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Senior Space

This space is dedicated to the Class of 2018. Read on for information on all things senior!


Senior Newsletter
Boys looking at laptopThe Senior Newsletter is now available through the  Cape Fear High School Senior Space on Google Classroom. Please accept the invitation to see the latest information on scholarships and all other things senior.

Missed a newsletter? Past issues dating from February 2016 to February 2017 can be found under the Archives, located to the left of this page.


Have you been accepted to a college, received a scholarship or financial aid?

Please be sure to inform the guidance office of any acceptances, scholarships, or financial awards you have received. We all want to share your good news!

Would you like to receive information about scholarships?

The guidance office is happy to answer questions you may have about finding scholarship opportunities. All you need to do is to e-mail the Senior Advisor.

The State Employee’s Credit Union Foundation(SECU) sponsors an annual $10,000 scholarship that is awarded  to one senior per regular CCS high school. This means that one of our 360 seniors is guaranteed to win $10,000. The odds get even better by the time all the eligibility criteria is met.  For more information on this fantastic opportunity, please refer to the 2017 SECU People Helping People Scholarship letter. You will need to complete and hand in the Student Information Packet. In order to fill in the form, you must access it through Google Classroom’s Cape Fear High School Senior Space. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Hollingsworth in Guidance by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017. This deadline is firm. Please don’t let this great opportunity pass you by!

The Cumberland Community Foundation will award $745,000 in college scholarships to students from Cumberland County. These scholarships come from endowments created by generous individuals and civic groups. The deadline to apply for most awards is March 30.. Numerous CFHS students have received scholarships through the foundation. Why don’t you give it a try?

The Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals is proud to be able to present scholarships to qualifying high school seniors to help them defray the cost of higher education. For more information on this opportunity, please refer to the CCAPAP Scholarship Application form.

Scholarships are available through the Naval ROTC program. Information on eligibility and the application process can be found in the NROTC Scholarship PowerPoint.

Have sticker shock over college application fees?

There are colleges that do not charge application fees. Follow the link for a list of these schools.

Worried about paying for college?

FAFSA logoThe Federal Student Aid website will help you understand your options for paying for college.  Use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

FASFA 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, February 20 from 9 to 12. Locations will be announced later.

Would you like to know about Federal Student Aid in general? You can apply for Federal Student Aid whether you will be attending a community college or a four-year college.

Caution: There are websites that assist students in filing the FAFSA if they pay a fee. These sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We urge you not to pay these sites for assistance that is provided free at the links provided above.

Confused about career choices?

Are you trying to decide what career is for you? Where the Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar is a very informative article that can help point you in the right direction.


The Cape Fear High School Family believes in promoting Citizenship, community Outreach, developing future Leaders, celebrating Tradition and cultivating Success!


Published by Catherine O'Horo on February 9, 2017

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