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Gaston College Scholarships

201 Hwy 321 S Tuition In/Out-State: $2,208 / $7,952 Total Fall Enrollment: 6,468
Dallas , NC 28034 Books and Supplies: $2,500 Applicants Admitted: -
(704) 922-6200 On-campus Room and Board: - Receiving Aid of Some Type: 61%
http://www.gaston.edu Undergraduate Application Fee: - Receiving Institutional Aid: 3% , $1,009 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Career Scholarships

Scholarship Description
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs General Information Veterans Affairs How Financial Aid Eligibility is Determined How to Apply Additional Forms Contacts Federally Supported Programs Eligibility Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Federal College Work-Study Program(Federal/Institutional) State-Supported Programs North Carolina Student Incentive Grant North Carolina Community College Grant North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics Nurse Education Scholarship Loan (NESLP) Nurse Scholars Program Wachovia Technical Scholarship GC Foundation Scholarships Hershal Hoyle and Gilda R.Beam Endowed Scholarship Pearl Dixon Balthis Foundation Scholarship Dr. Borden Bell Endowed Scholarship Virginia Brandon Endowed Scholarship The John and Joyce Brison Endowed Scholarship The A. Leonel Brunnemer Nursing Scholarship David Belk Cannon Family Scholarship Dr. Helen L. Carter Memorial (Pilot Club) Scholarship Ray P. Craig/Gaston County Dyeing Endowed Scholarship Dallas Optimist Club Scholarship The Emerald Care Home Health Endowed Scholarship First Gaston Foundation Liberal Arts Endowed Scholarship David L. Friday Jr. Memorial Scholarship Friends of NCVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship John Reeves Gamble, M.D., Scholarship Gaston County Credit Professionals International Scholarship Gastonia East Rotary Club Scholarship J. Dent Goodyear & Clarice Cato Goodyear VetTech Scholarship Oneda Sellers Harbin Endowed Scholarship Andy Hawkins Memorial Drafting Award Alex Hegenbart Scholarship Mickey Joel Helms Scholarship Randy High Memorial Scholarship J. Mack Holland Scholarship Benjamin Clyde Hord Scholarship Fred and Creola Houser Endowed Scholarship Bonnie Hoyle Memorial Endowed Scholarship Hunter Huss Endowed Scholarship Ruth and Harry Huss Endowed Scholarship T. Jeffers Endowed Scholarship Dr. Janet Johnston Honorary Scholarship The Rebecca and Cramer Little Endowed Scholarship William Thomas Love Endowed Scholarship "Jim" Lynn Memorial Science Scholarship The Caldwell W. Nixon Endowed Scholarship The Michael M. Pitsikoulis Memorial Scholarship PSNC Energy Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship Fred A. Ratchford, Sr., Endowed Scholarship Pearl Davidson Rhodes Scholarship Jack Robinson Endowed Scholarship Pauline Scruggs Memorial (Altrusa Club) Scholarship William B. and Elizabeth C. Seabrook Endowed Scholarship Warren and Rebecca Shiver Scholarship Fund Sparrow/Tyson Scholarship Stabilus Endowed Scholarship Special Endowed Scholarship Susan Stanley Art Fund Evelyn Rankin Stowe Endowed Nursing Scholarship Robert and Maureen Tull Endowed Nursing Scholarship James E. and Mildred W. Waggoner Scholarship Don Walser Family Endowed Accounting Scholarship The Mother Bernice Wilson Endowed Nursing Scholarship Other Gaston College Scholarships Management Honors (Academic) Scholarship Career Scholarships General Information The Office of Financial Aid and Veteran's Affairs is located on the 2nd floor of the Myers Center. Office hours are from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, holidays excluded. During the summer months, the office closes at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. We can be contacted at: Gaston College Office of Financial Aid and Veteran's Affairs 201 Highway 321 South Dallas, North Carolina 28034-1499 Phone: (704) 922-6227 Fax: (704) 922-2345 The Office of Financial Aid and Veteran's Affairs awards financial assistance to curriculum students in the form of scholarships, grants, and work programs. Every effort is made by the institution to help students who need assistance. Financial aid is intended to supplement, not replace, financial contributions from the student and his or her family. Financial aide is distributed at Gaston College without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability. There are two types of financial aid: gift assistance and work. Gift assistance includes grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid provided that the student attends classes through the 60% point of the semester and maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress (see the Financial Aid Office for this information). Work is a self-help program. Work enables students to pay part of their expenses through their own earnings. The work study program gives students the opportunity to work and earn money at or above the current minimum wage. Effective July 1, 2007, Gaston College does not participate in the Stafford or Federal Direct Loan programs. There are many sources of alternative or private loans to help provide funding to students of the College. Gaston College does not endorse the use of any particular alternative loan program, but rather encourages its students to thoroughly review the programs available and to select the program that best meets their personal needs. Things to consider: These loans are credit-based and students are NOT guaranteed to receive them. In order to understand the credit-scoring system used by the lender to determine your eligibility, we suggest you review the information contained on www.myfico.com. Under lender defined circumstances, some students may also be asked to have a co-signer or co-maker. To determine which loan program is best for you, obtain the following information from the lender(s) you are considering: What are the current credit qualification criteria, including credit score, a borrower (you) and/or a cosigner or co-maker must meet? What is the current interest rate and fees (origination or repayment) associated with the loan? Keep in mind, fees can negate differences in the interest rate. Interest rates and terms vary with each lender. What are the standard and/or consolidated repayment terms available to borrowers? (Fixed or variable rate and maximum repayment period) You should also ask any questions you need to fully understand your responsibilities under the loan Back to Top Veterans Affairs Gaston College is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) to offer VA educational benefits. Students who are eligible to receive veterans’ benefits must come to the Veterans Affairs Office in Room 242 on the second floor of the Myers Center located on the Dallas Campus to complete the necessary forms before benefits can begin. Students who are eligible for VA benefits should submit a copy of their class schedule to the VA Office. It is the student’s responsibility to follow college and/or Department of Veteran Affairs regulations. Failure to do so may put the student in repayment. Gaston College’s Veterans Affairs Office must be notified of any schedule changes. In addition, if a student changes his program of study, the student must complete a Petition for Major Change form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office and also submit the appropriate DVA forms to the Veterans Affairs Office. Back to Top How Financial Aid Eligibility is Determined Gaston College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assess the financial condition of financial aid applicants. Information entered onto the FAFSA is analyzed according to the requirements of the U.S. Congress and federal guidelines. This ensures that all applicants are treated fairly and equitably. Such items as income, assets, family size, marital status, and number of family members in the household in college are used to determine eligibility. Results of the FAFSA indicate the amount the student and his or her family can contribute toward the student's education. Most financial aid is based on need rather than on scholastic record. Financial need is the difference between the total education expenses and what the family is expected to contribute. Back to Top How to Apply for Financial Aid Students who are entering Gaston College and are in need of financial aid are requested to follow this application procedure: After the application for admission has been submitted, the student should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The student who wishes to apply for financial assistance must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The student should complete the FAFSA form on the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov using Gaston College school code #002973. It takes 4 - 6 weeks to process a complete file. Therefore, students should submit all financial aid forms several weeks prior to their enrollment date. In addition, the student should submit other documentation if requested by our office. Additional documentation includes the College Financial Aid Application, the Verification Form, and other financial information. Students interested in scholarships, and/or work-study should submit a separate Gaston College Foundation Scholarship Application and/or Work-Study Application. Applicants may apply for a scholarship, grant, work-study, or any combination of these. The total combined sum of these must not exceed total financial need. The awarding of aid is based on funds available. Students will be notified of their financial aid eligibility by award notification letter. The letter will state the type and amount of award. Students should retain their copy of their award notification letter for their records. If the student does not plan to enroll or use their financial aid award, the student should notify the financial aid office. In the event that a student receiving aid withdraws from the institution and stops attending all of their classes prior to the 60% point of the semester, the student will be responsible for repayment of a prorated amount of any portion of payments that were extended to the student for living expenses and that would no longer be attributed to meeting expenses related to attendance. If the student never attends a class(es), the student is not eligible to receive financial aid for the class(es) and will be responsible for repayment and billed for the aid in which you became ineligible. Students will be ineligible for future aid until repayment has been made. The student has the obligation to maintain the "Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards" as defined specifically for financial aid recipients. Failure to maintain academic progress will result in the loss of eligibility for financial aid. Eligibility may be regained unless the student has exceeded his or her eligibility to receive federal aid. Student coursework must be restricted to the major that is on file in the Office of the Registrar. Courses taken outside of the approved major may require adjustment to the financial aid award. Students are responsible for payment of repeated courses that were previously paid for by financial aid. It is the student's responsibility to: Review and consider all information about the school's programs before enrolling. Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the correct location. Pay special attention to, and accurately complete the application for Financial Aid. Errors can result in long delays in receiving aid. Intentional mis-reporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the US Criminal Code. Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and new information to the Financial Aid Office. Read and understand all forms before signing them and keep copies of all forms. Notify the lender of previous student loans of changes in name, address, and school status. Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a college work-study award. Know and comply with the deadlines (both U.S. Department of Education and Gaston College) for application or reapplication for aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from school or changing course schedule. Notify the Financial Aid Office in writing about additional income not reported on aid application. Express written appreciation to any scholarship donor. Understand and maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards in order to continue to receive financial aid. Students are not considered to be making satisfactory academic progress if they do not maintain at least a 2.000 GPA each semester. Officially drop or withdraw from a class that the student registered for but is not attending even if that student applied for and/or received financial aid. The student cannot assume that automatic drops or withdrawals will be performed for them in the event that they do not pay for their registration fees. Make sure that your correct address is on file with the Registrar’s Office in order to properly receive correspondence and/or refund checks (if applicable) that are mailed to you. Back to Top Federally Supported Programs Federally supported programs are funded by the government through the U. S. Department of Education. These programs consist of Federal College Work Study, Federal Pell Grants, and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). Eligibility Students must meet the following requirements before they can receive federal financial aid funds: have financial need; have a high school diploma, a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a passing mark on an independently administered test approved by the U.S. Department of Education or meet other standards that are approved by the U.S. Department of Education; be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree, diploma, or approved certificate in an eligible program. (Students may not receive aid for correspondence or telecommunications courses unless they are part of an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree program.); be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; have a valid Social Security Number; make satisfactory academic progress; sign a statement of educational purpose/certification statement on refunds and default (found on the Student Aid Report); sign a statement of undated information, if required (found on the Student Aid Report); and register with the Selective Services, if required. Back to Top Federal Pell Grant The Federal Pell Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to those who need it. The amount of the Federal Pell Grant is determined on the basis of the student's and his or her family's financial resources and the expected family contribution. The Federal Pell Grant Award is a grant and does not have to be repaid as long as students maintain eligibility requirements for federally supported programs and attend classes through the 60% point of the semester. Every student who is applying for financial aid at Gaston College must apply for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Back to Top Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) This program of direct supplemental grants of financial aid is for students of exceptional financial need who without the grants would be unable to continue their education. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for this grant. Back to Top Federal College Work-Study Program Gaston College participates in the college work-study program, which provides on-campus work opportunities for students needing financial assistance to attend school. Work is available in the library, faculty offices, administrative offices, laboratories, shops, and building and ground maintenance. Students working under this program are paid monthly for the work performed. In arranging a job and determining how many hours a week a student may work under this program, the Financial Aid Office will take into account the student's (1) need for financial assistance, (2) class schedule (enrolled in at least 6 credit hours), (3) health, and (4) academic progress. Back to Top State-Supported Programs North Carolina Student Incentive Grant Legal residents of North Carolina who are enrolled full time and maintain satisfactory academic progress may apply for the North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG). Students must demonstrate "substantial financial need." The NCSIG program is administered in North Carolina by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Details of the application process are available from high school guidance counselors and from the Financial Aid Office. Application deadline is March 15 each year for the following academic year. North Carolina Community College Grant The North Carolina Community College Grant is a need-based grant established by the NC Legislature to provide funds to help meet the educational costs of North Carolina residents attending community colleges. Legal residents of North Carolina who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) in an eligible program and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may apply. Students must demonstrate financial need. Students with a bachelor’s degree are ineligible. NC Community College Grants are not available for summer sessions. The North Carolina Community College Grant program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation, Inc. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year they attend school. Details of the application process are available from the Financial Aid Office. Back to Top North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship program was created by the General 2005 Assembly to provide assistance to needy North Carolina students attending eligible colleges and universities located with the state of North Carolina. Legal residents of North Carolina who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) in an eligible program and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the institution they attend may apply. Students with a bachelor’s degree are ineligible. NC Lottery Education Lottery Scholarships are not available for summer sessions. The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation, Inc. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year they attend school. Eligibility and awards are determined annually. Details of the application process are available from the Financial Aid Office. Back to Top North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics This program was formerly known as the North Carolina Medical Student Loan Program, and it is operated as a Special Program Department of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. To be eligible for the loan, students must be legal residents of North Carolina who are enrolled full time in degree programs oriented toward careers in health, mathematics, or science. Students may apply for this loan through the N.C. Education Assistance Authority. Students may attend a North Carolina post-secondary institution or eligible out-of-state institution. Award recipients are chosen according to major, academic capabilities, and financial need. Further information is available from the Financial Aid Office. Back to Top Nurse Education Scholarship Loan (NESLP) The N.C. General Assembly created this program in 1989 in an attempt to alleviate a nursing shortage and is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. NESLP awards are available to North Carolina residents that are enrolled in the LPN or the RN program. Awards are based upon financial need and other factors such as academic performance. The repayment of the loan may be forgiven by working as a nurse in North Carolina. NESLP recipient recommendations are made by the Office of Financial Aid. Back to Top Nurse Scholars Program The Nurse Scholars Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship/loan program available to students who have chosen to enter the nursing profession. This program was created in 1989 by the N.C. General Assembly to address the shortage of trained nurses practicing in North Carolina. An 11-member Nurse Scholars Commission selects recipients for the award on the basis of superior academics, leadership potential, and desire to practice nursing on a full-time basis in North Carolina. Recipients must be US Citizens and NC residents. Students must plan to enter a nursing program at one of the North Carolina colleges, universities, or hospitals that offer nurse education programs which prepare students for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Financial need is not a criterion. NSP is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Applications may be received from any of the participating colleges offering nurse education programs, counselor offices in the high schools in North Carolina and from the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Back to Top Wachovia Technical Scholarship This fund was established through a gift from the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company to the NC Community College System. To qualify as a candidate for this scholarship, a person must be full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year technical program, must demonstrate financial need and scholastic promise, and must use the scholarship to pay for books, tuition, and transportation. The recipient is selected by the Financial Aid Committee. Back to Top Gaston College Foundation Scholarships The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of scholarships for Gaston College students. Donors of these scholarships (clubs, individuals, businesses, foundations, etc.) help determine what criteria are used in awarding them. Applicants are considered for all scholarships for which they qualify. Scholarships that require special applications, etc. are noted. To be eligible for a Gaston College Foundation scholarship, applicants must satisfy all Gaston College admissions requirements including any required placement tests for their program of study and complete a Gaston College Foundation Scholarship Application and the (FAFSA). Completed applications must be received by March 31. Back to Top Hershal Hoyle and Gilda R. Beam Endowed Scholarship E Mrs. Gilda R. Beam established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Mr. Hershal Hoyle Beam, a Gaston County educator. This scholarship is open to any degree-seeking student enrolled full-time with a GPA of 2.5-3.0. The recipient is selected based on financial need. Recipients are required to send thank you notification to the family. Back to Top Pearl Dixon Balthis Foundation Scholarship A Established in 1971, this scholarship is open to students from Gastonia or Gaston County or from NC at large if suitable applicants are not available from Gaston County. The recipients are selected based on character, academic standing, and financial need. Back to Top Dr. Borden Bell Endowed Scholarship E R. Locke Bell established this scholarship in memory of his sister, Dr. Borden Bell, who was a veterinarian. Selection is made based on academic achievement and need. Preference is given first to former participants of the Salvation Army's Boys & Girls Club, and secondly to former participants of other Boys & Girls Clubs. Back to Top Virginia Brandon Endowed Scholarship E Katherine R. Brandon established this scholarship in memory of her sister, Virginia Brandon. This scholarship is open to students in trade, industrial, technical, business, and nursing programs. The recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement and need. Back to Top The John and Joyce Brison Endowed Scholarship E Becky B. Maxon, Patsy B. Meldrum, and John Brison III established this scholarship in honor of their parents, Joyce and John Brison. This scholarship is open to Gaston County residents enrolled full-time and majoring in early childhood education programs. The recipient is selected based on academic standing and financial need. Back to Top The A. Leonel Brunnemer Nursing Scholarship A First Gaston Foundation established this scholarship in 2002 as a memorial to Mr. Brunnemer who served on its board for 16 years, and was chairman of its scholarship committee. The scholarship is awarded to nursing students. Back to Top David Belk Cannon Family Scholarship E This scholarship was established in 1996 as a memorial to Mr. David Belk Cannon's son, David Belk Cannon, Jr. and his daughter, Rebecca Cannon, both of whom died in a tragic fire. The recipients are selected based on merit and must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Special David Belk Cannon Family Scholarship application required. Back to Top Dr. Helen L. Carter Memorial (Pilot Club) Scholarship A The Pilot Club of Gastonia established this scholarship in 1962 as a memorial to Dr. Helen L. Carter. This scholarship is open to full-time students in a health-related field (excluding Vet-Tech) with at least a 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must be a second year student and is selected based on academic standing only. Back to Top Ray P. Craig/Gaston County Dyeing Endowed Scholarship E Established in 1987 in memory of Ray P. Craig, a former vice president of Gaston County Dyeing and first chairman of the Gaston College Board of Trustees, this scholarship is open to all students but preference is given to Gaston County Dyeing employees and their families. The recipient will be selected based on need and academic achievement. Back to Top Dallas Optimist Club Scholarship A The Dallas Optimist Club established this scholarship in 1998. This scholarship is open to Gaston College GED graduates who are residents of Dallas, NC and plan to enroll at Gaston College. The recipient must be under 21 years of age, and selection is based on financial need only. Back to Top The Emerald Care Home Health Nursing Scholarship E The scholarship was established in 2000 by the Gaston County Home Health Agency to enhance area health care by assisting Gaston College students pursuing nursing degrees. Selection based on combination of academic achievement and need. Two letters of endorsement required. Back to Top First Gaston Foundation Liberal Arts Scholarship A/E This scholarship was initiated by the First Gaston Foundation to assist students seeking a degree in the Liberal Arts Division. The recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement and need. Back to Top David L. Friday Jr. Memorial Scholarship E This scholarship was established by the Civitan Club of Gastonia in memory of David L. Friday, Jr. who served as the first president of the Gastonia Evening Civitan Club when it was chartered in 1969. This scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated good citizenship and have community involvement. The recipient is selected based on academic achievement. Back to Top Friends of NCVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship A The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association provides this award to a second-year student in the Veterinary Technology Program. Back to Top John Reeves Gamble, M.D., Scholarship A This scholarship was established in 1965 as a memorial to Dr. John Reeves Gamble for years of service in the Lincoln County area. This scholarship is open to residents of Lincoln County. The recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA and need may be a determining factor. Back to Top Gaston County Credit Professionals International Scholarship A This scholarship is open to students in business, accounting or a related field. The recipient is selected based on academic performance. Back to Top Gastonia East Rotary Club Scholarship A Established in 1968, this scholarship is open to Gaston County residents. The recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need. Back to Top J. Dent Goodyear and Clarice Cato Goodyear Veterinary Medical Technology Scholarship E Established by Mr. and Mrs. Goodyear in 2001 to commemorate their 33rd wedding anniversary, the scholarship assists students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Medical Technology who have financial need. First award to be made for (circa) 2004/2005 academic year. Back to Top Oneda Sellers Harbin Endowed Scholarship E Ken Harbin established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Oneda Sellers Harbin, who was killed in a traffic accident in 1995. The scholarship is awarded to a North Gaston High School female senior, where Mrs. Harbin graduated. The recipient is selected based on need, academic achievement, career interest, and community involvement. Contact North Gaston guidance counselor to apply. Back to Top Andy Hawkins Memorial Drafting Award A Alison Nichols, a 1992 graduate of GC's mechanical drafting program, established this award in memory of her instructor, Andy Hawkins. The award is open to first-year mechanical drafting students, with selection based primarily on need. Funds are to be used for the purchase of books and drafting tools. Back to Top Alex Hegenbart Scholarship N Friends, family and co-workers established this award to honor Alex Hegenbart, chairman of the Gaston College music department on his 80th birthday, and in celebration of his 25 years of service to the college. The award is based on academic achievement and interest in music. Back to Top Mickey Joel Helms Scholarship E This scholarship was established in 1965 under the will of Howard Max Crowder. It is open to Cherryville High School seniors who will be attending Gaston College. The recipient is selected based on scholastic ability, personality, and need with no emphasis on any one factor. Back to Top Randy High Memorial Scholarship N This award serves as a memorial for Randy High who was Gaston College's Chief of Campus Police at the time of his death. Friends, relatives, and co-workers set up this scholarship which will provide assistance to a criminal justice student. Back to Top J. Mack Holland Scholarship A This scholarship was established by Marshall and Jeanne Rauch through the Rauch Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of their friend, J. Mack Holland. This scholarship is open to students who live in Gaston or Lincoln counties but preference is given to students in pre-law or paralegal studies. The recipient is selected based on a combination of academic achievement and need. Back to Top Benjamin Clyde Hord Scholarship A Paula H. Dedmon, Gaston College biology instructor, established this award in memory of her father, Benjamin Clyde Hord who died in 1986. Although he had little formal education, Mr. Hord was a self-made man who loved learning. The world was his classroom as he traveled all over the globe during a 23-year military career. After leaving the military, he returned to his native Cleveland county and served as a Pilot Life Insurance agent there for some 15 years. Mr. Hord instilled a love of learning in his two daughters and always encouraged their questioning minds. Benjamin Clyde Hord also touched many other lives as he and his father and brothers helped build Lake Lure in the 1920's. The recipient is selected based on a combination of academic achievement and need, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be considered. Back to Top Houser Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Fred K. Houser and Creola Houser who owned the Cherryville Eagle for many years. This scholarship is open to graduates of Cherryville High School . The recipients are selected based on a combination of academic promise and financial need. Nominations are accepted from Cherryville High School. The number of recipients is determined by the amount of funds available. Back to Top Bonnie Hoyle Memorial Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship was established as a memorial to Bonnie Hoyle, an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, who was killed in a traffic accident. This scholarship is open to second-year students majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a GPA of 3.0. The recipient is selected based on academic achievement. Back to Top Hunter Huss Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship was established in 1968 in honor of Mr. Hunter Huss for years of service as an educator. This scholarship is open to Gaston County high school graduates. The selection is based on academic progress. Back to Top Ruth and Harry Huss Endowed Scholarship E Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huss established this scholarship in 1989. Mr Huss spent his career as an educator in Gaston County Schools. The recipients are selected based on demonstration of financial need and must be Gaston County residents. Back to Top T. Jeffers Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship was established by the Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns in honor of T. Jeffers, who was an educator in Gaston County and the mayor of Gastonia. The recipients are selected based on academic merit and/or need. Special application required, and is available from the Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns by calling (704) 864-5850. Back to Top Dr. Janet Johnston Honorary Scholarship E This scholarship was established by the Association for the Education of Young Children and friends of Dr. Janet Johnston in honor of her service to the community. This scholarship is open to students majoring in Early Childhood Education. The recipient will be selected based on need. Back to Top The Rebecca and Cramer Little Scholarship E This scholarship honors the memory of Rebecca Little who taught school in Gaston County and took teacher renewal courses at Gaston College, and Cramer Little, a supervisor at Firestone who attended Gaston College for supervisor training and lawnmower repair classes. The award goes to a student seeking an associate or higher degree in any field. Back to Top William Thomas Love Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship was established through the estate of Elisabeth Love More as a memorial to her father, William Thomas Love, who was a mayor of Mount Holly and of Gastonia, and served as Sheriff of Gaston County. This scholarship is open to Gaston County residents. The recipients are selected based on a combination of need, career interest, academic achievement, and community involvement. Back to Top "Jim" Lynn Memorial Science Scholarship A The Gaston County Gem & Mineral Club established this scholarship in loving memory of James H. "Jim" Lynn, who died April 8, 2001 after spending more than 32 years at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia. The award is open to full-time students residing in Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, or York counties who are majoring in science. Back to Top The Caldwell W. Nixon Endowed Scholarship E Sallie Nixon established this award in memory of her husband, Caldwell Nixon, who was a World War II veteran, an area director of the Veterans Administration in Nebraska and West Virginia, and a member of the board of directors of 14 service-related organizations. He was influential in the renovation of the old Lincolnton High School into a home for Gaston College and the Senior Center, where a room bears his name. The scholarship is open to Lincoln County residents. Back to Top The Michael M. Pitsikoulis Memorial Scholarship A The Dallas Optimist Club established this award in 2001 to honor the memory of "Mike" Pitsikoulis, who was killed in an auto accident in 2000. "Mike" was co-owner of the North Star Seafood Restaurant where the club meets. The award is to be made to a business administration student. Back to Top PSNC Energy Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students A This scholarship was established by PSNC Energy to provide financial assistance to non-traditional students, including displaced workers, older returning students and those in the Life Skills programs. The PSNC Energy Scholarship will continue through academic year 2004/2005. Back to Top Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship A This scholarship honors Jeanne Rauch for her many contributions to the development and appreciation of art in North Carolina. It provides $1,500 in annual scholarship assistance for two Gaston College students in the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) program at $750 each. Applicants must submit three (3) pieces of art in any media. An essay of 25 words or less is also required, explaining why the applicant is seeking a degree in art and what their career plans are for the future. Back to Top Fred A. Ratchford, Sr. Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship was established by Mrs. Louise K. Ratchford and children in memory of her husband, Fred A. Ratchford, Sr. This scholarship is open to Gaston County residents or natives. The recipient is selected based on a combination of academic achievement and need. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Back to Top Pearl Davidson Rhodes Scholarship A This scholarship was established in 1965 as a memorial to Mrs. Pearl Davidson Rhodes for years of service in the Lincoln County area. This scholarship is open to residents of Lincoln County. The recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and need may be a determining factor. Back to Top Jack Robinson Endowed Scholarship E Mrs. Carol Robinson established this scholarship in honor of her husband, Jack Robinson, a retired pilot. This scholarship is open to all students. The recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, need, and an interest in aviation. Back to Top Pauline Scruggs Memorial (Altrusa Club) Scholarship A This scholarship was established by the Altrusa Club of Gastonia in memory of Pauline Scruggs. This scholarship is open to a student who has resided or worked in Gaston County for at least one year and is attending or plans to attend Gaston College. The recipient is selected based on her character, integrity, academic achievement and need. Two letters of recommendation from adults who are neither relatives nor former employers required. Back to Top William B. and Elizabeth C. Seabrook Endowed Scholarship In process of being funded. Guidelines TBD. Back to Top Warren and Rebecca Shiver Scholarship Fund Gaston College graduate Kayren S. Brantley established this scholarship in 2001 on the occasion of her mother's retirement from teaching. Rebecca Shiver was a 29-year-old mother of four when she came to Gaston College in 1965, with the blessing and support of her husband, Warren. This scholarship is available to students 21 years old and over who pursue a degree in any field. Back to Top Sparrow/Tyson Scholarship N Kathy Sparrow and Donald Tyson established this scholarship because of their belief in the value of community colleges in general and Gaston College in particular, and their desire to assist needy students. Awards are made based on financial need, academic standing and community involvement. Back to Top Stabilus Endowed Scholarship E German-based Stabilus Corporation established this scholarship following the move of its North American headquarters to Gastonia. This award is open to residents of Gaston and Lincoln counties and to Stabilus employees and their families. The recipient is selected based on a combination of need, career interest, academic achievement, and community involvement. Preference will be given to applicants in engineering/technical fields of study. Back to Top Special Endowed Scholarship E This scholarship is open to all students. The recipient is selected based on a combination of academic achievement and need. Back to Top Susan Stanley Art Fund A John and Rose Stanley established this fund through the Community Foundation of Gaston County in memory of their daughter, Susan. The fund provides assistance to art students for purchase of books, payment of fees, and other expenses. Need is the primary award factor. Contact Gary Freeman, Gaston College, Art Department Chair. Back to Top Evelyn Rankin Stowe Endowed Nursing Scholarship E Mary E. Stowe established this scholarship in honor of her mother, Evelyn Rankin Stowe, who was a Public Health Nurse in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties and spent her career promoting health and wellness programs. This scholarship is open to Gaston College students seeking an associate degree in nursing. The recipient is selected based on a combination of career interest, academic achievement and community involvement. Back to Top Robert and Maureen Tull Endowed Nursing Scholarship Robert Tull and friends established this scholarship in honor of his 1997 retirement from the Timken Company after more than 35 years of service. This scholarship also serves as a memorial to Mr. Tull's late wife, Laurie Tull, who received very good nursing care while she was terminally ill. This scholarship is open to residents of Lincoln County enrolled in the nursing (ADN) program. The recipient is selected based on financial need, volunteer experience with hospitals, nursing homes, and elderly groups along with a strong desire to be in the nursing profession. Back to Top James E. and Mildred W. Waggoner Scholarship A The scholarship is open to current employees of Sunshine Uniform Services and their immediate families. Recipients may be either full or part-time students and may be enrolled in any course of study at Gaston College. Back to Top Don Walser Family Endowed Accounting Scholarship E Don Walser, former chair of the Gaston College Board of Trustees. established this scholarship. It is open to second-year students majoring in accounting, business administration, and administrative office technology or business computer programming with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to accounting students. The recipient will be selected based on academic performance and need. Back to Top Elizabeth Matthews Welton Scholarship A This award was established in memory of Elizabeth Matthews Welton by her nieces and nephews, Anna Belle M. Kelly, Nora M. Hale and Vann Matthews. The award goes to a female resident of Gaston County who is seeking a business-related degree. Academic achievement and financial need are considered in selection. The award is renewable for a second year for recipients who earn at a least a 3.0 GPA. Back to Top The Mother Bernice Wilson Nursing Scholarship E Established in memory of Mother Bernice Ballard Wilson as a tribute to her commitment to her children, both biological and "adopted", and to her dedicated and faithful church work. The scholarship is open to nursing students, with the recipient selected based on need and community service. E = endowed awards A = annual awards N = nonrecurring Back to Top Other Gaston College Scholarships Gaston College has established academic scholarships for high school seniors residing in Gaston and Lincoln counties who plan to enroll at Gaston College as a freshman during the year of their high school graduation. High school seniors interested in academic scholarships should submit the appropriate application for the Management Honors (Academic) Scholarship or Careers Scholarship. These applications must be signed by the student's high school counselor. Completed applications must be received by March 31. Management Honors (Academic) Scholarship These scholarships are designed for high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and plan to attend Gaston College. The scholarships are not based on need. To be eligible for scholarships, applicants must have maintained a "B" average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better during high school and plan to attend Gaston College full time. Applicants must satisfy all requirements for their proposed programs of study. Applicants must be from Gaston and Lincoln counties. Scholarships are renewable for a second year as long as the student maintains a 3.0 while enrolled at Gaston College. Management Honors (Academic) Scholarship Form. Back to Top Career Scholarships These scholarships are for high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and intend to pursue careers in specified engineering technologies or industrial technologies majors and who satisfy all entrance requirements for their proposed programs of study at Gaston College. These scholarships are not based on need. To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must have maintained a "B" average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better during high school and plan to attend Gaston College full time. Applicants must intend to pursue a degree, diploma, or certificate in engineering technologies or industrial technologies. Scholarships are renewable for a second year as long as the student maintains a 3.0 while enrolled at Gaston College, but the award will not be extended beyond three semesters for a diploma program or five semesters for a degree program. Off-campus co-op semesters will not be included in the scholarship.
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Scholarships are renewable for a second year as long as the student maintains a 3.0 while enrolled at Gaston College.

Award Criteria Requirements:

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Applicants must be from Gaston and Lincoln counties.
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