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Welcome to! This page is the starting point for scholarship searches for students attending Gaston County Schools. Our master scholarship database can be found at All scholarship information that our high school counselors have access to can be found using 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 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
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 Applications 2016-2017

  • Betsy Y. Justus NCTA Founders Scholarship


    Award $1,000 (renewable for 4 years) 


    • Rising female college freshman, re-entry or transfer student, enrolling for undergraduate course work at an accredited institution of higher learning located in North Carolina.  Must qualify for North Carolina resident status for tuition purposes.
    • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Must declare a technology or engineering major or demonstrated interest in pursuing technology and/ or engineering


    Online application and mailed transcript/recommendation must be RECEIVED by May 31, 2017

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  • Gaston County Association of Education Office Professionals (GCAEOP) Scholarship


    Deadline- return to school counselor by May 22, 2017

    Award- $500

    Criteria:  US citizen, applied to post-secondary institution, complete a one page biographical essay answering, "“Why I Am Choosing to Further My Education;' transcript, and

    Three (3) letters of recommendation as outlined below:

    a) One (1) from a principal, counselor or other school administrator which should describe

    that student’s activities and leadership record in school, personal traits, character, initiative,

    home background and student’s financial need.

    b) One (1) from a teacher.

    c) One (1) from someone other than a member of the sponsoring association or the applicant’s family

    NCAEOP-Student-Scholarship-Application-Rev-2016_FILLABLE.pdf 622.49 KB (Last Modified on April 18, 2017)
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  • North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Scholarship


    Scholarship Criteria:

    NC Resident, 3.0 or better Grade Point Average, major in Criminal Justice related field, supply Student Aid Report (from FAFSA), no felony/seious misdemeanor convictions, evidence of extracurricular activities, must be younger than 24 to apply.


    Mail completed application and supporting documents to be received by June 1, 2017 to this address:

    Officer Latoya Baldwin

    North State Law Enforcement Officers Association

    P.O. Box 2221

    Greensboro, NC  27402

    NORTH STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.pdf 66.33 KB (Last Modified on April 5, 2017)
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