What is Financial Aid?
What types of Financial Aid are available?
The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants,
work-study funds, and low-interest
loans to more than 14 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses
as tuition and fees, room
and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay
for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of
schools across the country participate in the federal
student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they
Types of federal aid available:
*Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid
*Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
*Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
*Scholarships - Money you can receive from private and public sources. Most scholarships have specific requirements for students to apply. Check with your counselor (and below) for information on scholarship opportunities.
Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much
aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.
Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSASM). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”--you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!
Below is a listing of most of the scholarship announcements that come into the student services office thoughout the year. Please note some of the current year applications may not yet be available.
Review the scholarship sites listed below and apply for those for which you are qualified. Please let Mrs. Rains know if any of the links do not work.
Scholarship announcements will be added as new ones become available, so check back often!
Alphabetical list of scholarships:
Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award
America Supports You
American Association on Health & Disability Scholarship
American Indian College Fund
Provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
Get money for college...the kind you don't have to pay back!
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The nation's largest con-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program
This scholarship is worth a $1,000 to a high school senior that is interested in pursuing a career in animation. Please visit the website for more details.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship
Best Buy Scholarship
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Burger King Scholars Program
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Dell Scholars Program
Disabled American Veterans Auxillary
Earl T. Jones Scholarship
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Forgivable Education Loans for Service
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Provides outstanding low income African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline that they choose.
GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship
General Emmett Paige Scholarship
Golden Leaf Scholarship Program
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Largest provider of college financial aid for Latio students
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
KFC Colonel's Scholarship
Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship
Marine Federal Credit Union
Military Spouses Scholarship
Military Tuition Assistance
Montford Point Marine Association Chapter 10 and Ladies Auxiliary
National Co-Op Scholarship
Navy League Scholarship
NC Farm Bureau
Each year, North Carolina Farm Bureau makes an investment in agriculture's future leadership through the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program. The program now offers:
- a total of 24 scholarships valued at $3,000 per year for four years of study
at college or university in an agriculturally related curriculum. Six new
scholarships are awarded each spring.
- a total of four scholarships valued at $1,000 per year for 2 years of study
at a community college to receive an associate degree in an agriculturally
related field or to prepare for transfer to college or university. Two new
scholarships are awarded each spring.
NC Federation of Republic Women
NC High School Athletics Association
NC Hispanic College Fund
NC State Education Assistance Authority Scholarships & Grant Programs
NC State USBC Association, Inc Youth Scholarship
New River SNCO Wives Scholarship
The New River Staff NCO Wives' Club is a private organization developed as a welfare and social forum for the spouses of military officers. Members of this club volunteer countless hours supporting fundraising events and services that benefit the MCAS New River Community. The intent of these scholarships has always been, and will continue to be, to support our local military families and their pursuit of futhering their educational needs.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation
Young entrepreneurs who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to receive a NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Qualified candidates must be operating a small business. Please visit the website for more information and apply online!
North Carolina Bar Association
Questbridge National College Match
Ronald McDonald House Charities US Scholarship Program
State Employees Association of North Carolina Scholarship
State Employees Credit Union Scholarships
$10,000 Four-Year College Scholarship-All Seniors must meet the following requirements:
- Must be attending a NC traditional public high school.
- Must be a US citizen and a resident of NC.
- Must be accepted by one of the 16 UNC system universities.
- Must have a GPA of 2.5.
- Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
$5,000 community College Scholarship- Must meet the following requirements:
1. Must be a US citizen and a resident of NC.
2. Must be attending one of the 58 NC Community Colleges.
3. Must be an applicant or full-time student who is a HS graduate or completed the GED program, enrolled
in an associate degree, diploma, or certificate program.
4. Must have a GPA of 2.5.
5. Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
Please visit the State Employees Credit Union Website for more information.
SunTrust off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
TEACH Early Childhood Associate Degree
Teacher Assistant Scholarship Funds
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
TTEC The Innovation Scholarship
The Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC) is sponsoring two annual scholarships for students attending and pursuing a degree at a NC non-profit based college, university, or technical school.There will be an annual award of $6,000.00.
US Air Force
Washington Crossing Foundation
Scholarships for Students interested in Teaching
Maynard Scholarship Program
The Maynard Scholarship is a four year $20,000 scholarship
awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. This scholarship is
modeled after the NC Teaching Fellow Scholarship and as so, recipients will be
expected to teach in public, charter, or government school for four years in
one of the stated counties following graduation. Individuals have up to seven
years to complete this requirement.
Meredith College Teaching Fellows
TEACH Grant Program
The TEACH Grant Program provides
grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete
course work needed to begin a career in teaching.
As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant,
you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach
- in a high-need field
- at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
- for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant
in a high-need field
- at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational
service agency that serves students from low-income families
- for at least four complete academic years within eight years after
completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received