Paul F. Fuller Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Paul Fuller, an enthusiastic participant of the Chamber of Commerce’s and Gaston County Schools’ Student Mentoring program. The applicant must have been a part of the Mentoring Program and a graduating senior from a Gaston County School. Please contact the Foundation at 704-864-0927 for an application.
Alaina N. Abernathy Scholarship
This $500 grant awarded each year to a graduate of Cherryville High School in memory of Alaina N. Abernathy who died in an accident at the age of 15. Eligibility for the scholarship includes criteria, which Alaina’s parents believe, reflects her personality and interests as outlined in application information. Please contact Cherryville High School for an application.
John E. Willoughby Scholarship - Download Application
The purpose of this scholarship is to aid a Gaston County High School graduate who is seriously sight/hearing impaired or a child of a person who is sight/hearing impaired. Applicants must have been a resident of Gaston County for at least one year at the time of the deadline date, March 31st, to be eligible. To qualify, the graduate must attend an accredited NC college or university. Please contact the Community Foundation for an application. Deadline for application is March 29th.
Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship Program -
This scholarship program is funded by an endowment and serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. White, a respected Urologist in Gastonia for 33 years. The applicant must be a resident of Gaston, Cleveland or Lincoln County in North Carolina or York County, South Carolina and who will attend an educational institution in North or South Carolina. The applicant must be seeking an advanced degree in a medically related field: i.e., MSN, NP, MD, DDS, PA, PT; must already hold a bachelors degree or higher with a 3.50 GPA and must be attending or have been accepted at an appropriate school for the chosen field at the time of application. Deadline for application is March 1st.
Max J. Fowler Scholarship - Download Application
This scholarship is designed to help people of all ages to complete a four year degree who are accepted and enrolled at NC State University in the College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences or Engineering. The applicant must be a resident of Gaston or Cleveland counties. Criteria for selection includes: community service, school performance, class ranking, interest in the arts and financial need. Deadline for application is March 29th.
Helen Rhyne Marvin Scholarship
This scholarship has been created by friends of Helen Rhyne Marvin, a former history teacher at Ashley High School and Gaston College and an eight-term senator. It will be awarded to a senior at Ashbrook High School planning to major in history or political science and attend either Gaston College or one of the 16 universities of the UNC system. This award is based on academics, character, and service. The deadline is May 15th. Visit www.gaston.k12.nc.us to download a copy of the application.
Lonnie & Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Endowment Fund A permanent endowment to honor the professional and community service contributions of Dr. Lonnie Waggoner. Annual scholarship grants to students seeking an accredited degree in the field of nursing. The award can go to graduating high school seniors or to those wishing to upgrade their skills. Awards shall be for one year only. Applicants for the scholarship must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited nursing program offering degrees in one or more of the following: LPN, RN, or BSN. Selection criteria include financial need, character academic record. Please contact Ms. Carleen Rankin, Education Services Secretary, 704-834-2253 at the Educational Services Department of CaroMont Health. Applications are only accepted February through April.
William & Hazel Hardin Education Scholarship - Download Application
For rising college Junior and Senior students pursuing a degree in preschool, elementary or secondary education. For residents of Gaston, Randolph or Richmond counties. Based on character, academic achievement, financial need and desire to work with children. Applications due to the Foundation by March 1st.
Alfred W. Bohanan Scholarship - Download Application
This program is designed to help Gaston County students pursuing careers with Trade Degrees (i.e. machining, air conditioning, auto mechanic, construction, electrical, plumbing, etc.) that plan to attend Gaston College, Cleveland Community College, York Technical College, or Central Piedmont Community College. Selection criteria shall be based on character, work ethic, and need. Application due to the Foundation by Feb. 28th
For questions about our scholarships please contact Elizabeth Biggerstaff at the Community Foundation.
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