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 graduates of Gaston or Lincoln County public schools, who have the desire to further their education as a participant in the Gaston College SPARC³ scholars program and is not based on need. The SPARC3 (STEM Persistence and Retention via Curriculum Centralized Cohorts) scholars program is designed to provide capable and motivated students the opportunity for intensive hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction with laboratory experiences at the community college level which prepares them for successful completion of a four-year degree program.Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. The donor requests that recipients fund at least 10% of their own educational expenses.

Larry K. Petty
$2,500.00 over 2 semesters