Adversity Introduces A Man To Himself Essay Scholarships

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***paper copies of local scholarships are available in the guidance office***

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship    
Amount:  up to $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2017

This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:
  • How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
  • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?

Abbot and Fenner Scholarship Program
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  June 12, 2017

This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent in by email (address provided at the link below). 
Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Allegacy Mel Hughes Scholarship
Amount: $250-$1,300
Deadline: March 31, 2017
This scholarship is eligible to anyone who is a primary member of Allegacy Federal Credit Union and enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in an accredited college or university. Come see Mrs. Wright in guidance for more information. Click link below for application.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program    
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2017

This is the 3rd annual scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship    
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  June 1, 2017

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Applicants must submit an original 500-1000 word original essay on the following topic: What specific skill do you most want to develop?

Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  June 1, 2017

We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Applicants must submit an original 500-1000 word original essay on the following topic:Why is pharmacology important?

Athletic Scholarship Essay Contest
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2017
As an organization we are proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a college student who best represents a true leader in sports and life. We encourage all current or future college students who competed in a sport at the high school level to apply for the College Sports Recruiting Scholarship. The winner will be selected by the CSS Recruiting Scholarship Committee.

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship
Amount:  up to $12,000 per year for up to 4 years (for students attending UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, or UNC Greensboro)
Deadline:  January 31, 2017  (application, references, transcripts, FAFSA, and SAT/ACT scores must be received by this date)

Seventeen Brooks Scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors from the 14 specified counties on the basis of
·         academic standing,
·         character,
·         leadership,
·         financial need,
·         and the will of the recipient to help himself or herself prepare for a career as a useful and informed citizen.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Financial need is determined by the Brooks Foundation based on the information submitted on the FAFSA form.  See your guidance counselor to pick up a brochure or to ask questions.

Betsy Y Justus Scholarship
Amount: $4000 ($1000 per year)
Deadline: May 31

The Betsy Y Justus Scholarship is geared toward entering freshman women who are pursuing an academic and career path in the areas of technology or engineering. The North Carolina Technology Association will be selecting two students to receive the $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year) and a personal computer provided by Lenovo. The deadline to submit applications is May 31. Additional information on the Betsy Y Justus Scholarship and how to apply is available online. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Wise, Communications Coordinator, North Carolina Technology Association, 919.890.0776.

BigSun Scholarship    
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  June 19, 2017
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.  You will need to submit a short essay answering the following 3 part question:  How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: postmarked March 11, 2016

The Cathey Scholarship, funded by the Freemasons of North Carolina through the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement. The Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee selects recipients.

Chestnut Grove Ruritan Club Scholarship   
Amount:  $500 for a senior and $300 for a junior
Deadline:  due in guidance by May, 2017

Applications are available in the guidance office.  Two scholarships will be given, one for seniors and one for juniors.

Create a Greeting Card Scholarship    
Amount:  $10,000
Deadline:  submit any time between now and March 2, 2017

If you are a student with talent in fine arts, graphic design or photography, this is an amazing opportunity for you. Winning a scholarship contest designing greeting cards like this one could not only help you pay for your education, but also jumpstart your career as you enter into today’s business world.   Cards can be Christmas cards or any other occasion cards.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
Amount:  varies
Deadline:  postmarked by February 10, 2017

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including (but not limited to) history, law, nursing, and education.  Click the link below to read more about the individual scholarships.
Find all application materials and directions on the following website.  See Mrs. Wright in guidance if you have any questions.

Daughters of the American Revolution (North Carolina Society) Scholarships
Amount:  varies
Deadline:  postmarked by February 10, 2017

The following scholarships are awarded at the state level.  SEE MRS. WRIGHT IN GUIDANCE to pick up application materials.
·         Dean Van Landingham Cordon ⁄ Margaret Berry Street Scholarship
·         NCSDAR Endowment Scholarship
·         Lucinda B. Findley Scholarship

B. Davis Scholarship    
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  May 22, 2017

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic:  Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.  Your submissions must be sent by email to:

Discover Student Loans Sweepstakes
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: random drawings

Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships.  Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award.  No purchase or student loan necessary.  Enter now at

Lloyd E. and Rachel S. Collins Scholarship    
Amount:  $2,000 renewable for four years
Deadline:  materials should be returned by April 1, 2017 to the guidance office

The Lloyd E. and Rachel S. Collins Scholarship was established in 1991 by former students of Lloyd E. Collins in honor of Mr. Collins’ dedication to education through his service as a teacher, principal, and member of the Stokes County Schools Board of Education for 50 years. The scholarship provides a renewable award for worthy graduating high school seniors from North, South, and West Stokes High Schools who will attend an accredited two or four-year college or university. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, books and other college expenses.  Application can be found at the following link:

First Site Guide Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: August 31, 2017

Students must write a 1,500 word essay on the prompt "Why Should You Start a Blog?"

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)    
Amount:  see website for loan amounts depending on level of program
Deadline:  March 1, 2017

FELS provides significant funding for students enrolling in college programs leading to health and teaching careers in North Carolina. Students receiving funds through FELS are obligated to work in North Carolina in the chosen field upon completing their academic programs; those who do not fulfill the service obligation must repay the loans in cash, with interest. Full details, eligibility requirements, a list of qualifying campuses and majors, funding amounts available and loan repayment details can be found at  The online application deadline is April 1, 2015, and all supporting documents (transcripts, acceptance letters, etc.) must be postmarked by that date.

Golden LEAF Scholars Program     
Amount:  $12,000 ($3,000 per year for 4 years)
Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties and demonstrate both financial need and merit to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities in the fall of 2015. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.

Golden LEAF Scholars Program for NC Community College   
Amount:  up to $750 per semester
Deadline:  varies by college, contact financial aid to ask if they participate and find out deadline
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program - Two-Year Colleges is funded through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina's economy. The scholars program provides funds up to $750 per semester for curriculum students and up to $250 for occupational education students. Participating colleges may vary; therefore, students are encouraged to check with the financial aid office at their college to see if the college is taking part in the program.

$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Applicants must create a free Cappex profile and fill out all of their academic information, extracurricular activities, athletics, volunteer work and leadership experience.

Sam and Pam Hooker Education and Work Ethic Scholarship  
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  May 4, 2016 (to Mrs. Wright in guidance by noon)
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who works part-time and exemplifies the ability to fulfill high academic goals while acquiring responsible work habits during his or her high school years. Students must be maintaining a B average and be planning to attend a four year college or university in the fall.  Pick up applications in the guidance office.

Mel Hughes Scholarship Program 
Amount: $250 for community/technical; $1,300 for college/university
Deadline:  must be received by local credit union by 
March 31, 2017
This annual scholarship program provides educational assistance to Allegacy Federal Credit Union members for post-secondary (undergraduate) education. Four $1,300 scholarships for college/university students and four $250 scholarships for community/technical school students are awarded annually. The applicant must be a full-time student enrolled at least 12 semester hours or a high school senior accepted on a full-time basis, at an accredited post-secondary institution.  When applying, students may also be considered for a scholarship offered by the Carolinas Foundation General Fund.

Independence Good Fellows Scholarship    
Amount:   $2,500
Deadline:   May 1, 2017
The IGF Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrated high moral character and community service.  Financial need is a determining factor but at a lesser degree than character and community service.  You can view a copy of the application in the guidance office.  For more information or to request a copy of the application, email and applications should be returned to this email address by May 1, 2017.

Jagannathan Scholarships     
Amount:  $2,000 non-renewable
Deadline:  February 1, 2017 (application becomes available January 1)

Established by industrialist N.S. Jagannathan, the scholarships were first awarded for the 1996-97 academic year. The Jagannathan Scholarship program is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.
Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements
·         Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
·         Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
·         Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial need
The online application (including SAT scores and references) is due by February 1, 2017.

Bill Johnson Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: See scholarship

The Bill Johnson Scholarship Fund to benefit Stokes County students honors the leadership and vision of William (Bill) Howard Johnson Jr.  Bill was a product of the Stokes County school system.  On scholarship, Bill graduated from North Carolina State University before serving in Vietnam as a Marine Corps engineer.  Bill returned home from Da Nang, Vietnam in 1970.  He enrolled in graduate school at NC State.  Shortly after his acceptance Bill was in an automobile accident which required a full year of therapy before he was able to return to graduate school.  Bill received his master’s degree in public administration.  He became the Stokes County Manager in 1973.  He switched to the position of health director and remained in this role from 1976 to 1997.
                Bill Johnson left a legacy of outstanding public service to the people of Stokes County.  The varied projects and service initiatives that he launched or shepherded have had a lasting impact on Stokes County.  He accomplished his goals through collaboration with many organizations and people of our county.  His investment of time and effort has left a lasting legacy.  This legacy continues through the Bill Johnson Scholarship Fund.

King Lion's Club Scholarship   
Amount:  $500
Deadline: N/A 2017 school year

The King Lion's Club Scholarship will be awarded annually to one West Stokes High School student.  Student must have taken the SAT, applied to a four-year university or technical college, demonstrate good character and leadership skills, have a financial need to attend college, and have an exceptional record of community service.  Please pick up a copy of the application in the guidance office.

Susie Johnson Lauten Scholarship (sponsored by DAR)  
Amount:  $300
Deadline:  return application to the guidance office by March 23, 2017
For a highly qualified senior planning to enter 4-yr college or univ. ; based on scholarship, citizenship, community service, & demonstrated interest in our country's history as well as participation in continuing our heritage.  Application requires list of activities & awards plus essay describing applicant's personal values & educational goals.  Pick up an application in the guidance office.

Legal Support Staff of Winston Salem Scholarship    
Amount:  $1,500
Deadline:  March 2, 2017
The Legal Support Staff of Winston-Salem (“LSSWS”) is offering a $1,500 scholarship (non­renewable) to qualified students in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties.
The winner of our local chapter scholarship automatically becomes an eligible candidate for the LSSNC state-sponsored scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for first place, and $1,500 for second place.
All applicants must be either a high school senior or enrolled in a school of advanced education; be in need of financial assistance; and have at least a “B” average or not below 90%, if percentile system is used.
Pick up the application in the Guidance Office.

Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award
Amount: $1000
Deadline: February 15, 2017
This scholarship is for an outstanding NC high school senior with a disability. Students that are enrolled in the Occupational Cousrse of Study (OCS), Certificate of Graduation, or Future Ready Course of Study are eligible. Download your application at:

Military Officers of America Association Scholarship     
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  April 15, 2017
This $1,000 scholarship is for a senior who is currently enrolled in JROTC or a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Pick up a copy of the application in the guidance office.

Chester Arzell and Helen Miller Montgomery Scholarship   
Amount:  $1,000 renewable annually
Deadline:  due to Mrs. Wright in guidance by April 1, 2017

The Chester Arzell and Helen Miller Montgomery Scholarship was established in December 2007 with a gift from Chester Arzell Montgomery to provide scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors from Stokes County public high schools. The scholarship provides a renewable award to students attending accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, books and other college expenses.  Application can be found at the following link:

"No Essay" College Scholarship      
Amount:  $2,000
Deadline:  January 31, 2017
Register for a free account using the form on the page linked below and you could be the next winner!  The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on our Facebook page. One entry per person, but you can go back each month to try again.

North Carolina Bar Association
Scholarship Program for Children of NC Law Enforcement Officers
Deadline: April 3, 2017
Children of law enforcement officers killed as a direct result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty  or permanently and totally disabled as a direct result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty may be eliglble  to attend classes at UNC system institutions and NC Community Colleges witout paying the required tuition. For futher information, go to:

North Carolina Scholarship for Children of War Time Veterans 
Amount: varies
Deadline: February 14, 2017

Scholarships in appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans: a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarship for Survivors   
Amount: $3,000
Deadline:  postmarked no later than February 25, 2017

The purpose of our scholarships is to provide support to individuals, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past 5 years. Applicants must apply via postal mail and submit all required information in its entirety when returning your application. Due to the increasing demand for our scholarships, incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the Scholarship Review Committee for consideration.

Pinnacle Ruritan Club Scholarship   
Amount:  varies from year to year
Deadline:  turn applications in to the guidance office by March 10, 2017

*The only requirement is that the student must have attended at least one year at Pinnacle Elementary School and must  planning to attend community college or a four year college in the fall.
*See a guidance counselor to pick up the application.

 QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship    
Amount:  potential full scholarships
The college Prep Scholarship is open to high school juniors who have shown academic excellence despite facing long-term economic challenges.  To be eligible, you should have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a household income of less than $60,000 for a typical family of four.  Apply online at the website below:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program
Amount:  typically $1,000
Deadline: January 18, 2017

We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $52 million in scholarships have been awarded.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship    
Amount:  $2,500
Deadline:  March 31, 2017
Qualifications:  US Citizen or permanent citizen of  US, GPA of 3.0, going to four year college beginning fall 2013, have demonstrated leadership abilities, and combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $100,000.
Please note that the evaluation process of the scholarship packets is based primarily on a “need” basis.  This process also involves three other categories.  They are (1) academics, (2) community service, and (3) writing skill.  A total of one-hundred points will be proportionally allocated to these four categories. An applicant therefore can receive a maximum of 40 points for need, 25 points for academics, 25 points for community service, and 10 points for writing skill.

State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship    
Amount: varies
Deadline:  April 15, 2017

One of the outstanding benefits of SEANC membership is its scholarship program for active and associate members, their spouses and dependent children. 
Membership in teachers' organizations or the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation scholarship. However, state employees and retirees are eligible to join SEANC if they so desire.
Scholarships are available based on Financial Need (Category I) and Academic Merit (Category II).
Application and more information is available at the following website:

SECU People Helping People Community College Scholarship    
Amount:  $5,000
Deadline: contact the financial aid office at the community college for more information

*must be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate
*must be a US citizen and resident of NC
*must be attending one of the 58 NC Community Colleges
*must have at least a 2.5 GPA
*must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
Contact the financial aid office at the community college for more information.

SECU People Helping People Four-Year College Scholarship    
Amount:  $10,000
Deadline:  application due to the guidance office by noon on April 21, 2017

All seniors meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply:
*must be attending a NC traditional public high school (1 student from each high school WILL get this scholarship)
*must be a US citizen and resident of NC
*must be accepted by one of the 16 UNC system universities
*must have at least a 2.5 GPA
*must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
Pick up a copy of the application in the guidance office.

Silver Pen Writing Competition Scholarship (RidgeCrest Retirement Community Scholarship)  
Amount:  $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $750 for third place
Deadline:  entries must be submitted online by February 28, 2017
Senior Living Communities and our retirement communities are proud to offer the Silver Pen Writing Competition again this year. The writing competition is open to current high-school seniors. Students must write an essay in response to the topic.   (2017 essay topic: Albert Einstein once said, “Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Adversity can take many shapes and sizes. It can be physical, social, emotional, mental, financial, or geographical.
Write an essay about your experience in overcoming hardships and misfortunes.
Here is a list of questions to help you think more deeply on the topic. You do not need to use all or any of these questions:
– What was the adversity you faced?
– How did you overcome it?
– What did you learn about yourself in the process?
– Do you approach adversity differently today than you did in the past? If so, how?
– What advice would you give a younger version of yourself about facing adversity?
The writing that is submitted must be original.  Applicants should have a weighted grade point average between 3.0 or above, demonstrate of outstanding character, leadership, and citizenship, participate in extracurricular activities, and provide one letter of recommendation from a high school faculty, an employer, clergy or community organization.  See the website below for more information or to submit application electronically.

Stokes County Arts Council Scholarship   
Amount:  up to $2,000 yearly
Deadline:  March 11, 2016
The Stokes County Arts Council announces a scholarship available to Stokes County residents.  The council established the SCAC Scholarship to assist a worthy young individual or individuals in pursuing their artistic goals in higher education.  These yearly scholarships are awarded to Stokes County residents graduating from one of the county high schools who plan to major in an arts-related field.  A student currently attending an institution of higher learning with the same career goals may also apply.  An institution of higher learning approved by the Scholarship Review Committee must have already accepted the student.  The amount of the scholarship is based upon the financial need of the applicant.  The recipient may reapply every year.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution.  See the website below to find the application and further instructions.

Stokes County Child Nutrition Association Scholarship 
Amount:  up to $250
Deadline:  April 20, 2016
This scholarship will be awarded to one or two students for a total amount of $250.  Applicants must be a Stokes County Child Nutrition Association member or the child/grandchild of a member.  Applications are available in the guidance office.

Stokes County Retired School Personnel Scholarship     
Amount:  $1500
Deadline:  Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Stokes County Retired School Personnel will be presenting three $1500 scholarships to Stokes County seniors who are planning to attend college in the fall and pursue a degree in education.  Any interested students should see Mrs. Wright in guidance to pick up an application.  Applications will be due back to Mrs. Wright by April 21, and finalists will be interviewed at the Board of Education conference room in Danbury.

Stokes Family YMCA Scholarship    
Amount:  $700
Deadline:  turned in to the Stokes YMCA by April 8, 2016 attention to Misty Cummings
For a graduating senior planning to enter college in Fall 2014 who has demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurriculars, leadership, & community service and has participated in YMCA programs.   Pick up an application in the guidance office.

2016 Student-View Scholarships    
Amount: $500 - $4,000
Deadline:  April 22, 2016

Simply log in at the website below and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  Scholarships will be awarded based on random drawings of all completed applications.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes    
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  registration opens September 12, 2016 and drawings every 2 weeks with the last drawing May 12, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where students can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at an accredited college or private career school.  If you are a high school senior planning to attend college or a current college student who will be continuing their undergraduate studies in the fall of 2017, you are eligible to enter our sweepstakes. Fifteen drawings will be held and two winners will be chosen every two weeks from September 12, 2016 through May 12, 2017.

UNCG Guarantee
Amount:  qualifying students will be able to attend UNCG while accruing little to no debt
Deadline:  May 1,  2017
In order to be eligible for the UNCG Guarantee, the student must meet all of the following criteria:
  • *Admitted to UNCG for Fall Enrollment
  • *North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • *Received a combined SAT score of a 1100 or above on the Critical Reading and Mathematics sections or an ACT composite score of 23 of above
  • *Pursue a first undergraduate degree
  • *Graduated from high school within the past eight months of your first enrollment at UNCG
  • *Enroll full-time during the regular academic year
  • *Financial Need: determined by information provided on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The family income and household size are factors in determining the student’s level of need and the estimated family contribution. These are measures we use in partnership with the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for UNCG Guarantee.
  • Visit the following website for more information and to complete the online application.

WAC (Wildcat Athletic Club) Scholarship
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  April 17, 2017 by 12:00 PM

The Wildcats Athletic Club will sponsor two (2) scholarships of $500.00 to a male & female scholar/athlete in the graduating class of West Stokes High School. Applicants must have participated on at least one school athletic team during each of his/her 4 yrs of high school. Emphasis on high achievement in academics as well as athletics. Application available in Guidance Office and due back April 17 by noon.

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program (to be used at Johnson and Wales or 8 other WACE Partner Institutions
Amount:  $6,000 per year
Deadline: January 1, 2017
To qualify for this scholarship, students must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or better and must already be accepted to an eligible institution.

The Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarships
Amount:  varies
Deadline:  common application can be submitted anytime after January 1, 2017; deadlines vary

The Foundation offers scholarships with more general eligibility criteria, as well as scholarships with more specific criteria, such as those for students attending specific high schools or colleges or those pursuing certain fields of study.  Some scholarships entail a one-time award, while many are renewable for three additional years.  Additionally, many scholarships are strictly merit-based, while others will also consider family income as a factor. There are two different scholarship application processes: many scholarship applications are made through the Foundation's common application process, while other scholarships utilize their own application process.

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
Amount: $500
Deadline:  November 29, 2016

To be eligible for this scholarship award you must meet the following requirements:
a) Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
b) Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
c) A student must be under the age of 21.
d) A student must submit an essay on this year's topic:  Explain in less that 1,000 words why you have chosen to volunteer your time with the organization(s) that you have and how the experience has changed your life.


IIMs and few B schools have replaced GD with WAT and some of MBA institutes prefer WAT instead GD hence, Written Ability Test has also become a tool to test MBA aspirant on assessing overall communication skills and personality, so it is also equally important and crucial component of MBA admission process. 


Develop points for discussion and read WAT topic:   Adversity introduces a man to himself


Ships are safe in the harbour, but then, that is not what ships are made for. Ships are not meant to stand securely in harbours. They are meant to explore, discover and engage with the vast seas and the lands. The seas may not always be smooth, the shore may not always be in sight – yet ships sail and reach their destinations, some are wrecked on their path, whereas others reach the end point successfully, having faced the tumultuous oceans. 


Similarly, adverse circumstances bring out the best in a human being. The only people who do have any problems in life, who are at peace with their circumstances, who have nothing to challenge them or test their fortitude, are the ones who are already dead. Those who lie in the graves have no problems. But those who are alive and breathing, have to face a plethora of problems in life – because that is what is meant by being truly and fully alive – facing and overcoming all hardships and obstacles.


Adverse circumstances lend meaning to our lives. They give us a reason to live. If we do not have anything to look forward to, any problem to solve, a helping hand to lend or a hurdle to surmount, then we shall never be able to realise our full and great potential. The Almighty has blessed all of us with a brain and a heart, to think and act correctly, after having adjudged the pros and cons of each situation. If we fail to do so at any instant, then we are abusing the gift of life that we have been endowed with.


Yet, there are those who crib, complain and criticise every moment of their existence. These people do not understand what it means to be human. They are not able to grasp the true meaning of life and live joyously. They waste precious time in thinking negative thoughts and cooking up pessimistic situations, which are not grounded in reality. This does not hold them in good stead.


A greater damage that all this inflicts is that people who come into contact with such non-entities also become de-motivated. Such is the negative venom that their tongues spew out, all the time. 


Yet again, it all depends on how one perceives a particular situation – one can be happy that one has been given a life to overcome certain challenges, or one can crib about one’s deplorable, problematic life. The choice lies with each one of us.


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