Our Donors

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Alan G. Cloninger

This fund was established in memory of Mr. Fred Lee Hoffman, by his nephews Alan G. Cloninger and Thomas R. Cloninger, and his niece Paula C. Houser. Mr. Hoffman was an avid third-generation farmer who loved sharing the bounty of his harvest with many. Fred was a...


Alison Nichols

Alison Nichols, a 1992 graduate of GC’s mechanical drafting program, established the Andy Hawkins Memorial Award in memory of Andy Hawkins, who was her instructor.


Altrusa Club of Gastonia

This scholarship was established by the Altrusa Club of Gastonia in memory of Pauline Scruggs, its first president. This scholarship is open to a student in any course of study who has resided or worked in Gaston County for at least one year


Becky B. Maxon, Patsy Brison, and John Brison, III

The scholarship was established by Becky B. Maxon, Patsy Brison, and John Brison, III, in honor of their parents, Joyce and John Brison

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CARE | Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency

CARE|Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency is the Charlotte region’s advanced medical center for pets. CARE is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that offers 24/7 emergency care and board-certified specialty care, including oncology, neurology, surgery,...


Carl J. Stewart, Jr. in honor of his daughters

Carl J. Stewart, Jr. initiated the Stewart Family Scholarship in honor of his daughters, Lisa Stewart and Julie Stewart Bradley, both of whom graduated from the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Gaston College.

C. Grier and Lena Sue Beam Family

C. Grier and Lena Sue Beam Family

The fund was established under the will of C. Greir Beam, founder and owner of Carolina Freight Corp. in Cherryville. Mr. Beam served as a long-time member of the Gaston College Board of Trustees. His wife , Lena Sue Beam, was a charter member of the Gaston College...


Creola Houser

This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Fred, K Houser and Creola Houser who owned the Cherryville Eagle for many years.


Dallas Ambassadors Club

The scholarship is established by the Dallas Optimist Club as part of its outreach to the community.


Dallas High School Men's Group

The Dallas High School Men’s Group consists of any man who attended or graduated from the Old Dallas High School up to 1972. The group meets once a month, normally the second week of each month, to fellowship and maintain the bonds of early years of development at...


Donald Walser

Don Walser, former chair of the Gaston College Board of trustees, established this scholarship


Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Maloney in Memory of their son Paul Maloney

This endowed scholarship fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Maloney in memory of their son who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy and died in 1984. While Paul did not have the opportunity to achieve his dreams, the Maloneys hope that a Gaston College student...


Dr. Harry Cooke

Dr. Harry Cooke, Director of Gaston College Libraries. established this award to honor his wife, Marischa, in appreciation for her life-long interest and involvement in the welfare of animals


Dr. Hugh E. Tyner

Dr. Tyner, a retired surgeon in Gaston County, established this fund to provide a scholarship each year to a student in the Associate Degree Nursing Program

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Dr. Kim Ball and Family

Mr. Roland Ball served on the faculty of Gaston College for 32 years, working first as a drafting instructor and later as the Dean of the Trade and Industrial Program. He served briefly in the Marines.


Dr. Patricia Skinner

Dr. Skinner brought inspired vision and dedication to her quarter-century of leadership at Gaston College. After becoming president in August 1994, Dr. Skinner led Gaston College through significant growth. When she started, the College was comprised of only its main...


Duane Crane Family, Friends and Co-workers

This scholarship honors the memory of Duane Crane who was chair of the science department at Gaston College when he died in 2003. His family, friends and co-workers established the award which goes to a science student and is based on academic achievement


Elizabeth Little in memory of her parents Rebecca and Cramer Little

Elizabeth Little established the Rebecca and Cramer Little Scholarship to honor the memory of her parents, Rebecca Little who taught school in Gaston County and took teacher renewal courses at Gaston College. It was also to honor Cramer Little, who was a supervisor...

Family and friends of Britt DeAnna Cordero

Family and friends of Britt DeAnna Cordero

Family and friends of Britt DeAnna Cordero established the Britt Cordero Scholarship Fund in April of 2005 following her tragic death in a motorcycle accident on March 19, 2004. Britt, described as fun-loving and full of life, graduated from East Gaston High School...


Family and Friends of Linda Isenhour

This Scholarship was established by the Family of Linda Isenhour, a Gaston College Alumni and Trauma ICA Nurse at CMC Main. She was an active participant of Calvary Chapel. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, and motorcycles.


First Gaston Foundation Inc.

Formerly known as Myers-Ti-Caro Foundation, Inc. and incorporated in 1950, in NC. The company provides grants for higher and secondary education, including scholarships to high school seniors in Gaston County, North Carolina; support also for social services and...


Friends and Family of Donna English

This scholarship was established by friends, family, and colleagues in memory of Donna English. Donna was part of the College family for over 26 years and positively impacted countless lives in her dedication to helping, teaching, and mentoring others. She was...


Friends and Family of Dr. Teresa Worthy

This fund was established in memorial of Dr. Teresa Worthy who served as a Business Administration instructor at Gaston College.

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Friends and Family of Kent Spitler

This scholarship was established in Kent Spitler’s loving memory by his colleagues, friends, and family to honor his dedicated years of service and commitment as Director of EMS Education at Gaston College for 19 years.


Friends and family of the late Polie Q. Cloninger, Jr.

Friends and family of the late Polie Q. Cloninger, Jr. established this endowed scholarship in 2005 to honor his memory by continuing to help others in his name. According to Mr. Cloninger’s friends, “He was a giver. He gave of himself, he gave of his time, and he...


Friends and family of the late Sheriff Leroy Charles Russell

Friends and family of the late Sheriff Leroy Charles Russell, in consultation with representatives of his estate upon his passing, wish to establish a scholarship fund in his honor and memory to commemorate his life of public service to the citizens of Gaston County,...


Gaston College Foundation Inc.

The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. is a 501-c-3 non-profit corporation chartered in 1968. It encourages and secures both restricted and unrestricted financial support to further the work of Gaston College, and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors comprised...


Gaston County Home Health Agency, Inc.

Gaston County Home Agency, Inc. a nonprofit agency and the first private home health agency in Gaston County, was chartered and started in 1979 by a nurse, Eileen Klimkowski, with a community-based board of directors to provide home health care services consisting of...


Gaston County Medical Society Alliance

The Gaston County Medical Society Alliance is a volunteer organization of Gaston County, founded in 1947. Its mission is to improve the health and health education for Gaston County residents as well as address the concerns of the medical profession. The GSMSA is...


Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns in memory of T. Jeffers

The Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns established the T. Jeffers Endowed Scholarship in memory of T. Jeffers, an educator in Gaston County and mayor of Gastonia.