Scholarship News
2017-2018 AC Reynolds Scholarship Information 
 Updated 10/4/2017

Announcements & Recognitions

Congratulations to our five AC Reynolds 2018 Distinguished Young Women!

Five ACR Rockets participated and took top honors in this year's DYW programs. Carol Cloos, Autumn Eudy, Emma Kiser, Sarah Morrissey and Kayleigh Needer shined in this year's program. Emma Kiser was named the 2018 Buncombe County Distinguished Young Woman of the Year. Sarah Morrissey was the First Finalist and Autumn Eudy and Carol Cloos received outstanding awards in a variety of categories. We are proud of these students and all that they have accomplished!

Look for the green NEW!!! Updated Information 10/4/2017 To make it easier for you to identify the new scholarships added each week, they will be titled NEW!!!, under the quick reference guide. Remember that more detailed information about scholarships is located in the live guide that is linked below.

Scholarship Opportunities for Juniors and Underclassmen ​Scholarships noted in red are typically for Juniors as well as a few that are open to all grade levels.
 ACR Parents & Students,
Searching for scholarships can be an overwhelming process. To assist you in your search we will be frequently updating this site with scholarship information, application due dates and search engine links. The 2017-2018 scholarship link below will allow you to see scholarships that are frequently pursued by our seniors. Keep in mind that in no way is this an exhaustive list. There are thousands of scholarships available with varying criteria and deadlines. The key is finding those that align with your achievements, talents and colleges of choice. Most colleges offer scholarships unique to their particular programs and mission. Families should speak directly with admissions and financial aid officers to receive more information about a particular college's scholarship offerings. As you search bear in mind that legitimate scholarship search programs will not ask for payment for their assistance.
Register for scholarship news alerts by email and/or text here Use this link to sign up for monthly scholarship emails and periodic alerts and updates.
Every scholarship that the ACR Counseling Department receives notification for is linked in this Googel Doc. Scholarships are listed according to due dates. Criteria, values and types of scholarships are also indicated.

Scholarship Deadline Quick Reference List & Tips  Updated 9/24/2017
This is a quick reference list for scholarship deadlines only. Please go to the Live Scholarship Guide link above for more detailed scholarship information. Please see Ms. McCreary well in advance of the due dates if you have questions about a scholarship.

UNCC Levine
See alpha counselor by immediately for nomination; Nominations due Oct 8th. Admissions applications due November 1st. Supplemental application material Nov. 8th

UNC Morehead-Cain -
Self endorsements & UNC admissions application due Oct. 15th

NC State Park - Self endorsements & NC State admissions application due Oct. 15th

UNC Thomas Wolfe
Apply to UNC by Oct. 15th; Scholarship app due Nov. 15th

NC State Centennial Textile Scholarship Apply to NC State by Oct. 15th ; See Ms. McCreary for nomination by Oct. 20th. ACR can nominate two seniors. Self-endorsements & all other materials due Dec. 1st. May also self-endorse by Dec. 1st

NC State Goodnight Scholarship Apply to NC State by Oct. 15th. Students invited to apply based upon admissions application. Self-endorsements due Dec. 1st and FAFSA due Feb. 15th.

Davidson College John Montgomery Belk See Ms. McCreary by Oct. 20th. School nomination due Nov. 10th. ACR can nominate two students. Scholarship & Admissions application due Dec. 1st

Horatio Alger State & National Scholarships - 10/25/2017

​Zombie Apocolypse Short Story Contest *9th-12th grade ​- ​10/31/2017

Coca Cola
Oct 31st

Robertson Chapel Hill & Duke Scholarship 11/15/2016

Appalachian State University Wilson, Chancellors & Diversity Scholarships 11/15/2017

 Scholarship & Financial Aid Search Engines

New!!! Peterson's Scholarship Search Engine
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
College Foundation of NC (
United Negro College Fund (UNCF):
Thurgood Marshall College Fund for Historically Black Colleges & Universities:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
Latino College Dollars:
I Am First! First Generation College Students:
Federal Student Aid:
College Affordability Guide:
LendEdu College Financial Aid, Scholarships &  Loans 101 Course:

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