Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Triangle Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must reside in Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham counties.
  4. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in graduate school, a physician assistant program, or medical school. Scholarships may be used to begin a new program of study or continue a program in which the applicant is already enrolled.
  5. Must show a demonstrated commitment to working with others in the field of addictive disorders during or before graduate studies, preferably as a volunteer. The student need not be pursuing a degree in addictive disorders.

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

Description: Residents of Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham counties who are enrolled or planning to enroll in graduate school, a physician assistant program, or medical school are eligible for this award. Students must show a demonstrated commitment to working with others in that field during or before graduate studies, preferably as volunteers.

Application requirements for the Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
Additional Information: This scholarship is available to any graduate student, physician's assistant, or medical student in the Triangle area who has worked (preferably as a volunteer) to help others with alcoholism, drug abuse and addictive disorder treatment or with preventive education on the subject of addiction. The fund is designed to recognize the recipient for his/her work or volunteer activity and to provide financial aid. Excellent candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with others in the area of addictive disorders, especially those who have done so as volunteers, are sought. There are no limitations on age or income level. The applicant's school must be accredited by the appropriate regional association for colleges and schools, and he/she must enroll within one year of the application deadline.

Award Amount: $1,500 annually, non-renewable. The scholarship may be applied toward expenses for tuition, required fees, and required books or materials not covered by other financial aid. It does not cover living expenses such as room and board, transportation, or childcare.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available online from the Triangle Community Foundation website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit a transcript from the last institute of higher education attended and answer a narrative essay on the choice to work or volunteer in the area of drug or alcohol addiction or other addictive disorder. The applicationmust be submitted online and transcripts must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Sarah Battersby
Address: 324 Blackwell St. Suite 1220 Durham, North Carolina 27701

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