Winston-Salem Foundation Education Grant

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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 international and U.S. students.
  2. Must pursue an undergraduate degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.
  3. Must attend or have attended a Forsyth County (NC) high school and reside in the Winston-Salem Foundation's service area.
  4. Must be less than 23 years of age.
  5. Must have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or higher on his/her most recent grade transcript.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to students who attend or have attended a Forsyth County (NC) high school and reside in the Winston-Salem Foundation's service area. Students must be under 23 years of age, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Foundation).

Application requirements for the Winston-Salem Foundation Education Grant are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Tax return
  • Fin. aid letter
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: All applicants for this award must demonstrate financial need based on income range and number in family as determined by the Winston-Salem Foundation. 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 or year-end college grade transcript, whichever is the most recent; his/her parents' 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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