WSSU Merit Scholarships
New First-Time Freshmen:
We invite new freshmen entering for the fall term to apply for a merit scholarship (known at WSSU as Chancellor and Provost). The requirements to apply are:
- Have a WSSU admission letter.
- Meet the minimum requirements to apply:
- 3.75 or greater GPA
- Top 25% or better of high school class by class rank
- Complete the Merit Scholarship Application including two (2) letters of recommendation (Recommendation Form) and two one-page single-spaced essays that explain the following:
- Why you have chosen WSSU and how you embody our motto, "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve".
- What does social justice mean to you, and how can you incorporate social justice into your intended major?
Submit your application and all documents no later than December 1, 2020.
*If requested, you will need to participate in an interview with members of the Scholars Advisory Council.
- Priority 1 – a child or step-child of a North Carolina Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff
- Priority 2 – a child or step-child of any North Carolina law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty
- Priority 3 – a child or step-child of a North Carolina Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff who is deceased or retired (regular or disability)
- Priority 4 – an academically eligible North Carolina criminal justice student with demonstrated financial need (applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA)
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday August 13, 2021.
North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Criminal Justice Scholarship Application
Be a single working mother - At least 18 years of age - Be enrolled in an accredited degree program offering an AA, BA, BS or equivalent degree - Have a minimum 2.8 GPA (cumulative) - Be employed and work at least 10 hours per week - Be a Forsyth County resident OR be enrolled in an accredited institution located in Forsyth County - Be a United States citizen
Applications (and all required materials) must be received by July 15th, 2021 – this is NOT a postmark date.
The PWWS Scholarship Fund will provide $2,000 for tuition and books for one semester or quarter of study at an accredited institution.
- This is for rising sophomores who have an interest in the financial planning profession, does not have to be declared major, for a $2k merit scholarship
- Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to apply for TWO paid summer internships.
- The first is Advancing Black Pathways Fellowship Program with a JPMWM focus between their sophomore and junior year
- The second is the JPMorgan Wealth Management Service Center Internship between their junior and senior year
- After completing both internships, recipients would receive an additional $5k merit scholarship applied to their senior year
2021-2022 TMCF | McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and McDonald’s are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Thirty-Three (33) scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $15,000 for the 2021-2022 academic school year ($7,000 per semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.
- Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior attending HBCU during the 2021-2022 academic school year.
- Current cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher.
- Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
- Able to demonstrate a financial need.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
How To Apply:
All Applicants Must:
- Please submit a professional image in your school logo/and colors
- Answer the following video interview questions (1-2 minutes for each question):
- Do you consider yourself a changemaker? An individual that helps institute positive growth for your school? For your community? If so, how & why?
- How do you demonstrate Black & Positively Golden at your HBCU or community?
The final date to submit your completed application is May 10, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.
Contact us at email@example.com.
Charles & Robin Paul Scholarship Award Opportunity
Deadline - May 6th, 2021
- Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent).
- Must be a current resident of Forsyth County.
- Must be on a path to pursuing higher education.
Preference is given to students planning to or currently attending WSSU. This includes those who've taken time away from their continuing education, those who never began a post-high school program, and those who are already working toward a degree and promising career.
See more details and apply for the Charles & Robin Paul Scholarship here.
CCF Program Director
336-663-6794 (ext. 2)
Please complete the 2021-2022 TMCF Scholarship application today by logging into the online scholarship portal.
Scholarship Application Technical Support: If you are currently working on a scholarship application and are having technical issues--for example, with the application form itself, uploading documentation, saving or submitting, or another technical issue--please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Reminder to Applicants:
- Log in to the online scholarship portal anytime to complete any applications that you are eligible for.
- Log in to the online scholarship portal anytime to see updates on your application status.
Check your email regularly to receive updates. Add all @tmcf.org email addresses to your Safe Sender list.
Since 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). TMCF scholarships are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. To apply for scholarships (applications deadlines vary) or to learn more, visit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund website.
The Reynolda Rotary Clarence "Big House" Gaines Memorial Scholarship was established in special recognition of Reynolda Rotarian Clarence "Big House" Gaines to help students from Cook Elementary School attend Winston-Salem State University. Students who attended Cook Elementary School during the 2003-2004 school year and/or later and who meet the qualifications may be considered for this scholarship. For more information contact:
Allegacy Federal Credit Union is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for our members. Our annual Mel Hughes Scholarship Fund is available to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students. Applicants will be competing for four (4) $1,300 scholarships for college/university, and four (4) $250 scholarships for community/technical schools. Members who apply for this scholarship may also be considered for a scholarship offered by the Carolinas Foundation General Fund.
To be eligible for any scholarship, a student must be a primary member (or become a member) of Allegacy and a high school senior accepted to attend accredited post-secondary institution. (Students currently enrolled in college may also apply.) Applicants will be judge on academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, and an essay question.
You can use Allegacy’s online membership application on the Allegacy Scholarship page, print a membership application or visit any Allegacy Financial Center. If you have any questions about Allegacy membership, please email email@example.com or call 336-774-4138 / 800.782.4670 ext. 4138.
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states.
In accordance with guidelines prescribed by the founder, the grantee institutions award scholarships on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the specified southern states. (AL, FL GA, LA, MS. NC, SC, TN and VA)
- Christian Southern Women ONLY
- Maintain a GPA of 3.00
- Must Complete a FAFSA
- full-time Enrollment
Applications are available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
For general information please visit the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation website.
NetPEO recognizes the need for more lung awareness among teenage tobacco users and non-users. Despite smoking’s known risks, many teens continue to pick up the habit. Thus NetPRO is offering a $2,500 Lung Cancer Awareness Scholarship to college-bound and current students who submit an essay about how smoking affects society as a whole and what young people can do to address the issue with their peers.
The deadline for this scholarship is June 15, 2020, and the application process is super simple! All students have to do is go to the NetPEO Lung Cancer Awareness Scholarship website, write their short essay, and submit all of the required documents.
Winston-Salem State University
- Incoming Freshman ONLY
- Have a minimum 800 SAT score or an equivalent ACT score (WSSU requires 880 SAT or 17 ACT for admission to the university)
- Maintain a GPA of 3.00
- Must complete a FAFSA
Provide a high school transcript to WSSU OSFA (Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid).
For general information please visit The Pittsburgh Foundation website.
“Big House” Clarence Gaines
Reynolda Rotary College Assistance
The Reynolda Rotary College Assistance Awards honor the life and legacy of Coach Clarence "Big House" Gaines, Sr. Coach Gaines was a motivator, encourager, and positive life-changing influence in hundreds of young people's lives in Winston-Salem.
Gaines was a pillar of the Winston-Salem Community, serving in many professional and civic organizations, including the Reynolda Rotary Club where he was a charter member.
These awards provide mentoring and financial assistance to alum of Cook Elementary School for educational-related expenses to attend Forsyth Tech or WSSU.
Two Awards Available
- up to $2,000 per year of study up to two years at Forsyth Tech Comm College
- up to $5000 per year of study up to four years at Winston-Salem State University
- Must have attended Cook Elementary School for at least years
- Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent)
- Must be current student of or planning to attend WSSU or Forsyth Tech
- Must have the GPA minimum required for admission into WSSU or Forsyth Tech
Apply by April 30th, 2021
Apply online through the Clemmons Community Foundation, including:
- Personal Essay
- FAFSA Student Aid Report High School Transcript
- Verification of enrollment at Cook Elementary School
The Sallie Mae Fund's Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
Helping students access and complete higher education
In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program helps increase access and completion of higher education among students of color and those from underserved communities.
Minority students and those from marginalized communities face long standing inequities when it comes to accessing and completing college.
The Sallie Mae Fund's Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program will award: 885 Scholarships, in 3 Years, for a total of $3 million.
- 75 $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors to access higher education
- 780 scholarships of up to $2,500 to help students complete post-secondary education
- 30 $10,000 scholarships to help graduate students access and complete their degrees
Who is eligible?
The Bridging the Dream Scholarships are available to minority students and those from marginalized or underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, low-income, first generation, and students from rural communities, among others. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and Pell Grant-eligible.
Learn more about applying for the Sallie Mae scholarship, go to the Sallie Mae Scholarship Opportunities web page or the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships web page.
For official scholarship rules, visit the Sallie Mae Scholarship Opportunities web page. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Beginning August 5, 2021 scholarship applications for AY 2021-22 will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2021, or until all 250 scholarships have been awarded, whichever comes first.