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General Scholarships

Colleges/Universities in North Carolina that offer PTK/Merit/Transfer Scholarships

Merit Scholarship for Wesleyan College

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Methodist University Scholarship


General Scholarships

General Scholarship Information


Scholarship applications may be accessed at www.scholarshipexperts.com


Golden LEAF Scholars Program ($3,000)

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The number of years of scholarship support depends on the degrees sought and the number of credits transferred. This scholarship is open to all students that live in any NC county EXCEPT Alamance, Buncombe, Brunswick, Cabarrus, Catawba, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham, Forsythe, Gaston, Guilford, Henderson, Iredell, Moore, New Hanover, Mecklenburg, Orange, Pender, Union and Wake counties.

Community college transfer students from qualifying counties transferring from a community college to one of the participating four-year institutions are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to three years, depending on the number of credits the students transfer. You must be a resident of one of the qualifying counties and be enrolled in or plan to enroll in one of the participating community colleges in North Carolina. Go to www.cfnc.org for further details.

Dottie Martin Teacher Scholarship ($500)

This scholarship is available on an annual basis to any student who is presently enrolled in a college or university and studying education. Its purpose is to assist aspiring teachers who are particularly interested in child guidance who want to make a difference in the lives of North Carolina's children. Applicants must be meet these requirements: 1) plan to teach in North Carolina once their education is completed, 2) presently be in an education program with an established career plan for teaching, 3) fully complete a series of background history forms present in the application and 4) provide a recent college transcript, letters of recommendation, and a typed essay which includes: reason for applying, career goals, teaching plans, and reasons why the applicant should receive the scholarship and the financial burden that would be incurred without the scholarship. The value of the awards are $500. For more information, visit www.cfnc.org

North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) ($1000-$5000)

Annual awards for accounting scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 are given to deserving NC accounting students in the spring of the year. Applicants must claim North Carolina as their residence and be enrolled in a NC college, community college or university. They must have completed at least one college level accounting course and have completed at least 36 semester hours by the spring semester of the year of the application. Recipients are required to be enrolled in a program leading to a degree in accounting either currently or during the first semester after the awarding of the scholarship. Two accounting faculty members must sponsor the applicant by signing the application form and providing evidence of academic achievement demonstrated by a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The application form also requires a typed essay on a provided topic. All transcripts of course work completed including the fall semester of the academic year of application should be sent to the NCACPA Foundation after grades are posted. For more information visit the following website http://www.ncacpa.org/scholarships/


I Have A Dream Scholarship ($1,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"We want to know...what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college."

The application deadline is 1/31/17.


Sweet and Simple Scholarship ($1,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you."

The deadline for the scholarship is 2/28/17.


Superpower ($2,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?"

The deadline is 3/31/17.


All About Education ($3,000)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Complete an online scholarship search profile at ScholarshipExperts.com

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?"

The deadline is 4/30/17.


Fifth Month Scholarship ($1,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original."

The application deadline is 5/31/17.


Do-Over Scholarship ($1500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?"

The application deadline is 6/30/17.


Flavor of the Month Scholarship ($1,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?"

The application deadline is 7/31/17.


Make Me Laugh Scholarship ($1,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"OMG...finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!"

The application deadline is 8/31/17.


Shout It Out Scholarship ($1,500)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"

The application deadline is 9/30/17.


Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship ($2,000)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive."

The application deadline is 10/31/17.


Education Matters Scholarship ($5,000)

Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Complete an online scholarship search profile at ScholarshipExperts.com

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"

The application deadline is 11/30/17.


Colleges/Universities in North Carolina that offer
PTK/Merit/Transfer Scholarships


Appalachian State University PTK amount varies (have to apply for it)
Barton College Transfer High Honors Scholarship of $3,000
Transfer Honors Scholarship of $2,000
Transfer Incentive Award of $1,000
PTK Scholarship of $2,000
Campbell University PTK Scholarship between $500-$1,000 (separate application)
Transfer merit with 2.7+ based on GPA and course selection - $7,000-$14,000
Catawba College Transfer Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000 with SAT of 1000+ or ACT of 21 + and GPA 3.0+
Talent Scholarship - vary depending on field
Access Grant - based on academic merit
Transfer Grant - varies
Chowan University Transfer Scholarship for students with 3.0+ - $6,800
Leadership Scholarship for $6,000
Fayetteville State University Academic Merit Scholarship for GPA 2.75+ from $2,000-$2,750
Gardner-Webb University PTK Scholarship of $2,000
Merit scholarships from $4,000-$9,000
Greensboro College Merit Scholarships - 2.25 GPA - $5,000, 2.5 GPA - $7,000, 3.0 GPA - $9,000, 3.5 GPA - $11,000
Transfer Scholarship - $2,000
Guilford College Merit-based scholarships for transfer - $7,500 - $18,000
Johnson C. Smith University Transfer scholarships for students with 3.0+ GPA - $5,000
Lees-McRae College PTK Scholarship of $2,500
Academic Scholarships from $5,000 -$9,000
Lenoir-Rhyne University LR Scholars Program - $1,000-$7,000
PTK Scholarship - $1500
Mars Hill College Academic Scholarships for 2.0+ GPA - $5,000 - $11,000
Meredith College PTK Scholarship of $5,000
Methodist College Scholarship for 3.1 + GPA - $7.000-$13,000
Montreat College Merit Scholarships for 2.5 + - $5,000-$10,000
North Carolina Wesleyan College PTK Scholarship of $500
Merit Scholarships - 2.5-2.9 GPA - $7,500, 3.0-3.4 GPA - $10,500, 3.5-4.0 GPA - $13,500
Transfer Scholarship if earned associate degree - $1,000
Pfeiffer University Merit Scholarship - 3.0+ GPA - $10,000, 3.5 GPA- $14,000, 3.75 GPA - $16,000, 4.0 GPA - $18,000
Salem College PTK Scholarship for $15,000
Merit Scholarship - 3.0 GPA - $10,000, 3.5 GPA - $14,000, 3.75 GPA - $16,000, 4.0GPA - $18,000
Western Carolina University 10 Transfer Scholarships of $1,000 - most have GPAs between 2.75-3.0
Wingate University Merit Scholarships between $5,000-$7,000

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Merit Scholarship for Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia provides scholarships to female students who demonstrate leadership in service to their schools, churches, or communities, and exemplify the qualities of leadership, character, and personal achievement. This $9,000 award is offered to two incoming transfer students from Louisburg College. To receive the award, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and show evidence of leadership and community service through a resume submitted with the admission application. The scholarship is renewable for two years as long as the student maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA. If you are interested in this scholarship, contact Great Futures Coach Marla Peoples.

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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation) Applicant must be a current student at an accredited community college or two-year institution with sophomore status at the end of the academic year or a recent graduate who plans to enroll in a baccalaureate program full-time at an accredited college or university in the fall of the next academic year. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, significant unmet financial need and nomination by a faculty representative.

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Methodist University Scholarship

Methodist University is offering the Richard P. and Etta A Butler Memorial Endowed Scholarship to students or graduates of Louisburg College. This scholarship is a needs-based scholarship and there are no GPA requirements. This scholarship is renewable if "the recipients demonstrate commitment to obtain their degree and their grades shall equal or surpass the grade point average of the students in their class." The scholarship is endowed and should be available every year. The number of scholarships will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

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