NCHE College Scholarships

2013-2014 NCHE Scholarship Application

Since 1998, NCHE has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to over a hundred graduating homeschooled seniors.

NCHE Scholars, chosen for outstanding achievement in academics, arts, athletics, and community involvement, have continued their education with institutions as diverse as the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Duke University, Patrick Henry College, Liberty University, Meredith College, and the University of North Carolina.



Amanda Wares

Amanda Wares is a Greensboro native. She is married to Michael, and they have four children, ages seventeen, thirteen, ten and five. This is her ninth year homeschooling, although she was a "wannabe" for years before starting! She serves on the NCHE board as region 5 director. She is passionate about encouraging other moms along this homeschool journey and letting them know they are not alone in their struggles! 

From our Article Library

Jul 31, 2013

“If I homeschool my child through high school, will they be accepted into college?” This is the most common question parents ask regarding homeschooling through the upper grades. As scholarship committee chair, I can say with confidence, yes, homeschooled students are accepted into colleges and universities. This year, the applicants for the NCHE and HINTS scholarships will be attending a multitude of colleges and universities. 

Aug 15, 2012

In December 2011, forty-eight homeschool seniors sent application packets to be considered for one of six scholarships that NCHE administers. Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay were required from each student. A committee carefully examined each packet, ranking each one. Those rankings were then compiled and the winners were chosen. We at NCHE are blessed to be able to administer these scholarships each year, and it is amazing to see the level of scholarship and talent among the applicants.