The bulk of scholarship money awarded to students comes directly from the college or university that the student plans to attend. Please visit the college website to find out what scholarships they offer and how to apply. Many of these deadlines are BEFORE the Admission Application deadline.
Scholarship Search Engines
These are free search engines to help students find scholarship money anytime that we may not hear about otherwise........
FastWeb - www.fastweb.com
Scholarships - www.scholarships.com
FastAid - www.fastaid.com
Nerd Wallet - http://www.nerdwallet.com/
Tuition Funding Sources (powered by Wells Fargo) - www.tuitionfundingsources.com
UNCF Scholarships for minority students: scholarships.uncf.org
***UNCG Guarantee - Students who have been accepted to UNC-Greensboro, are a North Carolina resident, have at least a 1000 on the 2-part SAT or 21 on the ACT, demonstrate academic promise and potential, pursue an undergraduate degree, qualify for federal financial aid, have a family income that does not exceed 100% of poverty and complete a FAFSA are eligible for an outstanding financial aid package as well as a support program to enhance academic achievement, leadership skills and personal success. For more information and application information, visit http://guarantee.uncg.edu/.
The Anne Ford Scholarship and the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship applications are now officially open! High school seniors who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply.
- The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarshipis a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning and attention issues in the fall of 2018.
- The Anne Ford Scholarshipis a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2018.
Danforth Scholarship - Washington University in St. Louis
Danforth Scholars Program honors students who embrace high ideals and whose life choices are guided by personal integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community, and a dedication to leadership and academic excellence. This scholarship provides full or partial tuition. Washington University is a good choice for students wanting strong programs in math and science.
This is a merit-based scholarship, but financial need is taken into consideration. Crossroads can nominate students for this scholarship. Please let Dr. Riley know ASAP if you'd like to be nominated
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Designed to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society.
-full time student with plans to complete a Bachelors Degree
-demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000or lower adjusted gross family income)
-involved in co-curricular and community service activities
-display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
-maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
-be a United States citizen
Applications can be found at scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline is October 25, 2017. Please complete the application process ASAP, as there are additional documents that must be sent in addition to the application. See Dr. Riley with questions.
Levine Scholars Program - UNC Charlotte
This scholarship covers all costs of 4 years at UNCC - very prestigious scholarship, focusing on academic strength and community leadership participation. Crossroads can nominate an unlimited number of students for this scholarship. Please contact Dr. Riley ASAP to be nominated.
Morehead Cain Scholarship - UNC Chapel Hill
This scholarship covers all costs of 4 years at UNC CH - very prestigious scholarship, focusing on leadership, moral force of character, scholarship and physical vigor. Crossroads is allowed to nominate 2 students for this scholarship. If you want to be considered for nomination, please contact Dr. Riley ASAP.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
This scholarship honors students who have contributed to the their community through volunteer service in the last year. This is a $1000 scholarship! Please go online to http://spirit.prudential.com or https://www.nassp.org/spirit to fill out an application. Once applications are complete, we can nominate 1 student from our school for this scholarship.
Thomas Wolfe Writing Scholarship - UNC Chapel Hill
The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2017. It provides full undergraduate support for student writers..Our Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps:
Step 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2017; and,
Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2017. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2018, with final screening concluding in early March, 2018. Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2018.
More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/twsoutlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application. If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu.
The Cheatham-White Scholarship is a merit scholarship program at North Carolina A & T State University and NC Central University for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Recipients are awarded a fully funded 4-year scholarship.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
To be eligible for selection as a Cheatham-White Scholar, a senior must satisfy all of the following criteria:
- Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina A&T.
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission.
- Minimum 4.0 or higher weighted cumulative GPA.
- A minimum score of 1280 SAT or 28 ACT.
- Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership.
- Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities.
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to service.
Candidates for Cheatham-White Scholarships shall be selected on the basis of merit, with all of the above criteria taken into account. Financial need shall not be a consideration. If you wish to be considered for nominations please see Dr. Riley ASAP.
Deadline September 30 - GOLDEN DOOR SCHOLARS: Undocumented students may incorrectly assume that they cannot legally attend college in the United States. However, there is no federal law that prohibits the admission of undocumented immigrants to U.S. colleges, public or private. Golden Door scholarship recipients will receive funding to cover tuition (less other scholarships), room, and board for a four-year degree. Golden Door scholars will also have access to mentors, internships and other career-building opportunities. Visit http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/ for more information.
Deadline October 2 - WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN: If you excel in academics, participate in sports, and are involved in your community and extra-curricular activities, enter and learn more about the program stages and awards at WendysHeisman.com. The first 25,000 completed applications will receive a $10 Wendy's gift card!
Deadline October 9 - THE DAR (DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION) GOOD CITIZENS SCHOLARSHIP: DAR is looking for students who excel in Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. If you'd like to apply for this, please come to
for the application and instruction information. Transcript, resume, interest letter, and essay are required.
Deadline October 15 - SHELTON NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
A four-year leadership scholarship/stipend total package in the amount of $40,000 tuition plus $6,000 leadership enrichment stipend to support your college experience, if you choose to attend NC State University. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman, valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement at NC State.
The Shelton National Leadership Scholarship process is open to rising/current seniors who are in the process of applying for college the fall semester of their senior year in high school. Please see details concerning the criteria and scholarship, as well as the link to the application on our website.
Deadline November 1st - THE JOHN MONTGOMERY BELK SCHOLARSHIP AT DAVIDSON COLLEGE: The Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Up to eight Belk Scholars will be chosen in Davidson's Class of 2022, each receiving an annually renewable scholarship equivalent to the college's comprehensive fees. In addition, each scholar receives two special study stipends (up to $3000 per stipend) to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities. Each high school may nominate ONE student for the Belk Scholarship. Interested seniors should turn in a resume and a personal statement to
Deadline November 6 - NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES ANNE AND ALLEGRA FORD SCHOLARSHIPS
The Anne Ford Scholarship - graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who plans to attend a 4 year college or university.
The Allegra Ford Scholarship - graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a 2 year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning disabilities
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards.
CATAWBA COLLEGE WEST TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship is a yearly award of $2,500 in addition to any other academic scholarships for which the student is eligible. The Academy provides a wealth of experiences including early field experiences, excursions and professional networking. We currently have 15 West Teaching Scholars across four cohorts! Interested students may apply online or contact us to discuss this scholarship. The West Teaching Scholars application is located at the following link:Http://catawba.edu/academyforteaching In order to be eligible for the West Scholarship, students must have applied to and have been accepted to Catawba College.
Statesville Woman’s Club Scholarship: The Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship is open to outstanding high school seniors (in the top 25% of the class), male and female, who will graduate in 2018 and attend a four year college or university in NC. This is a scholarship that can be valued at over $14,000 depending on how far the student goes in the competition. For the guidelines and application, please see Dr, Riley.
University of North Georgia ARMY/ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS Recipients become Army Lieutenants upon graduation from UNG with a Bachelor's degree. What does the Scholarship pay for? ● Tuition and Fees - or - Room and Board ● Monthly Stipend ($300/month freshman; $350/month sophomore; $450/month junior; $500/month senior) ● $1,200 per year book allowance ● Total Value at UNG ● $59,000 for a 4-year scholarship, or $45,000 for a 3-year advance designee scholarship If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Army ROTC Scholarship expert, Mr. Greg Killeen at email@example.com or 706-867-2918. To apply, visit https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/costs-financialaid/scholarships-and-grants/index.php
NORTH CAROLINA TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM AT NC STATE As an NC State University Teaching Fellow, students can receive $8,250 per year for up to 4 years in forgivable loans to teach science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or special education. Applicants must attend NC State to receive the scholarship. For more information and to apply, visit https://ced.ncsu.edu/teachingfellows/?utm_source=UGA%3A+NC+HS+Counselors+12.7.17&utm_campaign=2e24f8 4bf4- UGA_Teaching_Fellows_12_7_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b665d0b018- 2e24f84bf4-82232941.
Hmong Student Association of Carolina: The Hmong Student Association of Carolina (HSAC) values the passion to help our community. This year, HSAC would like to reward a selected individual for his or her community values. The HSAC Scholarship provides a selected Hmong high school senior, based on his or her passion to help the community and pursue higher education, with a small grant to help in his or her educational endeavors. To be eligible to apply for the HSAC Scholarship, candidates must meet ALL of the listed criteria: ● Be a resident of North Carolina ● Identify as Hmong ● Be graduating from an accredited high school this academic school year (2017- 2018) ● Have a minimum 2.5 GPA unweighted ● Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in North Carolina in the fall following his or her graduation from high school ● Contingent on his or her acceptance to the institution of his or her choice To apply, please visit http://hsac.web.unc.edu/scholarship/