Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

Application Information

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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 seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate at a vocational/technical school, college, or university.
  3. Must reside in Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin, and Wilkes counties in North Carolina.
  4. Must achieved a current cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  5. Must be enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester during the academic year.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  7. Must have a parent who is an eligible veteran.
  8. Must be the child of a living or deceased veteran who served in Vietnam.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are children of Vietnam veterans and reside in Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties in North Carolina. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; financial need will be considered when awarding scholarships.

Application requirements for the Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Tax return(s)
  • Fin. aid letter
  • Proof of military service
  • 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: Award amounts vary and are based on financial need. 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, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, July 31, 2020

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 or year-end college grade transcript, whichever is the most recent; his/her parents' federal tax return from last year, if a dependent student; 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; a copy of his/her financial aid award letter; and verification of his/her parent's military service (discharge papers accepted). The application and all supplemental materials must be received by the deadline indicated in order to receive consideration.
Contact: Edna Barker
Address: 751 W. Fourth St. Suite 200 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-2702

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