Scholarships in Wake
Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 28
Applicant must be a Vietnam veteran or the spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, or great grandchild of a Vietnam veteran, and must reside in Wake county or one of the counties adjacent to it.
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.
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.
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- College Freshman
- All Majors Eligible
Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 31
Applicant must be a resident of Wake County, NC, who is a first-generation U.S. citizen, refugee, or immigrant planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university in the state of North Carolina. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.
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.