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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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  • "Home is Where the Heart Is" Art Competition- due by April 30

    A student may submit an entry in any visual arts medium of their choice which reflects what home mean to them based on the theme “Home is Where the ART Is”.

    The entries will be judged based on these three criteria:
    1. Most authentic to the theme “Home is Where the ART Is
    2. Best use of artist’s chosen medium.
    3. Originality and creativity.

    A panel of judges will select First, Second, and Third place winners along with three Honorable Mentions.

    The top 6 winners of this local contest will be selected and their creations will be prominently displayed in the lobby of Hanks Realty Group.

    Cash prizes will awarded to each individual winner as follows:
    First Prize:      $150.00
    Second Prize:  $100.00
    Third Prize:      $50.00
    Each HM:        $25.00

    In addition, the school with the most individual entries will receive  a $100.00 donation to their Art Department. 
    Contest dates: Tuesday, March 12 to Tuesday April 30, 2019
    All entries should be emailed to the Hanks Realty Group (Myra Hanks by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4PM EST.
    Winners will be notified via email on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  The winners will also be announced on Hanks Realty Group and Gaston Arts Council social media outlets
    Winners reception will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Hanks Realty Group office.
    The winning entries should be brought to the May 9 reception, in order for them to be displayed at the  Hanks Realty Group office until Labor Day 2019.  At this time artwork should be picked up.

    "We believe supporting our schools is always a good investment. Whether taking healthy snacks to teachers each Fall or supporting the art departments in the Spring; a little encouragement and appreciation can make a big difference in what the business world calls ROI…return on investment. When Gaston County schools prosper it’s a community event we can all celebrate!" ~ HANKS REALTY GROUP


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