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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 2018-19

  • Congressional Art Competition for High School Students in 10th district

    Click here for contest guidelines

    Deadline is April 30, 2019   Entries should be delivered to 

    US Congressman Patrick McHenry's Gastonia District Office
    Gaston County Administration Building
    128 West Main Avenue, Suite 115
    Gastonia, NC 28053
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


    The “Grand Prize” winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan College. 

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  • THE PAUL F. FULLER SCHOLARSHIP- due March 29, 2019


    To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant is required to meet the following:

    1. Have participated in the Gaston County Schools mentoring program for a minimum of
      one year at any grade level (elementary, middle, high school)
    2. Exhibit strong academic effort toward achievement.
    3. Write a personal essay of up to 500 words describing “How being mentored has influenced my life”

    All application materials should be received by March 29, 2019

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  • 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



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  • Gaston Co Extension and Community Association (ECA) Memorial Scholarship- due April 4

    Deadline - must be submitted or postmarked by April 4, 2019

    Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded

    Submit via email to  or deliver to the Lucille Tatum Extension Center, 959 Osceloa St., Gastonia, NC  28054

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  • NC Association of Education Office Professionals- Gaston County Chapter

    two scholarships awarded, one for $400 and one for $600

    Application is due to your school counselor by 4/5/19

    Eligibility criteria: US citizen, one page essay "Why I am Choosing to Further My Education," awarded on basis of academic achievement,
    initiative and financial need

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  • Rotary 4-Way Test Challenge Essay/Speech Contest

    Deadline: ue to school coordinator by April 8, 2019  If selected as a finalist, you will present your speech on April 28, 2019 at 2pm at the Schiele Museum.

    Award- 1st place $1500, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500

    Create an original short essay based on the Rotary 4 Way Test (listed below).  Essays should be approximaely 500 words in length, about 5 minues when read as a speech.  High School Seniors from Gaston County are eligible.  Speeches selected as finalists must be presented on Sunday, April 25, 2pm at the Schiele Museum.


    Rotary 4 Way Test

    Of the things we think say or do:  Is it TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to ALL concerned?  Will it build GOOD WILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to ALL concerned?

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  • Miriam S and William T Hall, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

    Application due to your school counselor by May 3, 2019

    Award- $2,000 annually, renewable for 4 years


    1. Applicants must be seniors in a public high school in Gaston County. They must also be citizens of the United States of America.
    2. Applicants are eligible to compete for this scholarship only during the year in which they are scheduled to graduate. Students requiring summer school work after normal graduation will not be eligible to compete.
    3. The recipient must attend an accredited college or university and pursue a degree in education.
    4. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 yearly grade point average (GPA) in order to have the scholarship renewed.



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