Scholarships - GastonCountyScholarships.com

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    Welcome to GastonCountyScholarships.com! This page is the starting point for scholarship searches for students attending Gaston County Schools. Our master scholarship database can be found at ScholarshipPlus.com/Gaston. All scholarship information that our high school counselors have access to can be found using ScholarshipPlus.com/Gaston. At the bottom of this page are applications of scholarships listed in Scholarship Plus that are available for download. These pages should be a main source of scholarships outside of the scholarships available from your prospective college or university. It is constantly in the process of being updated because scholarship information becomes available at various times.
     

    Detailed information about the scholarships for the links below can be found at ScholarshipPlus.com/Gaston. Some of these are applications that come to our counselors in a paper form only. We scan the paper applications we receive and create an application that be typed using your computer and post them here for downloading. Previously, these were scholarships that were only available from the school counselors at each high school. PLEASE NOTE: New applications will be added as new scholarships become available. 

    If you find any problems with any of the scholarship links on this page, or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Ami Parker, Director of Counseling Services, at 704-810-8813 or by e-mail at amparker@gaston.k12.nc.us.
     
    Please note that there may be more than one page of scholarships listed.  Please click MORE at the bottom to see additional scholarship opportunities.  
     
     

Scholarship Newsletters

  • Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship - due Dec. 15, apply online

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Classification as a current high school senior
    • Residency in Gaston County or the child of a CaroMont Health employee
    • Scholastic Achievement: GPA of at least 3.75, unweighted
    • Pursuit of an undergraduate degree in a health care profession
    • Demonstration of strong school and community involvement through volunteerism
    • Application Deadline is December 15, 2019
       

     

    Apply Online at

    https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/61597-Caro-Mont-Health-Foundation

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  • E.R. & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship due to school counselor Jan. 9, 2020

    Pre-Application form due to School Counselor By January 9, 2020

    Requirements

    • Must have e a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Must be a legal resident of Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan or Wilkes County, North Carolina
    • Must demonstrate substantial need for financial assistance.
    • Must have a SAT or ACT score that is equal to or greater than the state average (new requirement for this year)
    • Complete all pages of this form to illustrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity, & community involvement.
    • Submit a copy of Student Aid Report from a completed FAFSA form.
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  • State Employees' Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship

    Important Updates for 2020 SECU People Helping People Scholarship

    * Gaston County Schools may award 8 scholarship; no longer one per high school

    * Must be a member of State Employees Credit Union or eligible for membership through a parent or guardian (NCSECU will verify)

    * Must file a FAFSA as part of the application
     

    Other eligibility requirements:

    * Must be a US citizen and resident of North Carolina

    * Must have a 2.5 or better UNWEIGHTED Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale

    * Is a senior and must attend one of the 16 UNC system public universities

    * Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement
     

    Deadline to school counselor by February 21, 2020: 

    _____ Completed application  (link is below- download to Word Document so it is a fillable form)

    _____ Student bio (see guidelines below)

    _____  Picture (recommend senior or cap/gown picture)

    _____  Copy of Acceptance letter to UNC public university

    _____ Consent form (linked below) by February 21, 2020

    SECU Scholarship Student Application 

    SECU Consent Form

    Guidelines for Writing Bio

    SECU Criteria

    Sample Application Packet

     

     

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  • Alpha Delta Kappa Beta Rho Chapter Scholarship

    Deadline- submit scholarship to school counselor by February 26, 2020

    Award- $1,000 one time award

    Submit the following: 

    _____ application

    _____  list of extracurricular activities

    _____  parent/guardian's endorsement and student verification

    _____  transcript

    _____ copy SAT or ACT score

    _____  two letters of recommendation

    _____  personal statement from the applicant detailing his or her plans, career goals, and reasons for wanting scholarship

    _____  current personal photo

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  • Alpha Delta Kappa Memorial Scholarships

    Deadline- RECEIVED by March 1

    Submit Scholarship to Gail White 416 Elizabeth Street Gastonia, NC 28054  Contact:  gawht@earthlink.net   704-864-9129

    The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship is open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall, and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Eligibility Requirements: a. Academic rank in top 10% of class b. Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25 c. Good character d. Participation in extra-curricular activities (school & community) e. Financial need--not the primary consideration

    The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Eligibility Requirements: a. Academic rank in top 10% of class b. Minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27 c. Good character d. Participation in extra-curricular activities (school & community) e. Financial need--not the primary consideration

     

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  • Alpha Delta Kappa The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship

    Deadline- RECEIVED by March 1

    Submit Scholarship to Gail White 416 Elizabeth Street Gastonia, NC 28054  Contact:  gawht@earthlink.net   704-864-9129

    The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship is open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major an area of the fine arts.

    This is a one-year (non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $2000. Eligibility Requirements: a. Academic rank in top 20% of class b. Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25 c. Good character d. Participation in extra-curricular activities (school & community) e. Financial need--not the primary consideration

    **Applicant must include a flash drive, CD or DVD of yourself demonstrating proof of talent or ability in the fine arts (performance or portfolio) with your application materials. We would like to see you actually performing or explaining your work.

    Some suggestions:

    Music: Four to ten minutes of recording (flash drive, CD or DVD); compositions to be chosen from Baroque, Classical Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary repertoire. Be sure to include, in written form, the titles and composers of the selections recorded.

    Dance: Four to ten minutes on flash drive or DVD. Be sure to include, in written form, descriptive information about choreography, presentation and technique.

    Visual Arts: Four to ten examples (on flash drive or CD), in more than one medium. Be sure to include, in written form for each example: medium used, age at the time of completion, and any other information that may assist the committee. Please do not send original copies of artwork.

    Drama: Four to ten minutes on flash drive or DVD, featuring monologue or another dramatic scene. Other actors may be in the scene, but the applicant’s part should be primary. Be sure to include, in written form, an explanation of the set-up and any other information that may assist the committee. A script or written excerpt should be included.

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