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Class of 2023 Seniors



Contact information for applications: 

Jill Bender, Counselor,

Amine Seifert, Advisor, 

Residency Determination Services: 

College Foundation of NC: 
Has tools for researching 2- and 4- year colleges in NC, and information about how to apply to and pay for your college education. 
College Test Scores:  College Admissions Test Scores are optional again this year for the 16 University System.  For more information, read the Test Waiver memorandum.  

College Application Timeline Goals for November/December
  • Continue completing college applications.
  • Make sure you have completed RDS, FAFSA and any other forms needed by the schools to which you applied. (Some require CSS Profile too.)
  • Log into portals for every college you applied to and check to ensure they have received all your materials!
  • Check the scholarship pages of individual college websites and apply to scholarships specific to each school. Continue researching state and national scholarship opportunities.
  • Check email and your college portals regularly so that you don't miss important communication!

Scholarship / Financial Aid Information

Fill out your FASFA at:

There are many scholarship opportunities available - based on academics, special activities, financial need, demographics, etc. Each school also has their own scholarships. Check college websites and use the links below to explore additional opportunities! 

These websites are only some of the ones that have scholarship information.  Remember that scholarship searches and applications should never cost money.

Individual colleges also have their own scholarships and financial aid.  Please check their websites for more information.

Local Scholarship Postings

  • Henderson Junior Woman's Club is offering 3 scholarships this year. All are open to both male and female applicants. Applications are due by January 7, 2023.

    1. The Sallie Southall Cotton scholarship worth $500 is offered to a senior planning to attend a four-year college/university.  
    2. The Linda Weaver scholarship worth $300 is offered to a senior planning to attend a community college.  
    3. The Stack K. Barnett scholarship worth $300 is more specified.  It is offered to a senior planning to attend Vance Granville Community College in health related fields. 

    The application forms are available from Mrs. Seifert (and were emailed to students in December). In addition to the form, each applicant will also need to provide the following.

    ·      Recent photo

    ·      A personal letter as to why the student desires to continue her education, the student’s future plans, and why financial aid is necessary.

    ·      Letter of recommendation from a school principal, guidance counselor, or teacher.

    ·      Letter of recommendation from a business or professional person other than school personnel.

    ·      High School Transcript with grades through first semester senior year, SAT scores (optional this year), class rank, and grade point averages (weighted and unweighted)

    ·      FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form

    All information from the applicants needs to be uploaded and emailed to by January 7, 2023.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview ( to be held the week of January 10). 

  • Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Women Educators - Gamma Chi Chapter is offering a $500 scholarship, renewable annually, for females living in Warren or Vance county who plan to pursue a degree in education. Students who plan to attend a 4-year college, or who plan to start at a community college and then transfer to a 4-year college, are eligible. Applications are available from Mrs. Seifert. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2023.
  • Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship - The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of NC will award scholarships to NC high school seniors to be used at any NC college or university. 1st place - $3000, 2nd place - $1000, 3rd place - $800 and 3 4th places - $400, plus local committees may provide smaller scholarships to local finalists. Details can be found online at The application must be completed and supporting materials uploaded online no later than 11:59pm on February 5, 2023.
National Scholarship postings
  • The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program  specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states , and the District of Columbia ($25,000 each). National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in The National Scholars Conference. State scholarships are also available for $10,000 each.  To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    The undergraduate application is available annually from December 1 to March 15. 

For all regular school or counseling issues, Mrs. Bender is available to assist students with their needs.  To see the counselor, please visit the office.  To schedule appointments with the counselor, use this link:, email a request to or call the school at 252-431-0440.

All seniors should complete a Senior Career Plan form at the beginning of the school year and then make an appointment to meet with Mrs. Seifert, the College & Career Coordinator. To schedule an appointment, visit or email a request to

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