International Gem Society Scholarship

Who's eligible: Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during calender year 2015 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.
What: A $350 scholarship will be awarded for the best submitted answer to the question below.
When: Submission deadline is December 15, 2015.
Awards: A $350 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition or books. The scholarship must be paid directly to your institution.
How do I apply?: Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic below. One exceptional essay on the topic will be chosen and published on the International Gem  Society website. Please email your essay to

The PayScale Scholarship: Women in STEM

Award Amount: $2,000
Scholarship Deadline: 11:59 pm on February 29, 2016
About This Scholarship: Are you a woman pursuing a degree to help you become an engineer, mathematician, software developer, researcher or another STEM job? PayScale will award a scholarship of $2,000 to help support the educational goals of one exceptional woman actively pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in a STEM field. Scholarship is to be awarded by PayScale no earlier than May 1, 2016.
Eligibility Requirements & How to Apply: Please visit the following website for eligibility requirements & for the online application.

2015 Fred R Piercy Sr. NCLTL Lifetime Achievement Scholarship

(For students enrolled in a Transportation Logistics or Supply Chain Program)

1. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted in a Transportation Logistics or Supply Chain Program at a NC College or University.
2. Applicant must be in good academic standing.
Award Amount: $1500
Scholarship Deadline: November 2, 2015 by 5pm.
How to Apply: Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

2. Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.

3. An official and recent college or university transcript with cumulative grade point average.

4. Include a letter from your school showing that you are enrolled in a Transportation Logistics or Supply Chain Program.

5. Personal Essay. In your essay between 500-1000 words, please write about the following topic

a. Using an actual company or companies as the case study of your paper: Provide facts on what the best practice is for companies to succeed using their supply chain to enhance customer satisfaction and the bottom line.



Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2016

Award Amount: Varies (Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid)

Application Deadline: January 13, 2016 by 11:59 PM EST About the Program: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding 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 area of interest.

Eligibility Criteria:

1) Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA;

2) Must be of one of the following ethnicities: African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American;

3) Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident; &

4) Must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA

How To Apply: For more information on requirements & for the application, please visit the following link:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (Apiasf) General Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies (Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid)

Application Deadline: January 8, 2016 by 9:00 PM EST

About the Program: The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. 

Eligibility Criteria:

1) Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity;

2) Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States;

3) Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA;

4) Must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA;

5) Meet any of the other requirements listed on the online application.

How To Apply: For more information on requirements & for the application, please visit the following link:

Scott Wright Student Essay Contest

Award Amount: Three winning students will receive a $1,000 check. The faculty members, staff members, or administrators featured in the winning essays will also receive a $1,000 check.
Application Deadline: January 29, 2016
About the Contest: The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest hosted by Community College Week and NISOD honors Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education. Student authors are asked to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged him or her to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped him or her reach their goal. Submission deadline is January 29, 2016.

Winners are to be notified by March 14, 2016.

Criteria & Terms: Please visit the following link for the list of criteria & terms:

How to Apply: Please be sure to read over the entire list of criteria & terms at the link listed above. You may then access the application essay form at the following link:


Miss Rowan County Scholarship Pageant

Award Amount: One-time $1,000 for use at the winner's institution of choice.
Application Deadline: October 24, 2015
About the Contest: The Miss Rowan County Scholarship Pageant provides a one-time $1,000 scholarship to each Miss Rowan County for use at the institution of her choosing. The first runner-up is provided with a $300 scholarship. Please visit the following website for more information:

The pageant will be held November 7, 2015 at The Kannapolis Performing Arts Center located in A. L. Brown High School. The theme will be "HEROES: Land of the Free, Because of the Brave" in tribute to veterans & in honor of all who are currently serving; all active & retired military will be admitted FREE.

Criteria for the Miss Program:

1) 17-24 years of age, No younger than a senior in high school

2) Must reside, work, or go to school in Rowan, Cabarrus, Davie, Davidson, Stanly, Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, or Alamance counties

3) Never been married, does not have a child or intend to adopt a child during reign

4) Under contract to Miss Rowan County organization for one year (365 days)

5) Must be able to make appearances at local events

6) Phases of competition: Private interview, talent, fitness and lifestyle in swimsuit, evening gown, on-stage question

Winner receives a scholarship, possible in-kind scholarships, wardrobe allowances, crown, sash, and sponsorship gifts

How To Apply: For more information & to access the application, please visit the following link:

Questions: Please contact the following Directors if you have any questions:
Pam Lewis (336) 382-8760 or Amanda Basinger (704) 224-7593; or by emailing

Save on Energy Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: November 8, 2015 by 5pm EST.
How to Enter: Write a 400-600 word essay for an uninformed audience based on the topic below.
Topic: Which is more environmentally responsible, digital or print textbooks?

Find more information on the winner selection and contest guidelines here.

Submit essay at this link:

Winners will be announced November 20, 2015 by 5pm EST.

Shorr Packaging Business Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,500 one time disbursement 
Deadline: January 31, 2016 (Winners will be announced by February 15, 2016)
To Apply: Applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States.
For eligibility criteria:

DrugNews Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2015 (For Spring 2015 eligibility)
Eligibility criteria: 

1) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

2) Have completed at least 15 hours of undergraduate course work towards their degree

3) Write an essay and publish the essay on your personal university web page.

The essay should range from 400-600 words, and explain why you wish to pursue a career in drug research; or how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals

How to apply: For further infomation including application, please visit:


Programa de Becas Por Una Vida Mejor (Scholarship Program For Better Living)

Award Amount (Monto de la beca): $1,000
Application Deadline (Plazo de solicitud): November 15, 2015 (15 de noviembre de 2015)
About the Program (Acerca del programa) Que Pasa Media and Wells Fargo are united in supporting the education of young Hispanics who reside in the area of ​​Piedmont-Triad. They will award three scholarships of $1,000 to young people who have finished high school or are studying at an institution of higher education in North Carolina for the spring semester 2016. An institution of higher education includes: Community College, University or Colleges. (Qué Pasa Media y Wells Fargo se unen en apoyo a la educación de jóvenes hispanos que residan en el área del Piedmont-Triad. Ambas empresas entregarán tres becas de 1,000 dólares a jóvenes que hayan terminado la escuela secundaria o estén cursando estudios en una institución de educación superior en Carolina del Norte para el semestre primavera 2016. Una institución de educación superior incluye: Colegio Comunitarios, Universidad o Colleges.)

Requirements (Requisitos): Please visit the following website for the list of requirements (Por favor, visite el siguiente sitio web para la lista de requisitos):

Apply here (aplicar aquí):

B Davis Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: May 23, 2016
Eligibility Criteria: Any student currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Science, Mathematics & Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST
About the Program: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Click here to Learn More 
Eligibility: Please visit the following link for eligibility requirements:
Application: Please visit the following link for more information & to access the application:


Rover College Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Program: is your one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters near you. This wouldn't be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Are you an Uber aficionado? An Airbnb connoisseur? Then chances are, you know more about the sharing economy than you realize. Don't know what the sharing economy is? Here's a crash course. Whether you're an expert or a newbie, they're looking for your perspective. You will be asked to take a survey & answer the scholarship question in a 400-500 word essay.
Eligibility: Must be a US Resident; must be a graduating high school senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college; & must not be related to anyone on the Rover staff.
Application: For more information & how to enter, please visit the following link:

Stewart J Guss College Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: February 1, 2016
How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of approximately 500-1000 words on the chosen topic.

The topic for the 2016 Scholarship is: What law would you change or introduce to reduce car accidents?

This topic gives applicants a wide range of scope, subject, and direction and we hope to see lots of opinion, reasoning, and passion!

Application Process:
1) Essays must be received by February 1st, 2016
2) Applications should be emailed to:
3) Applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, current school attended and (intended) course of study.
4) After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2016
5) We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Stewart's Facebook page and Google Places page.


Next Door Storage Scholarship

Award Amount: One-time $1000 ( for the 2016-2017 Academic School Year)
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Eligibility: To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a freshman or incoming freshman currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States
How to Apply: Write a 600-word essay sharing what you'd do with an extra 100 square feet of space in your dorm room.

Email scholarship entries as an attachment to


Healthcare Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Applicant must be 18 years old at the time of disbursement
2) US Citizen
3) Enrolled Full-time
How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of approximately 750-1000 words on the chosen topic.

Why I want to pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field?


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Fall 2015
FAFSA Application:
June 1, 2015
FAFSA File Completion: June 15, 2015
Admissions Application/Placement: August 1, 2015
Classes will begin August 17

Spring 2016:
FAFSA Application: November 1, 2015
FAFSA File Completion: November 15, 2015
Admissions Application/Placement: Dec. 1, 2015

Summer 2016:
FAFSA Application: April 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion: April 15, 2016
Admissions Application/Placement: May 10, 2016