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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:


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

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

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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.
Contact Us for More Information

Serving Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Sanford, West End, Aberdeen, and areas surrounding Moore County, NC.

The O’Neal School
3300 Airport Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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