| ||Abbott and Fenner||*||12|
Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website
|Scholarship website||Jun. 15th|
| ||American College Foundation – Visionary||*||9-12th|
Any student can apply. (essay required)
|Scholarship website|| Apr. 1st |
| ||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.
|Scholarship website||Jun. 1st|
| ||Aspiring Fashion Professional||*||12|
$1000 scholarship given to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited school or college. Apply online and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page to click on!
|Scholarship - bottom of page||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|
| ||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. 22nd|
| ||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 27th|
| ||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!
| ||CVCC ||*||12|
One application can be filled out for all of their scholarships. Everyone going to CVCC needs to fill one out. Scholarship application will be emailed to you once you apply. Applications can also be picked up from Mrs. Murray (to complete on paper or electronically).
|Scholarships are given out first come-first serve|
| ||Drum-Wilkinson Ed. Fund||*||12|
Seniors who have the following criteria: US citizen, conscientious effort in academics, concern for others, and an effort to expand knowledge, experiences, and abilities, as well as genuine financial need. You can get a paper application from Mrs. Murray or request an application by placing a self-addressed #10 business – sized envelope with one first class stamp affixed inside another 4 ½” x 9 ¼” with one first class stamp affixed and addressed to DWEF Scholarships Application 8366 Drena Dr. Sherrills Ford, NC 28673-9352 Deadline to request an application is Feb. 15, otherwise get from Mrs. Murray and it is due in March.
| ||East Tennessee State University - George L. Carter Scholarship||*||12|
Seniors who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, ACT of 22 or 1020 on SAT. Apply online. See Mrs. Murray for more details.
|Scholarship website||Mar. 1st|
| ||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.
| ||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. 2015|
| ||Lake Hickory Rotary||*||12|
Students must be in the top 20% (through # 36) of their class and demonstrate financial need. Student must also live the motto “Service above Self.”
|Click on “Our Projects” and “Scholarship Program"||Mar. 9th|
| ||Matthew C. Graziadei||*||12|
Seniors must have a disability (physical or learning) and can either be nominated by Mrs. Murray or a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, Mrs. Blackwood. Scholarship is based on achievement, not financial need.
A scholarship drawing every month where you can win $2222. You get one entry for every time you share the site on Facebook, Twitter, etc. All entries must be in by 11:59pm on the last day of the month.
|Drawing website||each month|
| ||National Commission for Cooperative Education||*||12|
Wants to apply for a merit co-op scholarship. Deadline varies with University.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 1-15th|
| ||NC Bar Association||*||12|
Students who are the children NC law enforcement officers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Applications can be downloaded at the following website (scroll to bottom) or contact Jacquelyn Terrell at 1-800-662-7407 or email@example.com
|Application website||Apr. 1st|
| ||NC Bowling Scholarship Fund ||*||12|
Any senior that is a member of a local NCS USBCA and bowling in a certified USBC North Carolina youth league. Applicant must have an unimpaired amateur standing in bowling.
|Scholarship site||Mar. 1st|
| ||NC High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA)||*||12|
Seniors who have participated
on two or more varsity athletic teams during
senior or junior year and have the following
criteria: GPA of 3.2 or higher, athletic
excellence, success in non-sport, extracurricular
activities & community. Awards are made by different criteria. Apply online for the variours scholarship opportunities.
|Scholarship website||Feb. 13th|
| ||NC war Veterans||*||12|
Available to children of NC War veterans. Interested students can get a paper copy from Mrs. Murray or can visit the website to find their local Veterans Service Office contact - Cindy Travis (828-465-8255)
|Local contacts & offices||Mar. 1st|
| ||Need a Lift||*||12|
Get Money for College - Scholarships vary that are offered through the American Legion.
|American Legion website||varies|
| ||Professional Construction Estimators||*||12|
Chosen to pursue construction and construction related careers
|End of April|
| ||SEANC – State Employees Association of North Carolina||*||12|
Children of Association members can apply. Parents should know their local district office and the application must go through there.
|Scholarship website||Apr. 15th|
| ||SECU – People helping People||*||12|
Any MHS senior can get this scholarship. Student that can win must attend one of the public NC colleges or universities, be a resident of NC, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, have financial need, and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Get application from & due to Mrs. Murray.
| ||Service League of Hickory||*||12|
Students can apply if they have Financial Need, Academic Excellence, leadership, and Work Ethic. MHS can select two nominations, see Mrs. Murray to get your application TODAY!
| ||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|
| ||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|
| ||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|
There are 3 scholarships available:
1. Eunice Riggins Memorial – Senior female planning to attend a 4 yr. college/university who ranks in top 10% of class, SAT of 1650 or Act of 20, good character, participation in extracurricular activities, financial aid not the primary consideration.
2. Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial – Senior who plans to attend a 4 yr college/university, ranks in top 10% of class, Sat of 1700 or ACT of 22, good character, participation in extracurricular activities, financial aid not the primary consideration.
3. Clare Johnson Marley – Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts – Senior who plans to attend a 4 yr. college/university and declare a major in an area of the fine arts, ranks in the top 20% of class, SAT of 1650, ACT of 20, good character, participation in extracurricular activities, financial aid not the primary consideration.
| ||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|
| ||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|
| ||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 |
| ||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 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).
|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 |
| ||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|
| ||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|
| ||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
| ||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.
| ||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 |
| ||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 firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||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 email@example.com
|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 |
| ||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
| ||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).
| ||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 firstname.lastname@example.org