There are numerous organizations, outside of the Gaston College Foundation, that offer scholarships. Some of these scholarships are based on academics, county of residency, field of study, need, etc. You should search and apply for these outside scholarships independently. Several websites have been listed below to help get you started in your quest for these scholarships.
Since they are managed by external organizations, their deadlines and criteria are different from those of the Gaston College Foundation. We cannot answer questions about them and take no responsibility for their award criteria or processes. Also, please be aware that you should never have to pay to fill out a scholarship application.
State Employees Credit Union “People Helping People” Scholarship
The SECU Foundation established this two-year scholarship program, providing two scholarships to each North Carolina Community College. Recipients must be NC residents and US citizens with demonstrated need. Scholarship recipients in good academic standing may receive the scholarship up to a maximum of four (4) consecutive semesters. The deadline to apply is located at https://gaston.academicworks.com. Recipients are selected by the Gaston College Scholarship Committee.
Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship
This fund was established through a gift from Wells Fargo Bank to the NC Community College System.
To qualify as a candidate for this scholarship, a person must be full-time student enrolled in the second year of a two-year technical program, must demonstrate financial need and scholastic promise, and must use the scholarship to pay for books, tuition, and transportation. Students may apply online through https://gaston.academicworks.com. The recipient is selected by the Gaston College Scholarship Committee. The deadline to apply is located at https://gaston.academicworks.com.
You may also wish to see what scholarship information the NC Community College System makes available by clicking below:
NC Community College System Scholarship Resources