The 2023 scholarship season is now underway. The Shallow Ford Foundation will award the following scholarships to area high school seniors this Spring.
More information about application deadlines and specific criteria can be found below. To learn more about the scholarships and to apply, click the links below. Additional scholarship opportunities may become available over the coming months; please check back if you do not see an opportunity that matches your situation.
Scholarships for adult students will be available this fall; please check back to this page for more information.
Click here to view scholarships for West Forsyth High School seniors only.
(Application Deadline Friday, March 31)
The Reynolda Rotary College Assistance 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 people’s lives in Winston-Salem. The award is given to an alumnus of Cook Elementary School, which Reynolda Rotary has supported in many ways over the years.View here
A memorial scholarship honoring and remembering the life of Sharrod Patterson given to a Quality Education Academy senior who wants to attend HBCU. Sharrod worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters, helped launch WRAM Student Radio at Winston-Salem State University, and served as a devoted educator at Quality Education Academy (QEA) in Winston-Salem for nine years, continuing to inspire many young minds during his tenure.view here
The Kim and Chris Henson Scholarship Awards are given in honor of their two daughters, student-athletes at Reagan High School who pursued advanced degrees followed by meaningful careers in teaching and medicine. Kim Henson serves on the Board of Directors of the Shallow Ford Foundation. She and her husband Chris are residents and active members of the Lewisville community.View HEre
This occupational training scholarship honors Marvin Brown, founder of Marvin’s Garage Doors and is available to a Yadkin County student for a career in the trades such as electronics, construction, or welding.View HEre
This scholarship is established to honor the memory of Tammy S. Bauer who graduated from Northern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania in 1990. In an effort to create positive change in a person’s life, the Tammy S. Bauer Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance to an NLHS graduate that has over come hardship with determination and is committed to achieving a brighter future through higher education.View HEre
This scholarship honors Bonnie M. Chappell who overcame many challenges in her life. Bonnie worked for decades at Hanes Hosiery and on the family farm alongside her husband, Cecil. When she was over 40 years old, she went back to school to obtain nursing degree. This scholarship is available to Yadkin County residents seeking to continue education toward a nursing degree or credential.View HEre
In honor and memory of Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad's life, her many sacrifices, and her humble service. Mary, known as Liz to many, worked at a Burlington sock factory to pay her way through nursing school. Mary's daughter Angela and her husband, John Golden, established a healthcare scholarship in Mary's name in 2021.View HEre
(Application deadline: Tuesday, April 11)
This scholarship honors the life of Mason H. Hunter, who passed away unexpectedly in March of 2018 at the age of 17. This scholarship results from community support from the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, the Hunter family, and countless individuals who stepped forward to honor Mason's life and support students working towards a vocational certificate or degree, something Mason hoped to do. This opportunity is also open to students from West Forsyth, Reagan, and North Davidson High Schools.View HEre
John Stewart, a long-time supporter of higher education and a Rotarian, created the John Stewart Scholarship Fund of the Shallow Ford Foundation, which funds several scholarships. This award honors Ms. Martin, an educator at West Forsyth High School who retired in 2022, for her impact on hundreds of young adults as they prepare for the next step in their educational journey. The award encourages interest in technology, business, and finding ways to serve the community.View HEre
Also supported by the John Stewart Scholarship Fund, this award supports a student who was involved in music programs at West Forsyth High School. It is given to honor the influential music teaching careers of Rebecca and Danny Green, which has spanned nearly four decades in Forsyth County.View HEre
Timothy M. Dunn had an impactful influence that inspired all those who knew him – from his teammates in high school and college to his clients and colleagues from his career as an Associate Financial Advisor. Tim passed away unexpectedly in 2022 at age 31 from an undetected aneurism. The new scholarship for WFHS wrestlers and team-support members reflects the program that helped shape who Tim became. It was established in 2022 by Tim’s parents, John and Catherine.View HEre
Thad and Mary Bingham were long-time Clemmons residents who loved their community, family, and Clemmons United Methodist Church. They generously gave back in a variety of meaningful ways, including the establishment of the Thad and Mary Bingham Fund with the Shallow Ford Foundation, which has supported many community initiatives and programs.View HEre
Pat Murphy, affectionately called “Coach Murph”, is considered the #1 athletics fan among students and staff at West Forsyth High School. Coach Murph has spent nearly three decades supporting the coaching staff and students at West Forsyth. He attends every practice and game, helps in between as he can, and truly brightens the lives of those who have the privilege of interacting with him. The W.F. Fund established this scholarship in honor of Pat Murphy’s joy-filled spirit and his unwavering commitment to West Forsyth through its athletics.View HEre
Up to $5,000 a year for a maximum of 2 years for a 2023 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania.
Up to $2,500. Two awards are available for 2023. Applicant must have been an active member of the Interact Club of the Clemmons Rotary Club and/or be a CTE Concentrator (accumulated a minimum of 2-course credits in a specific Career Pathway within a Career Cluster. Of the 2 course credits, one of the courses must be designated as a pathway completer course or 2nd level course).
Up to $1,500 for a 2023 graduate of West Forsyth High School who has actively participated in one or more music programs at the school.
Up to a total of $10,000 given as four annual installments of $2,500 for a student attending a 4-year school or $5,000 given as two annual installments of $2,500 for a student attending a 2-year school. Applicants must be a 2023 senior at West Forsyth High School who demonstrates the same qualities as Coach Murph: good character, hard work, leadership, and the ability to overcome challenges while a leader on the field of play, in the classroom, and in the community. Preference is given to applicants with unmet financial needs in paying for their degree and applicants who have a connection to Coach Murph.
Up to $2,000 for a 2023 graduate of West Forsyth, Reagan, or North Davidson High School. Applicants must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year program of study leading to a degree or certification in any trade, technical, or vocational field with a clear career pathway.
Up to $2,500 for a graduate from West Forsyth High School from the class of 2021 or earlier. The applicant must have demonstrated financial need and a commitment to pursue a credential for advancement in a chosen career.
Up to $2,500 for 2023 graduating seniors from West Forsyth High School with demonstrated financial need. Two awards are available for 2023. Applicants must have a clearly stated desire to pursue additional education toward an occupational credential or degree.
Up to $2,000 for a 2023 graduate from West Forsyth High School who wrestled at the school or has been involved in assisting or supporting a wrestling program within or outside of WFHS, preferably a minimum of two seasons, and seeking to continue their education full-time at either a community college or a 4-year college/university.
Up to $2,500 for a 2023 graduating senior from Quality Education Academy.
Up to $2,500 annually for a graduating senior from Yadkin County Schools seeking to continue their education toward a nursing degree or credential. The second year of the scholarship will be awarded contingent on maintaining passing grades and successful academic progression.
Up to $5,000 annually for a high school graduate who attended Cook Elementary School in Winston-Salem for at least 3 years and is planning to attend or is already enrolled at Forsyth Tech or Winston-Salem State University.
Up to $2,000 for two 2023 graduates from Reagan High School. Applicants must have been active student-athletes who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university to pursue a degree that leads to a career in the field of science or medicine; financial need is not a requirement.
Up to $1,000 for 2023 a graduating senior from Forbush High School seeking a degree or certificate related to a career in electronics, welding, or construction.
Up to $2,500 for two high school graduates who are residents of Forsyth County and seeking a degree or credential in the healthcare field. Both graduating seniors or adult students may apply.