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Expired Scholarship Opportunities


ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2022 application deadline is November 15, 2021 

Awards:

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 competition.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April, 2022. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 Top Finalists traditionally* participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 Finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. 

*The plan to come together in-person is tentative. However, participation in either an in-person or virtual Leadership Weekend is required to be eligible for the top awards.

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The E.R. & LILLIAN B. DIMMETTE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS

The purpose of the E. R. & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship Fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to deserving students with financial need from five North Carolina counties – Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Wilkes. Applicants should be students who "fall between the cracks" of other financial aid and/or scholarship programs.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY

Dimmette Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be nominated by the Superintendent of Schools in their county.

  2. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

  3. Be legal residents of Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan or Wilkes County, North Carolina.

  4. Demonstrate substantial need for financial assistance.

ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRMENTS (THIS INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR FINAL TWO NOMINEES)

All of these are part of the newly enhanced online application process.

  1. Completed scholarship application form

  2. 2022-2023 Student Aid Report (SAR) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the

    U.S. Department of Education. For additional information or to apply, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

  3. An official transcript of grades for the applicant’s most recently completed coursework. This may include high

    school transcripts, GED score report or any postsecondary transcripts. Internet transcripts will not be accepted

  4. A one –two page typed (double-spaced, using 11 or 12-point type font) personal statement in which you develop

    your position on this topic: “(1) describe what your life’s goals and objectives are and how obtaining additional education or a college degree will further these goals and objectives (2) explain what qualifies you for this scholarship and (3)describe your financial need for scholarship assistance”

  5. Three recommendation forms from non-related adults such as teachers, coach, employers, etc.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Dimmette Scholarship Fund was established to assist students who” fall between the cracks” of traditional financial aid programs. The committee will consider the following when selecting recipients:

  1. Financial need as determined by the costs of college attendance compared with an applicant’s household income and other financial factors.

  2. Prior academic achievement including grade point average, curriculum and performance on tests designed to measure preparation and ability for postsecondary study. (Preference is given to students who have scored equal to or greater than the state average on the SAT and/or ACT).

  3. School and community involvement and personal achievements.

  4. Preference is given to students whose parents do not have a college degree.

Finalists are required to attend a personal interview with the Dimmette Scholarship Committee.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 at the discretion of the Dimmette Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are awarded for one year only but may be renewed annually for up to three additional years provided funds are available, the student is enrolled full-time, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is maintained and other requirements for satisfactory academic progress are met.

The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship is open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina that follows the NC Standard Course of Study and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 10% of class, Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration.

The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina that follows the NC Standard Course of Study and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 10% of class, Minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration.

The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited public high school in North Carolina that follows the NC Standard Course of Study and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring his/her major in an area of the fine arts. Specific eligibility requirements are: Academic rank in top 20% of class, Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25, good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community). Financial need is not the primary consideration. (Samples of talent are required to be submitted with the application.)

Applications for these three scholarships can be found on Kaleidoscope at

https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/EuniceRiggins2021

https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/MaryRoseMemorial2021

https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/clarejohnsonscholarship2021

Another scholarship sponsored by our organization is the North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship.  It is also for $2000 and is open to a male or female, on track to graduate this spring and planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university.  Specific eligibility requirements are:  SAT score of 990 to 1130 or ACT composite score of 20 to 24; unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5; good character, integrity, leadership potential and service to school, community and church.  Students should apply for this scholarship through the North Carolina Community Foundation at www.nccommunityfoundation.org .

Student Scholarships at a glance ...

Name of Scholarship

Award

Female/ Male

Requirement

Requirement

Requirement

Requirement

Requirement

Requirement

Clare Johnson Marley – Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship

$2000

Female or Male

Graduating high school, enrolling in 4-year college or university as a fine arts major

Top 20% of Graduating class

Minimum SAT of 1220 or minimum ACT composite score of 25

Proof of talent in the area of fine arts (videos, etc.)

Good character

Participation in extra- curricular ac@vi@es (school and community)

Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship

$2000

Female

Graduating high school, enrolling in 4-year college or university in North Carolina

Top 10% of Graduating class

Minimum SAT of 1220 or minimum ACT composite score of 25

 

Good character

Participation in extra- curricular ac@vi@es (school and community)

Mary Rose Mills – Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship

$2000

Female or Male

Graduating high school, enrolling in 4-year college or university

Top 10% of Graduating class

Minimum SAT of 1290 or minimum ACT composite score of 27

 

Good character

Participation in extra- curricular activities (school and community)

North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship

$2000

Female or Male

Graduating high school, enrolling in 2-year or 4-year college or university

Unweighted GPA
of
2.5 to 3.5

SAT score of 990 to 1130 or
ACT composite score of 20 to 24

 

Good character, integrity, leadership potential

Service to school, community and church

North Carolina Past State Presidents Scholarship

$2000

Female or Male

Rising Junior, Senior, or graduate student majoring in education in a NC college or university

Full @me student carrying at least 12 hours

   

Good character

Participant on in extra- curricular ac@vi@es (school and community)

Information about another scholarship, Alpha Delta Kappa Future Educator, for rising seniors in college can be found at the International website. Revised August 2021

 

 

The E.R. & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship Fund

 

As you may know, the purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Wilkes counties who “fall between the cracks” of other financial aid and/or scholarship programs. Attached are the scholarship guidelines to assist with selecting two students to nominate from your County.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

1. Be nominated by the Superintendent of Schools in their county.

 

2. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

 

3. Be legal residents of Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan or Wilkes County, North

Carolina.

 

4. Demonstrate substantial need for financial assistance.

 

5. Have an SAT score that is equal to or greater than the state average.

 

RCEC students interested in applying will need to complete pre-application and turn in to Mrs. Ratliff by January 26th. Selected applications will then be submitted to the RSS Central office for selection.

NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship

through the North Carolina Community Foundation (www.nccommunityfoundation.org)
This is a $2000 scholarship.

CRITERIA –

*Graduating senior of an accredited North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning, either a 2-year or 4-year college or university

*An unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5
*An SAT score of 990 to 1130 or an ACT composite score of 20 to 24

* Applicants are also judged based on their service to school, community and church, as well as their good character, integrity and leadership potential.

This scholarship is designed for students with grades and scores falling within these ranges only. Students with lower or higher scores will not be considered.

APPLICATION PROCESS –

Students wishing to apply should check the NCCF website and watch for the updated application, usually in January. Then follow the NCCF guidelines to apply only through their online application portal. No printed or emailed applications will be accepted. NCCF will set the deadline for the application each year.

North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Contact:
Debbie Lesley, Immediate Past President, North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa ncadkpresident@gmail.com

WG Gives Adversity Scholarship

W&G will be awarding a total of $15,000 to six deserving Rowan County high school seniors

wallacegraham.com

 

 

PFLAG Scholarship

PFLAG is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the social and civil rights of LGBTQ+ persons. In 2008, the Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG chapter established its scholarship foundation and awarded the chapter’s first two scholarships. In fact, Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG was the first organization in North Carolina to award scholarships exclusively to LGBTQ+ students and/or their straight allies.  In the past 14 years, Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG has awarded eight-five (85) $1,000 scholarships to deserving Rowan county students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, or as a straight ally. Next year, we are honored to be awarding nine!

To access the Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ODICBp-P4UAd6CuAVVhoUJeDuy2dY7fM/edit?usp=drivesdk&ouid=102835282027919771898&rtpof=true&sd=true

Completed application packets should be mailed or postmarked by March 1, 2022 to the following address:

Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG

Attn: Scholarship Administrator

1080 Wentwood Lane

Salisbury, NC 28147

Or the completed application packets may be emailed to: salisburypflag@gmail.com by the aforementioned date. No late entries will be accepted.

It is important to complete and submit a well-thought-out application, paying attention to details. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Golden LEAF Scholarship

The 2022-2023 school year Golden LEAF Scholarship application will be activated on January 4, 2022.  The student’s full application packet must be electronically completed and submitted with all required information/documentation via the application system by March 1, 2022 to receive consideration.

 

The website that houses information about the program and that will have the link to the application can be accessed via the “Program Information” tab below.

 

Program Information

 

Your assistance with promoting this scholarship opportunity and encouraging students to complete the process by the deadline is appreciated.

NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship

through the North Carolina Community Foundation (www.nccommunityfoundation.org)
This is a $2000 scholarship.

CRITERIA –

*Graduating senior of an accredited North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning, either a 2-year or 4-year college or university

*An unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5
*An SAT score of 990 to 1130 or an ACT composite score of 20 to 24

* Applicants are also judged based on their service to school, community and church, as well as their good character, integrity and leadership potential.

This scholarship is designed for students with grades and scores falling within these ranges only. Students with lower or higher scores will not be considered.

Scholarship

 

Piedmont Natural Gas STEM Scholarship