| ||Coca-Cola Scholars ||*||12|
Seniors how have a 3.0 or higher GPA and are well rounded individuals with high developed interests in their community. Students need to spend time volunteering, initiating programs of all kinds, tutoring youngsters or peers, and are leaders in their school. They are often employed during the school year and/or the summer. They balance all these extracurricular activities with strong academic performances. For more information (see Mrs. Murray for a guidelines sheet) or to apply online (which is required)
|Scholarship website - click on Scholarships||Oct. 31st|
| ||Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student Scholarship ||*||12|
Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need; must be a US Citizen. Complete the application and drop off at the local Elks Lodge (Newton) any day after 4pm. Local contact for questions is Wilbur Guernsey at 828-244-5795.
|Electronic version of application||Dec. 5th |
| ||Gates Millennium Scholars||*||12|
Students who are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American can apply. You must be a citizen or legal permanent resident or national of the US, have a GPA of 3.3 (unweighted), be enrolling for the first time at a US accredited college or university, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities, and apply for the FAFSA (must meet federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria).
| ||Horatio Alger Association ||*||12|
Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, critical financial need, involvement in community service, GPA of 2.0 and a US citizen
|Scholarship website||Oct. 25th|
| ||Imagine America Scholarship Program||*||12|
This is a scholarship that is worth $1000 toward a technical/vocational school. MHS can approve 5 students to receive this scholarship. (if you are going to Nascar Tech, UTI, Nashville-Auto Diesel, etc.) See Mrs. Murray for more details.
|Scholarship website||Through Dec. 2014|
| ||National Commission for Cooperative Education||*||12|
Wants to apply for a merit co-op scholarship. Deadline varies with University.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 1-15th|
| ||NCSU - Parks Scholarship||*||12|
Four qualities to be eligible are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, & Character - Can self-nominate
|Scholarship website||Nov. 1st|
| ||NFIB – Young Entrepreneur Award||*||12|
Demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and initiative through examples such as: starting his/her own business, participating in organizations such as DECA, Junior Achievement, FBLA, FFA, or NFTE. Watch your email – add firstname.lastname@example.org
to address book and do NOT “opt out” of any communication sent from this email address.
|NFIB application site||Dec. 18th |
| ||Professional Construction Estimators||*||12|
Chosen to pursue construction and construction related careers
|End of April|
| ||Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ||*||5-12|
Must have demonstrated exemplary community service. Maiden can only nominate ONE as the local honoree.
|http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit||Nov. 4th|
| ||Ronald McDonald House Charities||*||12|
Any student can apply. There are four different scholarships: RMHC/Asia, RMHS/African American, HACER (Hispanic American), and RMHC (everyone else).
|RMHC scholarship site||Jan. 20th|
| ||SunTrust Off To College||*||12|
Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need. One entry per drawing, which is done every two weeks. Students can register after each drawing to compete for next scheduled drawing.
|Scholarship website||Oct 25-May 15 (one chosen every 2 weeks)|
| ||The American Academy of Dramatic Arts||*||12|
Acting for Stage, Film, and Television – NY or LA campus. Auditions and Scholarships = Text: RSVP to 323-984-9960 or Tweet #RSVP to @AcademyRSVP
| ||The Gallery Collection - Annual Create-a-Greeting Card||*||9th-12th|
$10,000 scholarship - submit photo, artword, or computer graphic for the front of greeting card. Designs should be approriate for business & consumber use. Entry must be original work.
|Entry form website||Feb. 18th|
| ||UGA Foundation of Fellowship & Ramsey Honors Scholarship ||*||12|
Must attend UGA and place an emphasis on developing a community of scholar citizens to be leaders within the global community.
|Scholarship website||Nov. 4th|
| ||UNC-Chapel Hill – Thomas Wolfe Scholarship||*||12|
Creative writers wanting to attend UNC
|Scholarship website||Oct. 15th to UNC & NOv. 15th to scholarship|
| ||University of Dayton –Leadership in Service||*||12|
Seniors who have an innate desire for personal development and is committed to service within his/her school, church, or community. Must be nominated by Mrs. Murray.
| ||2011 ICBC Scholarship ||12|
This $1000 scholarship is open to students that are between the ages of 17-21 that are residents of the US or Canada. A student can be enrolled or intending on enrolling in any course of study in the fall semester of 2011.
|Scholarship details||Jun. 15th|
| ||AAHD ||12|
Students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who are pursuing public health, health promotion, medical fields, and disability studies.
|Scholarship website||Dec. 15th|
| ||AAPT (American Assn. of Physics Teachers)||12|
Seniors who plan to enroll in physics teacher preparation curricula. Check out more information about how to apply on their website
|Scholarship website||Dec. 1st|
| ||AAU – HS Sullivan||12|
Qualities of individuals should emphasize leadership, character, sportsmanship, academics and their accomplishments in sport.
|Scholarship website||Apr. 1st|
| ||Abbott and Fenner||12|
Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website
|Scholarship website||Jun. 14th|
| ||Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-Bullying||12|
Students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. Eligibility requirements include high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be from the U.S. or international.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 1st |
| ||ACT Poster Contest||12|
Students can design a poster that encourages other students to attend college and to take the ACT as their college entrance exam.
|Contest website||Jan. 28th|
| ||AES Engineers ||12|
Any student can apply - You do not have to major in Engineering. Scholarship is based on character, not academic statistics.
|Look for "How to Apply"||Oct. 6th|
| ||Alpha Delta Kappa – Gamma Eta Chapter||12|
Senior female who is pursuing a degree in education. Must be in top 10% of class at have a SAT of 1500 (all three) or ACT of 21.
| ||American College Foundation – Visionary||9-12th|
Any student can apply. (essay required)
|http://www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org|| Apr. 1st |
| ||Appalachian State University||12|
Separate application from the admissions application. You will receive a username and password once your admissions application has been received.
| ||Art Institute - Passion for Fashion||12|
Students can compete in either Fashion Design or Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 14th|
| ||Art Institute - Arts Poster Design||12|
Students could earn a tuition scholarship to study graphic design at one of the Art Institutes. Download, sign, and complete Entry & Release Form at website
|Poster website||Jan. 21st|
| ||Art Institute - Best Teen Chef||12|
Local cook-off competitions held at Art Institutes in March.
|Scholarship website||Jan. 24th|
| ||Art Institute - Storytellers Photography||12|
Six photos that tell a story.
|Scholarship deadline||Mar. 2nd|
| ||Aspiring Animation Professional||12|
Student that plan to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college, demonstrate record of academic success, and have a passion for animation and/or design related career. Application and essay are online.
|Scholarhip website||Jun. 1st|
| ||Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship||12|
Any senior who writes a 400-500 word essay describing "how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education."
|Scholarship website||June 1st|
| ||AXA Achievement||12|
Seniors who are active in the community, lead a project that benefits others, or overcome personal challenges.
| ||Ayn Rand Essay Contest||9-12|
For Juniors and Seniors - The Fountainhead.
For Freshmen and Sophomores - Anthem.
Then students must write an essay on their reading. All students can compete for this scholarship.
|Ayn Rand Website||Apr. 26th|
| ||B. Davis Scholarship||11-12|
Must visit the site and write an essay on the following topic: Discuss, in less than 1000 words: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution.
|Scholarship website||May 26th|
| ||Bedazzled Bridal & Formal Program ||12|
Senior that has demonstrated a positive impact consistent with capacity and circumstances, employment and involvement in community and at school will also be considered. Has to be returned to store in Hickory or Gastonia
| ||Best Buy||12|
Students who have good grades ad outstanding community service can apply.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 15th|
| ||Betsy Y. Justus NCTA Founders||12|
Senior female pursing a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math, with an emphasis on technology and engineering. Apply online.
|Scholarship website||May 31st|
| ||Betty and Ken Isaac ||12|
Students must live in Catawba County, be committed to attending a college or university in NC, need for financial assistance, and demonstrate an interest in golf, play golf, watch golf, or want to take up golf at a later time. Worth $10,000 total over 4 years.
| ||Big Dig Scholarship ||9-12|
This $3000 scholarship is for students who submit an essay that is under 1000 words and are currently in high school or in their first two years of college/university.
|Scholarship details||Jun. 1st|
| ||BigSun Scholarship||12|
Young athletes that wish to succeed in their academic pursuits. Check out their website to apply for the $500 scholarship.
|Scholarship website||Jun. 20th|
| ||Bob R. McGuire – Child Support||12|
Any student who has at least one Parent who must be a member of the NC Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program, be a resident of NC and maintained a C average.
|Scholarship application||Apr. 15th|
| ||Bobby "Pete" Ray Hullett Scholarship||12|
Any senior that has interest in majoring in Science or Medicine can apply. $500 one time award. See Mrs. Murray to get an application.
| ||Boston University – Trustee ||12|
Seniors in the top 10% of your class and wish to attend BU, also must be active leaders in school and community.
|Dec. 1st |
| ||Buick Achievers Scholarship ||12|
Seniors who plan to enroll in a 4-yr. college or university and plan to major in a field that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in automotive field.
|Application website||Feb 28th|
| ||Burger King Scholars||12|
Must have a GPA between 2.5 or higher can apply, work an average of 10 hours per week or 40 weeks per year, demonstrates participation in community service, financial need, and plans to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year institution or vocational-technical school.
|BKS Application||Jan. 10th|
| ||Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists – SCORE||12|
Scholarship for Carolina Orthopaedics Rewarding Excellence – Senior must be pursuing a medical career, be in the top 25%, willingness to complete an internship through Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists and/or shadow a physician, & demonstrate a financial need.
| ||Carolinas Food Industry Council||12|
Give 30 scholarships each year for $2500 that are funded through the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation.
|Scholarship website||Mar. 3rd|
| ||Catawba County Association of Educators||12|
Senior must have applied to and/or been accepted to as a full-time student to a college/university within NC, be pursing a degree in Education, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Application is due back to Mrs. Murray by 6th or Snow Creek Elementary by Jun. 12th
| ||Catawba County Correctional Center||12|
Students must plan to enroll in Criminal Justice, Political Science, or Basic Law Enforcement Training.
| ||Catawba County EOP||12|
Any student can apply. Click on link, then click "Student Application."
|Scholarship application||May 8th|
| ||Catawba County Farm Bureau||12|
Seniors who plan to major in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field. Eligible for 2 or 4 yr. colleges.
|Apr. 1st |
| ||Catawba County Retired School Personnel - Murray/Moose||12|
Senior that aspires to be an educator. MHS can only nominate ONE, but stop by and get an application today!
| ||Catawba Valley Chapter of American Subcontractors Assoc. of the Carolinas (CVASAC)||12|
Any senior pursing a career in a construction related field. See Mrs. Murray for the application.
| ||Catawba Valley Medical Center Auxiliary – Slemp/Volunteers||12|
Senior who have an interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. Students who have participated in school health occupations programs, volunteered, or worked part-time in health-related organizations would have a distinct advantage.
| ||CFWNC – Harry Clarke Memorial & William A. Hart||12|
Any student can apply that plans to attend a four-year or a two-year college in the state of NC. Can download applications from the link (everything is on a common application). Mrs. Murray also has copies. Pay attention to Harry Clarke (2 & 4 yr) as well as Capt. John Gardner.
|Scholarship website||Jan. 15th|
| ||Children of Disabled, Deceased, Combat, or POW/MIA veterans||12|
Can apply by calling the Catawba County Veterans Serviced Office at 465-8255 or write to Catawba County Veteran’s Office 306 4th St. SW Hickory, NC 28602
|Mar. 1st |
| ||Crumley Roberts Founder’s Scholarship||12|
There are two scholarships. One for the students wanting to go straight into a four-year university or those wanting to attend a two-year college.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 1st|
| ||CVCC ||12|
One application can be filled out for all of their scholarships. Everyone going to CVCC needs to fill one out.
| ||Davidson College - Bryan Scholars ||12|
Want to attend Davidson College and must have outstanding academic records and be a strong leader in the classroom and in your sport & want to participate in athletics at Davidson
|Sept. 19th to have name to Mrs. Murray for interest|
| ||Davidson College – John Motgomery Belk ||12|
Must attend Davidson and demonstrate intellectual, personal success, and significant leadership in your high school - MHS can nominate ONE to TWO - See Mrs. Murray to be nominated
|Scholarship website||Oct. 11 (name to Mrs. Murray)|
| ||DECA scholarships||12|
If you have worked at one of the following places, you can apply for this scholarship: Don DeBolt, Finish Line, Marriott, NAPA, NFIB, Otis Spunkmeyer, Safeway, SEARS/Kmart, SWIRL, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Walgreens, or Harry Applegate
|Scholarship website||Feb. 12th|
| ||Delta Sigma Theta ||12|
Seniors who are African-American female and will be attending 4-yr. college or university. Can apply online or on paper from Mrs. Murray.
|Scholarship link||Apr. 9th|
| ||Dial My Dentist Scholarship||12|
This $1000 scholarship is available to students between the ages of 16 and 21. In the fall of this year (September 2011), the student must be attending College or University full-time.
|Scholarship details|| May 6th|
| ||Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You Will Go||12|
Must mail in application and essay
| ||Drum-Wilkinson Ed. Fund||12|
Seniors can apply that meet the following criteria: US citizen, evidence of excellence of character, conscientious effort in academics, concern for others, and an effort to expand knowledge, experiences, and abilities, as well as genuine financial need. Application must be COMPLETE and postmarked by deadline.
| ||East Tennessee State University - Regional||12|
University has sent information about a Regional
scholarship that includes Catawba county.
Seniors should check out
| ||EF – Global Citizen Scholarship Tour –China||12|
Students should create a video, digital media project, or
essay that addresses one of three questions and submit
directly on Facebook page.
| ||Ellen Stewart Memorial (CCS Nutrition Assoc)||12|
Criteria for this scholarship is as follows: satisfactory academic records, school/community involvement, financial need, have been accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, junior college, or community college, and be seeking a degree.
|Mar. 28th (before 4pm)|
| ||Elon University - Watson and Odyssey||12|
Senior who wants to attend Elon and maybe couldn't due to financial reasons, must have strong academic potential, be interested in extending his/her education beyond the classroom, be of good character, and have the higher purpose to give first attention to learning and reflection, developing intellectually, connecting knowledge and experiences, and upholding Elon's Honor code.
| ||Emerging Issues – Prize for Innovation||9-12|
Compete as a high school team. See Mrs. Murray or any
counselor for the packet of information to apply. Each
finalist group will receive $1000 & most innovative
and viable idea will be awarded $5000 to help make
the idea a reality. Submit applications email@example.com
| ||Emory University – Scholars Program & Goizueta Buisness Scholars ||12|
Desires to attend Emory and have the high academics and service to his/her school and community
| ||EngineerGirl Essay Contest||3-12|
Open to boys and girls. Essay is required: “50 Years of Engineering in Society.
|http://www.engineergirl.org/GetThere/Scholarships.aspx||Mar. 1st |
| ||ETSU – Basler Incentive ||12|
Student must plan to major in Engineering Technology at ETSU, based on demonstrated desire and motivation to complete personal goals and definite need for scholarship. Call (423) 439-7822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Received & postmarked by Mar. 31st|
| ||FELS (Forgivable Education Loans for Service = nursing, teaching, allied health fields, and medicine)||12|
This is a scholarship loan program where you pay back the scholarship in years of service, not monetary payments. See her for the paper copy of the information. Electronic application must be completed to apply. Early applications are better for processing.
|CFNC FELS website||Apr. 1st|
| ||First United Methodist – Odum Scholarship||12|
Any student can apply. Preference will be given to church members and past recipients.
| ||First United Methodist – Ruby Horn Welborn||12|
Senior with a GPA of 2.5-3.99 and planning to attend any type of college. Preference will be given to church members and past recipients.
| ||First United Methodist – United Methodist Women’s||12|
Any student can apply. Preference will be given to church members and past recipients.
|Apr. 11th |
| ||Fisher-Matthews-Misenheimer Scholarship - “Spirit to Learn” ||12|
Senior who has faced extraordinary challenges due to difficult circumstances - Challenges may vary. Ex: could include family situations, a student with a deceased parent, a physically or mentally challenged parent / sibling, or any other situation which has imposed exceptional responsibility on the student. The student must have a strong desire to attain higher educational goals and have applied and been accepted at any community college, college or university in the state of North Carolina. The Scholarship will be paid to the selected school.
| ||Flossie C. Cloninger Scholarship (FUMC Maiden)||12||May 1st |
| ||Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)||12|
Freedom in Academia essay
|Essay website||Jan. 1st |
| ||Frye Auxiliary||12|
Senior that has at least a B average, resident of Catawba County for the last two years of high school, and be interested in going into health care. Application is due to Mrs. Murray.
| ||Gardner-Webb University||12|
Seniors must have a GPA of 3.5 or
higher, miniumum of a 1150
(Critical Reading & Math) SAT or 25
composite ACT to be nominated.
Mrs. Murray can nominate
| ||GE-Reagan Foundation||12|
Seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
|Scholarship website||Jan. 9th |
| ||Green Room – Mary Catherine Shivers Scholarship||12|
Senior must have been active in drama and/or community theatre (Acting, backstage, volunteering, etc.). Added consideration will be given to applicants who have been involved with The Green Room. Applicant must be planning to pursue further education in the performing or visual arts. Mrs. Murray also has a paper copy.
|Scholarship website||Apr. 26th|
| ||Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship ||9-12|
This $5000 scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as high school students or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award you must be under 25 years of age and answer both of the essay questions.
|Scholarship description||Apr 30th|
| ||Herter O’Neal – CEAPA||12|
Seniors enrolling in college to pursue a degree in a business related field. Applications due in the office no later than deadline.
| ||Hickory Business & Professional Women||12|
A senior young woman can apply that plans to further her education at college and needs financial assistance.
| ||Hickory Tavern Chapter of National Society DAR - Gwendolyn Bost Sherrill||12|
YOU MUST COMPLETE ENTIRE APPLICATION! Senior who intends to attend a community college, junior college, 4-yr. college or university. Must be a resident of Catawba County.
Financial need is considered.
| ||Hickory Young Professionals||12|
Senior who is a budding community leader or entrepreneur
and has a desire to make a positive impact on Catawba County now or in the future. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
| ||High School Innovator of the Year||12|
Have you invented something noteworthy or improved a process that affects your fellow students, city, or town during your high school career? if so, apply now.
|Scholarship site on Cappex.com||Dec. 31st|
| ||Home Builders Association ||12|
Senior who plans to study at a 2 yr. or a 4 yr. college/university in a field directly relating to the construction industry.
|Apr. 15th by 5 pm|
| ||Homegrown Teaching Scholars Program @ CVCC||12|
Students who plan to pursue a major in an education field can attend CVCC for their first two years and then transfer for their last two years. While attending CVCC, those students are eligible for “scholarship loans” which you can actually repay through actual teaching in their designated school system.
|Application (click on "Homegrown Teaching Scholars" and then on "Apply")||Apr. 15th|
| ||Hooker Educational Foundation||12|
Seniors must be child of an employee (for at least two years) and have a 2.5 GPA. Parent can pick up application at the Human Resource Dept, call 276-656-3308, or email email@example.com
| ||Jackie Robinson Foundation||12|
Senior who is a minority, plans to attend four-year accredited institution, dedication to community service, evidence of financial need, US Citizen, and have minimum of 1000 SAT (math & Reading only) or 22 ACT. Visit Deadline is
|Foundation website||Feb. 15th|
| ||Jagannathan Scholarship||12|
Any NC resident who plans to enroll full time in an undergraduate degree program at one of the UNC institutions (public universities) can apply. Any student can apply with the following criteria: demonstrate financial need, have an excellent scholastic record, participate in diverse extracurricular activities, and demonstrate evidence of strong leadership roles. MHS must pick ONE to recommend on to the next level, which will be chosen from all that apply online.
|Application website||Feb. 1st|
| ||Janice M. Scott Memorial (JMSMSF)||12|
Senior that is a US Citizen, has a 3.0 unweighted GPA, plans to attend a 4 yr. college/university, demonstrated leadership through community services and other extracurricular activities, and combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $100,000.
Completed application packet must be received or
postmarked on or before the deadline!
| ||John F. Kennedy Essay||9-12||http://www.jfklibrary.org/||Jan. 8th|