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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

January  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  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.


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.


UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship

Award: $20,000 over 4 years

Who: Seniors who have a minimum 3.8 weighted GPA and an SAT of at least 1170 or ACT of at least 24. Student must select a UNCG major that leads to N.C. teaching licensure.

How: Apply online @ UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship

Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by January 1, 2019.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000

Who: Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

How: Appl online @ GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019.


 North Carolina Teaching Fellows: Elon University, Meredith College, UNCC, UNC, NCSU

Award: Receive up to $4,125 per semester for up to eight semesters.

Who: Seniors that will be accepted to enroll in an approved educator preparation program leading to initial licensure in an eligible area at one of the five Teaching Fellows partner institutions. High school applicants or applicants with fewer than 24 hours of college credit must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and have scored at least a 24 on the ACT or a 1,100 on the SAT. Student must be willing to teach in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or special education licensure area in a North Carolina public school, traditional or charter.

How: Apply online @ North Carolina Teaching Fellows

Application Deadline: January 7, 2019


Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars

Award: Up to $5,500

Who: Seniors planning to pursue a career in teaching

How: Apply online @ Lenior-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019


North Carolina Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,000

Who: For students with an interest in agriculture; a background, interest in or career plans with the cattle industry will receive additional consideration in review of applications.

How: Apply online @ North Carolina Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019


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

Who: Seniors at Ledford High School that demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and extensive participation in both school and outside interests. Applicants much attend full-time a four-year university in North Carolina leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

How: Apply online at Edgar S. Welborn, JR. Endowment Scholarship Ledford High School

Additional information sheet can be found in the scholarship basket in student services.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is January 30, 2019. Deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00 pm est. January 30, 2019. The additional materials required must be mailed in ONE envelope to the Edgar S. Welborn Jr. Endowment Scholarship,

4320-G Wade Hampton Blvd

Taylors, SC 29687.

The additional materials required must be received no later than 5:00 pm, est. January 30, 2019.


Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Award: $10,000

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, 2019


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, 2019


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


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.


 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. 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.