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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

*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,

*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,

*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,

*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,

*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

*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


*Ron Brown Scholarship Program

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 450 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application.

STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program

The STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program promotes diversity in the actuarial profession by offering college-bound students interested in pursuing a career as an actuary a scholarship of $20,000 ($5,000 annually for four years) subject to award terms. The program includes mentoring, tutoring, immersion experiences, and internship opportunities, along with financial support.

Application due by April 11, 2023.

STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program is looking for students who match the following criteria: 

  • Current high school seniors or college-bound students

  • At least one birth parent from who is:
    o Black/African American; Middle Eastern or North African
    o Latine
    o Native North American

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.8, or SAT Math: 600+ or ACT: 21+

  • Recommendation provided by principal, teacher, guidance counselor or another professional

  •  Demonstration of acumen in Math: Algebra, Calculus, state tests (Proficient or Advanced), Advanced Placement classes
    · Alternative: “B” average or better in other subjects 

  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession

  • Evidence of financial need considered as a factor

*The Burger King Foundation Scholarship

BURGER KING® Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund.

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $53 million in scholarships to more than 46,000 students. Last year alone, $4.3 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 4,000 deserving students. Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING® Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education. This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

*Hispanic League Scholarship

The Hispanic League, in keeping with their mission to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding, has established this program to provide scholarships for deserving students. In 2022 we are able to award 46 scholarships to some extraordinary students looking to continue their education! Counting the amount given this year we have now surpassed $1,400,000 in scholarships given since the program began.

*Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

Established in 1955 by a Trust endowed by the late Aubrey Lee Brooks, these scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides central administration for the Brooks Foundation.


  • Be a graduating NC HS senior and permanent resident of Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain or Warren county

  • Plan to enroll for the first time as a full-time degree-seeking student at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro

  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the application process; have Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that does not exceed the maximum permitted by the Program

For application information please click the link below

*Assistance League of the Triangle Area Scholarship

*Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship

The $10,000 Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, as a gift from Mr. Ward’s estate, is intended to honor his life and commitment to education and community service.  Recipients must be permanent residents of Durham, Orange, Wake or Chatham County and plan to attend a 4-year public or private college or university in North Carolina; they are selected based on their financial need and commitment to community service.

Application due by March 1, 2023.

In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5

  • Residency Requirements: Residents of Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties

*Self Help Credit Union Scholarship

The Self-Help Community Scholarship is designed to provide $1,000 scholarships for community-active students. Each one of their branches will be selecting one hard-working student who plans to attend or is attending any post-secondary educational institution. Eligible institutions include universities, colleges, technical schools, trade, and vocational institutions.

Application due by March 31, 2023 @ 11:59 PM.

*The R. Marjorie Thorpe Scholarship

The R. Marjorie Thorpe Scholarship, named in honor of our deceased founder, is awarded each year to six students of Durham County High Schools. Since our founding in 1972, we have awarded more than 164 scholarships.  Please click the link below for application information.

*Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Durham Alumnae Chapter

The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is committed to assisting young people attending schools within the Durham Public School System to succeed academically. We do this by awarding scholarships to qualified high school seniors. It is important to ensure that students with financial hardships have access to resources they need to obtain a college education.

Scholarships are available to high school seniors who attend schools within the Durham Public School System in Durham County. To be eligible to receive an award, applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average. Additionally, applicants should be active in extracurricular and community service activities. Recipients of the Durham Alumnae Chapter Scholarship have until May 31 of the following year to claim the awarded scholarship.

*Triangle Luncheon Civitan Club of Durham Scholarship

The Triangle Luncheon Civitan Club of Durham (TLC) will award up to two $1,500 scholarships during the 2022-2023 school year. These scholarships will be awarded to two seniors graduating in the Spring of 2023 from the following High Schools: Durham Public High Schools, Cedar Ridge High School and Orange County High School in Orange County, who will further their education at a four-year college or a community college, beginning in the Fall of 2023. The students must reside in either Durham County or Orange County.  Applications must be postmarked by April 12, 2023.​  Please see Mrs. Settle for and application.

*Jack & Jill Scholarship

The Durham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is currently accepting applications for the "Power to Make a Difference" scholarship. Candidates will be evaluated by a committee based on their academic achievement, evidence of community service, leadership qualities, and the strength of the essay response for a chance to earn a scholarship with a minimum value of 2,000.00.  


The scholarship is available to a grBraduating senior African-American male resident of Durham, Orange, Chatham or Granville counties who is actively engaged in local civic, community, or public service with a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Although not a requirement to apply, consideration will be given to candidates who intend to matriculate to an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and/or is a first generation college student. The applicant can not be a child of an active, tenured, or legacy mother or father of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated or Jack and Jill of America Foundation.   The application deadline is March 31st  and you can use the link below to apply.

Barbara Mowry Recruitment Grant

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an honor society for women educators whose mission is to promote personal and professional growth for women educators and excellence in education. Eta Chapter has existed in Durham for 84 years. Our chapter offers a recruitment grant to a female high school senior who plans to major in education and supports her with a $500.00 grant per semester up to 4 years.  Applications are due by May 5, 2023, please see Mrs. Settle if you plan to apply.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter

Scholarship Awards Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter Qualified high school seniors enrolled in Durham public high schools are invited to apply for the 2023 Scholarship Awards. Senior student enrolled in a public high school in Durham, NC who plans to graduate in Spring, 2023 and attend college in Fall, 2023. Unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or better. Demonstrates outstanding achievement. Demonstrates outstanding community involvement.   Applications are due by 4/11/23, click the link below for application information.

Bridging the Dream Scholarship

In 2021, the Sallie Mae Fund expanded the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program to further promote diversity in higher education among students from under-resourced, underrepresented, and underserved communities. Working in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we’ll award 75, $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors over the next three years, totaling $750,000.  Click the link below for application information.  All applications are due by March 27,2023.

Creative Civitan-Withrow Scholarship

The Creative Civitan - Withrow Scholarship, in memorial to Jim and Bernice Withrow, is available to entering first-year students enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school, and who are residents of Durham, Orange, Person or Vance County. The scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis in recognition of community involvement, academic excellence and financial need.  Application are due by April 28, 2023.  Click the link below for application information.

*2023 Couch Oil Cares Scholarship

Central to Couch Oil Cares is the Couch Oil Cares Scholarship program. Each year, Couch Oil teams up with the Durham Bulls to offer six $1,000 college scholarships to deserving high school students who reside in our service area.

*Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter, invites qualified high school seniors enrolled in public high schools in Durham, NC to apply for a 2023 Chapter Scholarship Award. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: • Unweighted Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better. • Senior student (male or female) enrolled in a public high school in Durham, NC who plans to graduate in Spring, 2023 and attend college in Fall, 2023. • Demonstrates outstanding achievement (academic, leadership and involvement in school and extra-curricular activities). • Demonstrates outstanding community involvement.  Application deadline is 4/11/2023

*2023 Christ Saves Hearts Scholarship

Our mission is to support and empower students pursuing higher education while promoting heart health awareness and advocacy, and we need your help! We would like to extend this opportunity to the students in your community and encourage you to share this information with them.  Our scholarship program is open to high school and college students located in the Greater Triangle area of NC, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a strong commitment to promoting heart health advocacy in their communities. The scholarship program is designed to recognize and reward students who have shown dedication to promoting heart health awareness and advocating for healthy living. The program also seeks to encourage students to pursue higher education and achieve their career goals.  All applications are due by April 15, 2023.

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