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The Clarence "Big House" Gaines Reynolda Rotary College Assistance Program

The Reynolda Rotary College Assistance Program seeks to provide financial assistance of up to $20,000*. The scholarship may be applied to studies at Forsyth Tech ($2,000/year for 2 years)* or WSSU ($5,000/year for 4 years)*. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for admission into a program of study at Forsyth Tech or WSSU. The student must also maintain a 2.0 GPA. This scholarship provides mentoring and financial assistance for educational-related expenses.

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. He led the Winston-Salem State University Rams basketball program for 47 years, compiling an 828-447 record, eight CIAA titles, the 1967 Division II NCAA Championship title, eighteen 20-win seasons, and an induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Gaines was a pillar of the Winston-Salem Community, serving in many professional and civic organizations, including the Reynolda Rotary where he was a charter member.

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May 1, 2022