• Scholarships

    Parents/ Guardians and Students: This is the year that many of you have been anticipating…SENIOR YEAR!!! This is an exciting time but overwhelming as well. However, we are here to assist you through this process.  Scholarships will be posted on this page.

    Remember: One good essay can be used as your foundation for multiple scholarships. Do not forget to change the title and anything that includes the scholarship name.


    Scholarship Websites:


    www.cfnc.org (log into your account) 









    Scholarship Name





    Where to apply



    Sept. 15, 2019



    Gates Scholarship

    • 3.3< GPA
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

    Minority 12th graders

    Full Cost of tuition, board, etc.



    Sept. 16, 2019


    Golden Door

    • DACA students
    • Strong academic record

    DACA students only

    Up to $40,000



    Sept. 19, 2019



    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

    •  Submit 800-1600 word essay about 1 of 3 topics about Atlas Shrugged

    12th graders

    1st place: $25,000

    ($100-$2,500 for finalists)


    Sept. 26, 2019


    • High-achieving
    • Low income
    • Must plan to attend partner institution



    12th graders

    Full four-year attendance


    Partner Institutions: https://www.questbridge.org/college-partners



    Oct. 6, 2019

    William Randolph Hearst Foundations US Senate Youth Program

    • Must attend entire Washington Week program (March 7-14, 2020) 


    11th and 12th graders serving in leadership positions




    Oct. 6, 2019

    14th Annual AES Scholarship

    • For all fields of study
    • Engineering course(s) not required


    Seniors Only






    Oct. 15, 2019




    • Competitive applicant to UNC-CH

    12th graders interested in UNC-CH

    Full four-year attendance


    More Info: http://www.moreheadcain.org/prospective-scholars/



    Oct. 25, 2019




    Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

    • 2.0< GPA
    • financial need (<55,000)
    • US Citizen
    • Involved in co-curricular & community service activities

    12th graders interested in completing a Bachelor’s degree

    State: $10,000

    and National: $25,000

    State: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/


    National: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

    Oct. 31, 2019

    Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

    • Record an audio essay on a patriotic theme.

    9th-12th graders

    $30,000 and paid trip to Washington D.C.







    5pm EST Thursday, Oct 31, 2019



    Coca-Cola Scholars Program

    • U.S. Citizens, Nationals, Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees



    12th graders interested in pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution



    Nov. 1, 2019

    Park Scholarships

    • Graduating from US high school
    • High-achieving
    • Involved in leadership & service

    12th graders who plan to attend NC State

    Up to $111,000 in-state and up to $205,000 out-of-state





    Nov. 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM




    Elk's National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

    • U.S. Citizens


    12th graders who plan to attend a four-year US college

    From $4,000 to $50,000 and paid trip to Chicago





    Nov. 8, 2019




    Levine Scholars

    • Apply to UNCC by 11/1
    • U.S. Citizens or permanent resident
    • Leadership and service
    • High- achieving

    12th graders who plan to attend UNCC

     four-year package: $105,000 in-state and $155,000 out-of-state



    Nov. 13, 2019



    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

    • Demonstrate financial need

    12th graders who plan to attend a four-year college

    Up to $40,000 per year


    (apply on Common App: https://apply.commonapp.org/login?ma=987)




    Nov. 15, 2019




    Robertson Scholars

    • Plan to attend UNC-CH or Duke
    • Leadership, intellectual curiosity, character, and collaboration
    • High- achieving

    12th graders who plan to attend UNC-CH or Duke

    fully funded four-year scholarship 




    Opens: Sept. 1, 2019

    Due: Nov. 30, 2019



    Cheatham-White Scholarship

    • US citizen or permanent resident
    • GPA: >4.0, SAT: 1280 or ACT: 28
    • Leadership, service and character

    12th graders who plan to attend NC A&T

    fully funded four-year scholarship 




    Dec. 15, 2019




    Burger King Scholars Program

    • 2.5< GPA
    • Attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

    12th graders & employees and their family (spouse & children)

    From $1,000 to $50,000




    Opens: Nov. 1, 2019

    Due: Jan. 15, 2020



    Goodnight Scholars

    • <$110,000 family income
    • NC resident
    • Desire a STEM major
    • High-achieving

    12th graders & transfers who plan to attend NC State

    $20,500 renewable for 4 years (3 years for transfers)





    Opens: Dec. 2019

    Due: Jan. 31, 2020



    Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Enroll at NC State, UNC-CH, or UNC-G

    12th graders

    Up to $11,100 per year, plus computer award up to $2,500.


    Due: Jan. 3, 2020 at 5pm












     Foot Locker Scholar  
    • In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:
    • Be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2020
    • Be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)
    • Have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade
    •  Be a U.S. citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident
    •  Foot Locker employees and their immediate family members are ineligible


    • We’re searching for applicants who are strong on and off the field; students who have excellent records of community service, academics, and athletics. We’re searching for leaders and inspiring individuals! 




    20 awards of $20,000 each. As a bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5,000 award.   



    Due: Jan. 16, 2020

    Centennial Scholarship 

    • Minimum 3.0 gpa
    • Enroll full time at accredited college/ university in Fall 2020

    12th graders

    $100,000 for 4 consecutive years




    Opens: November 1, 2019

    Due: Jan. 31, 2020.  



     The John R. Kernodle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship 
    •   For a student wishing to become a teacher.
     12th graders  Renewable award (up to $10,000 per year)  www.cfgg.org




    Due:  Feb. 8, 2020    





     The Jason Christopher James Memorial Scholarship
    •  Interested in politics, international relations and traveling, studying and/or living abroad.
    12th graders   One $5,000 award is given to a student  www.cfgg.org




    Due: Mar. 4, 2020






    The William Bryant Evans and Lucy Teague Evans Memorial Scholarship
    •  For a resident of the McLeansville area
    • Student wishing to pursue a degree in science or the humanities.  
    12th graders This $1,000 award. Renewable award is based on need and academic achievement. www.cfgg.org




    Due: Mar. 4, 2020




     The York David Anthony Memorial Scholarship
    •  Students from Guilford County who will pursue degrees in Engineering.
     12th graders    Two $2,500 renewable awards   www.cfgg.org

    Due: Mar. 4, 2020 

    The Tyler David Williams Memorial Scholarship   12th graders One award of $2,500 will be given in 2020. www.cfgg.org



    Due: April 17, 2020   




    The Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Scholarship
    • Award is based on need and academic achievement.
    12th graders One $2,500 award is renewable for up to four years. www.cfgg.org

    Due: April 20, 2020

    George C. Simkins, Jr. Scholarship
    • Applicants must be graduating seniors at Dudley, Smith, Grimsley and Page High Schools
    • Applicants must be a residents of Guilford County
    • Applicants must be minorities
    • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.0
    • Applicants must display financial need
    • Applicants must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college
    12th graders $1,500 scholarship is allowed to cover tuition and fees, on-campus room and meals, or books and supplies

      Please give your completed George C. Simkins Jr. Application

     to Ms. Lee (Counseling Center)

    Due: May 8, 2020

    The John Carlton Myatt Writing Scholarship   12th graders One $3,000 award will be given. www.cfgg.org