Scholarships

 Ledford High School Scholarship Newsletter #13

April 21, 2021

 

NOTE:  This scholarship list is not inclusive of all available scholarships.  Most colleges offer merit scholarships and need-based scholarships.  Student Services encourages seniors to research each college in which they are interested in order to determine all possible scholarship opportunities.  Seniors should contact the colleges to request information on scholarships and financial aid. Student Services is always available to answer questions and provide assistance with future planning procedures.

Welcome, Seniors of the Class of 2021!

We are fast approaching some very important deadlines.  Get your minds in gear quickly about the following!

  • College Planning Mini-Series- If you have not watched the LHS 6-Week College Planning Mini-Series please do so as soon as possible. These videos provide step-by-step instructions on the college planning process and how/when to apply for college, residency determination, and FAFSA.

6-Week College Planning Mini-Series

  • Take admissions tests (SAT and ACT) – YOU MUST REGISTER SOON!!!
    • Please be advised that the UNC System universities will not require SAT and ACT test scores on students’ applications for the spring, summer, and fall 2021 sessions. Sending in test scores is optional for UNC System universities
    • Please check with non-UNC System universities individually for SAT and ACT test scores requirements.
  • Apply to college - You need to be checking specific college websites for application deadlines IMMEDIATELY and for college-specific scholarship information.
 

College Admissions / Placement Test Dates

Students must be aware of registration deadlines for the following standardized tests.  To register for the SAT, go to College Board. To register for the ACT, go to ACT.

 

SAT Registration Deadline

SAT Test Date

ACT Registration Deadline

ACT Test Date          

April 8

May 8

March 12

April 17

May 6

June 5               

May 7

June 12

   

June 18

July 17

When you register for these admissions tests, do not forget to indicate which colleges you would like to receive your scores.  At the time of registration, THIS SERVICE IS FREE!  Afterward, you will have to pay to have scores sent to colleges.

 

College admissions information:

Seniors should check the website for ANY college of interest regarding the admission deadlines that may apply.  Guidance can not possibly check all college websites.  MANY COLLEGES ARE EMPHASIZING: Apply online. Students are encouraged to apply with their CFNC account to apply to multiple colleges.  The Common Application is also available online at Common App. This form can be filled out once to submit to any one of the almost 500 participating colleges.

 

Transcripts

You can send your transcript electronically to any North Carolina college/university via CFNC; if you need assistance with this please email your School Counselor. Students who need a transcript for a college/university outside of North Carolina for any reason should sign up on the clipboard in Student Services.

 

NewDavidson County Association of Educators Student Scholarship

Award: $250

Who: The Davidson County Association of Educators Student Scholarship is available to students planning to pursue a degree in education. Those who apply must either be enrolled in Davidson County Schools or be the child of a DCAE member. Applications must submit a completed application, tow letters of recommendation, and a transcript.

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website

Application Deadline: Please turn completed applications in to Mrs. Cecil by Thursday, May 13. Remote students may email completed applications and letters of recommendation to paulpiatkowski04@gmail.com

 

NewSTOP THE BLEED Frontline Families Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: This scholarship is open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who have been on the frontline this past year. Frontline workers are food delivery and supply chain workers, paramedics, EMT/EMS, firefighters, police, teachers, nurses, doctors, and those serving in our military.

How: Apply online @ bit.ly/frontlinefamilies

Application Deadline: May 8, 2021

 

NewSTOP THE BLEED National Scholarship

Award: $500-$3,000

Who: This scholarship is open to students who are currently attending high schools in the United States and its territories.

How: Apply online @ bit.ly/nationalscholar

Application Deadline: May 8, 2021

 

NewThe Faith Hope Love Jesus Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. is excited to offer an annual $500 college scholarship to childhood cancer and blood disorder survivors.

 How: Apply online @ bit.ly/faithlovescholar

Application Deadline: May 5, 2021

 

NewPedro Samora  Young Leaders Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Who: The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and taking on roles of public service and leadership.

How: Apply online @ bit.ly/pedroscholar

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

 

NewMary Brown Arts in Activism Award

Award: $5,000

Who: This Award is intended to support one young artivist (27 years of age or younger) each year who exemplifies Mary’s passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression.

How: Apply online @ bit.ly/bowmanscholar

 

LHS Student Services Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: This scholarship is intended for a senior who will be attending a 4-year university or college as a full-time student beginning in the fall of 2020. Students must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA while in high school, have no incidents on Ledford’s campus, and have at least 50 hours of community service documented through the Ledford Student Services Volunteer Service Form

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

 

Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship

Award $1,000

Who: In memory of Allison Hunt, her family wishes to award a $1,000 scholarship to a Ledford Senior who has demonstrated a positive, determined attitude in response to adversity in his/her life.

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline: Please turn in the completed application to Mrs. Cecil by April 23, 2021.

 

Chad Dorrill Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,400

Who: Scholarship criteria:

  • Be a senior at Ledford High School
  • Have maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher throughout junior and senior year.
  • Have an ACT score of at least 21 and/or SAT of at least 1100.
  • Have passed at least 1 honors class
  • Have 1 teacher recommendation

How: Applications can be submitted using hard copy (Pick up a copy in Student Services) OR electronic submission. See the link below.

Scholarship link: Chad Dorrill Scholarship

Application Deadline: Application materials must be submitted electronically OR turned in to Mrs. Cecil in Student Services by May 1, 2021.

 

The Giving Tree Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: The Giving Tree to Community Scholarship is designed for a graduating senior that seeks success in their personal life with a recognition of their success being directly tied to the support they have received from others within their community. The recipient also seeks to remain a steward to their community by giving back in service to others at a future time and location of their choosing.

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline: Please give the completed application to Mrs. Cecil in Student Services by May 5, 2021.

 

The Giving Tree Builders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: The Giving Tree Builders of Tomorrow Scholarship provides financial support to two graduating seniors that aspire to become licensed within an established trade through attending an apprenticeship program, technical, community, or junior college.

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline:  Please give the completed application to Mrs. Cecil in Student Services  by May 5, 2021

 

Ike Kearny Scholarship

Award: $300

Who: This scholarship is currently available to students who have completed at CTE cluster and will be graduating from the following Davidson County High Schools: Central, Davidson County High, East, Ledford, Oak Grove, North, South, West, and Valley Academy

How: Apply online @ Ike Kearny

Application Deadline: Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Scott no later than April 27, 2021

 

Davidson-Davie Community College Achievement Scholarships

Award: Varies

Who: Available to any graduating high school senior that enrolls at Davidson County Community College

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted to Mrs. Cecil in Student Services NO later than Friday, April 27 2021, as this allows time for the scholarship committee to nominate students for the various scholarships offered.

 

Lambda Pi Chi First Generation Scholarship

Award: Varies

Who: Scholarship criteria:

  • A high school senior
  • Will be attending a 4 year institution or community college in Fall 2021as a first generation student (mom/dad/legal guardian does not have a bachelor’s degree from an institution)
  • Currently lives in High Point, North Carolina
  • Documentation (U.S. citizenship) not required
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2021

 

Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship or The North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship

Who: Scholarship criteria:

  • At least one parent must be a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a client of the
  • Child Support Program (through either Child Support services or Clerk of Court services).
  • Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and a graduating high school senior.
  • Applicant must have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College,
  • University, Community College, or Technical School. The applicant needs to attach a copy of the

acceptance letter.

  • Applicant must have maintained an overall C average or above during his/her high school career.

How: You may pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Student Services website.

Application Deadline: Return completed application by June 5, 2021, to:     Pitt County Child Support

 C/O Sonya Scott

 203 Government Circle

 Greenville, NC 27834

 

BigSun Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: Senior student-athletes

How: Apply online @ BigSun Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 19, 2021

 

 

College and Scholarship Search Websites

The following list outlines a variety of Websites available for students who are interested in gathering information related to college and scholarship searches.  Please note that some of these websites will send visitors to sites that request money for additional searches. The counselors ask that you investigate such searches completely before offering any monetary payments.

 

College Foundation of North Carolina                                  Peterson's   

U.S. Department of Education                                                      Fast Web

FinAid                                                                              Online Colleges, Online Degrees, and College Scholarships        

College Board           

 

Guaranteed Scholarships                            

 

 

 

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