Scholarships - GastonCountyScholarships.com
Welcome to GastonCountyScholarships.com! This page is the starting point for scholarship searches for students attending Gaston County Schools. Our master scholarship database can be found at ScholarshipPlus.com/Gaston. All scholarship information that our high school counselors have access to can be found using ScholarshipPlus.com/Gaston. 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 ScholarshipPlus.com/Gaston. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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
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
This full tuition scholarship, valued at $74,000 to be paid evenly over four years in partnership with Belmont Abbey College, has been created to strengthen local ties between Gaston County and the College, and increase the diversity of GCPD. Successful scholars will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Belmont Abbey College, and secure employment with Gaston County Police Department upon graduation.
Applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Classification as a current high school senior
- Preference to residents of Gaston County and underrepresented populations
- Scholastic Achievement: GPA of at least 3.00 (unweighted)
- Pursuit of an undergraduate degree in criminal justice
- Demonstration of strong school and community involvement through volunteerism
- Clear Criminal History
Application deadline to school counselor on February 15th of each year.
Please use the link below to carefully read the eligibility and application procedures. You should also contact your school counselor to notify him/her you are applying and seek assistance.
Application link This applicaiton is a fillable PDF. You will need to complete it, print, parent and student sign. Also, please see the final page for a list of other information you should submit including recommendation letters and transcript.
Deadline to submit application and all supporting materials to school counselor is Feb. 22, 2019. All applications must be typed.
Please verify that the application has the student and parent signature. All supporting documents should have appropriate signatures as well.
Scholarship is based on these characteristics:
1. purpose in life
2. financial ned
4. qualities of leadership
5. participation in student and community activities
6. high school scholastic achievement
Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (3 scholarships available, same application for each)
Deadline extended to February 28, 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 email@example.com
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:
Attn: Jason Beane
7800 Crescent Executive Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
One year scholarship of $1,000 to be paid as $500 for first and second semesters
Requirements: academic achievement (submit transcript), essay on goals and why scholarship is needed (200 words or less), parent or guardian must be active, retired, or honorably discharged veteran (proof of military service must accompany application)
Mail application postmarked by Feb. 28 to
Gaston County Honor Guard
190 Ken Garrison Rd.
Dallas, NC 28034
Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and mail to:
Gastonia Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
C/o Scholarship Committee
PO Box 1482
Gastonia, NC 28053
Please email any questions to scholarship@
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
All Applicants Must:
Δ Be a male or female high school seniors planning to enroll in a Four-year College or University
Δ Reside in Gaston County or attending a Gaston County High School and plans to graduate by June 2017
Δ Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 1.75 on a 3.0 scale
Δ Have applied for Fall 2017 admission/enrollment in a Four-year College or University
Δ Has a November or December SAT/ACT scores and 1st Semester Grades
All interviews will be scheduled for the week of March 25, 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.
Deadline- March 15, 2019 Submit scholarship to Gail White at 416 Elizabeth St., Gastonia, NC 8054
Female student in a Gaston County High School
top 20% in class rank
1150 or better combined SAT or 20 or better ACT composite score
Participation in extracurricular activities and/or community service
Enrolling in a NC 2 or 4 year college/university
Plan to major in education and pursue a career in teaching
Award- varies each year, minimum of $250.
Deadline- postmark by March 15, 2019 and mail to Drum-Wilkinson Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship, 2419 Bud Arndt Road, Maiden NC 28650
There is no application form. Attached are the directions explaining what information to submit including a short essay and a recommendation letter. There is a form explaining what your recommender should include in the letter.
The Gazette and The Star are pleased to give community-wide recognition this year to the outstanding high school seniors in the Best and Brightest 2019. Apply online at bit.ly/bestbrightest19
We will honor one outstanding senior in each high school in Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties who personify the community builders of their generation.
Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 18. Selection of the winners will be made by a committee of educators, community leaders and business people based on community and school involvement, academic achievement, an essay and letters of recommendation.
The Best and Brightest winners will be recognized by The Gazette and The Star and honored at a reception Thursday, April 18 at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia. Three scholarships, one for $1,500 and two for $1,000 each, will be awarded to three of the Best & Brightest students based on meaningful contributions that have led to the betterment of their schools and communities.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant is required to meet the following:
- Have participated in the Gaston County Schools mentoring program for a minimum of
one year at any grade level (elementary, middle, high school)
- Exhibit strong academic effort toward achievement.
- 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
- Have participated in the Gaston County Schools mentoring program for a minimum of
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline - must be submitted or postmarked by April 4, 2019
Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded
Submit via email to email@example.com or deliver to the Lucille Tatum Extension Center, 959 Osceloa St., Gastonia, NC 28054
Please review this scholarship newsletter including scholarships with February deadlines.
Please review these scholarships with December Deadlines.
Update- the Wayne Shovelin scholarship applicaiton is due December 16, 2018. Please apply online at the link below.
Please read through the entire newsletter. The last pages have some suggestions for you as you are working through the college application process.