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Financial Aid Tips for Students Affected by the Coronavirus
The coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak affected the lives of students in many ways. It may have interrupted your college planning and created concerns about your financial aid. This flyer addresses some common financial aid concerns related to efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
If your family's financial situation has changed significantly due to COVID-19, please review the document below titled "Financial Aid Appeals."
If you are a high school senior and have not yet completed your FAFSA, there is still time to submit. For assistance, go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to get your FSA ID (and an ID for one parent) and complete your FAFSA.
FAFSA Completion Assistance
The financial aid community is ready to assist all students with FAFSA completion. To find a financial aid contact near you, go to https://www.cfnc.org/pay/fafsa_day.jsp and click on your county. You can also find a line-by-line FAFSA walk through at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liO5RKKNrhE.
Already Completed Your FAFSA?
Remember to check your Student Aid Report (SAR) that you received in your email after you submitted your FAFSA. The SAR will provide an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and provide instructions if there are any changes that need to be made. Go to fafsa.gov, log in with your FSA ID, on the “My FAFSA” page, select “view” my Student Aid Report (SAR).
Grants and Scholarships
Remember that your home state of North Carolina offers grants to cover higher education expenses. Grants do not have to be paid back after your graduation. Only form required is the FAFSA. To learn more about grants for North Carolina students, go to https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/about_scholgrants.jsp.
This is a good time to be searching for scholarships. CFNC has a long list of scholarships many of which still are open for applications. The publication, “Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians” is also posted on the scholarship page, https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/all_schols.jsp.
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You may also access the Wake County scholarship bulletin at
Additional Financial Aid Resources:
We know the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the school year— classes, extracurriculars, and exams such as the SAT and ACT—is a point of stress for many students and we hope to help demystify the process.
Please view the video and handout to learn more about five merit scholarship programs available at NC public colleges/universities. The webinar and handout both include information about each of the programs, in addition to a discussion of the many benefits of merit scholarships.
After viewing the webinar, we invite students, families, and counselors to sign up to join one of our two live question and answer sessions.
All five programs will be represented at the live sessions.
To register and receive the Zoom Meeting details, go to https://bit.ly/NCScholarships.
Purpose of Scholarships
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
How to Apply
To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Amount of award: $500.00
Submit essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must meet minimum eligibility requirements below to apply. The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
You can review full details on our site.
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
Deadline - June 19, 2020
Amount of Award - $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
In partnership with the Durham Bulls, Couch Oil Company of Durham is pleased to offer the Couch Oil Cares Scholarship to four deserving high school seniors. This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 12-county area surrounding the Triangle.
Applications are available online at: https://www.couchoilcompany.com/about/couch-oil-cares/
These scholarships are intended to award students for academic standing, leadership, community and school participation with preference given to applicants who plan to major in education or related fields and have a parent who is a member of NCAE.
There are two sections, basic information and essay, to the application. Please return this completed application to Susan Reynolds, Wake NCAE Treasurer:
2905 Englefield Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
Attn: Wake NCAE Scholarship
View the scholarship application HERE!
KWF Alumnae was chartered in 1996, thanks to the efforts of phenomenal women who saw the need to empower the citizens in Northeast Raleigh and rural areas of Wake County. Because of these hard-working women, the membership has grown expeditiously to 180 members.
The alumnae of the Knighdale-Wake Forest Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offer the following scholarships to eligible students (click on the Scholarship Title for link to application):
Click the title of the scholarship to visit the application page. For more information on KWF Scholarships, visit: http://kwfalumnae-dst.org/kwf-scholarships/
The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities has funding from the City of Raleigh to award two scholarships for $1,000 each to assist persons with documented disabilities in their pursuit of academic and vocational endeavors. It is called the James Benton Achievement Award.
The academic scholarship is to be awarded to a person with a disability who is pursuing an educational goal. This scholarship is designed to assist with tuition, books, fees, and/or special equipment for undergraduate course work from an accredited institution.
Applicants must be residents of the city of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post-secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning.
The selection of scholarship recipients shall be based upon academic performance, financial need, character, school, work and community activities, honors, ability to express him/herself in written form, personal motivation and/or leadership potential.
The North Carolina Bar Association’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section is pleased to announce a sustainability essay contest, open to interested high school students.
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, May 29, 2020
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com
The Winners of the Contest Receive
First prize: $750;
Second prize: $500;
Third Prize $250!
The winning essays will be published in the fall edition of Environmental News, the quarterly publication of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
The Wake Federation of the Blind (WFB), a part of the National Federation of the Blind, strives to help blind and visually impaired persons live the life they desire. This includes helping blind and visually impaired persons reach their academic and career goals.
The WFB is proud to present the 2020 soaring for Success Scholarship. Elexis ‘Lex’ Gillette is a globally recognized Paralympic (track and field) athlete, who is blind. Competing primarily in the long jump, Lex has achieved four Silver Medals, three World Championships and 18 National Championships. Gillette broke his own world record in the long jump with a leap of 6.45m at the 2020 Para World Games.
Gellette holds a BS degree in Recreational Management of Facilities and Services and a masters degree in business administration. In addition, Lex is a motivational speaker who travels nationally. He has presented to Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations,
professional sports teams, colleges and nonprofit organizations. Gillette also finds the time to mentor bright minds of the future through organizations such as Classroom Champions. It is a year-long program where Olympians, Paralympians and professional
athletes educate students in underserved areas. Skills shared include goal setting, perseverance, teamwork and healthy living.
In honor of Lex Gillette, two $250 scholarships are being awarded to worthy students who are entering college or technical schools. This scholarship is to be used for the purchase of equipment, books and other educational needs. Students who apply must meet the following requirements:
Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, May 25, 2020. Please mail the application to the address below:
Mr. Robert Parrish, President
Wake Federation of the Blind
443 N. Pearson St., Apt. 5
Raleigh, NC 27601/Ph: 919-616-1606
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship. Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
Your submissions must be sent to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Finalists will be contacted for interview dates.
For more information, visit http://www.philambda.org/scholarship/
The foundation is offering $500 scholarships to help with application fees, books & tuition, or any other expenses. Download and fill out the application by the required deadline and mail to the Varee Slade Foundation.
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:VAREE SLADE FOUNDATION
307 Evans Estates Drive
Cary, NC 27513
Download scholarship here: vareesladefoundation.org/apply/
As an association management company, AMG understands the importance of community and the value of education. Community is not just a set of buildings; it also includes closely held relationships. Throughout the last three decades, AMG has had the opportunity to work with dedicated community members, service providers and employees throughout the community whom we consider AMG family. Together, we have built strong communities where families and individuals can grow and thrive.
To help share our ideas of community to the next generation, AMG is proud to announce a set of scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, beginning with the 2020/2021 school year. These scholarships honor the memory of three individuals who made a difference in the lives of others.
These scholarships can be used towards any public undergraduate or graduate school in North Carolina or South Carolina. (Public undergraduate or graduate schools in other states will be considered on a case by case basis so others are still encouraged to apply.) The selection of the recipients will be based on a 300-word essay about the meaning of community.
For any additional information, visit: https://www.amgworld.com/scholarships
Holt Brothers and Wake Tech Community College announce the Holt Brothers VMCCA Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2016, the Holt Brothers VMCCA Endowed Scholarship supports minority students who successfully complete their studies at the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy and wish to matriculate to Wake Tech to pursue additional studies. This scholarship is awarded with respect to both financial need and academic performance.
Award: $1,000 total, paid directly to Wake Tech CC at the beginning of the Summer or Fall semester following graduation.
Please review all eligibility requirements attached!
S&ME Inc. and Wake Tech Community College announce the S&ME VMCCA Endowed Scholarship. These scholarships, named for S&ME Inc., will be used for students who successfully complete their studies at the Vernon Malone Academy and wish to matriculate to Wake Tech to pursue additional studies.
There will be two scholarship recipient presented with a one time award of $1,750. Please see application for full guidelines and criteria.
Submit completed application materials to Ms. Taylor at email@example.com!
The family of Vernon Malone, noted educator and namesake of our school, would like to present an educational scholarship to a graduating senior of Vernon Malone College & Career Academy. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance towards books, tuition, and/or fees to a graduate planning to further his/her education at Wake Technical Community College.
Scholar Award Requirements:
Any student wishing to apply for this scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:
Submit completed application materials to Ms. Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Robert N. Styres Scholarship is awarded annually to a Wake County Public High School graduate to attend a college, university or community college of the student's choice, and is renewable for 4 years.
While academic achievement is important, the Scholarship is not necessarily intended for the young man or woman with the highest grade point average, rather, for a student with good to average grades who is a hard worker and who may have overcome some adversity along the way.
Submit your request for consideration here: https://goo.gl/forms/PRE8aBVLIy9wkyI02
One student will be selected as the VMCCA nominee, and asked to complete the nomination packet and supplemental materials.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1ST DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURES
The local Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is offering one or more scholarships of at least $2,000 to a Wake County Public School System senior who plans to enter the field of education.
The applicants should return the completed application packet to the Scholarship Committee by April 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 6th. The presentation of the scholarship award will be held on the evening of May 21st. The recipient and/or a family member will need to be present to accept the award.
Foundation scholarships make pursuing an education affordable for many and enable Wake Tech to attract and retain talented students. Scholarships may be earmarked to assist diploma, certificate, or associate degree students in any curriculum program; and may be based on financial need or academic merit according to donor preference. Donors may establish an endowment or fund a scholarship annually to acknowledge student needs or accomplishments, honor or memorialize someone, or create a corporate presence at Wake Tech.
Applications for 2019-2020 scholarship awards will be accepted between March 1st and April 30th!
Full list of scholarship opportunities is available: https://waketech.academicworks.com/
Need Money for School for the upcoming Academic Year?
Apply for a JELF Interest-Free Loan for Higher Education Beginning March 1!
Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in your area for the 2017-2018 school year from JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund).
From March 1 – April 30 (and from September 1 – September 30), the loan application is available on JELF’s website at jelf.org.
JELF loans are need-based and offer “last-dollar” financing, meaning that JELF provides the final dollars that bridge the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school.
To qualify, applicants must be:
The Fort Bragg Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) again has college scholarships it will award. The total scholarship fund for 2020 is estimated at $7,500.00. Scholarships
will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and their desire to pursue an engineering-based degree in college.
The amount of the scholarship award will be based on the merits of the applicant. All awards are one-time awards. Past winners, and past applicants that met the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply again for the scholarship.
The applicant must submit a completed application (via email) by April 18, 2020. To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must meet the following requirements within an engineering,
architectural, or construction management curriculum:
During the spring of each year, the Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) awards one scholarship to a Wake County HS Senior that has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University and planning to attend the fall semester. The total scholarship award is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state rate. The winner will be determined by a committee of REC members and based on all parts of the application and other supporting information.
All application materials are available to download below. Materials must be received by 5pm on April 17th via email!
This scholarship bulletin