Adult Scholarships

The Foundation is offering several scholarships specifically for adult students returning to college or beginning their degree or certification program for the first time. Review the opportunities below. Open to students who graduated high school in 2023 or earlier.

The application period for these opportunities IS NOW OPEN!

Contact Program Officer, Greg Keener with any questions at greg@shallowfordfoundation.org.

The Bonnie M. Chappell Memorial Scholarship

2,500

This scholarship honors Bonnie M. Chappell. Bonnie overcame many challenges in her life, including her mother passing away when Bonnie was a mere 7 days old. 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 a nursing degree. She then worked as a nurse until she retired in the early 1990s.

Eligible candidates must be Yadkin County residents pursuing a nursing degree or credential from a community college or 4-year institution. Eligible applicants must have financial needs and have overcome adversity and/or life challenges. Preference will be given to those not having the benefit of being raised by biological parents or raised by a single parent. Students must have earned the minimum grades required for nursing program enrollment. A completed FAFSA is not required but may help determine financial need. Community and volunteer service may be considered but is not required, especially where life circumstances have prevented community participation and service. Students will be paired with a mentor(s) from the Compassion Care Center. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, fees, technology needs, supplies, or other direct course-related expenses if awarded. The funds are sent directly to the student's account at their college and cannot be used for rent, gas, or other personal expenses.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
September 13, 2024
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Charles & Robin Paul Scholarship Award

Up to $2,000

Robin and Charles Paul are active members of the Chris Paul Family Foundation; Robin also serves on the board of the Shallow Ford Foundation. They are dedicated advocates for education, working closely with organizations trying to level the playing field for children. This scholarship was established in 2021 to support adult students working to further their education. The Charles & Robin Paul Scholarship Award is available to deserving students regardless of their path to higher education or their age. Students who have taken time away from their continuing education, those who never began a post-high school program, and those already working toward a degree and promising career may apply for this opportunity.

Applicants must be an adult student residing in Forsyth County who are returning to education to complete an academic or vocational program, with preference given to students planning to attend Winston-Salem State University.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
September 13, 2024
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Salem Glen College Assistance Program

Up to $2,500

Salem Glen is a neighborhood of roughly 400 homes spanning Clemmons in Forsyth County and Davidson County. In 2019, a group of neighbors met to learn more about how to help students continue their education. The Salem Glen group designed and launched a special college assistance program ‐‐‐ financial assistance plus a mentor from the Salem Glen neighborhood who could help the student navigate returning to college.

The program awards financial assistance with a two-year degree or career certification program from Forsyth Tech or DDCC. Also, it provides a mentor pairing to scholarship recipients to help the student navigate their education and career path. Mentors will be selected volunteers from the Salem Glen neighborhood. Eligible applicants must be an adult student and residents of Forsyth or Davidson Counties, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend and meet the requirements for admission to Forsyth Tech or DCCC.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
September 13, 2024
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The Wayne C. Matthews Continuing Education Award

Up to $2,000

This scholarship opportunity is offered to honor Dr. Wayne Matthews, who served as Director of the Yadkin Center at Surry Community College. His family and the entire community remember Dr. Matthews’ life, his contributions, and his tremendous model of servant leadership that he lived into daily throughout the community he loved.

Up to $2,000 for an adult student (graduated from high school in the class of 2023 or before). Applicant must be a resident of or employed in Yadkin County and attend Surry Community College, full-time or part-time. Preference is given to applicants enrolled or planning to attend the Yadkin Campus during their degree/certification program. If awarded, scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, fees, technology needs, supplies, or other direct course-related expenses. The funds are sent directly to the student's account at Surry Community College and cannot be used for rent, gas, or other personal expenses. The funds are sent directly to the student's account at Surry Community College and cannot be used for rent, gas, or other personal expenses.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
September 13, 2024
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