For more information, you can also visit the UNC-P Native American Student Organization page or the UNC-P Financial Aid Scholarship page.


The annual Michael A. DeMayo Arrive Alive® Scholarship Program is an exciting opportunity for local high school seniors to have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward their college education. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 27, 2023. The Scholarship Application will also be mailed to local area high schools that are eligible to participate.

The firm will be awarding a total of $37,500 in college scholarships to 15 high school seniors who reside and attend schools in counties served by the firm, including: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union (NC), Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Chester, Union (SC), Cherokee, Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon.

When the scholarship program initially began in 2003, the personal injury law firm awarded five $1,000 scholarships to Mecklenburg County seniors who wrote essays on how the community could help curb underage drinking and driving.

Over the past 21 years, the scholarship program at DeMayo Law Offices has grown. The program now includes 15 winners, across 26 counties, each who receive a $2,500 scholarship. Over the years, DeMayo Law Offices has awarded over $700,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in our community.

“At DeMayo Law Offices we see the devastation of distracted and drunk driving on an almost daily basis. By raising awareness amongst our youth, it is our hope that we can make a positive impact in our community and save a few lives in the process,” according to Michael A. DeMayo.

To qualify, students must have applied for full-time enrollment at a four-year university or college and must complete and return a scholarship application to DeMayo Law Offices by the announced deadline. Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s essay, brochure, billboard or TikTok video, as well as their application, SAT scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Students are asked to submit their presentations and all related documents by mailing their completed applications to the address provided. Winners will be chosen by a selection committee.

DeMayo Law Offices has offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Monroe, and Columbia with practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, traumatic brain injuries, nursing home negligence, and Social Security disability.

For more information about the scholarship, contact the firm via email at or visit the website here.



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Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
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Davidson Fellows Scholarship
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Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. EMPOWER Scholarship Award Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color. ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.


Fulbright Scholar Program Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research. Future Engineers Scholarship Program For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.


Gates Millenium Scholarship Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students. Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who want to write their way to college money. Google Anita Borg Scholarship For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.


Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need. HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs


Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund To increase diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher training. 

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.

 Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need. 


KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.

L Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. 


McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.

NNational Achievement Scholarship
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National Black Police Association Scholarships For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.

National SMART Grant Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.


PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.


Ron Brown Scholar Program Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. 

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses. SSiemen Competition Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.Tri-Delta Scholarships For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement, community service, academics, and more.Tylenol Scholarship For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.


United Negro College Fund Scholarships Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books. U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program For students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.


Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.


William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story Competition Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information tech