Scholarship

THE PROGRAM

The Gate City Chapter has established a scholarship program to assist Guilford County High School students who are pursuing a college education at North Carolina A&T State University. This scholarship is offered each year for full-time students attending North Carolina A&T State University.

This scholarship program is administered by the Gate City Chapter of North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the Gate City Chapter Scholarship Program must be –

  • High school seniors who are currently enrolled in a Guilford County, North Carolina High School.
  • Applicant/Recipient must register at North Carolina A&T State University as a full-time** student.
    **Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Applicant must currently have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (weighted) on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Applicant/Recipient must not be the recipient of a full academic or athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University.
  • Scholarship recipient must maintain an overall & semester grade point average of 2.5 or better in order to continue receiving this scholarship.

AWARDS

If selected as a recipient, you will receive an award of $1000 USD per semester.

Awards are for undergraduate study only, and not to exceed 4 years of study.

Recipients must send a copy of current transcript to the Gate City Scholarship committee at the end of each semester, to verify continuous eligibility.

APPLICATION

Interested students must complete the application in English and mail it along with a current, official transcript of grades, a copy of FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form (including Expected Family Contribution), and 2 letters of recommendations (1-school, 1- community (non-relatives) ) no later than March 17, 2018. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 17, 2018 or application is denied. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application.

SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals, aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances. Financial need as calculated by Gate City Chapter Scholarship committee must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by the Gate City Chapter Scholarship committee. Upon application submission, all applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified of application status by March 31, 2018.  Not all applicants will be selected for a personal interview. The scholarship recipient will be contacted in April, 2018 and a representative from the Gate City Chapter Scholarship committee will attend your local high school awards day to present the award to you.

PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS

North Carolina A&T State University will process scholarship payments on behalf of the Gate City Chapter. Payments are made in two equal installments of $1000 USD each semester. Funds should be in the student’s account before the tuition bill is due.

OBLIGATIONS

Recipients are required to notify Gate City Chapter of any changes in address, school enrollment, cooperative education/intern assignment, or other relevant information.

Recipients are expected to provide the local Gate City Chapter with a personal academic progress update in the Fall & Spring semesters of each academic year. The student is required to submit an official transcript at the end of each semester to the scholarship committee.

Recipients are expected to keep in touch and provide updates to members of the scholarship committee about academic progress when requested.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Below are links to the 2018 Gate City Scholarship Application and Criteria.

Gate City Chapter Scholarship Criteria 2018

Gate City Chapter Scholarship Application

Additional questions regarding the Gate City Chapter Scholarship should be addressed to: scholarship@ncatgatecityalumni.org

or by mail: Gate City Chapter  P. O. Box 20005  Greensboro, NC  27420