Since 1923, people from around our community have joined together to ensure that more local students have the resources to be all that they dream they can be.
We hold more than 130 scholarship funds that supported 614 scholarship awards to 537 students from Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties with $1.4 million in the last school year.
Scholarships are available in a wide range of areas—no matter your GPA, your high school, or the college you plan to attend, we likely have an opportunity for which you’re eligible to apply.
October 1, 2021: FAFSA opens
January 1, 2022: WSF One-Stop Scholarship Application opens
March 15, 2022: deadline for most WSF merit-based scholarships
July 1, 2022: deadline for WSF financial need-based scholarships
In order to be considered for most WSF scholarships, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov.*
*Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA (such as non-citizens without a green card or permanent status) can still apply through the WSF scholarship portal after January 1.
Need help or more information on how to fill out the FAFSA? Visit cfnc.org
Most of our scholarships are accessed through our online One-Stop Scholarship Application. This means you will be automatically considered for all 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:
In addition to our One-Stop Scholarships, we also have scholarships with outside selection processes. These opportunities will not be identified by our One-Stop Scholarship Application, and you must contact each scholarship committee or guidance office individually to inquire about their application process and deadlines.
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?
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