Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Winston-Salem Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.6 or higher.
  3. Must be female.
  4. Must be 23 years of age or older.
  5. Must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent certificate (GED, home school completion, or adult high school diploma).
  6. Must be pursuing a first undergraduate degree at one of the following institutions: Salem College, UNC-Greensboro, NC A&T State University, Winston-Salem State University, High Point University, Wake Forest University, Guilford College, or Greensboro College. Preference will be given to students at Salem College.
  7. Must demonstrate a strong purpose in pursuing a liberal arts degree.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to women who are 23 years of age or older and attend or plan to attend select NC institutions. Students must have a grade point average of 2.6 or higher, pursue a liberal arts degree, and demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Tax return
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: Applicants must demonstrate financial need, but eligibility is not restricted to lower family incomes (student's financial need and merit will be equally weighted). In order to be eligible to apply for financial aid from the Foundation, 50 percent or more of the student's college courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting. A Student Aid committee of The Winston-Salem Foundation will select recipients. The committee reserves the right to rescind an award should a recipient's circumstances change, such as failure to graduate from high school or failure to enroll at an accredited institution. The Foundation reserves the right to withhold the award in the event that no applicants are deemed to meet the qualifications.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. Once recipient(s) have been selected, checks will be issued jointly to the college and to the recipient, and will be mailed to the recipient's home address for the student to deliver to the college's financial aid office. Separate checks will be issued for fall and spring semesters. Check processing requires approximately two weeks.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Program information is available on the Winston-Salem Foundation website. To apply for this award, the student must complete the Foundation's Common Application in its entirety. The student must register an account with her email address to access the application. The online application system will automatically identify those scholarship opportunities for which the student appears to be eligible based on information she enters in the "Basic Information and Qualifying Criteria" section of the application. The student may apply for all scholarships for which she is eligible via the Common Application. In addition to a completed Common Application, the student must submit the following materials: a signed copy of his/her federal tax return from last year; her most recent grade transcript; and one recommendation. The application and all supplemental materials must be received by the deadline indicated in order to receive consideration.
About Winston-Salem Foundation:
Contact Information: Edna Barker, Student Aid Associate
Address: 751 W. Fourth St. Suite 200 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-2702

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