Sharing information about scholarships is a courtesy of the School Counseling Department at Northwestern High School.   Northwestern High School does not conduct scholarship searches for students, nor does it solicit scholarship offers.  The criteria for scholarships is determined by the organization sponsoring the scholarship who has requested we advertise their scholarships. It is highly recommended that students conduct scholarship searches on their own if they do not meet the criteria for the scholarships listed in this newsletter.  Unless specified, Northwestern High School does not sponsor or endow any of the scholarships listed, nor is it a part of the committees designated to determine scholarship recipients. For more information about scholarships listed, please contact Ms. Burkhart.


    UNC Charlotte Levine Scholars Program              Awarded value:  $155,000

    Eligibility: Seniors interested in attending UNC-Charlotte who demonstrate a commitment to community service, leadership and academics. While there are no GPA requirements and SAT/ACT scores are optional, students must excel academically and show evidence of experience,  motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program.  https://levinescholars.charlotte.edu/apply

    Nomination deadline is October 8, 2021. Acceptable nomination from a school counselor or self-nomination.  Nominee supplemental application deadline is November 16, 2021.


    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.                                                        Award:  $500

    Eligibility:  This scholarship is sponsored by the Kappa Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. It is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit a completed. See Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department.

    Deadline:  October 15, 2021


    Park Scholarship*                                                        Awarded value: $203,000                                           

    This scholarship is for students who plan to attend North Carolina State University. To be eligible for a Park Scholarship, candidates must be United States citizens, permanent residents of the United States, or graduating from a high school located in the United States (regardless of citizenship status). applying for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NC State. The scholarship amount includes tuition, fees, books, personal expenses, educational trips, retreats, seminars, and enrichment grants for research, service, and international projects.  The goal of the selection process is to identify young people who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership, as well as those with unusual aptitudes, uncommon talents and special gifts of creativity or entrepreneurial acumen. Financial need is not a consideration.   If you are seriously interested in North Carolina State University, please contact Ms. Burkhart for your endorsement.  Only two seniors per high school can be endorsed.

    Endorsement Deadline:  October 15, 2021

    Park Scholarship Application Deadline:  November 1, 2021


    Heisman High School Scholarship                                       Award: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.  Apply at https://heismanscholarship.com/

    Deadline:  October 19, 2021


    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship                         Award:  up to $20,000

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a current high school student attending a school in the U.S. who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year, receive a high school diploma during the current academic year, plans to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution with a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework. For information and to apply, visit: https://coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

    Deadline:  October 31, 2021


    South Carolina Teaching Fellows*                                  Award: up to $24,000  

    This scholarship is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching.   It is based upon academic achievement, references, community and school involvement, an  interview and a writing assessment.  Students must attend one of the eleven Teaching Fellows Institutions identified on the website.  Applicants must apply online at http://cerra.org/teachingfellows/application.aspx

    Deadline:  December 1, 2021



    Kitty M. Fairey Educational Fund Scholarship                            Award to be announced

    Applications will be accepted starting on October 4, 2021 and ends on January 12, 2022.  Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to atternd full-time an accredited college or university in the state of South Carolina. Desirable to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/kmfr.

    Deadline:  January 12, 2022


    SC Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program                                    Award: $1500

    This scholarship offers aid to deserving students who meet certain academic criteria. Must be a senior in a SC High School, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on  a 4.0 scale, be a resident in SC, have a competitive or recreational interest in golf. Recipient must attend an accredited public or private four year college or university located in South Carolina in the Fall of 2022. Submit applications online www.scholarshipprograms.org beginning October 4, 2021.

    Deadline:  January 10, 2022



    Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program           Awarded value: up to $2000

    The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers twelfth-grade students in public school the opportunity to compete for a scholarship valued at approximately $2,000. Scholarships are awarded and applicants may participate in one of the following discipline areas: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts. To compete, students should submit an original and two copies of the original composition and process folio for the creative writing, dance, music, or theatre categories. For the visual arts category, mail one original composition and a process folio.

    Deadline:  Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before Monday, February 21, 2022.



    Catawba Indian Nation Scholarship                  Awarded value: varies per year

    Nation citizens enrolling or enrolled in degree programs at accredited colleges and universities are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.

    Students must apply (re-apply) each school year.  Applications submitted must be fully completed.
    Applications must be submitted each school year by March 15th for the upcoming school year no matter which term(s) you plan to attend (Fall, Winter, or Spring terms). Applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year are now available.

    Please visit the CIN Scholarship Website to apply: https://sites.google.com/view/catawbaindiannationscholarship/main-home

    Deadline:  March 15, 2022



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    Free Speech Essay Contest – FIRE                       Awarded value:  $500 - $10k

    Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. For details please go to thefire.org/contest Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.  Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on a provided topic (see website). 

    Deadline:  FIRE must receive all entries by 11:59 EST, December 31, 2021.

    Winners will be announced by February 15, 2022.




    The American Legion 2021/2022 H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Scholarship

                                                                                                                         Award amounts: Vary

    Eligible students include those enrolled in grades nine through twelve.  The purpose of The American Legion’s Oratorical Constitutional Speech Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. State finalists have a chance to earn $750 - $2500. National Scholarship winners have a chance to win 20K – 25K.

    The Rules and Regulations are available under “Programs” at http://www.scarolinalegion.org

    Initial application is due December 15th. Please see Ms. Burkhart in the School Counseling Department if you would like to submit an application.


    Music Scholarship for Seniors                                                                    Award amount $3000

    This is a scholarship for a senior intending to study music at an HBCU. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have been accepted into an HBCU, be entering into a major of study in musical performance, jazz studies or choral conducting at an accredited HBCU.  The student must submit an audition video and two reference letters.  For additional details, please go to the scholarship website swanandsparrowscholarship.org.

    Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2022



    SilverPEN                                                                                        Award amounts $500 - $2500

    The Silver Pen Writing Competition is one of those ways to make extra money for college! Applicants must be current high school seniors and attend a school within 25 miles of the Wellmore of Tega Cay.  For additional details, please go to Silverpen-Slc.com

    Deadline to apply:  Friday, February 11, 2022


    Horatio Alger Scholarship programs                                                                                                                           Award amounts vary

    The Horatio Alger Association will be awarding multiple National Scholarships of $25,000 in addition to $10,000 Arizona State Scholarships as well as other specifically targeted scholarships. We want to provide scholarships to students who, given the chance financially, could succeed in college.

    Visit the website below to view all scholarship opportunities presented by the Horatio Alger Association.


    Deadline to apply:  March 15, 2022


    Annual Journalism Contest

    The winner of the Annual Journalism Contest receives a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice provided that the winner is otherwise qualified.  To be eligible the student must be a South Carolina resident between the ages of 16-19, must not have entered a post-secondary school before March 1, 2022 and must be a high school senior or otherwise qualified to begin post-secondary education no later than the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarship pays for undergraduate tuition and fees. Each institution has its own definition of tuition and fees.  For additional details go to https://scvrd.net/annual-journalism-contest

    Deadline to apply:  January 14, 2022

    Women in Transportation Scholarships                                                                                                    Award amounts vary

    Various scholarship opportunities for women interested in careers in transportation.  Open to women with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The South Carolina Chapter of the WTS also has scholarship opportunities available https://www.wtsinternational.org/resources/scholarships

    Deadline to apply:  December 29, 2021


    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest                                                                            Award amounts $100 – $10K

    Please visit the website at jfklibrary.org/essaycontest to learn more about eligibility to participate in an essay writing contest. Multiple winners eligible for this scholarship.

    Deadline to apply:  January 14, 2022