Scholarships -

    Welcome to! This page is the starting point for scholarship searches for students attending Gaston County Schools. We have partnered with the Going Merry scholarship website.  This site has streamlined the process for scholarship applications for students.  Students are encouraged to create an account.  Going Merry will match you with national, state, and local scholarship opportunities based on your profile.  You can complete many scholarship applications directly in the website.  There are some scholarships that may link you to the scholarship application on a separate website.  

    Once a student creates an account on Going Merry, the student will receive matched scholarships and reminders about application deadlines.  Students can see scholarships in a general list below.  This list is also provided on each high school’s page.  This information will replace the monthly scholarship newsletters. 
    Some scholarships require nomination or support from school counseling staff.  Please check with your high school for individual deadlines.  Click here for a newsletter including these scholarships.

    If you find any problems with any of the scholarship links on this page, or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Ami Parker by e-mail at

    New scholarship-

    We are excited to announce the release of the 2021 Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship application!  The link is active, and students can begin applying immediately. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,   December 13, 2020.

Going Merry Scholarships