This listing is updated regularly as scholarship information is received. Applications and additional information is maintained in a file in the front lobby area of Career Center’s Student Services Office or posted as a link in this listing. Questions may be directed to Stefanie Jones, Director of Student Services, or to Laura Piner, Office Assistant/Clerk.
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Last Update: 9/20/21
Crosby Scholars offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to seniors who have been involved in the Crosby Scholars program. Scholarships may be academic based, need based, school based, community service based, essay based, and for first generation college students.Several of these scholarship opportunities have deadlines in March.All applications can be accessed through your Crosby Scholars Student Portal.The Winston-Salem Foundation one-stop scholarship application goes live on December 15. Please encourage local students in your networks to visit wsfoundation.org/students to learn more.An important change this year: to be considered for most scholarships, applicants must first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Note: students who are unable to complete the FAFSA (such as non-citizens without a green card or permanent status) are still eligible to apply when our scholarship portal opens.In the 2020-2021 school year, over 130 WSF scholarship funds supported almost 600 local students with more than $1.2 million in much-needed scholarship support.
Name of scholarship: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest
Value of scholarship: Four College Scholarship Awards: 1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000
Who is eligible? The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.
Deadline date: October 15, 2021
Requirements: The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word. Application/information can be emailed to interested students upon request by contacting Career Center Student Services.
2021 Essay Title: Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship is an important way of creating new jobs and enhancing the labor market for the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups. In a post-COVID environment, why is it essential that young people change their mindset towards self-employment?
Name of scholarship: College Board Opportunity Scholarship
Value of scholarship: Complete all components to be eligible for $40,000
Who is eligible? Process begins as early as Sophomore year. Apply in Senior year
Deadline date: February 2022 for current year Juniors; underclassmen continue through process until February of Senior year
Requirements: CollegeBoard Website
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