The Clemmons Community Foundation offers scholarships for various students based on criteria chosen by the donors who have established the scholarships. Interested students will need to apply for each scholarship in which the student is interested. To apply, click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page. If you have additional questions please contact Michelle or call 336-663-6794

Scholarships Available to West Forsyth High School Students

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.

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.

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.

Scholarships Available to Starmount High School and Forbush High School Students

Shore Scholars Program

Today’s students have countless career options from which to choose. The best career choice is very personal, namely a career that will use the unique set of skills, talents, and interests of an individual. Every career pathway requires preparation to have access to the best opportunities. The Shore Scholars program was developed to assist and support students at Forbush and Starmount High School to explore career options and then guidance and support to best prepare students for their chosen career.

Starting in 2019, the Shore Scholars Programis designed for selected rising 11th and 12th grade students from Starmount and Forbush High Schools interested in pursuing a degree or occupational credential and would like to benefit from a supportive peer group and a personal mentor who will provide encouragement and assistance toward their career and life goals. The program also provides supplemental financial assistance for Career and College Promise program students to pay for books, kits, uniforms, fees, and other expenses not covered by CCP. After graduation, the program provides last-dollar scholarships after high school graduation to continue their degree or credential-earning program. The post-graduation scholarships may be used for tuition, books, uniforms, fees and other expenses not covered by other scholarships, such as the Yadkin Guarantee.  

> A rising 11th or 12th grader at Starmount or Forbush High School
> Have a 3.0 GPA
> Want college or career training after high school
> Willing to commit to attend a yearly, one-day retreat away from the high school
> Willing to meet with their personal mentor monthly
> Willing to meet with their peer group monthly
> Agree to random drug testing
> Willing to commit to the 3-4 years of enrollment (based on the career choice)
> Honor the school’s code of conduct and be a positive example for other students