In North Carolina, like any other place, there are students considered under the minority category who are in need of financial support and back up to move forward with education, career, and life. Those who do not go into the cultural or ethnic group of a region or nation are considered as minorities. They might have to face differentiation that might indirectly cause a hurdle in achieving their educational dreams. To overcome such barriers, there are organizations that have come up with scholarships specifically for them based on worth and income. The students from such backgrounds get a chance to follow their dreams and pursue the education they wish to enter into the working society and ultimately contribute to the welfare of the nation. According to the demographic statistics of N.C., the white forms more than 60% and other Black or African American being above 20% and others into about 3%. The minority category needs to be a U.S. citizen alongside being an African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian Pacific, or Asian Indian. Some of such scholarships specified for minorities are listed here.
1. The Robert Scholarship
The scholarship fund had been set up by Albert and Toni Roothbert in order to help those who are in need of financial assistance for the purpose of continued education. The Foundation was established in New York, and it functions as a volunteer organization. Graduates and undergraduates who are fellows at accredited institutions in the United States and with elevated spiritual values are considered for the funding. The amount made available can be renewed for a few subsequent years. The students who are residing or attending schools in North Carolina as well as Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia are given preference.
Provided by: Robert Fund
Amount: $5,000 to $7,000
Eligibility: Graduate or undergraduate
Deadline: (Application is now open) February 1, 2022
2. African American Network of the Carolinas Scholarship
The students from the North and South of Carolina and are majoring in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration are aimed for providing scholarships by the African American Network – Carolinas chapter. The aspiring applicants have to be graduating seniors at a North or South Carolina high school and should plan to attend college or university for four years in North or South Carolina. The awards are given every year according to the preference of grade point average, residence, leadership skills, and financial need.
Provided by: African American Network
Deadline: March 06, 2022
3. Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships
The scholarship is an honor to the late Aubrey Lee Brooks and is made available for the graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. The students should have a significant need for money and be enrolled as full-time students in a degree program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro. They should also be residing and attending high schools in Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, and Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren counties. The winners get lucky enough to receive additional funding for summer internships, research, or traveling overseas. The scholarship can be renewed on the basis of continued financial needs exhibited by the student. The individual should also continue to be a full-time student at an eligible institution with a maintained GPA of 2.75 and excellent citizenship.
Provided by: Aubrey Lee Brooks Trust
Amount: up to $12,000
Eligibility: full-time degree students
Deadline: February 14 (The 2022 application will open on January 4)
4. Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program
The scholarship program by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation provides grants every year for the educational purpose of worthy female students with considerable financial needs. This is made available at educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The grants mainly support undergraduate higher education and emphasize those specializing in health education such as medical, nursing, and allied health fields. The awards by the Foundation are not provided directly to the individuals but to the concerned institutions.
Provided by: Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
5. NCAE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
The North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission, under the sponsorship of the Human and Civil Rights Commission, has established the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship. It also joins with the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. The amount obtained every year through donations and Martin Luther King Jr events determines the scholarship awards. The applicants have to be residing in the North Carolina region and admitted as public high school seniors. Other criteria include having a good character, involvement in community activities, and achievements in scholastic activities with a GPA of 2.5.
Provided by: North Carolina Association of Educators Minority Affairs Commission
Eligibility: high school senior
Deadline: February 06, 2022
6. Opportunity Scholarship
The scholarship program by the N.C. state education assistance authority is intended at helping the families who are struggling to make a considerable amount of revenue to pay against the tuition at participating nonpublic (private) schools. It might be helpful to fulfill the tuition and fees burden. Every year an amount of $4200 is sanctioned, which becomes of the help of about $2100 for a student every semester. The child to get the scholarship should be attending a North Carolina public school for at least the Spring semester prior to starting the use of an Opportunity Scholarship. Eligibility needs are detailed on the website, which includes the exceptions, income requirements, and other updates.
Provided by: NCAA (N.C. state education assistance authority)
Amount: $2100 (per semester)
7. The SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship
The Sisters of the Dove Charity Fund, Inc. is an organization established for Charity Funding to provide help for charity and education for those in need. The Charity Fund is closely linked to sustaining the objectives and proposals executed by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Psi Mu Zeta Chapter. The main objective is to aid low-income women during pregnancy by endorsing prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors through designing Storks Nest Programs throughout the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, and surrounding communities.
This mainly helps to improve the quality of life for youth, adults, and communities in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. Minority high school seniors who are females and taking part in performing arts together with being residents of North Carolina in Mecklenburg County with a minimum 3.2 GPA are considered for the scholarship. They should be accepted into a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of the year when the scholarship is offered.
Provided by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Psi Mu Zeta Chapter
Amount: $1000 (5people)
Eligibility: minority female high school seniors
Deadline: February 07, 2022
8. William Vatavuk Scholarship
A non-profit organization, The Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc. has its mission of supporting Bennett Place State Historic Site and honors one of its past members and providers of Bennett Place in the form of a scholarship award based on academic excellence. The deserving student has to be a present senior of an accredited high school in North Carolina or at a two-year or four-year college or university. A GPA of 3.0 has to be maintained by the student. Along with the application, there needs to be certain other criteria and attachments to be sent to the funding agency. The amount can be put towards the tuition, fees for lab studies, books and notebooks, computers and related media supplies, or other related supplies directly involved in the tracking down of the diploma or degree.
Provided by: The Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc
Eligibility: high school senior
Deadline: Applications will open soon
9. The SAWF Scholarship Program
The women who engage themselves or are planning to get admitted to any of the STEM-related fields, such as science, technology, engineering, or math, are selected for the scholarship. The women should be at a southern accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program, which can be progressed to a career in the mobility or automotive industry. Till now, the Scholarship Program has come up with scholarships worth more than $363,500. The Foundation raises funds through activities like industry fundraising, society soirees, and professional development events. The admission should be at any college or university in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Alongside they should also maintain a GPA of 2.5.
Provided by: The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF)
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate
Deadline: March 12, 2022
10. L.R. Lutheran Scholarships
The Lutheran students are considered for the awards by the L-R Scholars Program. There are two awards Friends in Faith Program and the Martin Luther Fellows program, covered here. An undergraduate student from the Lutheran church is selected for the scholarship. It is specifically put aside only for the undergraduate North Carolina ELCA students who have noticeably and significantly contributed to the church and community.
Provided by: Lenoir-Rhyne University
Deadline: July 01, 2022