Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$48,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31

Friday
Awarded By:

College Foundation of North Carolina

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 17 awards offered annually. Please note: Of the allocated awards, one is awarded to a student from the cities of Greensboro or High Point and another is awarded to a senior at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics who is from an eligible county.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must plan to attend one of the following universities: NC State University (NCSU); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCCH); University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).
  3. Must reside in and attend a high school in one of the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain or Warren.
  4. Must be graduating high school senior at the time of application.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  6. Must plan to enroll full time.
  7. Must be a resident of North Carolina.

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

Description: This award is available to North Carolina high school seniors who are planning to enroll full time at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Awards are based on financial need, merit, leadership, and character.

Application requirements for the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Official Transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: The Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship was first created in 1955 through the trust and estate of the late Aubrey Lee Brooks. The award is administered through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority and is fully funded by the Brooks Foundation. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need. Financial need is determined based on the information submitted on the FAFSA form. Selection for the Brooks Scholarship is highly competitive. Successful applicants must have excellent high school grades and SAT or ACT scores. Applicants are expected to have participated in extracurricular activities, volunteered in their community, and/or been regularly employed. Selected Scholars typically demonstrate a high level of leadership within the organizations with which they work and volunteer.

Award Amount: The award amount is up to approximately one-half of the cost of an undergraduate education. For the current academic year, the maximum award is $12,000. The scholarship is renewable for three additional academic years (a total of eight semesters) provided the recipient has continued financial need, is enrolled full time, maintains a grade point average of at least 2.75, and demonstrates good citizenship. Selected Brooks Scholarship recipients may also request and receive additional funding for summer internships, research, study abroad, and/or a one-time computer stipend of up to $2,500.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $48,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Applications are available from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) website. To apply, the student must complete the following steps: apply for college admission and be accepted as an undergraduate student at one of the qualifying institutions; complete the online Brooks Scholarship application; and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Please note: The FAFSA is available on Jan. 1 each year, and may be completed with estimated financial data in order to meet the Brooks Scholarship application deadline. Financial data will be verified prior to the release of scholarship funds. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following materials: official high school transcripts (must be submitted electronically via CFNC.org); official ACT and/or SAT score reports; and contact information for an academic reference and a personal reference. The academic reference must be a school teacher or counselor who can attest to the student's academic excellence. The personal reference must be an individual (not related) who can attest to the student's general merit. All application materials, with the exception of references, must be submitted by Jan. 31.
Contact: Bill Carswell
Address: P.O. Box 13663 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-3663

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