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. 
     FAFSA reminder

Scholarship Applications 2018-19

  • E.R. & Lillian B. Dimmette Scholarship due to school counselor Jan. 9, 2019

    Pre-Application form due to School Counselor By January 9, 2019


    • Must have 2.5 GPA Have 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.
    Comments (-1)
  • Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (Education)

    Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (3 scholarships available, same application for each)

    Award- $2,000

    Deadline- January 31, 2019, deliver to Dr. Ami Parker, Director of Counseling Services at Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC  28054

    Questions- contact Darinda Fredrickson via email at



    Comments (-1)
  • State Employees' Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship

    Important Updates for 2018 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 8, 2019: 

                                                                                           _____ Completed application

                                                                                           _____ 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 8, 2019

    SECU Scholarship Student Application 

    SECU Consent Form

    Guidelines for Writing Bio

    SECU Criteria



    Comments (-1)
  • Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council (CMARC) Scholarship due Feb. 28

    Applicants must meet these requirements:


    • Currently a senior in good standing in a Charlotte area high school
    • Relocated between grades 9 and 12
    • Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family’s relocation
    • Currently have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale)


    All applications must be postmarked by February 28th to have time to evaluate them and make a selection.


    To submit your application, essay, activities list and transcript mail to:

    Charter Communications

    Attn: Jason Beane

    7800 Crescent Executive Dr.

    Charlotte, NC 28217

    Comments (-1)
  • Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship- due March 1, 2019

    The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund benefits graduating high school seniors within the Charlotte Region who demonstrate above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts. Two annually renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded each year.  Click here for information on how to apply for the Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship.

    Comments (-1)
  • Beta Rho Chapter Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship


    This scholarship is provided by the local Beta Rho Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.

    Scholarship value is $1,000

    Checklist of application materials:  completed application, list of extracurricular involvement and honors, parent or guardian's endorsement, high school transcript, SAT or ACT score, two letters of recommendation, personal statement about career goals and rason for wanthing scholarship, current personal photo.

    Deliver completed application by April 1, 2019 to 

    Dr. Ami Parker, Director of Counseling Services 
    Gaston County Schools Central Office
    943 Osceola St.
    Gastonia, NC  28054

    Questions about the scholarship should be directed to 

    Darinda Fredrickson, contact via email at



    Comments (-1)

Scholarship Newsletters