able to demonstrate that the work is his or her own creation.  Deadline February 6, 2013.

Gilbraitti Scholarship: $500 Must complete application and essay by March 1, 2013.

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship $500 Must submit application and answers to essay questions prior to March 30, 2013.  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

10 Words or Less Scholarship/Carrington Dental Centre Scholarship:  $500 Students must answer the question on the sponsors website in 10 words or less.  Deadline April 1, 2013.

BBG Communications 2013 Scholarship $1000 Applicant must submit application and answers to two essay questions prior to June 30, 2013.  

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award:  To be eligible, a student must over the past two years completed a minimum of fifty hours of volunteer work, maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater, and must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.  Visit for details.  Application deadline is November 29, 2013.  One $500 award. 

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