• Carver High School College Advising
    Maurice Brown - College Advisor
    Room 320
    P: 336-727-2987 

    How to get scholarships??????
    1. Apply to your 1st choice college early (check deadlines) earlier better than later for merit-based scholarships.
    2. Contact your 1st choice college’s financial aid office for scholarship information.
    3. Consider attending a small university (better chance for $$$$$$$$).
    4. Visit counseling center often for additional information not listed in senior newsletter.
    5. High GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
    6. Visit Winston Salem's scholarship website at www.winstsalemfoundation.org
    7. Visit North Carolina’s College Foundation of North Carolina at www.cfnc.org.
    8. Use scholarship search engines like www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com
    9. Local civic and church organizations.
    10. Use the Internet.

    Scholarship Information

    What’s the difference between a MERIT-BASED and NEED-BASED Scholarship?

    All colleges offer Merit scholarships. Contact your school of choice if you have a competitive GPA and SAT/ACT score.  Apply early!!!!

    Although most scholarships are merit-based, the Universities sponsoring the scholarships also have NEED-based programs in place to help low-income and first-generation college students! More info on need-based programs will be available throughout the semester


    Merit scholarships are those scholarships that require you to have done something in order to win. They may be academic or athletic, but all merit scholarships, regardless of theme or topic require you to have completed something, accomplished something or generally done something by which they can measure you.


    A need based scholarship may be offered by the school, a business, an organization, or a private endowment. A need based scholarship may take academics into account, but the primary criterion for qualification is demonstrating financial need. Students who have parents in a lower-middle income bracket may not have the funds to pay for college, but their parents make too much for them to qualify for government grants and other assistance primarily for students at or below the poverty level. Need- based scholarships help bridge the financial gap.


    Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship opportunities are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in college, community college students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, currently enrolled college students, and graduate and professional students. Criteria: students must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizens or legal permanent resident, have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0, and complete the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more details about the HSF scholarship programs and to download an application, please visit http://www.hsf.net/


    ****Gates Millennium Scholars Program

    This scholarship is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. This scholarship will pay

    for your collegiate studies all the way to your PhD degree.  The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Visit www.gmsp.org for more information and see your college adviser, Mr. Downing since he’s honored to be a Gates Scholar in addition to others. Application deadline is January 14, 2015

    Horatio Alger Association Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Students must be applying to a four year university and be a US citizen or permanent resident. Scholarships range in value from $1000 – 10, 0000. To submit an online application, Visit www.horatioalger.com/scholarshipsApplication deadline is October 25, 2014

    ***The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is a national program for students who are well-rounded individuals with highly developed interests in their community. Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria: demonstrated leadership in school, commitment to community, academic achievement and part time employment. Awards range from $10,000-20,000. Go online to fill out an application at http://www.coca-colascholars.org/. Application deadline is October 31, 2014

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: If you are in grades 5–12 and are conducting a volunteer-service activity, you are eligible for the next annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. During the application period, which takes place at the beginning of every school year, you may download and complete the program application (or call 1-888-450-9961). Following all instructions carefully, please submit the form no later than the last weekday in October to your school principal or to the head of a Girl Scout council, county 4-H organization, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA, or member  volunteer center of the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network. A participating school or organization must certify applications. Visit www.prudential.com/spirit for more information. Application deadline is November 4, 2014

     SAE Scholarships: Students, who intend to major in an engineering or related science, meet minimum SAT/ACT and GPA requirements may apply for various scholarships sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Scholarships may range from $400 – 10,000. Visit http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/engscholar/ for an application and more information.

     North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship Program is open to any student who is the child of a disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA war veteran and is a lifelong resident of NC, or their parent was a resident of NC when he/she entered military service. This scholarship can be used at any NC university, community college or technical institute. Applications are available in guidance.

     New York University: Students who are interested in applying for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program should come by counseling center for more information or check out the university website at www.nyu.edu/mlkscholars

     ***Wendy's High School Heisman Award: General Up to $5,000; one time award Top scholar-athlete, community service. See School Counselor or call (614) 764-3100. Application deadline is October 3, 2014

     ***Davidson College Scholarships for Athletics: Davidson College Bryant Scholarship and Davidson Scholars Program.  Visit www.davidson.edu/gotgame

     ***North Carolina A & T State University Chemical Engineering: Freshman scholarships are limited and very competitive and are awarded based on GPA & SAT scores. Visit www.ncat.edu

     ***The Robertson Scholars Program at Carolina and Duke: Full tuition, room, board and a living stipend at Carolina or full tuition at Duke.  Must complete Supplemental materials form! Visit www.robertsonscholars.org

     ***The John Motley Morehead Foundation: Full tuition Evidence of moral force of character, capacity to lead and to motivate fellow students, scholastic ability and extracurricular activities, sports involvement, interview, nomination by school scholarship committee. Visit http://www.moreheadfoundation.org.

    ***Outstanding Students of America is a national organization dedicated to providing high school seniors with scholarships. The scholarships are $1000.00 each and are payable to the college of the student’s choice. Outstanding Students of America is seeking a well-rounded, intelligent student as a recipient. The focus of the scholarship committee will be the students who are participative in community/school involvement and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. The Community Foundation of West Alabama, a non-profit organization, administers the disbursement of the scholarship funds. Visit http://www.outstandingstudentsofamerica.com/ for application and more information. United Negro College Fund: Visit www.uncf.org

     ***The North Carolina State University Park Scholarships: Parks Scholars are selected based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character.  You must submit NCSU application and Parks Scholarship Information. Nominations made by scholarship committee. Visit http://www.ncsu.edu/park-scholarships/Application deadline is November 1, 2014

     ***UNC-G Merit Awards Program & Katharine Smith Reynolds: UNC-G chooses Merit Scholars primarily on the basis of superior scholastic, personal achievement and potential.  Successful candidates generally present a minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT 27 and a 3.5 GPA.  Applications are available in the counseling center. 

     KFC Colonel Scholarship

    This scholarship can value up to $20,000 and is available to students with a GPA of 2.75 or better

    who are enrolling in a 4-year or 2-year college with the intention to complete a Bachelor’s degree.

    Applications are online at www.kfcscholars.org


    ****Ronald McDonald House Charities

    This scholarship is offered to students who have limited access to career and educational

    opportunities, but are committed to furthering their education. Students must choose ONE of four

    programs for which to apply (Asian, African American, Hispanic or Scholars).  Visit

    http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships for more info.



    SunTrust Off To College Scholarships Sweepstakes: Win a $1,000 scholarship plus a $250 SunTrust gift card.  Everyone welcome!  Apply online at www.offtocollege.info.


    Appointment to a Military Academy: military obligation following college graduation. Most expenses for college education US citizen, not married, between 17 and 22 years of age, academic excellence, physical aptitude and medical fitness, extracurricular involvement, SAT/ACT scores and recommendations. See School Counselor, Congressional Representative, or ROTC personnel.


    ***Miss Cheerleader of America: Must have participated in cheerleading. 9th-12th grade. Must be nominated by coach. November (734) 946-1200 or visit online at www.misscheerleaderofamerica.com.


    ***UNC-Chapel Hill - Pogue Scholarship: General $7,500 Minority students demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, community & commitment. See School Counselor or visit www.unc.edu.


    ***Wake Forest University Presidential Scholarships for Distinguished Achievement: $11,200; renewable Exceptional talent in fine arts, debate, entrepreneurship, writing, community service and leadership. Office of Financial Aid, Box 7246 Reynolda Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, telephone (336) 758-517.  .


    ***Wake Forest University Reynolds Scholarship:  All costs (including personal expenses), summer grants and overseas travel.  Academics, extracurricular achievements beyond the local level, top 1% of class Office of Financial Aid, Box 7246 Reynolda Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, telephone (336) 758-5176                 


    ***Winston-Salem State Chancellor's Scholarship: General $4,500 SAT score of 1000, GPA 3.5.  Office of Admissions, 601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27110, telephone (336) 750-2070. Also visit http://www.wssu.edu


    ***Wofford Scholars Program: General $2,000 - $20,000 SAT 1150 or ACT 25, rank in top 10% of class, leadership, service, nomination.  Wofford Admissions Office, 429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303, telephone (803) 597-4130 or See School Counselor. Also visit http://www.wofford.edu


    Army ROTC: Cover tuition and fees up to $68,000 SAT score of 1100 or higher and/or ACT score of 24 or higher, good high school grades, meet the required GPA in all required classes, meet physical standards.. Call 1-800-USA-ROTC, www.armyrotc.com, or See School Counselor.


    Elon University ROTC:  Full tuition for 4 years, room and board, books, $100 per month personal stipend Must participate in ROTC. For details call (800) 334-8448 and they will direct your call.


    GTCC Scholarship: Must be college tech prep completer, have a 2.0 GPA overall ,  a “C” or better in the career technical courses cluster and attend GTCC.  Please see brochure in the counseling center for specific programs that meet requirements.


    Please go to www.cfnc.org for an extensive list of need-based and merit based scholarships!!!!!!!

Last Modified on September 22, 2014