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Scholarship Program and Eligibility Requirements

2017

Higher Education Scholarships


Scholarship  Amount Number Available Eligibility Deadline
Adam Benson Scholarship Fund One-time $1,000 Up to Two Awards Senior graduating from high school or a graduate already attending college. The applicant must be an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Applications are available at the St. Charles Catholic Church.

04/11/2017

Betty and Otto Woerner Endowed Scholarship Fund

One-time $1,300
Renewable
One Award Graduating senior in Burke County; or currently attending graduate school; or currently enrolled in college pursuing a field in teaching, fashion design or culinary arts.

2/20/2017 for High School seniors;

 

Burke Education Endowment Program Fund Varies Varies Burke County high school graduate who demonstrates financial need and desires to attend Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC). 06/01/2017
Clyde Nichols Young, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund One-time $1,000 One Award Outstanding math student from Freedom High School. 2/20/2017
Cranford Scholarship Endowed Fund One-time $3,500

Four Awards

Two Awards to East Burke HS;

Two Awards to Jimmy C. Draughn HS

Eastern Burke County resident (East of Morganton, NC.) demonstrates financial need and academic ability/achievement. 2/20/2017
Drexel Alumni Association Fund One-time $1,500 Up to Four Awards Applicant, and/or biological parents, grand and/or great grandparent(s) attended a Drexel School. 4/1/2017
Glenn R. Yoder Scholarship Endowment Fund One-time up to $1,000 Up to Two Awards Student living in Burke County planning to attend a two or four year college, demonostrate financial need and character reflecting the commitment of Lions club members and must have a GPA 2.5. High school seniors, enrolled college students or others planning to attend college for the first time are eligible to apply. 3/15/2017
Jimmy C. Draughn Scholarship Endowment Fund

One-time $1,000 One Award Graduating senior from East Burke High School. 3/17/2017
Keith Warren Black Educational Scholarship Fund One time $1,000 One Award

A student entering or already attending WPCC. The student must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

GPA 2.5.

03/01/2017
Larry and Louise Huffman Scholarship Endowment Fund One-time $2,000; Renewable One Award Student from East Burke High School, Jimmy C. Draughn High School or Burke Middle College who plan to prepare for teaching/athletic training career. 3/17/2017
Michael Williamson Eley Endowment Fund One time $1,300 One Award Resident of Burke County who is interested in pursuing a field in engineering, math, physics or chemistry. GPA 3.3 03/01/2017
Mildred and Hugh Fletcher Scholarship Fund One-time Up to $1,500 One Award Member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church (WPC) and/or participant in the scouting programs sponsored by WPC. 3/1/2017
Raymond K. Miller Scholarship Endowment Fund One time $1,000; Renewable One Award Burke County resident; working towards an AAS Degree from WPCC; preference given to students pursuing a degree in the field of degree in industrial systems technology or civil, computer, electrical, mechatronic and mechanical engineering. 4/1/2017
Robert A. "Bob" Shook Memorial Scholarship One-time $900 One Award Graduating senior from East Burke High School or Jimmy C. Draughn High School; preference to student pursuing a degree in education. 4/2/2017
Rotary Club of Morganton Scholarship Endowment Fund One-time up to $1,500 Two Awards Graduating senior from Freedom High School or Patton High School; and senior who has graduated from either Freedom or Patton high school and who currently attends Burke Middle College.  3/15/2017
Stiff Endowment Fund One-time $2,000; Renewable Two Awards Committed to pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. 3/1/2017
Valdese Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship Fund One-time $2,000 Up to two Awards Graduating senior from East Burke or Draughn High School, enrolled college student or others planning to attend college for the first time. Applicant must reflect the principles and ideals of Rotary. 3/15/2017
Valdese Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship Fund (Non-traditional) One-time $500 One Award Graduating senior from East Burke or Draughn High School, enrolled college student or others planning to attend college for the first time. Applicant must reflect the principles and ideals of Rotary. 3/15/2017
Waldensian Presbyterian Women Scholarship Program Endowed Fund - General One-time $1,000 Up to four Awards Member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church (WPC) and/or participant in the scouting programs sponsored by WPC. 3/1/2017
Waldensian Presbyterian Women Scholarship Program Endowed Fund - Michael Morse Scholarship One-time $1,000 One Award Member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church (WPC) and/or participant in the scouting programs sponsored by WPC. 3/1/2017
Waldensian Presbyterian Women Scholarship Program Endowed Fund - Rostan Family Foundation Scholarship One-time Up to $1,500 One Award Member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church (WPC) and/or participant in the scouting programs sponsored by WPC. 3/1/2017
Wynne and Otto Woerner Endowed Scholarship Fund

One-time $2,500; Renewable

Two Awards; Graduating senior in Burke or McDowell County. The criteria in order of priority are: financial need, top half of class, and commitment to complete a four year degree. 2/20/2017

 

Primary and Secondary Education Scholarships

Scholarship  Amount Number Available Eligibility Deadline
Andrea Galen Jacks Scholarship Fund     Serves foster children in Burke County by providing educational tools to help attain grade level, resulting in more students being prepared to graduate from high school and pursue a secondary education.  
Morganton Day School Scholarship Endowment Fund     Qualified applicants selected by Morganton Day School from the area in and around Burke County, North Carolina.   


Resource Links

Burke County Public Schools:
Burke Middle College
East Burke High School
Hallyburton Academy
Freedom High School
Jimmy C. Draughn High School
Robert L. Patton High School

Financial Resources:
College Foundation of North Carolina
FAFSA (Application for Federal Student Aid)
The Student Guide to Federal Financial Aid

Primary and Secondary Schools:
Morganton Day School
Western Piedmont Community College

Disclaimer: Please note that the Foundation does not administer these websites and we do not endorse or guarantee success on any of them. Nevertheless, we consider them to be useful resources for students.