Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA opens October 1, 2020, for the 2020-21 academic year.
NOTICE: To facilitate the NCHSAA’s access to applicants’ educational information needed for the scholarship process, applicants and their parent(s) or legal custodian(s) will need to download and complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form. This form must be submitted to your School Counselor. Do not send the FERPA form to the NCHSAA office.
Applications open September 1, 2020
To provide scholarship support to an outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native* and/or Asian Pacific Islander American**, or Hispanic American student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school. Award Process: One male and one female from each of the eight regions will be selected to receive a one-time $750 scholarship to further their education. From the pool of sixteen (16) regional winners, one male and female will be selected as overall state winners and receive an additional $1,000 each.
Awarded to two senior year high school student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools each year. This award is unique because it honors both male and female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic athletic sport(s). Each recipient receives a one-time, $1,500.00 award.
NOTE: Cheerleading Scholarship application opens January 4, 2021 The applicant must be a member of a cheerleading squad registered for and participating in the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational event that year. This scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding cheerleaders exemplifying sound character and academic standing, good sportsmanship, and school spirit by providing financial assistance in furthering their college/university education. Four (4) $500.00 scholarships will be awarded during the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational, with one given to a cheerleader per NCHSAA classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A).
To provide scholarship support for one senior male and one senior female high school student-athlete participating on the varsity level lacrosse team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school, planning to attend a college or university in pursuit of higher education. Recipients will receive a one-time award of $1,000.00 each.