Fred Lee Hoffman Endowed Scholarship
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. The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide financial assistance for a promising student from the Long Shoals, NC area seeking higher education who has the ability, but not the financial resources to attend college. Preference will be given to students with financial need, but it is not a requirement. This fund may only be awarded to Lincoln County Residents with preference given to students who have graduated from West Lincoln H.S., within the last five years with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. The applicant must have been enrolled at Gaston College for a minimum of 24 credit hours if a full-time student, or 12 hours if a part-time student. If there are no applicants from West Lincoln H.S., applicants from Lincoln H.S. may also be considered. Students pursing any course of study leading to an Associate Degree may be considered with preference given to those in Business and Information Technology programs or Engineering and Industrial Technology programs.