Departmental Scholarships

Art

$500-1,500 per scholarship, based on portfolio review

  • Art or graphic design major
  • Must maintain full-time status at the University of Mount Olive
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must participate in departmental events

Music

Charles and Margenette A. Hinnant Music Scholarship

  • Up to $3,000 renewable annually up to four years
  • Demonstrate outstanding talent, academic ability, and good character
  • Audition
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in music courses overall

Ensemble Scholarships

Chamber Choir – up to $2,750 renewable annually up to four years
Concert Choir – up to $1,000 renewable annually up to four years
Chamber Ensemble – up to $1,000 renewable annually up to four years

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Audition
  • Register for appropriate ensemble course
  • Take an applied course each semester

Warren Vocal Scholarship

  • $500 per year
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA in music courses overall

McRae Trumpet Scholarship

  • $500 per year
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA in music courses overall

Warren Instrumental Scholarship

  • $200 per year
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA in music courses overall

Agriculture

All University of Mount Olive Agriculture scholarships are available to full-time UMO students studying agriculture.  Each scholarship applicant is evaluated on personal, scholastic, and extra-curricular achievements.  Each scholarship recipient is expected to maintain active UMO Collegiate FFA membership and participate in at least two community service projects and one fundraiser each semester in addition to other scholarship conditions listed in the agreement. Click on the links below to complete the scholarship application.

New and Current Students

AgCarolina Farm Credit Scholarship

  • Reside of one of the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, North Hampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Vance, Wake, Washington, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson
  • Must be a child or grandchild of an AgCarolina Farm Credit Customer
  • Graduating High School Senior who will enroll in a four-year Agricultural program at the University of Mount Olive Fall 2019 or a current student enrolled in the program
  • Possess a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics and future plans for enhancing the quality of life for Eastern North Carolina rural residents and their communities.

Carolina Farm Credit Scholarship

  • Reside in one of the following North Carolina counties: Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.
  • Be a graduating High School Senior enrolling in a four-year agriculture program at the University of Mount Olive, or a current student enrolled in the program.
  • Possess a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, and future plans for enhancing the quality of life for North Carolina rural residents and their communities.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, three individual letters of recommendation and a high school or college transcript must also be submitted.

NC Peanut Growers Scholarship

  • Recipients must demonstrate strong evidence of personal integrity, moral character, good citizenship, academic promise and a sincere commitment to attaining an education.
  • Priority preference for qualification include:
  • Student from a farming background
  • Family engaged in peanut production or processing

Collegiate FFA Scholarship

  • $500/year
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Active involvement in FFA

Incoming Freshmen

Barbara Ross Kornegay Scholarship

  • $1,100/year
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Selected candidates will be interviewed by the Kornegay scholarship committee

UMO Sophomores – Seniors

Lois G. Britt Scholarship

  • $1,200/year Minimum 3.0 GPA

Hubert and Mozelle Scott/Don Scott Scholarship

  • $1,000/year
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship

  • High school seniors are eligible for a 4-year scholarship totaling $12,000 ($3,000 a year over 4 years)
  • Community college transfer students are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to 3 years
  • Scholarships are available to students from qualifying counties who demonstrate financial aid

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Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: January 4
  • Eligible students: Agriculture students with an emphasis in swine production

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North Carolina Cattleman’s Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: January 15
  • Eligible students: Agriculture students with an emphasis on beef cattle production

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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Cares Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Amount: varies
  • Deadline: January 15
  • Eligible students: Agriculture students with an emphasis on dairy cattle production

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National FFA Organization

  • Amount: varies
  • Deadline: February 6
  • Eligible student: Must be a member of a high school FFA chapter or collegiate FFA

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Targeting Excellence

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Eligible students: Agriculture students with an emphasis on food animal production

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AFA Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Deadline: March 13

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American Dairy Goat Association

  • Amount: $750-1,500
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Eligible students: Must be member of American Dairy Goat Association

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American Goat Federation

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Eligible students: Must be members of American Boer Goat Association or American Dairy Goat Association

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CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Opens: October 1
  • Eligible students: Agriculture student with an emphasis on beef cattle production

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Larry D. Edwards Scholarship – North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Eligible students: Full-time students enrolled in horticulture programs in North Carolina

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Robert Cagle Scholarship – North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Eligible students: Horticulture/Landscape students who have earned their NCNLA Certified Young Plan Professionals Certification

Perennial Plant Association Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000 + Travel to National Symposium
  • Deadline:  January 31
  • Eligible Students: Students in horticulture field of higher education for pursuit of degrees in horticulture or closely related areas

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NC Tomato Growers Association Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000
  • Deadline:  May 30
  • Eligible Students: NC resident who pursues a horticulture or agribusiness undergraduate or graduate degree at at four-year North Carolina college or university

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Irrigation Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000-2,500
  • Deadline:  February 15
  • Eligible Students:  Pursuing irrigation-related degrees with graduation date of December 2019 or later

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National Association of Landscape Professionals Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500-3000
  • Deadline:  November Each Year
  • Eligible Students:  NALP Student Member (You can join for free if you have not attended NALP previously), students who are enrolled in landscape contracting or horticulture programs.

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American Floral Endownment

  • Amount:  $300-4000
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Eligible Students:  Pursuing degrees in floriculture or horticulture fields only; sophomore through graduate levels

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National Compost Council Scholarship

  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: April 12
  • Eligible Students: The scholarship is available for undergraduate through PhD students studying at a college or university in the United States.

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Syngenta Scholarship “Rooted in Ag”

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: May 27
  • Eligible Students: University students pursuing bachelors or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines.

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Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Eligible Students: High school seniors and college undergraduate students who major/plan to major in a field related to sustainability

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Arborjet taking Root Scholarship

  • Amount: 1,000
  • Deadline: June 30
  • Eligible Students: Students looking to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology, environmental science or a related major at an accredited two or four year college or university of the student’s choice.

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Friends of Volo Bog

  • Amount: 1,000
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Eligible Students: Students studying environmental and natural resources.

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EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $45,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Eligible Students: This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences.

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National Eagle Scout Association STEM Scholarship

  • Amount: $50,000
  • Deadline: October 31
  • Eligible Students: The NESA STEM scholarship is awarded to one Eagle Scout annually who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field (STEM).

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Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Eligible Students: Students must be studying a natural resource field such as fish or wildlife biology, conservation or management, air quality, botany, conservation education, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, pollution control or water quality.

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The Explorer’s Club Student Grants

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: October 10
  • Eligible Students: Students with an interest in advancing the scientific knowledge of our world.

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MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Eligible Students: Open to high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Residents of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming require. No more than one scholarship per state. Ten non-renewable scholarships at $2,000 each will be awarded.

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North Carolina Student Incentive Grant

  • Amount: $700
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Eligible Student: This program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation Inc., to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina residents students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina.

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Careers in Conservation Scholarship Application

  • Amount: Varies, up to $5,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Eligible Student: Declared major in the following; agronomy, agricultural engineering, agriculture sustainability, agriculture education, animal science, forestry, natural resource conservation or management, plant science, soil science, water management, water quality, wildlife management or other closely related degree programs. The applicant must be a resident of North Carolina, attend a college in North Carolina, and have achieved academic excellence in their high school or in their undergraduate studies to date.

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North Carolina FFA Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 29
  • Eligible Student: Students must be a North Carolina FFA Member. The eligibility for each scholarship must be limited to location where the FFA member attended high school or the area of study for the student.

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R. Flake Shaw Scholarship

  • Amount: $4,000 Per year, for 4 years
  • Deadline: March 4
  • Eligible Student: Incoming freshmen with the intention to pursue a career in agriculture or an agriculturally-related field. The student needs to display financial need, satisfactory grades, an evident understanding of the agricultural and/or agribusiness community, and has displayed leadership potential. Preference is given to Farm-Bureau members.

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National Dairy Shrine

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: April 15
  • Eligible Student: Students who are pursuing careers in the dairy industry.

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Securities and Insurance Licensing Association Foundation

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Eligible Student: Students who are pursuing careers in business administration, education, finance or accounting, insurance studies, marketing or mathematics.

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The Native American Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000 annually
  • Deadline: June 15
  • Eligible Student: Enrolled tribal member that plans to work with a tribe or nation in the field of education or social service. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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John E. Baylor Memorial Forage & Livestock Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Eligible Student: College students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year with a major related to the growing and/or feeding of forage to livestock

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NC Wildlife Federation Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 28
  • Eligible Student: Students who are enrolled in and attending an accredited NC College or university, including 2-year programs. Eligible students must be majoring in environmental and natural resources conservation and management including the areas of wildlife, fisheries, forestry, conservation or the enviroment.

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