Announcement: 2018 Scholarship Opportunities
Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for funding for the 2018-2019 academic year. Information and applications for the following scholarships are all available on our website, www.trianglecf.org.
The Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship was created to provide a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity. The scholarship, valued at up to $20,000 per year for up to four years for a total award up to $80,000, will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district high school. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of James "Jay" Edmund Spence, IV who lived from January 21, 1968 until August 13, 1985. The Scholarship provides financial awards for graduating seniors and alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School and Chatham Charter High School in Siler City. Scholarships are valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years, for a total award of $8,000. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The William L. Wall Family Scholarship is meant to provide an educational opportunity to a student from Siler City, NC who attended Jordan-Matthews High School. One award will be made annually and will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of up to $4,000 per student and can be used at any accredited public college or university in North Carolina. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship honors Mr. Ward’s extraordinary commitment to teaching and community service by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham counties intending to attend a North Carolina college or university full-time. Recipients will be selected based on financial need and commitment to community service and involvement. Scholarships are valued at $2,500 per academic year for up to four years for a total award of $10,000. Applications due February 28, 2018.
The George and Mary Newton Scholarship is for young persons who have received or are expecting to receive a high school degree or equivalent and whose parent or legal guardian is an employee of Newton Instrument Company in Butner, NC. Individual awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 and can be used at any accredited educational institution. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award in Health Research will support pre-doctoral research in the health sciences with awards of $5,000 made to students working toward the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will provide flexible support for research by students who have begun to consider a research career, as well as for research by students who are working toward a DVM/PhD. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Gertrude B. Elion Mentored Medical Student Research Awards support female medical students enrolled at Duke University Medical Center or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine who are interested in pursuing health-related research projects. Students must have an interest in health research, and must have the support of a faculty mentor. Selected students will receive an award in the amount of $10,000. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The GSK Opportunity Scholarship is available to US citizens who are residents of Durham, Orange, or Wake County and have overcome significant adversity. Scholarships are valued at $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award up to $20,000. Recipients must attend a public state university or community college in North Carolina. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service recognizes an individual practicing artist residing in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham County who has made a significant contribution to the Triangle Community. Nominations are welcomed from local artists or from individuals in the community on behalf of a practicing artist. One $800 award will be distributed annually. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship is provided for graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to working with alcoholism, drug abuse, and addictive disorder treatment, or with preventive education on the subject of addiction. One $1,500 award will be distributed annually. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Richard E. Whitted Scholarship honors Mr. Whitted's memory and commitment to public and community service by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors attending an Orange County or Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System high school intending to attend a 4-year college or university full-time. Recipients will be selected based on commitment to community service and involvement and academic achievement. One $1,000 award will be distributed annually. Applications due March 15, 2018.
The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County provides financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school seniors who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting. The amount awarded per recipient can vary between $1,000 and $4,000 per academic year, and is renewable for up to 4 years. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Edgar C. Garrabrant II & John R. Garrabrant Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Garrabrant, and his father, John Garrabrant. Dr. Garrabrant envisioned this scholarship as a means of assistance in furthering the education of students at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina who demonstrate scientific aptitude and moral character. Preference will be given to students interested in pursuing health-related careers. Awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship honors Dr. Roberts' tradition of service by providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, and Durham School of the Arts. Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community, and financial need. Scholarships are valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for up to four years and can be used at any public state university or college in North Carolina, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The iContact Foundation Scholarship program promotes educational advancement by offering competitive scholarship opportunities for persons employed by iContact at any time from its creation in 2003 through February 2012 and their children (biological, adopted, step, or foster). Scholarships are valued at up to $5,000 per year for up to four years, (total award of $20,000) for full-time students pursuing a post-secondary undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree at any accredited college, university, community college, or trade school. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Scholarship honors the lives of Jason Evans and Jessica Evans by inspiring and supporting graduating seniors of Orange High School who exemplify the academic and personal excellence that Jason and Jessica demonstrated during their young lives. Individual awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 per student and can be used at any accredited public or private 4-year college or university. One scholarship will be distributed annually. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship will provide $1,000 scholarships to one graduating senior from each of the following high schools in Durham: Durham School of the Arts, Hillside High School, Jordan High School, Northern High School, Riverside High School, Southern High School, and the City of Medicine Academy. Recipients will be selected based on academic merit, financial need, and an outstanding motivation for higher education success. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating senior at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City. The ideal candidate is a deserving student who has strong motivation for educational success, but is not receiving other financial aid for college. Applications due March 31, 2018.
The Carolyn Lemmond Winchester Scholarship honors Ms. Winchester’s commitment to excellence in education by providing scholarship opportunities to students with financial need. The Scholarship provides financial awards for graduating seniors from Brevard or Rosman High School in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Recipients will be selected based on their financial need, academic merit, and potential for success. Scholarships will be valued at $2,000 per year for up to four years, for a total award of $8,000. Applications due April 15, 2018.
The North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship assists American Indian students across the state in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to pursue a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student. Scholarships are valued at $1,000; students may reapply each year for additional funding. Applications due May 1st, 2018.
The Citrix Scholarship is intended to reflect Citrix System's commitment to increasing diversity in STEM fields by providing scholarships to students attending NC Central University, Shaw University or St. Augustine's University and majoring in STEM and/or computer science. Individual awards will be valued at $5,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 academic years, and can be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and one-time computer purchase at one of the three eligible schools. Applications due June 1st, 2018.
All applications must be submitted by using the Foundation's online system. Applicants will create a profile, upload completed application forms and required attachments, and will provide the names and email addresses of recommenders (if applicable). Recommenders will be notified by email through the portal and will be asked to submit their recommendations online by each scholarship deadline.
Official transcripts should be postmarked by the application deadline and mailed directly to:
Triangle Community Foundation
PO Box 12729
Durham, NC 27709
We encourage you to share this information with your staff, students, and/or clients. The deadlines are approaching soon, and we would not want you or those you work with to miss this opportunity!
If you need additional assistance, please contact Sarah Battersby, Triangle Community Foundation's Scholarships Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-474-8370.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, Triangle Community Foundation awarded more than $970,000 to 182 individuals. You can read more about the scholarships we offer on our website at http://trianglecf.org/scholarships-awards/.