Marcus Raper Zimmerman Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,767

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Winston-Salem Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies 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 pursue a program leading to a first time two or four-year degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited institution that participates in the federal student aid program.
  4. Must be a resident of Forsyth County, North Carolina.
  5. Must have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  6. Must be physically challenged or preparing to work in a profession related to serving the physically challenged.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be physically challenged or preparing to work in a profession related to serving the physically challenged.

Application requirements for the Marcus Raper Zimmerman Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Tax returns
  • Fin. aid letter
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: 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: The award amount varies annually. Awards are 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 $1,767.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, July 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, July 31

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 his/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 he/she enters in the "Basic Information and Qualifying Criteria" section of the application. The student may apply for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible via the Common Application. In addition to a completed Common Application, the student must submit the following materials: high school grade transcript through at least the first semester of the 12th grade, most recent college grade transcript, or a copy of GED diploma; a signed copy of his/her parents' federal tax return from last year; a signed copy of his/her federal tax return from last year; a copy of his/her Student Aid Report (SAR) if he/she has applied for federal financial aid; and a copy of his/her financial aid award letter. The application and all supplemental materials must be received by the deadline indicated in order to receive consideration. Please note: Students are encouraged to apply early in case funds run short.
Contact: Edna Barker
Address: 751 W. Fourth St. Suite 200 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-2702

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