Scholarships & Continuing Education Assistance Awards

The Shallow Ford Foundation offers scholarships and mentoring opportunities to students and adults returning to school based on criteria chosen by the donors who have established the scholarships.

Our next scholarship application period will open in early 2022.

Questions? Email Greg Keener, Program Officer or call our office at (336) 663-6794

High School Senior

A "High School Senior or Graduating Senior" is any student currently in the twelfth grade, senior year, in high school planning to begin higher education for the first time in the following school year.

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Adult Student

An "Adult Student" is any student who graduated high school, or equivalent, last school year or prior. An adult student is a person who is older and is involved in forms of learning to finish a degree, or earn a new degree or certification.

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Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship & Award Recipients

The Shallow Ford Foundation awarded more than $50,000 in college scholarship funds for 2021.

Recipients of The 2021 Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Awards for graduating Seniors.  The Binghams were long-time Clemmons residents who loved their community, family, and church (CUMC).  They generously gave back in a variety of meaningful ways, including the establishment of the Thad and Mary Bingham Fund with the Foundation, which has supported many community initiatives and programs through its grants.  Their daughter, Donna B. Merriman, created this scholarship for graduating WFHS seniors.

JULIA GROSSNICKLE

"It is an honor to receive the Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Award. The Bingham’s service to the community is an inspiration and I look forward to continuing their mission while at UNCG.”

MEGAN PUTNAM

“I’m grateful for the Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Award because it will help me pursue my love of Data Science.”

Recipients of the 2021 Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship. In honor and memory of Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Dodson Conrad’s life, her many sacrifices, and her humble service. Liz worked to pay her way through nursing school, a career she felt called to pursue.  Throughout her life she was guided by a servant’s heart in caring for others. This scholarship is dedicated to that spirit and her family hopes it will allow another individual with a heart for service to answer their own call. (Made possible by the John and Angela, Liz’s daughter, Golden)

MELISSA CELEDON-GARCIA

"It is an honor to receive the Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Award. The Bingham’s service to the community is an inspiration and I look forward to continuing their mission while at UNCG.”

KALIYAH FRYER

“This scholarship is important to me because it is my motivation to make a difference in the medical field. And an overall goal to help as many people as I can.”

Recipient of the 2021 Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship. The Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship created by the John Stewart Scholarship Fund recognizes a WFHS graduating senior for his or her participation in and exemplary dedication and contributions to one or more music programs of WFHS and his/her music program peers.  The scholarship may be used for any post-secondary program (not limited to programs in Music or the Arts).

JACOB KATHMAN

“It is an honor to receive this scholarship named after two of my own music educators, Danny and Rebecca Green. This scholarship will help enable me to pursue my passions in music and medicine at Wake Forest University.”

Recipient of the 2021 Leslie Martin West Forsyth Early Scholars Award.  This award helps continue the education of juniors & seniors who enrolled in college courses while in high school through the NC Career & College Promise program.  One award is given each year to a meritorious student.  The scholarship is funded by the John Stewart Scholarship Fund.

JUSTIN BORJA

“This scholarship is important to me because it will help me fulfil my dreams of achieving a bachelor’s degree in Economics and working in the financial services industry.”

Recipients of The 2021 Leslie Martin Scholarship.  John Stewart, a long-time supporter of higher education and a Rotarian, created the John Stewart Scholarship Fund of the Clemmons Community Foundation. He named this scholarship the Leslie Martin Scholarship Award to honor Ms. Martin, an educator at West Forsyth High School, for the impact she has made on hundreds of young adults as they prepare for the next step in their educational journey.

EMANI JONES

“I am extremely grateful to continue my education at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As I journey into the next chapter of my life, I will carry with me the principles I have learned through leadership, service, and mentorship.”

MACI SZEREMETA

“I’m so thankful to have received this scholarship. This scholarship is so important to me because I’ve learned in finance academy how to budget my money, so any amount of money will help reduce debt to further my education.”

Recipient of the 2021 Clarence “Big House” Gaines Scholarship of The Reynolda Rotary College Assistance Program.  This scholarship honors the life and legacy of Coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines, Sr.  Coach Gaines was a motivator, encourager, and positive, life-changing influence in hundreds of young lives in Winston-Salem.

SHAMONNI GRAHAM

“I am grateful to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will further my education in life as I strive to accomplish my goals and it will also help further my opportunities in life."

Recipients of The 2021 Kim and Chris Henson Scholarship.  Kim Henson serves on the Board of Directors of the Shallow Ford Foundation. She and Chris are residents and active members of the Lewisville community. In addition, they are proud parents of two Reagan Alumni who went on to pursue advanced degrees and meaningful careers in teaching and medicine. These awards are given in honor of their two daughters, who were student-athletes at Reagan High School.

LYDIA RANDALL

“I am extremely grateful to continue my education at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As I journey into the next chapter of my life, I will carry with me the principles I have learned through leadership, service, and mentorship.”

ZACH SHAW

“I’m very thankful for The Kim & Chris Henson Scholarship Award. It is a way to see that hard work in the classroom and in your sport has been seen. I am honored to receive it and can’t wait to make the organization proud.”

Recipients of The 2021 Mason H. Hunter Educational Scholarship of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce.  This award honors the life of Mason H. Hunter, who passed away unexpectedly in March 2018 at the age of 17.  This scholarship benefits area students seeking to continue vocational and occupational education and training toward a clear career path.  Scholarship recipients may enjoy additional benefits including opportunity for Chamber member mentors, internships, references, and employment introductions and leads depending on the occupational goal and the engagement of the student.

AUSTIN CASEY

“Thank you for awarding me this scholarship, it will help me as I pursue my HVAC certification and I look forward to being paired with a mentor whose leadership will help me to become a business owner in the future.”

BAILEY COLEMAN

”This scholarship has the importance in my college career of helping me find ways to help others. Find what I want to do with my career and how to use it to help other families.”

JACKSON CURD

“This scholarship will help to cover my fall 2021 tuition costs. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with a mentor in the field to help me as I go through college and help ensure a smooth transition to the workforce in a trade field.”

Recipient of the 2021 Wayne C. Matthews Continuing Education Award.  Dr. Wayne Curtis Matthews served as Director of the Yadkin Campus of Surry Community College. This scholarship opportunity remembers and celebrates his life and his many contributions to Yadkin County and SCC’s Yadkin Campus.  Dr. Matthews modeled servant leadership throughout his daily life and throughout the community he loved.

TYLER CHURCH

“This scholarship is not only going towards my education but it is going towards my future goals. The scholarship is also a blessing.”

Recipient of the 2021 Frank A. Samuelson Scholarship Award. Frank Samuelson was among the leaders who helped the Clemmons Community Foundation Board of Directors align its structure with the community foundation model during a formative period in 2016-2017. Frank passed away in December 2020, having also helped and influenced many other organizations and individuals.

MONICA CANNON

“I plan on reaching my goals in every way to be a better example. You are never too old or young to achieve your goals. Keep your mind set and the storm will pass.”

Recipient of the 2021 Charles and Robin Paul Scholarship.  Robin Paul serves on the Board of Directors of the Shallow Ford Foundation. She and Charles are active members of the Chris Paul Family Foundation. They are dedicated advocates for education, working closely with organizations trying to level the playing field for children. This scholarship is just one more example of their desire to help students no matter where they are on their path to higher education.

DAPHNE R. HENRY

“I am able to focus on what is important to me, education (social work).  Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to achieving my career goal as a social worker.  This award will be a great stress relief for me.”

Recipient of the 2021 Salem Glen College Assistance Program in memory of Richard ‘Dick’ Bunker.  This program aims to help adults returning to school to improve their options for a higher-earning career.  It also pairs a mentor with the scholarship recipient to aid occupational goal attainment. Mentors selected are volunteers from the Salem Glen neighborhood. Dick Bunker, remembered in this year’s award, loved helping people learn and spent his career and retirement tutoring and mentoring.  He tutored his own family and other students of every age — even graduate students.  In 2021, this award is given in loving remembrance, thanks to his family.

ADIA REDFEARN

“A quote that my grandmother will always tell me is, ‘You are the head and not the tail.’ This scholarship focuses on that quote because it encouraged me to step out and make myself marketable and to believe in myself that I am worthy of this scholarship.”

Questions? Email Greg Keener, Program Officer or call our office at (336) 663-6794

High School Senior

A "High School Senior or Graduating Senior" is any student currently in the twelfth grade, senior year, in high school planning to begin higher education for the first time in the following school year.

View all opportunities for High School Students

Adult Student

An "Adult Student" is any student who graduated high school, or equivalent, last school year or prior. An adult student is a person who is older and is involved in forms of learning to finish a degree, or earn a new degree or certification.

View all opportunities for Adult Students

2021 SCHOLARSHIP & AWARD RECIPIENTS

High School Senior
Forbush and Starmount High Schools
The Shore Scholars program offers rising Juniors and Seniors at Starmount and Forbush High Schools financial assistance as well as a supportive peer group and a personal mentor to provide encouragement, guidance and other assistance toward the recipient’s career and life goals.
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April 9, 2021
HS Senior or Adult Student
West Forsyth, Reagan, or North Davidson High Schools
This Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce scholarship will benefit area students seeking to continue vocational/occupational education and training. The scholarship provides financial assistance and a Chamber member mentor with opportunities for internships, references and more.
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April 15, 2021
HS Senior or Adult Student
This scholarship is for a Forsyth County high school senior or adult student, with financial need and seeking a degree or accreditation in the healthcare field. The scholarship is named in memory of Liz Conrad, her spirit, servant heart, and dedication to family and helping others.
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April 15, 2021
High School Senior
West Forsyth High School
There are 2 scholarships from the John E. Stewart Fund available for students enrolled in the finance academy and/or Rotary's Interact Club. The scholarships honor Ms. Leslie Martin for her impact on hundreds of young adults as they prepare for their educational journey.
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April 22, 2021
High School Senior
West Forsyth High School
This scholarship from the John E. Stewart Fund is available to West Forsyth High School Seniors who have been enrolled in the NC Career and College Promise Program to begin college courses while in high school.
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April 22, 2021
High School Senior
West Forsyth High School
This scholarship is available to West Forsyth High School seniors who have shown exemplary dedication and contributions to one or more music programs of WFHS and music program peers. Applicants may have plans to enroll in any degree or other credential-resulting program at an accredited educational institution. Pursuit of a career in music is not required.
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April 22, 2021
HS Senior or Adult Student
There are 2 scholarships available for Cook Elementary School alum planning to attend FTCC or WSSU. These opportunities from the Reynolda Rotary Club remember and honor the life and legacy of Coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines.
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April 30, 2021
HS Senior or Adult Student
This assistance program is for Forsyth or North Davidson County high school or adult students who plan to attend Forsyth Tech or Davidson-Davie Community College to improve their options for a higher-earning career. Scholarship recipients are also paired with a mentor to help navigate career prep and pursuit. This year's scholarship is being awarded in memory of Richard 'Dick' Bunker.
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April 30, 2021
High School Senior
Reagan High School
These 2 scholarships are available for high school senior student athletes at Reagan High School. One scholarship is for a student pursuing a career in the medical field; the second for a career in the education field. The scholarships are awarded in honor of the Henson's two daughters.
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April 30, 2021
Adult Student
This scholarship is available to Forsyth County adults (recent high school graduate or returning adult student) pursuing a degree, preferably attending or planning to attend Winston-Salem State University, to help students no matter where they are on their path to earning a credential.
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May 6, 2021
Adult Student
Forsyth Tech CC
This scholarship is available to adult students from Forsyth county returning to a recognized credential-producing program for an in-demand occupation at Forsyth Technical Community College and is in honor of Frank H. Samuelson for his leadership and dedication to the community.
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May 6, 2021
HS Senior or Adult Student
West Forsyth High School
There are 2 scholarships available for West Forsyth High School graduating seniors and 1 scholarship available to an earlier WFHS graduate (adult student). The scholarships are named in memory of Thad and Mary Bingham.
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May 6, 2021
Adult Student
Forbush and Starmount High Schools
This scholarship opportunity is offered to local adults of Yadkin County who plan to or are attending Surry Community College - Yadkin Campus to complete a credential-producing program leasing to an in-demand occupation. The scholarship is in memory of former Campus Director, Dr. Wayne C. Matthews, his life and contributions to Yadkin County.
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May 6, 2021