Ledford High School Scholarship Newsletter #5

January 6, 2020


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 2020!

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

  • Take admissions tests (SAT and ACT) – YOU MUST REGISTER SOON!!!
  • 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 To register for the ACT, go to




SAT Registration Deadline

SAT Test Date


ACT Registration Deadline

ACT Test Date



September 5

October 5

September 20

October 26 

October 2

November 2

November 8              

December 14

November 7

December 7            

January 10  

February 8

February 13

March 14                

February 28

April 4

April 2

May 2

May 8

June 13

May 6

June 6                     

June 19

July 18


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 cannot possibly check all college websites.  MANY COLLEGES ARE EMPHASIZING: Apply online. Students are encouraged to apply with their account to apply to multiple colleges.  The Common Application is also available online at  This form can be filled out once to submit to any one of the almost 500 participating colleges.



You can send your transcript electronically via; if you need assistance to send your transcript please stop by student services and fill out the clipboard on Mrs. Carr’s desk.


Volunteer Hours

If you are interested in documenting your volunteer hours through Student Services pick up a copy of the Volunteer Service Form in Student Services or print one from the Student Services website.


DCCC Advantage Scholarship

Award: This scholarship provides payment for 12 credit hours at Davidson County Community College to full-time students, for one year, after all other available grants and scholarships have been applied to tuition.

Who: The DCCC Advantage Scholarship was created for high school students currently getting a headstart in college coursework through the Career and College Promise (CCP) Program. Eligible students must:

  • Intend to continue enrollment at DCCC after high school graduation
  • Complete at least 12 credit hours through CCP
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for CCP courses
  • Achieve a 2.6 or higher unweighted high school GPA
  • Enroll full-time at DCCC-minimum of 12 hours per semester for two semesters
  • Complete a FAFSA

How: For more information visit DCCC Advantage Scholarship


DCCC Achievement Scholarship

Award: Varies

Who: The Davidson County Community College Foundation offers a limited number of scholarships to graduating high school seniors who enroll at Davidson County Community College. Some of these scholarships reward merit while others take financial need into consideration.

How: Please pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Scholarship Page.

Application Deadline: Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Cecil in Student Services by Thursday, April 2.


 2020 SECU People Helping People Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Who: All eligible seniors must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian. Student or their parent/guardian must be a member at the time of application.
  • Must be a United States citizen and a resident of North Carolina
  • Must be a senior at a North Carolina public High School
  • Must be attending one of the 16 UNC System Universities
  • Must have demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA
  • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement
  • Must file FAFSA as part of the application.
  • Is not a director, employee, or a family member of a director or employee of SECU of the SECU Foundation, or a family member of a member of the scholarship selection committee.

How: All SECU scholarship information (including the ELECTRONIC application) can be found on the LHS Scholarship page.

Application Deadline: Completed application should be saved in ONE folder and emailed to Mrs. Cecil.  ( by Monday, March 2. Please view the example application to make sure ALL materials are included in the application.  A completed application includes:

  • Completed Student Application and Essay. This document must be sent as a Word Document only. The document is macro enabled to allow SECU Foundation to import student data into our database directly. Please do not send this document as a PDF or Google Doc.
  • Copy of University Acceptance Letter
  • Photo of Student (headshot only) – submitted electronically in jpeg format
  • A 5-6 sentence bio written by Student with Accomplishments and Awards noted, bio may be published in local newspaper
  • Hand signed Consent Form. Each recipient of the scholarship and their parent/guardian must sign and date (we cannot accept electronic signatures) the Consent Form to release their names and images for press releases to the local news media as well as within SECU and the SECU Foundation. In addition, both parents and student will be asked to submit their full social security numbers on this Consent Form, to verify eligibility as an SECU member


 Julie Yokeley Miller Memorial Scholarship Guidelines

Award: The scholarship may provide two $1,000 renewing scholarship for four consecutive years of financial assistance at an accredited college or university.

Who: To receive consideration, applicants must:

  • Be graduating seniors from Ledford Senior High School
  • Be in the top 25% of senior class
  • Major in biology or biology-related field in college

How: The online application is available on The Winston-Salem Foundation’s Web site at Click “Login” and select “Students.” 

A scholarship information sheet can be found in Student Services or on the  Scholarship Page

Application Deadline The application must be submitted online by March 15, 2020


African American Network Carolinas Scholarship

Award: Scholarships will range up to $2,000 at the discretion of the AAN-C Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are renewable.

Who: The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. As part of its mission, the African American Network-Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. AAN-C Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school.
  • Must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina
  • Must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration.

How: Apply online @ African American Network Carolinas Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 6, 2020


The Nido Qubein Associates Scholarship

Award: Varies

Who: To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Plan to enroll as a full time, degree-seeking student in any North Carolina college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • Reside in the city limits of High Point, Archdale or Trinity for at least 24 months;
  • Demonstrate good grades;
  • Demonstrated need as a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to February 1st. After filing your FAFSA, you will receive an email with a link to your online Student Aid Report (SAR). You must submit a copy of your SAR with this application.
  • Submit this application with a copy of your high school transcript, S.A.T/ACT score(s); three letters of reference, a copy of your resume, including work history and a photograph of yourself by the February 21st deadline.
  • Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Trustees on the Nido Qubein Scholarship Board are not eligible.

How: Pick up an application in Student Services or print a copy from the Scholarship Page

Application Deadline: Completed applications must be mailed to the following address on or before February 21, 2020.

                            President’s Office

                            High Point University

                            One University Parkway

                            High Point, NC 27268


The Silver Pen Writing Competition


  • First Place: $2,500
  • Second Place: $750
  • Third Place: $500

Who: All high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Homestead Hills in Winston Salem. Their address is 3250 Homestead Club Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

How: Complete the application online @ The Silver Pen

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020


Judge George Fuller Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: Senior Students

How: Complete the 2020 General Scholarship application online @ 2020 General Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: February 6, 2019


Elon Teaching Fellows Program

Award: $29,500

Who: Seniors interested in majoring in education.

How: Apply online @ Elon Teaching Fellows Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020


Edgar S. Welborn, Jr. and Frances W. Welborn Trust Ledford High School Scholarship

Award: Varies. This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time.

Who: Applicants must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates of Ledford High School in Davidson County, NC.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate extensive participation in both school and outside interests.
  • Plan to attend full-time any accredited college or university in North Carolina leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Additional DESIRED qualifications include a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

How: Apply online @ Edgar S. Welborn, Jr. and Frances M. Welborn Trust Scholarship

Application Deadline: To be considered for a scholarship, applications and all supporting documentation must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2020.


Heidelberg United Church of Christ Choral Scholar Program

Award: A Junior who participates over two years will receive $2,000 at graduation, while a senior who participates for one year will receive $1,000.

Who: Heidelberg United Church of Christ is looking for specific students. Their requirements are as follows:           

  • We ask that they not be currently active in another faith community. We don’t want to rob other youth choirs of their talent.
  • Applicants should be able to read music.
  • They must be able to match pitch.
  • They will attend regular rehearsals each Thursday at 7:00; no rehearsals during the summer.
  • At the audition, students will be required to sight-read a composition and to demonstrate the ability to sing simple harmony.
  • They will vocalize to determine vocal range.

How: Pick up an application in Student Services


Thomas Austin Finch Foundation Scholarship

Award: $7,000 per year for students attending a two or four-year college or university. $1,000 per year for students attending a community college.

Who: Scholarship Criteria is below

  • Seniors that have financial need (validated by FAFSA)
  • Academic merit (validated by school transcript)
  • Character (validated by two letters of reference by school personnel)
  • Willingness to pay for a portion of school cost through work-study and/or employment
  • Renewable for up to four years for full-time students in good standing with the school provided a minimum GPA of  5 is maintained
  • Student must be a legal resident of Thomasville, North Carolina (27360 zip code)

How: Pick up an application in Student Services

Application Deadline: Application must be submitted to Student Services by noon on Wednesday, March 11, 2020


The Silver Pen Writing Competition

Award: First place $2,500, second place $750, third place $500

Who: The Silver Pen Writing Competition is open to all high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Homestead Hills. Employees and children of employees at Homestead Hills are eligible as well as Members grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nieces, and great-nephews. There is no GPA requirement for this writing competition.

How: Apply online @ The Silver Pen Writing Competition

Application Deadline: All submissions are due by February 14, 2020.


Dakota Mills Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: Available for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at either a 4-year institution or a technical college as a full time student and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

How: Pick up an application in Student Services

Application Deadline: April 3, 2020


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 2019. 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, 2020


College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Award: Varies

Who: Varies

How: To learn more about your scholarship eligibility please visit College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Application Deadline: Varies


Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Award: Varies

Who: The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need

How: Apply online at Horatio Alger Association National Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies


USBC Youth Scholarships

Award: Varies

Who: Seniors who are USBC Members; Requirements vary for the scholarships

How: Apply online @ USBC Youth Scholarships

Application Deadline: Varies


Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Award: $5,000

Who: The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Sweepstakes is open only to residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry. Entrants must also be high school senior students who will be or college students who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor's or Associate's degree program or graduate program at an eligible school or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements.

How: Apply online @ Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020


Allegacy Mel Hughes Scholarship Program

Award: Varies

Who: Seniors accepted as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year). Must be an Allegacy Member with your own savings account.

How: Apply online @ Allegacy Mel Hughes Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020


North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship

Award: Four-year scholarship

Who:  In appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans: a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.

How: Apply online @ North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020


McDonald's Archways to Opportunity Tuition Assistance

Award: $2,500

Who: Restaurant crew are eligible in tuition assistance each year if you are employed by the same McDonald’s Franchise Owner/Operator at least 90 cumulative days as of the tie of the Tuition Assistance Request application completion; you work an average of 15 hours per week for that Franchise Owner/Operator, and you are in good standing as determined by the Franchise Owner/Operator.

How: See Mrs. Cecil in Student Services if you are interested.


Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university. According to the Department of Education, STEM fields of study include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences (including physical, biological, and agricultural sciences), and related fields. These related fields involve research, innovation, and/or the development of new technologies using the aforementioned fields of study.

How: Apply online @ Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for the 2020 Capital Auto Auction Annual College Scholarship is August 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on August 30, 2020.


 College and Scholarship Search Websites

The following list outlines a variety of Web sites 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Click below to access scholarship applications and  2019-2020 Scholarship newsletters.