Supporting Bright Futures

Since the Foundation’s student aid program began in 1923, generous donors have connected with promising students to invest in their shared value of education.

We manage over 125 scholarship funds to support students from Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties. Scholarships are available in a wide range of areas, helping pave the way to higher education for over 500 students each year.

Important Dates

December 15: One-Stop Scholarship Application portal opens
March 15: deadline for most merit-based scholarships
July 31: final deadline for financial need-based scholarships
(applications considered on a rolling basis in order of completion date)
August 31: deadline for Dean Prim Scholarship


Most of our scholarships are accessed through a One-Stop Scholarship Application. This means that you will be automatically considered for the scholarships for which you are eligible—with just one application. You’ll need to complete the application in full and provide supplemental materials. We’ll take it from there!

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Access our One-Stop Scholarship Application. You will create an online account that will be accessible to you any time—so you can save your work and return to it later.
  2. Complete the Basic Information and Qualifying Criteria and continue through the online application. Remember that your application is only complete once we receive all requested supplemental items. Be sure to meet the firm deadlines noted above.
  3. Receive notification of your scholarship(s). Merit-based scholarship awards are communicated in May, while need-based scholarships are awarded throughout the summer. Notifications are made by letter and email.

Other Scholarships

In addition to our One-Stop Scholarships, we also have scholarships with outside selection processes. These opportunities will not be identified by the One-Stop Scholarship Application, and you must contact each scholarship committee or guidance office individually to inquire about their application process and deadlines.

Past Recipients

Did you receive a scholarship from the Foundation in the past and want to report back on your college successes or tell us your story?

We’d love to hear from you!

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Edna Barker
Student Aid Manager
(336) 604-5031
Daisy Rodriguez
Director, Student Aid
(336) 604-5030