Scholarships

     Ledford High School Scholarship Newsletter #10

March 19, 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

           

February 12

March 13           

January 8

February 6

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 cannot 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.

 

Volunteer Hours

You can find a copy of the Volunteer Service Form on the Student Services website or you may pick up a copy in Student Services.

 

Dakota Mills Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: Dakota Mills passed away in July 2015 from injuries sustained in a tragic car accident. He was a student at Ledford High School, class of 2018. Dakota had an infectious smile, knew no stranger, and was loved by many in our community. His first love was his involvement in The Explorer program at Gumtree Fired Department, with a future goal in mind of becoming a professional firefighter. This Scholarship was created by the men and women of Gumtree Fire and Rescue to honor and memorialize Dakota. The family would like for the recipient of this scholarship to be interested in Fire Safety or Paramedic/EMT studies, however, they will review all applications regardless of the field of study.

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

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

 

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

 

NewChad 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.

 

NewLambda 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 to:       Pitt County Child Support

C/O Sonya Scott

203 Government Circle

Greenville, NC 27834

 

 Jolene Settle Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: Seniors that are planning a career in some area of education. The student may be planning to attend a two or four-year school.

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

Application Deadline: All materials must be mailed to the address below by April 20, 2021:

                                                Carolyn Bell

                                                1508 Whitehart School Road

                                                Thomasville, NC 27360

 

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 completed application to Mrs. Cecil by April 23, 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

 

Danny Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Ledford High School senior based upon the following criteria: you must plan to enroll in an accredited Technical School, two or four Year College, or University. Scholastic Achievement, Extra-Curricular Activities (school, civic, & community) and Financial Need are considered. This scholarship seeks to reward a well-rounded student with serious career goals.

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

Application Deadline: Please turn the completed application in to Mrs. Cecil at Student Services by April 15, 2021.

 

Thomasville Woman’s Club Scholarship

Award: $700

Who: Scholarship eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen and resident of North Carolina. The applicant must be a member of a senior class in an accredited North Carolina school.
  • Applicant must be in the upper half of the senior class.
  • Applicant must use the official TWC scholarship application form.
  • The scholarship is to be used at either a four-year college or university in the state of North Carolina or DDCC.
  • One applicant per school will be chosen by the high school’s education scholarship committee.

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

Application Deadline: Completed application should be turned in to Mrs. Cecil in Student Services no later than Friday, April 16.

 

Davidson County Student Information Association High School Senior Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: Seniors that have at least a 2.5 GPA and have been accepted or will be attending a four-year college or community college.

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

Application Deadline: Completed application should be turned in to Mrs. Cecil on or before April 12, 2021. Electronic applications may be submitted to laracecil@davidson.k12.nc.us by the April 12 deadline.

 

Chip Sink Memorial 2021 PFLAG Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Who: be eligible for these funds, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a graduating high school senior entering an institute of higher education this fall. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  2. Identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender student or a straight ally demonstrating an

interest in service to and/or support of the LGBTQ community.

  1. Has been accepted by a verifiable secondary educational institution (i.e. 4-year college,

community college, or vocational school)

  1. A desire to study in a field offering service to others to honor the definition of the Chip Sink

Scholarship – artistic, community service

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

Application Deadline: The completed application should be sent to the following address by April 20,2021

                                                            PFLAG Lexington, NC

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Email – PFLAGLexingtonNC@gmail.com

Attn: Scholarship Administrator

 

PFLAG Lexington, NC – Davison County Say no To Racism Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Who: To be eligible for these funds, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be an African American graduating high school senior entering an institute of higher education this

fall.

  1. Identify as a strong supporter of equity and inclusion for all people.
  2. Has been accepted by a verifiable secondary educational institution (i.e. 4 year college,

community college, or vocational school)

  1. A desire to make a commitment to diversity and inclusion for all people.

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

Application Deadline: The completed application packet must be sent to the following address no later than April 20, 2021, PFLAG Lexington, NC

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Email – PFLAGLexingtonNC@gmail.com

Attn: Scholarship Administrator

 

Charles R. Ullman & Associates Attorneys at Law Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $500-$2,000

Who: Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a student enrolled in a North Carolina high school, undergraduate program or graduate program;
  • Verify you have read and understood the Charles R. Ullman & Associates Scholarship Essay Contest Rules;
  • Submit your application form;
  • Submit your essay;

How: Apply online @ Charles R. Ullman & Associates Attorneys at Law Scholarship Essay Contest

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

 

Younce, Vtipil, Baznik, and Banks Attorneys Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $1,500

Who: Students must be a resident of North Carolina and be a high school senior.

How: Apply online @ Younce, Vtipil, Baznik, and Banks Attorneys Scholarship Essay Contest

Application Deadline: TBA

 

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

 

BigSun Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: Senior student-athletes

How: Apply online @ BigSun Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 19, 2021

 

Gardner Webb University Marching Band Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: Students interested in participating in the Marching Band at Gardner Webb University

How: Apply online @ Gardner Webb Marching Band Scholarship

Application Deadline: TBD

 

North Carolina Society of Accountants Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a resident of North Carolina
  • Must enroll in an accredited school of higher education in North Carolina
  • Must enroll in an accounting degree program with 6 or more credit hours per semester.
  • Must show a firm intention to continue into the field of Accounting

Application Deadline: Completed applications must be mailed by the applicant to the address below by April 15, 2021

                                                The North Carolina Society of Accountants                                     

1314 Raeford Road

                                                Suite A

                                                Fayetteville, NC 28305

 

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 Thursday, April 1, 2021 as this allows time for the scholarship committee to nominate students for the various scholarships offered.

 

Lewis and Keller Champion Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Who: This scholarship is for students who have been accepted or currently attend a two or four year college or university in North Carolina. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Employees of Lewis and Keller and their relatives are not eligible to participate.

How: Apply online @ Lewis and Keller Champion Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 21, 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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