Paul Fuller Scholarship
Paul Fuller Scholarship - due April 1, 2021; $1000 renewable for 4 years; eligible - participated one year in the GCS Mentoring program; essay; Application linked here.
Gaston County Honor Guard Scholarship
The Gaston County Honor Guard will award a one-year scholarship to the son or daughter of a Gaston County active, retired, or honorably discharged veteran. Proof of military service must accompany this application (DD Form 214; Retirement Orders, or Active Service Letter). The scholarship will be a $1,000.00 grant, payable $500.00 for 1st semester and $500.00 2 nd semester. Application linked here and due April 30, 2021.
SECU People Helping People Scholarship 2021
Important Updates for 2021 SECU People Helping People Scholarship
- Gaston County Schools may award 8 scholarships; no longer one per high school.
- Must be a member of State Employees Credit Unio n or eligible for membership through a parent or guardian (NCSECU will verify).
- Must file a FAFSA as part of the application.
- Frequently Asked Questions
* 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 19, 2021:
Picture (recommend senior or cap/gown picture)
Copy of Acceptance letter to a UNC public university
Text 4 Your Health Survey
The Innovative Approaches Project (Cabarrus, Gaston, Rowan & Union counties) is working to help youth take charge of their health as they are on the journey to adulthood. We invite you and your parent to participate by signing up to receive text messages with tips, tools, and resources about your health care.
For additional information and to sign up to receive a weekly text, visit
NC Governor's School is a five week residential summer program with specialized programs in academic and the arts. For more information visit www.ncgovschool.org. Sophomores are eligible to apply in the areas of Dance, Choral Music, and Instrumental Music only. Juniors are eligible to apply in all areas. Please take a moment to watch the video below.
Many college specific nomination scholarships will have upcoming deadlines. These scholarships have a nomination process and each high school will set deadlines for submission of materials to be considered for nomination.
Please check with your school counseling staff for informaiton and important deadlines for these scholarships:
Levine - UNC-Charlotte
Morehead-Cain - UNC-Chapel Hill
Park - North Carolina State
FAFSA Frenzy- Financial Aid Assistance
Need help processing financial aid? Need help filling out the FAFSA?
There's still time to get financial assistance to attend college in Fall 2020.|
Go to www.fafsafrenzync.com for answers to your questions and important information about the financial aid process.
Here are some videos explaining financial aid terms and next steps in the financial aid process. You can access from the website or from Youtube.
http://mappingyourfuture.org/ downloads/ WhatHappensAfterYourFileTheFAF SA.mp4