Scholarships -

    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.  

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    Apply at

    This application requires that you have a reviewer so allow time for the entire process.

    Eligibility:  Have a cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.0 or better

                    Participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. 

                     Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.


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  • ArtPop Street Gallery

    Click here for more details on how to submit your art.


    1. You must live in one of the 12 counties in the greater Charlotte Region: [North Carolina] Rowan, Stanly, Union, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Cabarrus, Cleveland, and Rutherford; [South Carolina] York and Lancaster.

    2. You must be 18 years of age or older and have a active artist website OR be a Senior High School Student.

    3. Senior High School Students: We also will accept art from Senior High School art students transitioning on to study the arts after HS graduation. The juried in student will receive a scholarship from ArtPop. Senior High School students do not have to be 18 or have an active website to apply.

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  • 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

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