“Dare to Dream”! Ms Chris
Scholarships are mostly merit based. In other words, depending on the requirements stated in the application, students may need to have and/or maintain a specific grade point average (GPA) when graduating or accepting the award. However, there are scholarship which require no more than the submission of the application. Before applying for a scholarship, which at first glance, may be “the one” for you, please read the application in its entirety. You will save yourself a lot of time and from becoming frustrated in the haystack of opportunity. Some research considerations for finding “the right” scholarship would be:
- Are you in the location the scholarship funds?
- Does the scholarship provide funds for a semester, a quarter, a year, or for the duration of the program?
- Is there a GPA requirement and if not, what is your commitment to maintain the scholarship?
Scholarship research takes time and the earlier you begin, the more chances you will have to find opportunities to reach your dream. Should you run out of time, The Write Time provides assistance for a consultation and fee-based services. Let’s begin!
North Carolina, current home of The Write Time, known for providing a multitude of academic disciplines such as; humanities, science, banking, mechanical, agriculture, research, as well as historically Black Colleges. There are currently 74 community colleges (60 public colleges and 14 private colleges), each institution with competitive requirements for entry and graduation. Let’s begin by learning about a few statewide admission programs.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program
North Carolina College Board provides access to scholarships and grants for college. There are various financial options ranging from internships to Pell Grants. The College Board has a complete list of colleges to earn a chance for scholarships, up to $40,000. The program awards for the efforts of obtaining the scholarship, GPA is not required.
Eligibility: Complete the required six steps by creating an account for College Board opportunities
Audience: For the class 2020, High school students, in junior year.
Begins: December 5, 2018, at 12:00:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (ET)
Ends: February 29, 2020, at 11:59:59 pm (ET)
Note: The College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program is available in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and US Territories.
A college match program focused specifically for low-income high school seniors. QuestBridge connect students to some of the elite educational institutions such as University of Notre Dame, Brown University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and many more!
Students awarded a QuestBridge Scholarship receive tuition paid in full, for four years, books and supplies, to include housing and transportation.A college match program focused specifically for low-income high school seniors. Students awarded a QuestBridge Scholarship receive tuition paid in full, for four years, books and supplies, to include housing and transportation.
Audience: Make sure you bring your “A” game as the colleges participating in the QuestBridge Scholarship program requires students to have:
- Primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, or IB level courses)
- SAT or PSAT scores over 1310
- ACT composite scores above 28
- Class rank in the top 5-10% of the graduating class
- Evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and recommendation letters.
Deadline: Students are required to apply the summer before their senior year. At the end of September, applicants submit their applications. In October, applicants will rank up to 12 college partners for consideration. Later in October, applicants will be notified whether they have been selected to be finalist.
Nonprofits that provide Scholarships
United Negro College Fund
Asian Pacific Islander College Fund
American Indian College Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund