Scholarship Tips From Students For Students
Scholarships at CMHS
Some scholarships have a school selection or nomination process, such as the following:UNC Chapel Hill: Morehead-Cain, NC State: Park Scholarship, Davidson College: Belk Scholarship, UNC Charlotte: Levine Scholar, NCCU and NC A&T: Cheatham-White, SECU, Faculty/Staff Scholarship, CabCo Agricultural FairTo be eligible for these opportunities, students should complete the Cox Mill High School Scholarship Application linked below, along with the Teacher Recommendation. Students only need to submit this application ONE time and select the opportunities they would be interested in. The deadline varies depending on the opportunity. See list below.
The application requires the following to be uploaded on the application:
1. Current photo
2. Resume - 1 page
3. Personal Essay: 1-2 page personal statement on life, beliefs, goals, etc.
4. Financial need statement (optional)DeadlineThe deadline for the CMHS Scholarship is a rolling deadline, as it involves nominations for several scholarships throughout the school year. To be considered for all, submit your application prior to September 18th. See deadlines below:UNC Chapel Hill - Morehead-Cain: September 18, 2020NC State - Park: September 18, 2020Davidson College - Bryan Athletic Scholarship: September 18, 2020Davidson College - Belk: September 18, 2020UNC Charlotte - Levine Scholar: October 8, 2020NC A&T - Cheatham White: October 30, 2020NC Central Univ - Cheatham White: October 30, 2020SECU: February 1, 2021CabCo Agricultural Fair: February 1, 2021CMHS Faculty/Staff: April 30, 2021
Local Scholarship Database
With countless scholarships being offered nationwide, it is nearly impossible to advertise them all. However, with any scholarship opportunities that pass through our offices, we want to do our best to get the word out to students and parents. Below is a regularly updated database with scholarships offered by various colleges, universities and third-party organizations. Continue to check back or click "subscribe" on the scholarship database page to receive any updates. Most scholarships in the database linked below are for seniors, but there is also a brief list of Scholarships for Juniors.
Scholarships can be offered at multiple levels. Students are encouraged to start at home and identify scholarships at the local level. These can include scholarships offered thru employers (students, parents), community connections (places of worship, civic organizations, etc.) and other community sponsors. Local scholarship opportunities are usually less competitive since students will be competing against students from Cox Mill High School and/or Cabarrus County rather than against students across the region, state or nation.
Each fall, we will host a Scholarship Night so that students and parents/guardians can learn more about the scholarship research and application process. The links and handouts from this year's event are posted below.
Senior Scholarship Offers
Seniors, please complete the form linked above to report any scholarship offers you receive, even if you do not intend to accept them or attend the school that offers the scholarship. Submit one form for each offer you receive. Email documentation of the award to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Links - UNC System
Other Scholarship Links
TIP: Set up an alternate email that you use only for these scholarship search engines. Visit that email weekly to screen your emails for scholarships that fit you and forward those emails to your real email address. This will prevent your real email from being loaded with spam once your scholarship search is concluded.