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Golden LEAF Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors enrolling full-time at any participating NC college or university in the fall of 2020, who have at least a 3.0 GPA, and have intentions of returning to a rural county may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $3,000/year
Deadline: March 1, 2020
 
 
Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who are U.S. citizens, have at least a 2.0 GPA, have been accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college/university, and have an interest in returning to a rural community after graduation may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 6, 2020
 
 
HOSA Scholarships
Criteria: Any HOSA member can apply for these scholarships.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15, 2020
 
 
Surry Community College Foundation Scholarships
Criteria: Any student who plans to attend Surry Community College may apply for foundation scholarships. There is one application to be considered for all scholarships.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 16, 2020 (To Mrs. Henson or to SCC)
Application can also be found in the right-hand column or be picked up in the Bear CAVE.
 
 
State Employees' Credit Union "People Helping People" Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who are citizens and residents of NC, are an SECU member or have a parent/guardian who is an SECU member, who plans to attend one of the 16 UNC system universities, and who has at least a 2.5 unweighted GPA may apply for this scholarship.  Applicants must file the FAFSA as part of the application.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 20, 2020 (To Mrs. Henson)
Application can be found in right-hand column, and should be submitted to Mrs. Henson.
 
 
Surry County Retired School Personnel Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who plan to attend Surry Community College, and who have demonstrated character, scholarship, and financial need may apply for this scholarship.  Preference is given to students planning to go into the education field, but this is not a requirement.
Amount: $1,200
Deadline: March 24, 2020
Applications can be picked up in the Bear CAVE.
 
 
Robert E. Chilton Scholarship
Criteria: MAHS high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: Up to $3,800
Deadline: March 30, 2020
 
 
Whitlow-Osborne Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who plan to enter into an Emergency Services Curriculum (Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, etc.) at a community college or technical school may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Applications can be picked up in the Bear CAVE.
 
 
H. H. Webb & Nora Midkiff Webb Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who have demonstrated scholastic ability and financial need may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 20, 2020 (To Mrs. Henson)
Applications can be found in the right-hand column, or be picked up in the Bear CAVE.
 
 
Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who are NC residents may apply for this scholarship by submitting a 500-word essay on one of the two following topics:
If you could create one new law that you think would make people safer and happier, what would it be? Why do you think this law would make people’s lives better? Why do you think this law would make people’s lives better?
or
Distracted driving is one of the top causes of car crashes, especially among younger people. Why do you think it is so hard for people to stop distracted driving? What do you think would be the best solution to this problem?
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 1, 2020
 
 
The Hairbow Company Scholarship
Criteria: Any high school female may apply for this scholarship by submitting a 200-500 word essay on female entrepreneurship.
Choose a female entrepreneur that inspires you.  What about that entrepreneur made you choose her and what has she done to create an impact in your life and those around you?
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 2, 2020
 
 
The Jerrald William Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: MAHS seniors who are college-bound, have at least a 2.5GPA, and participate in athletics may apply for this scholarship.  Applicants should submit an essay to Mrs. Henson that describes his/her personal background and values, achievements, community service, future plans, and career goals.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 9, 2020
 
 
Charles R. Ullman & Associates Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors in North Carolina may apply for this scholarship by writing an essay between 750 and 1,500 words addressing the following prompt:
Why do you think it is important for people to be involved in their communities?  How have you helped your own community in your life so far? How do you plan to help your community through your future career?
Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April 15, 2020
 
 
Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who are NC residents, have been accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college or university, and have a parent who is a member of the NC Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 17, 2020
Application can be found in right-hand column.
 
 
WKBC Radio Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in college and study broadcasting, marketing, advertising, or a related field may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 17, 2020
Applications can be picked up in the Bear CAVE.
 
 
Alliance Insurance Distracted Driving Scholarship
Criteria: Any high school student may apply to this scholarship by creating a short video about the dangers of distracted driving.  Students can submit videos via Dropbox or email to johnj@myallianceinsurance.com.
Amount: $250-$1,000
Deadline: April 30, 2020
 
 
Surry Arts Council Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who are Surry County residents may apply for this scholarship.  An audition in the artistic discipline of the student's choice is required (i.e. Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Art, Film, etc.)
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 8, 2020 (5pm)
Applications can be found in the right-hand column.
 
 
PB&J Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who have experienced challenges in life and who plan to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college/university may apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2020
 
 
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Criteria: High school juniors and seniors can earn scholarships by completing steps to prepare for college.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Scholarship Tips
  • You should NOT have to pay to submit a scholarship application!
  • Check this page often.  It is updated regularly!
  • The FAFSA is most often a student's main source of financial aid, and required for many scholarships.  Complete it in October!
  • Do not wait until the last minute to submit scholarship applications.  Many portals close well before midnight on the day they're due.
  • Have someone you trust look over your scholarship applications (i.e. Mrs. Henson, Ms. England, a teacher, a parent, etc.)