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Mark Ulmer Native American Scholarship

1. Applicant must be an American, residing in the state of North Carolina for the past twelve (12) months. Applicant must provide proof of American Indian ethnic background as defined below: * An individual who maintians cultural identification as an American Indian through membership in a Native American tribe recognized by the State of North Carolina or the Federal Government. 2. Applicant must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale and enrolled as a full-time student for the next semester/quarter in one of the 16 schools of the University of North Carolina system. 3. Applicant must provide proof of financial need. 4. Applicant must indicate leadership abilities and community involvement. 5. Former scholarship recipients may apply annually for continuation of funding. Renewal of the award is not automatic. 6. Former scholarship awardees that re-apply must meet application requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. 7. Only applicants working toward the completion of their first undergraduate degree(s) are eligible for this scholarship. 8. Students transferring from a private, technical, or community college to one of the shcool in the U.N.C. System are eligible for this scholarship if they are considered a rising sophomore, junior, or senior by the U.N.C. System school they will attend the following semester or quarter. To verify upcoming attendance at the U.N.C. System school, such transfer students must include a copy of thier letter of acceptance at the U.N.C. System school. 9. Awardees will be notified by telephone no later than the last Saturday in July and are expected to attend the Triangle Native American Annual Heritage Gala on the third Saturday in August in Raleigh, North Carolina to receive their scholarship money.

The Cary Visual Art Scholarship

Cary Visual Art, Inc. (CVA) has established a scholarship program to encourage higher education study in the visual arts field. Individual scholarship award amounts of $1,000 per year for up to 4 years will be awarded to each recipient. Recipients will be selected based on artistic merit, significant volunteer service to the arts, and intention to pursue an art related college curriculum. Limited to residents of Cary, NC.

North Carolina 4-H Development Fund Scholarships

EligibilityRecipient must be a resident of North Carolina, enrolling as an undergraduate in a four-year accredited North Carolina college or university or a junior or community college in the state, provided the program of study selected is transferable to a four-year college; have an outstanding record of 4-H Club participation and achievement; possess an excellent high school academic record; and demonstrate an aptitude for college work through SAT scores. For some of the awards, financial need is a prerequisite. Some awards have geographic restrictions to regions of the state while others are specific to a degree program or to a designated college or university.ValueThe amount of the award ranges from $500 to $2,500. Some scholarships are renewable.Application ProcedureApplications are available in the fall through each county cooperative extension office in North Carolina or by calling Shannon McCollum, Extension 4-H Associate at 919-515-8486

North Carolina Millennium Teacher Scholarship Loan Program

The North Carolina Millennium Teacher Scholarship Loan Program is a competitive program for worthy and needy North Carolina resident high school seniors who are interested in teaching in North Carolina public schools.EligibilityStudents who are selected for the NC Millennium Teacher Scholarship must:1) Enroll at one of three campuses: Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University or Winston-Salem State University.2) Must have a minimum SAT score of 900 and at least a 2.5 weighted grade point average.3) Students that choose to pursue critical shortage licensure areas, as defined by the UNC Office of the President, will be given priority.4) Candidates for the NC Millennium Teacher Scholarship Loan Program must have at least $3,000 worth of financial aid need as determined by the campus financial aid office.Recipients must make satisfactory progress in meeting all requirements of the teacher education program at Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University or Winston-Salem State University.ValueStudents who are selected for the NC Millennium Teacher Scholarship will receive $6,500 per year for four years to be applied toward the cost of attendance. Up to 20 recipients will be selected at each of the three participating campuses.Application ProcedureInformation is available through the Schools of Education or Financial Aid Offices at the three participating campuses. See the links below for individual school contact.Other InformationScholarship recipients are required to teach in a North Carolina public school for one year for each year of scholarship assistance they receive. Scholars have seven years from the date of graduation to repay the loan, either through service or cash repayment at 10% interest.

Jagannathan Scholarships

Established by industrialist N.S. Jagannathan, the scholarships were first awarded for the 1996-97 academic year. The Jagannathan Scholarship program is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements * Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina * Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes * Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial needSpecial consideration is given to students whose parents are employees of TIEPET, Universal Fibers and related companies.ValueThe maximum award for is $3,500. Award cannot exceed demonstrated financial need. Scholarship may be renewed for three years or six semesters if enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program, or four years or eight semesters if enrolled in a five-year undergraduate program. Recipient must have continued financial need, maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and must maintain good citizenship at an eligible institution.Application ProcedureApplicant must complete an application and be nominated by one of the following: TIEPET, Universal Fibers, and related companies; the financial aid office of one of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina; or by his/her high school counselor. The application will be available online beginning December 1. Applicant must take the College Board SAT and file the College Scholarship Service 's PROFILE.The deadline for completing the online application is February 9. Students who do not have documented financial need will not be considered for the scholarship. Students will be notified in May of their candidacy status.

Golden LEAF Scholarship - Four Year Public Universities

The Golden LEAF Scholarship for public university students is funded through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. This scholarship is designed to assist current high school seniors, current North Carolina community college students and students currently enrolled at public North Carolina four-year universities.EligibilityTo be considered for this award, a student must: * Enroll at any participating North Carolina public university in Fall as a full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student. * Be an incoming freshman, an incoming transfer student from a North Carolina community college in Fall, a currently enrolled student at a North Carolina public four-year university or a previous recipient of the Golden LEAF Scholarship at a public university. * Be a permanent resident of a qualifying rural county that is economically distressed (Tier I or II) and/or tobacco dependent. Note: this requirement does not apply to current recipients of the Golden LEAF Scholarship at public universities applying for grant renewal. * Demonstrate financial need.Additional ConsiderationsStudents who have earned four-year (bachelor) degrees are not eligible for consideration.ValueThe Golden LEAF Scholarship is valued at $3,000 for the academic year ($1,500 for the Fall semester and $1,500 for the Spring semester). A total of 580 scholarships will be available for new and renewal students.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

Established in 1955 by a trust agreement of the late Aubrey Lee Brooks, these scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides central administration for the Brooks Foundation.EligibilityTo be considered for this award, a student must: * Plan to enroll as full-time students in a degree-granting program at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. * Permanently reside in and attend a high school in one of the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren.Please Note: One additional scholarship is awarded to a student from the cities of Greensboro and High Point and to a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics who is from an eligible county.Awards are made annually to 17 graduating high school seniors. Criteria include financial need, merit, leadership, character, and the will of the recipient to help himself or herself prepare for a career as a useful and informed citizen.ValueThe scholarship provides for an award of approximately one-half of the cost of an Undergraduate education. The maximum award for the academic year is $9,500. Brooks Scholars may also receive funding for summer internships, research or study abroad and a one-time computer allowance up to $3,000. The scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient has continued financial need, remains enrolled full time at an eligible institution, and maintains a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and good citizenship.Please check the website for complete application procedure.

Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship Program - Health Care Profession Students

The Assistance League of the Triangle, a nonprofit volunteer organization, assists individuals in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties) through service, resources and financial support.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements: * Reside in the Research Triangle area * Have a high school diploma or a GED * Currently attend or plan to enroll at any North Carolina community college to pursue a certificate, diploma or associate's degree in the health care professions * Be a US Citizen or have permanent resident status.Scholarship renewal may be available to students with a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and above.ValueThe scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $2500 per academic year. Funds must be used for tuition and educational expenses.Application ProcedureThe application and program details may be obtained by contacting The Assistance League of the Triangle Area Scholarship Committee, PO Box 98477, Raleigh, NC 27624, by calling The Assistance League at 919-235-4554 or by visiting www.altriangle.org and clicking "Philanthropic Projects." In addition to the application, candidates may be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selected applicants will be notified by the first week in May.

Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship Program - Working Single Mothers

The Assistance League of the Triangle, a nonprofit volunteer organization, assists individuals in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties) through service, resources and financial support.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:Scholarship for Working Single Mothers * Be actively working single mothers residing in the Research Triangle area * Have a high school diploma or a GED * Currently attend or plan to enroll at any of North Carolina's post-secondary educational or technical institutions * Be a US Citizen or have permanent resident statusValueThe scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $2500 per academic year. Funds must be used for tuition and educational expenses.Application ProcedureThe application and program details may be obtained by contacting The Assistance League of the Triangle Area Scholarship Committee, PO Box 98477, Raleigh, NC 27624, by calling The Assistance League at 919-235-4554 or by visiting www.altriangle.org and clicking "Philanthropic Projects." In addition to the application, candidates may be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selected applicants will be notified by the first week in May.

Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship Program - HS Seniors

The Assistance League of the Triangle, a nonprofit volunteer organization, assists individuals in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties) through service, resources and financial support.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors * Live in the Research Triangle area * Plan to enroll as freshmen at any of North Carolina's post-secondary educational or technical institutions * Have grade point averages of 2.5 or better * Be a US Citizen or have permanent resident statusScholarship renewal may be available to students with a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and above.The scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $2500 per academic year. Funds must be used for tuition and educational expenses.Application ProcedureThe application and program details may be obtained by contacting The Assistance League of the Triangle Area Scholarship Committee, PO Box 98477, Raleigh, NC 27624, by calling The Assistance League at 919-235-4554 or by visiting www.altriangle.org and clicking "Philanthropic Projects." In addition to the application, candidates may be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selected applicants will be notified by the first week in May.

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

DescriptionThis grant program was created by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 signed by President Bush on February 8, 2006. The Academic Competitiveness Grant Program (ACG) awards grants to eligible financially needy students who complete a rigorous secondary school program of study. An ACG is available during a student's first and second academic years of undergraduate education in an eligible undergraduate program.EligibilityApplicant must * Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen * Be enrolled at least half-time in a certificate (must be at least one year in length) or degree program offered at a two- or four-year degree granting institution * Be Pell eligible, awards are in addition to Pell Grant * Have successfully completed rigorous high school program, as determined by the state. * Have maintained cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, if second year student.Awards based on student’s grade level with only one award for each grade level.Value$750 first-year awards; $1,300 second-year awards.Application ProcedureComplete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and self-identify as being potentially eligible by certifying graduation from a rigorous secondary school program. A student eligible for a Pell Grant and meeting the requirements listed above may be considered.

Sharma Family Scholarship Fund

Residents of Wake County or North Carolina who are entering or currently attending an NC college or university with preference given to North Carolina State University. Applicants must have a high regard for obtaining an education and the courage to pursue it in spite of limited financial resources; demonstrate leadership, involvement in extra curricular activities, friendship to others, solid work ethics and a commitment to academics; have a purpose and a plan for being a productive citizen; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, recognizing the value of all people regardless of religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or ability.

James E. and Violet A. Carson Scholarship Endowment

Residents of Wilkes County who have been accepted by a post secondary institution (college, university, technical or community college) and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. First preference will be given to applicants that are members of or children of Cub Creek Baptist Church in Moravian Falls, NC; second preference will be given to applicants in the geographical area of the Moravian Falls community; third preference will be given to applicants in Wilkes County at large.

Board of Governors' Dental Scholarship-Loan Program (BGDSL)

This program is funded by the North Carolina General Assembly. Funds are available to students who have been admitted to the Dental School at UNC-Chapel Hill and demonstrate financial need and a desire to practice dentistry in North Carolina.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements: * Must be accepted for admission to the UNC School of Dentistry * Have financial need * Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and express intent to practice dentistry in North CarolinaValueProvided sufficient funds are available, the scholarship provides an annual stipend of $5,000 plus tuition, mandatory fees, medical insurance, a laptop computer and required dental equipment. If funding proves to be insufficient, these amounts will be prorated. Awards are renewable annually for a total award period of four years, provided the student makes satisfactory academic progress, continues to have financial need, and remains interested in dental practice in North Carolina.The scholarship-loan must be repaid with service to the State of North Carolina upon graduation from the Dental School, or through cash repayment with 10% interest.Application ProcedureStudent must be nominated by the UNC Dental School for the award. Applications will be available from the UNC-Chapel Hill Dental School Admissions Office. The application deadline is May of each year.

Board of Governors' Medical Scholarship-Loan Program (BGMSL)

This program is funded by the North Carolina General Assembly. Funds are available to students who have been admitted to a medical school in North Carolina and demonstrate financial need and a desire to practice medicine in North Carolina.EligibilityEligibility: Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements * Must be accepted for admission to one of the four medical schools in North Carolina: Duke University School of Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine * Must be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes * Have financial need * Express intent to practice medicine in North CarolinaValueProvided sufficient funds are available, the scholarship provides an annual stipend of $5,000 plus tuition, mandatory fees, medical insurance and a laptop computer. If funding proves to be insufficient, these amounts will be prorated. Awards are renewable annually for a total award period of four years, provided the student makes satisfactory academic progress, continues to have financial need, and remains interested in medical practice in North Carolina.Application ProcedureApplicants must be nominated for the award by one of the four participating medical schools. Applications will be available from each institution's school of medicine admissions office. The application deadline is May of each year.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship

The Scholarship Board of the North Carolina Council - ESA provides scholarships to individuals training for work with exceptional children, excluding the academically gifted.EligibilityApplicants must meet the following eligibility requirements * Must be a student enrolled in an accredited college or university, either as an undergraduate student, or as a current NC teacher seeking additional training. * Must be training to work specifically with special needs persons up to age 21, excluding the academically gifted, in an educational setting. * Must agree to teach in a North Carolina Public School system for one year after graduation as a teacher of exceptional children. * Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1st. * All application information must be complete. o Letter of recommendation o Brief Essay o Financial aid statement filled out by college Financial Aid Director.Applicants not meeting these requirements will be excluded.ValueThe amount varies from year to year and multiple recipients may be presented. In recent years, scholarships have ranged from $500 to $2500, and have been awarded to multiple candidates each year.Application ProcedureApplications available athttp://www.esa-nc.org/files/NC_Scholarship_Application.pdf

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART)

This grant program was created by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 signed by President Bush on February 8, 2006. The National SMART Grant Program awards grants to eligible financially needy students who are pursuing majors in the physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering, or foreign languages critical to the national security of the United States. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.EligibilityApplicant must * Be a U.S. citizen * Be enrolled as a full-time third or fourth year student in a baccalaureate degree program * Be Pell eligible, awards are in addition to Pell Grant * Be majoring in one of the following categories: Computer Science, Engineering, Critical Foreign Language, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Technology. To view complete list of eligible majors, visit: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/attachments/GENO615Attach1.pdf * Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point averageValue$4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study in baccalaureate degree program.Application ProcedureStudent applies for ACG by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A student eligible for a Pell Grant and meeting the requirements listed above may be considered.

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG)

This program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation Inc. This grant includes both federal funding from the Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) and state funding.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements * Be a US citizen and a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes * Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full-time basis at a North Carolina postsecondary institution * Not be enrolled in a program designed primarily for career preparation in a religious vocation * Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Awards are available to undergraduates who demonstrate "substantial financial need."ValueAward for the current year is $700.Application ProcedureStudent must * Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) * Show on the form that North Carolina is his/her state of legal residence * List at least one North Carolina college, university, technical or vocational school in the release section of the form. No deadline for applying; however, funds are typically exhausted by the end of February

Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program (NESLP)

This program was first funded by the 1989 North Carolina General Assembly as part of a series of initiatives designed to reduce the shortage of practicing nurses in North Carolina. NESLP is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. NESLP awards are available through the financial aid offices of North Carolina colleges and universities that offer nurse education programs that prepare students for licensure in North Carolina as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s or as Registered Nurses (RN’s)EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements: * Demonstrate financial need as well as academic achievement * Applicants must be residents of North Carolina for tuition purposesValueNESLP maximum awards range from $3,000 to $5,000 depending upon the student's demonstrated financial need, cost of instruction, other financial assistance, and the amount of funding available through NESLP. The maximum award for students enrolled in Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nurse Education (LPN) programs is $3,000. The maximum award for students enrolled in baccalaureate (BSN) programs is $5,000.Application ProcedureContact the financial aid office at the participating NC college or university offering the level of nurse education instruction desired. Recipients must execute a promissory note.Other InformationRecipient enters into a contract with the State of North Carolina to work full time as a licensed nurse in North Carolina. Loans not repaid through service must be repaid in cash. The interest rate for cash repayment is 10% per year. Student has up to seven years to repay loan in service or ten years to repay loan in cash.

NC Community College Grant & Loan Program

Grants are available to North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at North Carolina community colleges.EligibilityApplicant must meet the following eligibility requirements * Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes * Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program * Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the institutionEligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be considered for this grant based on their estimated family contribution as determined on the Student Aid Report (SAR). Students who have earned baccalaureate (four year) college degrees are ineligible.ValueThe value per grant will vary according to information that is generated from the Pell Grant application.Application ProcedureApplicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is also used to qualify for Federal Pell Grants. This form can be completed at www.fafsa.gov. Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. Please contact the financial aid officers at the local community colleges for more specific information regarding procedures, etc.

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