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North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) - Income from the North Carolina State Lottery provides funding for the Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS), which is aimed at financially needy students studying at eligible North Carolina educational institutions. Students need to submit the FAFSA and eligibility will depend partly on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students not eligible for a Pell Grant who have an EFC of under $5,000 will be considered for the Education Lottery Scholarship. Awards range from $100 to $3400 per year.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships Permanent resident of Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren counties are eligibe for the Brooks Scholarships. Additionally, there is a scholarship awarded to one student from Greensboro and High Point and also to one senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics who is from one of the eligible counties.

The maximum award is $8,000. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains eligibility, including a 2.75 GPA.

Jagannathan Scholarships N.S. Jagannathan established these scholarships for students attending any of the campuses of the University of North Carolina. The students must be North Carolina residents enrolling as full time students. Students whose parents are employees of TIEPET, Universal Fibers, and related companies, will be given special consideration in the selection process.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship Board of the North Carolina Council - ESA (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) offers scholarships to students or teachers studying to work with special needs children. THere may be multiple scholarships awarded and they may vary from $500 to $2500. Get an application and the scholarship requirements at . Applications must be submitted by April 1.

Golden LEAF Scholarship There are two Golden Leaf Scholarships, one for two year students and one for four year university students. Eligble students will live in one of the 73 counties considered either economically distressed or tobacco dependent and they will be able to show financial need. Application is made through the FAFSA.

Wachovia Technical Scholarship Program These scholarships are for students in the second year of a two year technical program at any of North Carolina's community colleges. The scholarships are for $500 each, $250 each semester. There is no special application form. Winners will be selected by the schools from those qualified.

North Carolina State Board of Refrigeration Examiners Scholarships Each year the board sponsors two scholarships for North Carolina students who are planning on pursuing either an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of Study in Commercial Refrigeration Technology or an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of Study in HVACR Technology. You can get the scholarship application from the Refrigeration Board's website at

John R. Kernodle Jr. Scholarship This scholarship is for students in the Guilford County school system who will teach in North Carolina schools, grades K-12, hopefully in the Guilford school system. Students going to NC colleges or universities will receive preference. You can get the requirements and application at

Toleo Foundation Community Scholarship The TOLEO Foundation awards seven scholarships to students graduating from Guilford County public high schools who will be attending a North Carolina public institution. The Toleo Foundation Scholarships are for $3,000 each and are renewable for four years if the recipients maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. For more information and an application, visit

Evans Memorial Scholarship Established in honor of William Bryant Evans AND Lucy Teague Evans, this scholarship is for $1,000 and is renewable as long as the recilient maintains at least a 2.75 GPA. Preference will be given to students living in the McLeansville area and also to students planning on a degree in science or the humanities. More information and an application can be found at

SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship Program This scholarship will provide a 4 year scholarship worth $10,000 to one graduate of each North Carolina high school and charter school for a total of 343 scholarships. For more information about the People Helping People Scholarships, go to

SECU Foundation Community College Scholarship Program Every community college in North Carolina will receive two two year scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each. For more information about the Community College Scholarship Program Scholarships, go to

For more information on North Carolina scholarships, please visit the College Foundation of North Caroliina website.

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