Scholarships Available to West Forsyth High School Students
Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 towards tuition, books, fees and other related course expenses for post-secondary education or training leading to a degree or other recognized career credential from an accredited institution.
Purpose: The Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship recognizes a WFHS graduating senior for his or her participation in, exemplary dedication, and contributions to one or more music programs of WFHS and music program peers. The scholarship may be used for any post-secondary program (not limited to programs in the Music or the Arts).
Criteria: Eligible applicants must have been actively participating in one or more music programs at WFHS, have exhibited dedication to the program through practice and performances — within the school and external to the school. The student must also be a graduating high school senior or equivalent of West Forsyth High School and enrolled (or planning on enrolling) in a degree or other credential-resulting program at an accredited educational institution. The student must provide references from a WFHS music teacher or music leader and the student’s career advisor. Financial need is considered, but not required. The student must also exhibit integrity and good character in his or her relationships and in student life. Deadline TBA for 2020.
Mason H. Hunter Vocational Educational Scholarship of the Vocational Educational Scholarship Awards of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce
Amount: Up to $2,500 towards tuition, books, fees, and other related course expenses for up to a 2-year program of study leading to a degree or certification in any trade, technical, or vocational field with a clear career pathway.
Purpose: The Mason H. Hunter Vocational Educational Scholarship honors the life of Mason H. Hunter, who passed away unexpectedly in March 2018 at the age of 17. This scholarship will benefit area students seeking to continue vocational and occupational education and training. Scholarship recipients may enjoy additional benefits including opportunity for Chamber member mentors, internships, references, and employment introductions and leads depending on the occupational goal and the engagement of the student.
Criteria:Eligible applicants must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent or recent (within a year)
graduate of West Forsyth High School and be enrolled (or planning on enrolling) in at least six credit hours of education at a community college. Those enrolled or intending to enroll in full-time post-secondary education are
preferred. Consideration is given to students who are active in community service, hobbies, sports, clubs, work experience, and other examples of community participation. Deadline TBA for 2020.
Leslie Martin Scholarship
Amount: $2,500 towards tuition, books, fees, and other related course expenses for a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university.
Purpose: John Stewart, a long-time supporter of higher education and a Rotarian, created the John Stewart Scholarship Fund of the Clemmons Community Foundation. He named the current scholarships the Leslie Martin Scholarship Award to honor Ms. Martin, an educator at West Forsyth High School, for the impact she has made on hundreds of young adults as they prepare for the next step in their educational journey. The scholarship recognizes two students each year with a financial scholarship to continue their education.
Criteria: Students who are active members of the Interact Club of the Clemmons Rotary Club and/or the Finance Academy. The student must also show academic integrity, dedication to others, and leadership skills. Accepted into a 2-year or 4-year accredited university or college. Minimum GPA 3.0. Financial need is considered, but not required. Deadline TBA for 2020.
Leslie Martin West Forsyth Early Scholars Program
Amount: Varies depending on individual circumstances and course requirements. If grades and good conduct are maintained, the multi-year award may be used for tuition and books after high school graduation up to a total of $2,500 toward community college degree or credentialing program completion. Students interested in pursuing higher education at a 4-year college may be considered.
Purpose: To encourage juniors & seniors to begin college courses while in high school. The NC Career & College Promise Program pays college tuition while in high school and WSFCS pays for books. This scholarship pays for other costs not covered (such as class kits, tools, uniform, and other expenses related to college courses). Clemmons Community Foundation through the John E. Stewart Scholarship Fund offers assistance through the Leslie Martin West Forsyth Early Scholars award with specific college expenses to meritorious students. Financial need is considered, but not required. Upon high school graduation, the scholarship may be used for tuition and books in continuing their education.
Criteria: Minimum 3.0 GPA both in high school classes and CCP classes and be enrolled in specified Program of Study — certificate program, AA or AS Degree, or courses for 2-year transfer to a 4-year college. Students may pursue higher education at a 4-year college directly from high school. Deadline TBA for 2020.