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Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship opportunities are available for qualified students. Each of these scholarships is on a “faculty-nomination” basis. However, if you are interested in attending any of these schools, have checked the criteria on the school website, and would like to self-nominate, please see Ms. Ferrerio:

Wofford Scholars
About Wofford Scholars 

Wofford Scholars is the largest merit-based scholarship program at Wofford College. Each February, high school counselors are invited to submit nominations for the Wofford Scholars Program. The nomination period for qualified students begins in February of the junior year and should be completed by June 15th.  Extensions to the nomination deadline can be made on a case by case basis. (Note: To receive Wofford Scholars Nominee certificates for junior awards days, we must receive your nominations by April 1.)  To qualify as a Wofford Scholar nominee, a student should be ranked in the top 10 percent of the class and have achieved a combined score of 1300 (Critical Reading and Math) on the SAT or a 28 on the ACT.

Program Information  
Since 1949, outstanding high school students have been competing at Wofford for scholarships based on leadership, academic achievement and character. Each year the college receives nominations for the Wofford Scholars Program from guidance counselors across the United States. From these nominees, students are selected and invited to compete for a variety of scholarships. Wofford's faculty/staff, students and alumni eagerly anticipate meeting the best and brightest young people in the country.
To be competitive, nominees should:
  • 1. Rank in the top 10 percent of their class
  • 2. Score at least 1300 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT
  • 3. Be active in leadership and service roles in their school and/or community
Becoming a Wofford Scholar
 To participate in the program, you must do the following:
  •  Apply Early Decision or Early Action and submit all application materials by the corresponding deadline.  While still eligible for many merit scholarship options, Regular Decision applications will not be considered for Wofford Scholars.  
To be eligible, nominees must submit the following items:
  • 1. The Common Application (including Secondary School Report Form)
  • 2. An official transcript
  • 3. A letter of recommendation
If you are a high school junior, you will find that the Wofford Scholars Program can be an excellent way to learn more about the Wofford community and gain assistance in financing your education at an outstanding academic institution.

Please see Ms. Ferrerio if interested in being nominated!

The following schoalrship opportunities are available for any qualified students and do NOT require a nomination:


If you meet the follwing criteria:
-High School Senior
-Resident of Moore County
-Demonstrate Financial Need
-Planning to attend a College or University in North Carolina
-Planning to major in Accounting and pursuing a career in Accounting

**See Ms. Ferrerio for an application to a minimum $1000 scholarship.**

Application requires transcript, letter of rec, essay, birth certifcate, US and NC tax returns, letter of acceptance to NC college, estimated cost of attending college, any additiona information covering financial aid.


An estimated 3,450 people died in distracted driving car accidents in 2016 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports. Sadly, many of those crashes involved drivers who tried to use a smartphone to talk, text or access the Internet while they were behind the wheel.
Do you own a smartphone? How does it affect your daily activities? Are you ever tempted to use the phone while you are driving?

The attorneys of Englander Peebles invite you to share your thoughts and experiences and to compete for one of our two scholarship prizes worth a combined $1,500. We are now accepting entries from students nationwide for our annual Scholarship Essay & Video Competition.
Please read more about the competition below and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to compete for scholarship funds.
To enter, you must submit your essay or video by our May 31st, 2019 deadline


Each winner will receive a check from Englander Peebles. The check will be issued to the school which they will attend. The winners must use these funds to pay for education-related expenses. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes which apply to the scholarship award.


To compete in our law firm’s Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, you must be a student who is a U.S. resident or an international student who is studying at a U.S. school who is:
  • A high school junior or senior, or
  • A student currently enrolled in two-year or four-year college or university
  • A student currently enrolled in graduate school.
Applicants who are younger than age 18 must provide parental consent to enter. Employees of Englander Peebles, Consultwebs, Inc., and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter this competition.


To enter our Scholarship Essay & Video Competition, Englander Peebles requires that you submit:
  • An essay of 600 words or less (in .doc or .docx format) or
  • A video of two minutes or shorter (in .avi or .mp4 format).
Only one essay or video per student is allowed. The essay or video must cite all information sources. The essay or video must also be an original work. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
You must submit your essay or video to


You must submit your complete entry by May 31st, 2019.
Our selection committee will select the scholarship winners. The committee’s decisions will be final.
We will announce our two scholarship winners on June 30th, 2019.
We will use the contact information submitted in the application to notify the winners. Our law firm will also announce the winners on our website.

Please visit for more information.


Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation has opened up applications to the high-school graduating Class of 2020 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship (merit-based, 4-year, full-tuition).  
A Cameron Impact Scholar must show evidence of strong academics (3.7 unweighted GPA or higher), leadershipcommunity service, participation in extracurriculars, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world around them.
Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: September 13, 2019
We accept applications on a rolling basis, and will limit the number of applications we will review to 3,000.
Please feel free to visit our website for further information and a list of past recipients.

Making Positive Changes—2019 Scholarship Essay Contest

The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil & Baznik P.A. are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the people we represent and in the North Carolina communities we serve. In keeping with that commitment, we are pleased to announce our 2019 scholarship contest to help some deserving students in North Carolina with college education expenses.
Our law firm recognizes the importance of attaining a college education to pursuing a fulfilling career in the 21st century. We are pleased to assist. The winners will receive a total of $1,500 in scholarships.
More information can be found here



Based in Aberdeen, North Carolina, Meridian is a fully integrated manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, interactive digital signage, and self-service software. As a complete end-to-end self-service innovator, Meridian develops products and services all under one roof, providing greater efficiency, and lean, high-quality results.
Despite being a global company, Meridian holds tight to and understands the value of strong local ties and community. Meridian’s high school merit scholarship is designed to assist a local, North Carolina high school student admitted to and planning to attend a North Carolina in-state college or university for the 2019–2020 school year. The recipient will receive a one-time award of $1,000.
For your convenience, here is the link to the application page on our website: Eligibility and application details are included below: 
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior at any North Carolina high school
  • Applicants must currently hold a 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Applicants must be admitted to and planning to attend a North Carolina in-state college or university for the 2019–2020 school year
  • To apply, applicants should submit an essay on 
  • One student will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds
  • Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books, and/or room and board for the 2019–2020 school year
  • To enter, applicants are encouraged to submit their application at
  • The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2019

2019 Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program

Couch Oil Cares Scholarship ProgramThe Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program is an effort to help local students with the costs of higher education. Again this year, Couch Oil is teaming up with the Durham Bulls to award scholarships to six deserving individuals. The $1,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted into either a four-year or community college and reside in a 16-county area surrounding the Triangle.
Download the 2019 Couch Oil Scholarship Application here and submit by June 21, 2019. Recipients will be recognized at the August 8, 2019 Durham Bulls game.

Deadline: June 21, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a resident of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake or Wilson county.
Must have been accepted to and registered as a 1st-year college student for the 2019-20 school year (four-year or community college)
Must be no more than 25 years old at the time of the scholarship presentation.
For more information, send email to

Please visit this website for more information: 


Our firm is proud to offer once again our College Scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate students enrolled in 2 to 4-year colleges.
The scholarship application deadline is July 1, 2019. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the author of the winning essay.
The winner will be announced by August 1, 2019 on our blog and social media.
Each applicant will submit an essay of approximately 500 words or 2 minute video essay on the topic:
At what age did you receive your first smartphone? How do you think it impacts your day-to-day activities and how do you think it impacts you while you’re behind the wheel?

By submitting an application you are confirming that you abide by the terms and conditions of our scholarship.
Eligibility and Guidelines
  • Open to all high school seniors and undergraduate students;
  • Prior recipients NOT eligible;
  • Must be in word format (.doc or .docx);
  • Email essays to
  • Include your full name, address, phone number and name of your school.
Essays will be judged based on clarity of content, originality and grammar.
ONLY the winning applicants will be notified. So please make sure to check our website.
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