Our Opportunities

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies John and Joyce Brison Endowed Scholarship
Becky B. Maxon, Patsy B. Meldrum, and John Brison III established this annual scholarship in honor of their parents, Joyce and John Brison. This...
Becky B. Maxon, Patsy B. Meldrum, and John Brison III established this...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$1,000.00 over 2 semesters John S. and Malinda B. Lowery Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mr. John Lowery and Dr. Malinda Lowery are both proud alumni of Gaston College and successful business owners and civic leaders. They attribute...
Mr. John Lowery and Dr. Malinda Lowery are both proud alumni of Gaston...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $1,000.00 over 2 semesters
Deadline01/15/2022
$500.00 Kent Spitler Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in Kent Spitler’s loving memory by his colleagues, friends, and family to honor his dedicated years of service and...
This scholarship was established in Kent Spitler’s loving memory by his...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Least of These Carolinas Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship award will provide financial assistance for a student who has experienced the hardships of the foster care system and has...
This endowed scholarship award will provide financial assistance for a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
1000.00 over 2 semesters Linda I. Rader Scholarship Fund
Linda I. Rader taught at Grier Elementary From 1958 – 1964 and at Gardner Park Elementary from 1964 – 1987. From 1988 until her death in 2003, she...
Linda I. Rader taught at Grier Elementary From 1958 – 1964 and at...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: 1000.00 over 2 semesters
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Long Family/GSM Services HVAC Scholarship
This annual scholarship award will provide financial assistance to Gastonia Sheet Metal (GSM) applicants and/or existing GSM co-workers seeking a...
This annual scholarship award will provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Louie & Lynn Dean Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this designated endowment fund shall be to provide financial assistance for a student who is a graduate of a Gaston County high...
The purpose of this designated endowment fund shall be to provide...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
1100 over 2 semesters Lubrizol Foundation (Biotechnology) Scholarship
Non-Endowed (Awarded to a 2nd Year Student) (6 $1,100 awards/3 must be awarded to diverse students) The Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship awards...
Non-Endowed (Awarded to a 2nd Year Student) (6 $1,100 awards/3 must be...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: 1100 over 2 semesters
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Marischa Cooke Honorary Scholarship
Dr. Harry Cooke, Director of Gaston College Libraries, established this award to honor his wife, Marischa, in appreciation for her life-long...
Dr. Harry Cooke, Director of Gaston College Libraries, established this...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$2,500.00 Mary Jo Cloninger Endowed Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this designated endowment fund is to provide financial assistance for a student who is a graduate of the Gaston College Adult High...
The purpose of this designated endowment fund is to provide financial...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Mary Lee Aleman Nursing Scholarship
Mr. Leonard Aleman established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Mary Lee Aleman. The scholarship is awarded to residents of Gaston County,...
Mr. Leonard Aleman established this scholarship in memory of his wife,...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Mickey Joel Helms Scholarship
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...
This scholarship was established in 1965 under the will of Howard Max...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Mother Bernice Wilson Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mother Bernice Ballard Wilson as a tribute to her commitment to her children, both biological and...
This scholarship was established in memory of Mother Bernice Ballard...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$500.00 Mullen Holland & Cooper Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for a promising student pursing a degree in Paralegal Technology. Scholarships...
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies North Carolina Association of Textile Services
This endowed scholarship fund was established by The North Carolina Association of Textile Services and is initiated by Sunshine Uniform Service,...
This endowed scholarship fund was established by The North Carolina...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$500 North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians Scholarship
Non-Endowed ($500 award) (Offered to 2nd Year Students) (Vet Tech faculty are involved in the selection process.) The award is given to a...
Non-Endowed ($500 award) (Offered to 2nd Year Students) (Vet Tech...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Patricia L. & Barry D. Farmer Scholarship
Mrs. Patricia L. Farmer established this scholarship in loving memory of her husband of 36 years, Mr. Barry D. Farmer who passed away at the age of...
Mrs. Patricia L. Farmer established this scholarship in loving memory of...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Paul Maloney Scholarship
The award was established by Dr. Gene Maloney and his wife, Judith Robinson Maloney, a graduate of Gaston College, in memory of their son who...
The award was established by Dr. Gene Maloney and his wife, Judith...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$600.00 over two semesters Pauline Scruggs Memorial (Altrusa Club) Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Altrusa Club of Gastonia in memory of Pauline Scruggs, its first president. This scholarship is open to a...
This scholarship was established by the Altrusa Club of Gastonia in...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $600.00 over two semesters
Deadline01/15/2022
$500 PFLAG Gaston Scholarship
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their...
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promote the health...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2022
Varied Polie Cloninger Endowed Scholarship
Friends and family of the late Polie Q. Cloninger, Jr. established this endowed scholarship to honor his memory following his death in 2003. The...
Friends and family of the late Polie Q. Cloninger, Jr. established this...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varied
Deadline01/15/2022
$500.00 over 2 semesters R.L. Kiser Scholarship Fund
Kristi Kiser wishes to honor her father, Mr. Randy Kiser, a 1979 graduate of the Gaston College Electrical Installation & Maintenance program as...
Kristi Kiser wishes to honor her father, Mr. Randy Kiser, a 1979...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500.00 over 2 semesters
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Ray P. Craig/Gaston County Dyeing Endowed Scholarship
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...
Established in 1987 in memory of Ray P. Craig, a former vice president...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Rebecca and Cramer Little Scholarship
This scholarship was begun by Elizabeth Little to honor the memory of her parents, Rebecca Little who taught school in Gaston County and took...
This scholarship was begun by Elizabeth Little to honor the memory of...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies 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....
Robert Tull and friends established this scholarship in honor of his...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$350.00 Ruth and Harry Huss Endowed Scholarship
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...
This scholarship was established in 1968 in honor of Mr. Hunter Huss for...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $350.00
Deadline01/15/2022
$500.00 Sheriff Leroy Russell Scholarship
Leroy Russell was the sheriff of Gaston County from 1982-2004 and was a member of the NC Sheriffs’ Association, serving as president 1990-1991. He...
Leroy Russell was the sheriff of Gaston County from 1982-2004 and was a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/15/2022
6,000.00 SPARC S-STEM Scholarship
The SPARC SSTEM Scholarship is designed for students who plan on majoring in a STEM Field (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math, Computer...
The SPARC SSTEM Scholarship is designed for students who plan on...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: 6,000.00
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Special Endowed Scholarship
Endowed This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in any course of study at Gaston College. The recipient is selected based on a...
Endowed This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in any...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Stabilus Endowed Scholarship
German-based Stabilus Corporation established this annual scholarship following the move of its North American headquarters to Gastonia. This award...
German-based Stabilus Corporation established this annual scholarship...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship
State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship – Two $5K / $1,250 per semester. (Renewable for a 2nd Year) Gaston College Scholarship Committee...
State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship – Two $5K / $1,250 per...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Steve Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship
If earnings surpass $1,000 more than one award is to be given, with earnings split evenly. If earnings are less than $250 monies are to be held...
If earnings surpass $1,000 more than one award is to be given, with...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Stewart Family Endowed Scholarship
Endowed (number of awards/amount not specified in the agreement) Carl J. Stewart, Jr. initiated the Stewart Family Scholarship in honor of his...
Endowed (number of awards/amount not specified in the agreement) Carl...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$3,000.00 Teri Fridley Young Artist Annual Scholarship
The purpose of the Teri Fridley Young Artist Annual Scholarship is to provide significant financial assistance to young, accomplished artists...
The purpose of the Teri Fridley Young Artist Annual Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline01/15/2022
$3,000.00 The Barbara Holland Rose Nursing Scholarship
Scholarships distributed from this Fund may be awarded to a current Gaston College student who: A. Is enrolled in a Gaston College Nursing...
Scholarships distributed from this Fund may be awarded to a current...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline01/15/2022
$1,500.00 The Bob Tull Endowed Scholarship for Advanced Manufactoring
Mrs. Maureen Tull, a committed civic leader and supporter of Gaston College, established this endowed fund to honor her late husband, Bob Tull. The...
Mrs. Maureen Tull, a committed civic leader and supporter of Gaston...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline01/15/2022
$500 The Cpl. Katelyn Self Scholarship
The scholarship fund has been established by Diane Crosby Self and Taylor Self Potter in memory of Corporal Katelyn Self. Cpl. Self was raised in...
The scholarship fund has been established by Diane Crosby Self and...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2022
$860.00 The Dr. Patricia Skinner Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Skinner brought inspired vision and dedication to her quarter-century of leadership at Gaston College. After becoming president in August 1994,...
Dr. Skinner brought inspired vision and dedication to her...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $860.00
Deadline01/15/2022
$500 The Gaston Lifestyles Magazine Scholarship
The purpose of this annual scholarship award shall be to provide financial assistance for a promising student pursuing higher education in small...
The purpose of this annual scholarship award shall be to provide...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies The Mary Kathryn and David L. Friday, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
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...
This scholarship was established by the Civitan Club of Gastonia in...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
$2,500.00 over 2 semesters The Petty Family SPARC³ Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Larry K. Petty of Gastonia, president, Petty Machine Company, to provide financial assistance for recent...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Larry K. Petty of Gastonia,...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $2,500.00 over 2 semesters
Deadline01/15/2022
$1,000 The Remembering Austin Memorial Annual Scholarship
Austin Chowdhury’s light shone brightly but was extinguished far too soon due to the battle faced by many in our community today, opioid addiction....
Austin Chowdhury’s light shone brightly but was extinguished far too...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$1,250.00 The Solomon Family Scholarship
The purpose of this annual scholarship award shall be to provide financial assistance for a promising student seeking higher education who has the...
The purpose of this annual scholarship award shall be to provide...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline01/15/2022
$500.00 Thomas Bergheim Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this annual scholarship award shall be to provide financial assistance for a promising student who wishes to earn a Diploma or...
The purpose of this annual scholarship award shall be to provide...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Virginia Brandon Endowed Scholarship
Kathryn R. Brandon established this scholarship in honor of her sister, Virginia Brandon. This scholarship is open to students in programs of study...
Kathryn R. Brandon established this scholarship in honor of her sister,...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies 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...
Gaston College graduate Kayren S. Brantley established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Wells Fargo Scholarship
Wells Fargo Scholarship (Scholarship funds received through Gaston College) These scholarships are distributed among the 58 colleges in the...
Wells Fargo Scholarship (Scholarship funds received through Gaston...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies William B. and Elizabeth C. Seabrook Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Seabrook family, in honor of Mr. Bill Seabrook, this scholarship is awarded to a Gaston College student in any course of study...
Established by the Seabrook family, in honor of Mr. Bill Seabrook, this...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2022
1,000 over 2 semesters William Thomas Love Endowed Scholarship
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...
This scholarship was established through the estate of Elisabeth Love...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: 1,000 over 2 semesters
Deadline01/15/2022