Thomas E. Shown, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Winston-Salem Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Multiple awards offered 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.
  3. Must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university in North Carolina.
  4. Must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR a college grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Must be employed for a minimum of 20 hours monthly (including college work study).
  6. Must be 21 years of age or older.
  7. Must reside in Davie, Forsyth, Surry, Wilkes, or Yadkin counties in North Carolina.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to residents of Davie, Forsyth, Surry, Wilkes, or Yadkin counties in North Carolina who are 21 years of age or older and plan to pursue an undergraduate degree. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be employed 20 or more hours monthly, and demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Thomas E. Shown, M.D. Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Tax return
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: Applicants must demonstrate financial need, but eligibility is not restricted to lower incomes (student's financial need and merit will be equally weighted). 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: $1,000 annually. Students must reapply for the scholarship each year and may receive consideration for a maximum of four consecutive years. Applicants seeking less than four-year degrees will be eligible for consideration to receive the scholarship for the length of their specific program only.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in mid January for a refreshed application deadline date. 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 most recent college grade transcript; his/her tax return from the previous year; and two recommendations. The application and all supplemental materials must be received by the deadline indicated in order to receive consideration. Supplemental materials must be submitted to: Shown Scholarship Selection Committee, Attention: Dr. Martha Simpson, 420 Briarlea Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
About Winston-Salem Foundation:
Contact Information: Attention: Dr. Martha Simpson, Shown Scholarship Selection Committee
Address: 420 Briarlea Road Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104

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