Scholarships

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 under the scholarship for which you'd like to apply and follow the instructions to create your applicant account. The 2020 scholarship applications will open throughout February and March. Check descriptions for exact dates.

If you have additional questions please contact C. Mark Batten, Program Officer, at mark@clemmonsfoundation.org or 336-403-0433.

Scholarships Available to Cook Elementary School Alum

Clarence "Big House" Gaines Reynolda Rotary Scholarship

Amount: Varies

> For students who plan to pursue courses and programs at Forsyth Tech, a scholarship will be awarded up to $2,000 per year of study up to two years based on satisfactory academic progress. It is understood that post-graduation intentions may include entering the workforce or transferring into a degree program at WSSU. If planning to apply for admission to WSSU after attending Forsyth Tech, the student must re-apply for the scholarship.

> For students who plan to pursue courses and programs atWinston-Salem State University, a scholarship will be awarded up to $5,000 per year of study up to four years based on satisfactory academic progress.

Purpose:
The Reynolda Rotary Scholarship honors the life and legacy of Coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines, Sr. Coach Gaines was a motivator, encourager, and positive life-changing influence in hundreds of young people’s lives in Winston-Salem. He led the Winston-Salem State University Rams basketball program for 47 years, compiling an 828-447 record, eight CIAA titles, the 1967 Division II NCAA Championship title, eighteen 20-win seasons, and an induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Gaines was a pillar of the Winston-Salem Community, serving in many professional and civic organizations, including the the Reynolda Rotary where he was a charter member. 

Criteria:
The Reynolda Rotary Scholarship seeks to provides financial scholarship assistance to alum of Cook Elementary School in Winston-Salem who are a graduating high school senior or equivalent, or high school graduate who is seeking to return to school. Prospective applicants must have attended Cook Elementary for at least three years. The scholarship may be applied to studies at Forsyth Technical Community College(Forsyth Tech) or Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Applicants must have the minimum required GPA for admission into a program of study at Forsyth Tech or Winston-Salem

Deadline:
Friday, April 24, 2020

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Scholarships Available to Forsyth and
Davidson County Residents

The Salem Glen College Assistance Program

Amount: Up to $2,500 limited to tuition and fees, as well as course-required tools, books, and supplies toward a 2-year program of study leading to a degree or certification in any trade, technical, or vocational field with a clear career pathway at Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) or Davidson County Community College (DCCC). Recipients may re-apply for a second year scholarship; however, no preferential considerations will be made.

Purpose: The Salem Glen College Assistance Program aims to help high school seniors and adults now returning to school to improve their options for a higher-earning career. The program will assist students as they navigate and pursue a two-year degree or career certification from Forsyth Tech or DCCC. The Salem Glen College Assistance Program will also provide a mentor pairing to scholarship recipients to aid occupational goal engagement. Mentors will be residents of the Salem Glen neighborhood.

Criteria: Eligible applicants must be residents of Forsyth or Davidson Counties, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend and meet the requirements for admission to Forsyth Tech or DCCC.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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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: Friday, April 24, 2020

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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.

Application Availability and 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: Friday, April 24, 2020

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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.

Application Availability and Deadline TBA for 2020.

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.

Founded in 2019, the Shore Scholars Program is 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.  For more information, visit the Shore Scholars informational page.

Criteria:
> 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

Application Available: Monday, February 17, 2020

Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

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