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Ledford High School

140 Jesse Green Rd | Thomasville, NC 27360 phone Phone: 336-769-9671 phone Fax: 336-769-0650
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Ledford High School

Scholarship Newsletter

February  2019


NOTE:  This scholarship list is not inclusive of all available scholarships.  Most colleges offer merit scholarships and need-based scholarships.  The Guidance Department 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. The Guidance Department is always available to answer questions and provide assistance with future-planning procedures.


Welcome, Seniors of the Class of 2019!

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 7                                          October 6                    September 28                                 October 27       

October 5                                              November 3                November 2                                    December 8

November 2                                          December 1                 January 11                                       February 9

February 8                                            March 9                        March 8                                          April 13

April 5                                                    May 4                          May 3                                             June 8

May 3                                                    June 1                           June 14                                           July 13


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!  Afterwards, 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 www.  This form can be filled out once to submit to any one of the almost 500 participating colleges.


Please see Lara Cecil if you need an application or more information on any of the below listed scholarships. For scholarships requiring a school nomination, students need to express interest directly to Lara Cecil. The LHS Scholarship Committee, unless directed otherwise, chooses the nominee(s). For some nominations, students may need to submit materials for consideration such as high school resume or personal resume. For others, simply submitting a name may suffice. Please contact Lara Cecil for specific nomination procedures.



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.


Davidson County Farm Bureau

Award: Up to $1,000

Who: Students interested in furthering their education in agricultural related fields.

How: Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from The Davidson County Farm Bureau office located at 229 North Talbert Blvd in Lexington or calling (336) 249-4916 and they can mail/email the information.       


Matthew C. Graziadei Scholarship

Who: The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is pleased to announce the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship will go to an outstanding North Carolina high school senior with a disability.

How: Apply online @ Matthew C. Graziadei Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 13, 2019


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, 2019


The Nido Qubein Associates Scholarship Fund

Award: Varies

Who: Seniors that 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; demonstrate need as a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to February 1st.

How: Scholarship application is located in the Scholarship basket in Student Services.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019


The Davidson County Extension Master Gardener Association Scholarship

Award: $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship

Who: Seniors that are Davidson County residents who have plans to attend an institution of higher education in 2019 and should have interest in fields related to agriculture and horticulture. Eligible students must have a demonstrated unweighted grade point average of 2.50 or above.

How: Pick up scholarship application in student services

Application Deadline: Application should be postmarked, or delivered in person no later than Friday, March 1, 2019 to Davidson County Master Gardener Association, ℅ Scholarship Committee, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292. All applications must include a copy of a current, valid academic transcript and personal essay defined in application. Questions may be addressed to Martha Keel at 336-731-8600 or


Light on the Hill Society Scholarship


  • Two $2,000 Julius Peppers scholarships, renewable up to three years.
  • Eight $2,500 LOTH scholarships, one-time awards

Who: Ten scholarships to African-American students who will enroll at UNC Chapel Hill for fall 2019.

How: Apply online @ Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2019.


 Thomas Austin Finch Foundation Scholarship

Award: $7,000 per year for students attending a two or four-year College or university; a maximum of eight semesters will be funded. $1,000 per year for students attending a community college.

Who: Seniors needing financial need; academic merit (validated by school transcript); character (validated by two letters of reference by school personnel); willingness to pay for 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 2.5; student must be a legal resident of Thomasville, N.C. (27360 zip code).

How: Scholarship application is in student services scholarship cart.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2019.


Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Award: $1,000 one-year nonrenewable

Who: Applicants must be female high school seniors maintaining at least a “B” average. Additional criteria to be used include extracurricular involvement and financial need as well as positive attitude and demonstration of leadership ability. Applicants must be entering a four-year institution or transfer program at a community college to pursue a four-year degree in the teaching field.

How: Application is in student services

Application Deadline: Candidates must complete scholarship application and return it to the school guidance counselor by March 15, 2019.


Edgar and Louis Reich Educational Foundation Scholarship


  • High school seniors, current college students or graduate students
  • Have been born and reside in Forsyth County or Davidson County, North Carolina.
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the field of Education or Dental Science
  • Demonstrate Academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • For applicants pursuing a degree in Education, preference to those students pursuing degrees that will equip an individual for the teaching profession

How: Apply online @ Edgar and Lois Reich Educational Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019


Martha Thompson Extension & Community Association Educational Scholarship

Award: One $500 scholarship

Who: Any resident of Davidson County attending or planning to attend a North Carolina accredited college, community college, or technical institute the following fall term. Studies must be beyond high school level. The scholarship will be award on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Extension & Community Association & 4-H Connection…..34%
  • Financial Need……………………………………………….33%
  • Academic Achievement, Activities, Honors and Community Involvement…..33%
  • Priority given to applicant in Family & Consumer Science

How: Pick up a scholarship application in Student Services

Application Deadline: All applications must be received or postmarked by March 29, 2019 to the County Scholarship Committee Chairman.


 Energy United Student Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000

Who: Students must reside in a home/apartment/town/condo/townhouse that is serviced by Energy United OR attend a school that is serviced by Energy United. Student must attend one of the following high schools: Central Davidson, Davie County Early College, Davie County, Hopewell, Ledford, North Iredell, South Davidson, West Iredell and William Amos Hough.

How: Apply online at Energy United Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019


Howard Coble Scholarship

Who:The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for deserving students who demonstrate the ideals and leadership qualities of Congressman Coble.

How: Apply online @ J. Howard Coble Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.-Lucille Yarbrough/Alice R. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500

Who: An African American female Student graduating from Lexington High School, Thomasville High School and/or Davidson County School System. Recipients must have proof of acceptance to a four year accredited institution for the upcoming fall semester. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

How: Pick up application in student services

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019


SunTrust Off To College Scholarship
: $500
Who: Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 13 years of age or older. Have a permanent residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia (D.C.) Provide proof of enrollment for the fall of 2019 in a U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible 2 or 4 year public or private college or university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)
: Apply online @
SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Application Deadline
: The first drawing will occur on or about October 29, 2018.
Subsequent drawings are approximately every two weeks thereafter until on or about May 13, 2019.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Award: Varies

Who: Seniors planning to attend one of the following universities who have at least a 3.5 GPA

             Clarkson University

            Drexel University

              Johnson & Wales University

Merrimack College

Rochester Institute of Technology

State University of New York Oswego

               The University of Toledo

               University of Cincinnati

               Wentworth Institute of Technology

How: Apply online @

Application Deadline: Deadlines vary by school. Early applications are encouraged.


SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship

Award: 4 year-scholarship valued at $10,000 is payable at $1,250 per semester, for a total of eight consecutive semesters.

Who: Senior who is

  • Either an 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.
  • At a North Carolina public high school who has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System.
  • Is a US citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 1160143.1, and is eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Identifies a financial need as determined by submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Best exemplifies the “People Helping People” philosophy of SECU, and has demonstrated leadership excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and may be deserving of financial aid.
  • Will use the scholarship to pay for full-time undergraduate student tuition and fees.
  • Agrees to continue as a full-time student in good standing with the same university for up to eight consecutive fall/spring semester payable at $1,250 per semester. Scholarships are not transferable without prior approval of SECU Foundation.
    • A written appeal for transfer must be made to the SECU Foundation prior to transfer
    • No transfers will be allowed to a university outside of the UNC System
    • Any gap in active enrollment will result in non-eligibility for funding for each semester missed
  • Is not a director, employee, or family member of a director or employee of SECU or the SECU Foundation, or a family member of a member of the scholarship selection committee.

How: Please pick up a scholarship application in student services. Individual students may not submit information to the SECU Foundation to apply for the scholarship. Recipients are selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee at each LEA and once selected, their information is given to SECU Foundation for verification of membership. No individual applications are reviewed by the Foundation. Students must contact their individual school’s guidance office to express interest in being considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: Applications are due to LHS student services no later than March 25, 2019. LEAs must notify SECU Foundation of the recipient winners no later than April 5th, 2019.


Memorial Golf Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Who: Must be a Davidson County high school seniors with the intention to graduate the end of the school year. Applicants must meet entrance requirements and plan to enroll at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have a cumulative unweighted GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must demonstrate excellent character and express a love for the sport of golf. Applicants must have played on their school golf team at least 2 of the last 3 three seasons.

How: Pick up application information in Student Services

Application Deadline: April 20, 2019 Scholarship (From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship)

Award: $5,000

Who: Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident. Open to students from all states. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will require proof of enrollment. Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree. Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service (see scholarship page for details)

How: Apply online @ Classroom to Classroom scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019.


 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.