2022-2023 Scholarship Opportunities

*2023 US Senate Youth Program & Scholarship

The USSYP provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science to spend a week in Washington D.C. meeting Senators, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, and officials from various federal agencies and the White House. • Two student winners will be selected to represent North Carolina. • These two winners will each attend the Washington Week program, March 4-11, 2023, and receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Information and North Carolina application materials can be found on the link below, August 1 – October 2.


*NCSU Park Scholarship


The mission of the Park Scholarships program is to bring exceptional students to NC State, based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the university, state, nation, and world.

  • Four-year scholarship valued at $116,000 for in-state students and $213,000 for out-of-state students, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel, and personal expenses

  • Grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences, such as research projects, service activities, and conferences in the United States and abroad

  • Guaranteed invitation to join the University Honors Program for all Park Scholarships Finalists

Approximately 40 scholarships will be awarded this year to outstanding entering freshmen for undergraduate study in any discipline at NC State. For more details about the program and recent accomplishments of Park Scholars and alumni, please review the program’s annual report.

Applications are due by November 1st at 11:59pm, click this link for application information https://park.ncsu.edu/apply/

*NC A&T SU Cheatham-White Scholars Program


Prospective students are invited to join North Carolina A&T as a Cheatham-White Scholar. The program draws some of America’s most high-achieving students ready to spread their wings on a campus widely known for its national leadership in science, technology, mathematics and engineering disciplines, as well as liberal arts and business studies, and recognized as the country’s largest historically black university.

The Cheatham-White Scholarship provides an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, as well as versatile and well-rounded individuals. Cheatham-White Scholarships will be awarded to students with a broad range of interests, proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences, who demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.

Each recipient will be awarded a fully-funded four-year scholarship that covers the costs of all of the following: tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop computer, supplies, travel and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study. It is truly a complete award, meant to recognize academic achievement and potential at the highest levels.

Applications are due by November 15, 2022 and interested students must apply through the Honors Portal, https://applyhonors.ncat.edu/

*NC A&T SU Dowdy Scholars Enrichment Program


Those selected as Dowdy Scholars will receive a full 4-year renewable scholarship which includes tuition and related fees, room and board (standard double occupancy). Scholars may also use award funds to travel abroad during the fall and spring semester. The Dowdy Scholars Enrichment Program is supported through federal, state, and institutional funding to award during the Fall and Spring semesters. Scholarship funding is not applicable to summer school expenses.

The co-curricular model of the Dowdy Scholars Enrichment Program is designed to support our scholars throughout their matriculation at North Carolina A&T State University. The program strives to create diverse opportunities that engage students in the integration of knowledge in and out of the classroom. Scholars will be exposed to opportunities of leadership development, social awareness, research with faculty, co-op/internships, study abroad experiences, and so much more. 

Applications are due by November 15, 2022 and interested students must apply through the Honors Portal, https://applyhonors.ncat.edu/

*The February One Scholars Program


The scholarship is named in honor of the day in 1960 that four North Carolina A&T State University students energized a national sit-in movement by refusing to leave a segregated lunch counter in downtown Greensboro, NC without being served. The A&T Four are feted annually at the university's February 1 Celebration and honored in numerous ways across the university. 

The February One Scholars Program seeks to recruit and retain very high achieving students in an environment where intellectual curiosity is stimulated and conducive to in-depth and engaged learning. Leaders are empowered to grow and develop professionally and social consciousness and service to society is used to influence the world for the better

Candidates shall be selected on the basis of merit. Financial need shall not be a consideration. Each scholarship covers the following: tuition, student fees, housing, and meals. Candidates must pursue an undergraduate degree program within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education, or the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Applications are due by November 15, 2022 and interested students must apply through the Honors Portal, https://applyhonors.ncat.edu/

*UNC Charlotte Levine Scholars Program


The Levine Scholars Program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel across discipline. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students.

The Scholars value the benefits of the rigorous academic programs at UNC Charlotte, the state’s only urban research university noted for its innovative interdisciplinary programs and opportunities for student research. To complement classroom learning, Levine Scholars participate in rich and varied opportunities in the vibrant commercial and cultural center of Charlotte, North Carolina, the state’s largest metropolitan region.

Interested students must complete there application by November 16, 2022, https://levinescholars.charlotte.edu/apply/nomination-application-process

*UNC Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship


The first merit scholarship program established in the United States. Founded at the first public university in the United States. The first to envision and implement a strategic summer enrichment program and, most recently, the first to designate a fund for discovery for each of our scholars. Established in 1945 and inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the Morehead-Cain provides an undergraduate experience without peer.

Four years, four summers—fully funded. A world-class education. Immersion in a vibrant student body. Experienced advisors to help introduce the scholars’ passion and potential to a world of opportunity. Exclusive enrichment and networking opportunities—indeed a lifetime connection—with the unparalleled community of Morehead-Cains across the globe.  

The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is open now through October 1, 2022.  Please click the link to begin your application https://apply.moreheadcain.org/portal/apply

*National Scholarship

Who Is Eligible?: High school or community college graduates with or without DACA status can apply. Students must have come to the U.S. before the age of 16 and qualify for in-state tuition.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

Scholarship Amount: Tuition and fees up to $16,500 for associate degrees and $33,000 for bachelor's degrees. An additional stipend of $4,000-$5,000 is possible for books.

*Opportunity Scholarship

Who Is Eligible?: Students with or without DACA status who live in states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers are eligible. Students must have come to the U.S. before the age of 16.

Application Deadline: January, 31, 2023

Scholarship Amount: Up to $80,000

*Golden Door Scholars

Who Is Eligible?: Learners with financial need, high GPAs, and leadership experience can apply. There is a preference for undergraduate degrees in engineering, nursing, and data analytics. Recipients can be in high school or new graduates. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Application Deadline: October 23, 2022

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Who Is Eligible?: High school students with high GPAs and financial need, regardless of citizenship status, can apply. Undocumented students must match with colleges that will accept their status.

Application Deadline: September 27, 2022

Scholarship Amount: Four-year scholarship up to $200,000

*Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Who Is Eligible?: High school students with financial need pursuing careers in social justice can apply regardless of citizenship. Applicants must submit a personal statement, transcripts, and signed references.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2023

Scholarship Amount: Up to $15,000

*The Dream Award

Who Is Eligible?: DACA students who have completed at least one year of college or trade school with a 3.0 GPA may apply. This scholarship was created to provide forward momentum for students with challenges related to college.

Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Amount: $500-$15,000 per year. Renewable for three years.

*MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship

Who Is Eligible?: DACA students enrolled in a degree program full time at U.S. or Canadian institutions are eligible.

Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Amount: Grand Prize: $10,000; Runner-Up: $2,000; Honorable Mention: $2,000

*The Esperanza Education Fund

Who Is Eligible? This is a need-based scholarship for immigrant students or students with both parents born outside the U.S. Students must be from the District of Columbia metro area, Maryland, or Virginia. It includes mentorship and scholar support.

Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Amount: Up to $20,000

*Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Who Is Eligible? Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage with a minimum 3.0 GPA for high school or a 2.5 GPA for college. Students must also submit federal student aid forms.

Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000

*Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Who Is Eligible? This scholarship is a national award that provides students in community college the opportunity to earn their bachelor's degree at a four-year institution. The scholarship includes college planning support, networking, and mentorship opportunities. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.5 GPA and have financial need.

Application Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Amount: Up to $55,000 per year










*DPS Master Scholarship List


*Triangle Community Foundation Scholarships


*Scholarships and Grants for Exceptional Children



*Class of 2023 Scholarships



*Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is available to high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit an essay detailing your volunteer efforts to help animals in need, and how that involvement has changed your life or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. Deadline: 2/27/23 Award Amount: $1,500


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must have been active in promoting vegetarianism in your school and / or community; and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet / lifestyle to be considered for this award. Deadline: 2/20/23 Award Amount: $10,000


*Spirit of Giving Scholarship

The Spirit of Giving Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one of the following three topics in order to be considered for this award: How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving? How has the spirit of giving affected you personally? How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others? Deadline: 7/31/23 Award Amount: $1,000


*DAV Auxiliary Education Scholarship

The DAV Auxiliary Education Scholarship is available to high school seniors and college undergraduate and graduate students who have served disabled veterans and / or their families in the past two years. You must have at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award. Deadline: 3/24/23 Award Amount: $2,500