Scholarships in Orange

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of one of the following North Carolina counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren. Selection is based upon academic standing, character, leadership, financial need, and applicant's willingness to prepare for a career as a well-informed citizen. Two letters of recommendation and a personal statement required.

Glaxo-Smithkline Opportunity Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be U.S. citizen and resident of Durham, Orange, or Wake counties for a minimum of one year. Applicant must demonstrate potential to succeed despite significant adversity and a desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training.

HSF/Wal-Mart Stores High School Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who plans to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a resident of Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake, or Pearson County, NC, who is a current nursing student at a public institution or have been admitted to a nursing program at a public institution in North Carolina offering an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. Minimum 2.0 GPA and financial need are required.