John F. Kennedy High School Scholarship Information and Links

Possible Money for College


    Scales-Eversley Memorial Scholarship

    Who: African-American senior graduating from WSFCS with a minimum GPA of 2.5, committed to attend a four-year HBCU for the 2022-23 school year, demonstrates a passion for reading, achievement, and community involvement.

    Students will need to write a 1,000 word or less essay explaining how a book that you have read impacted your life. Two letters of recommendation.

    Amount: $1,000 one time award

    How: Email Ms. Abrego at for more information and application

    Due: Friday June 17, 2022


    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship

    Who: Any senior who plans to attend a trade school, college, or university.


    How: Email Ms. Abrego at for more information and application




    NAACP Scholarship

    Who: High School Senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, enrolling into a 2 or 4 year college or university, demonstrates financial need

    Amount: $1,000 (non-renewable, one-time gift)

    How: Ask Ms. Abrego ( or 336-703-4143) for an application


    Winston-Salem Foundation

    Since 1923, people from around our community have joined together to ensure that more local students have the resources to be all that they dream they can be.  We hold more than 130 scholarship funds that supported 614 scholarship awards to 537 students from Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties with $1.4 million in the last school year.  Scholarships are available in a wide range of areas—no matter your GPA, your high school, or the college you plan to attend, we likely have an opportunity for which you’re eligible to apply.


    Click HERE to review requirements before you apply.


    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards need-based scholarships to the children of Marines attending accredited colleges, community colleges, and career technical education programs. It’s the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and its mission is to offer scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine. Applications open January 1,2022.

    Click HERE to apply

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

    The HSF Scholar Program is designed to empower courageous young leaders of Hispanic heritage. The program helps ensure students achieve their higher education and career goals. Scholarship awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.  You will have to create an account. Applications open January 1,2022.

    Click HERE to apply


    Latino Diamante Youth Award

    Offers Scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors by recognizing contributions to the community, leadership qualities, and the achievements of Hispanic/Latinx youth in North Carolina.  Up to $750 for tuition and educational expenses.

    Complete this form to be considered.


    The Center for Scholarship Administration

    The Center for Scholarship Administration (CSA) provides corporations, foundations, trust funds, and individual philanthropist’s scholarship selection and administration management that is experienced, professional, and cost efficient while lending the program an integrity not inherent in internal selection committees.

    Mel Hughes Scholarship (Allegacy members)

    If you are an Allegacy Federal Credit Union member pursuing an undergraduate degree, the Mel Hughes Scholarship program ($1,300 towards a college or university. $250 towards tech and community college) may be able to provide financial assistance.  For those who apply but aren't selected, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation General Fund Scholarship offers another option.


    Finesse Your Education

    Want to apply for scholarships? Need additional resources to help you get that scholarship you want?  Want to learn how to write a college essay or resume?

    Explore the website and learn more here.

    CFNC Financial Basics for High School

    CFNC is offering students the chance to learn basic financial literacy.  If you complete the online course with at least 80% accuracy, you will receive a certificate and the opportunity to apply for a $500 scholarship.


    Explore the website and learn more here.


    Bob McGuire Scholarship

    College Board

    The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10.  Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. 

    Learn more about scholarships.

    Scholarship Buddy -- North Carolina

    Scholarship Buddy North Carolina focuses on providing scholarship information to high school and college students in the state of North Carolina. We pride ourselves on having the most in depth information available to North Carolina students, as it pertains to scholarship programs and scholarship application deadlines across the state. Additionally, we provide a free service to non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and private companies that are interested in offering students scholarship opportunities in the state of North Carolina.           



    Please check with the college/university you are interested in attending to get information about any scholarships they offer, procedures for application, and deadlines you need to meet. You also want to find out admission application deadlines, FASFA information, and whether there are any other requirements (for example the CSS/Financial Aid Profile).


    Certain Colleges require the PROFILE to be filed along with the FAFSA. Some of the North Carolina schools that required it for 2017-2018 included Davidson College, Duke University, Elon University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC A&T University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University. There are also specific scholarships that require the PROFILE. Registrations for the PROFILE are accepted beginning October 1.

    Application can be found at The PROFILE must be submitted online.

    College Foundation of North Carolina Scholarship Link

    The new scholarship section on is now live. The new format provides easier access to all scholarships available for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

    Go to:



    You and your family may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web after October 1st.

    The address is:

    You may print out a pre-application worksheet for Web filers from the website. (If you do not want to file online, a paper copy of the FAFSA application can be downloaded or obtained by calling 1-800-433-3243.) The earliest you can submit this form is October 1st. The sooner you file it after October 1st the better. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

    You and your parent can prepare by each applying for a US Department of Education PIN at Create a FAFSA ID . Your FAFSA ID or PIN enables you to sign your FAFSA electronically.

    Caution: FAFSA is a free application, if you accidentally go to other sites they may try to charge a fee to complete this application. 


    Seniors interested in applying for ROTC scholarships should begin the process ASAP. Go to the website of the military branch in which you are interested.


    Created by Black Excel

    This 200 Free Scholarship List is created by Black Excel.  They have featured over 1,000+ scholarships on the website. Most of the groups provide scholarships on an annual basis.

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    Scholarships Online is a free online resource for scholarships and grants available to students, parents, and teachers. Depending on the guidelines, the scholarship money can be used to pay for tuition, housing, books and fees, and does not have to be repaid. Some are specific to students of certain majors and career paths. Others are specific to certain age groups, genders, and ethnic backgrounds. Others are only for students in certain geographical locations. For more information visit

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    Tuition Funding Sources

    TFS Scholarships (TFS) is the most comprehensive online resource for higher education funding. A free and independent service, TFS links students to more than 7 million individual scholarships and to more than $41 billion in aid.

    Of the 7 million scholarships in this database, most come not from the competitive national scholarship pool but directly from colleges and universities themselves. That's the secret to TFS success: it carves a direct pathway from each student to the school of their choice, all while securing the financial fuel needed to power their journey.

    Today, TFS offers:

    • A safe and trusted place to search
    • Scholarships that align with where you want to study – most of the opportunities come from colleges and universities directly, not just the competitive national scholarship pool
    • Scholarships for any stage of your academic journey – including undergraduate, graduate, and professional school
    • Fresh content – 5,000 new scholarships added each month
    • Resources beyond scholarships — including information about career planning, financial aid, and federal and private student loan programs

    For more information and to begin your scholarship search, go to:  Tuition Funding Sources


     UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs. They also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the UNCF K-12 Education Walton Fellowship and the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program. Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines.

    For more information contact: 

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