Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Our 2024 scholarships for graduating high school seniors have been awarded. Scholarships offered in 2024 are listed below. View 2024 recipients here. Opportunities for the class of 2025 will be open for applications in January.

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

The Alpha and Omega Corn Maze Scholarship

The Alpha & Omega Corn Maze is a 20-acre agritourism complex in Hamptonville, featuring maze trails, hayrides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and 30+ engaging activities. Van & Jennifer Hemric along with partners Jason & Lori Walker began operating the agritainment complex in 2013, entertaining customers that started with meager beginnings and evolved to what it is today – a 5-acre site filled with challenging trails, attracting nearly 50,000 visitors annually, and employing roughly 40 people each season. This scholarship was created to benefit current and former employees of Alpha & Omega Corn Maze LLC seeking to continue education toward a credential.

2,500

The Bonnie M. Chappell Memorial Scholarship

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.

2,500

The Tammy S. Bauer Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is established to honor the memory of Tammy S. Bauer, who graduated from Northern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania in 1990. To create positive change in a person’s life, the Tammy S. Bauer Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance to an NLHS graduate that has overcome hardship with determination and is committed to achieving a brighter future through higher education. The hardship may be academic or personal or a current hardship or adversity.

5,000

Sharrod Patterson Memorial Scholarship

A memorial scholarship honoring and remembering the life of Sharrod Patterson. Sharrod was instrumental in the launch of the student radio station on 90.5 WSNC on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Sharrod worked for the nonprofit Big Brother Big Sisters of America for three years. He inspired many during his tenure. Most recently, Sharrod worked at Quality Education Academy (QEA) in Winston-Salem as a devoted educator for over nine years.

$2,500

The Marvin's Garage Doors Scholarship in honor of Marvin Brown

This occupational training scholarship honors Marvin Brown, founder of Marvin’s Garage Doors, and is focused on training for careers in the trades such as electronics, construction, or welding. Allen and Chandra are the 3rd generation of husband-wife owners of Marvin’s Garage Doors, founded on the principles of Allen’s grandfather and then further built by his father and mother, Lloyd and Kathy. Those principles center around hard work and superior care for customers. A scholarship seemed the perfect way to honor Marvin and give back to the community that has supported and encouraged their families for more than 100 years.

Up to $1,000

The Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship

In honor and memory of Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad (known as Liz) and her life, her many sacrifices, and her humble service, Angela (Mary's daughter) and John Golden established a healthcare scholarship in her name. Liz worked at a Burlington sock factory to pay her way through nursing school; guided by her servant’s heart she committed to hard work and her belief in helping others at all times. 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. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and be a Forsyth County resident.

Up to $2,500

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

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.

Up to $5,000 annually

The Kim and Chris Henson Scholarship Awards

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. Their two daughters, student-athletes at Reagan High School, pursued advanced degrees followed by meaningful careers as a Special Education Director and in Veterinarian Medicine.

$2,000
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Scholarships for West Forsyth High School Seniors

The Timothy M. Dunn Memorial Scholarship

Tim Dunn, at only 31, passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2022, from an undetected aneurysm. A tragedy to lose anyone so young and made more difficult with Tim because of his impactful influence that inspired all those who knew him – from his wrestling team at WFHS and college to his clients and colleagues when working as an Associate Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual. His many friends became additional family members. The new scholarship for WFHS wrestlers and team-support members reflects the program that helped shape who Tim became. It also reflects the heart and practice of the Dunn family, namely, to invest in and support those around you.

2,000

The Coach Murph Scholarship

Pat Murphy, affectionately called “Coach Murph”, is considered the #1 athletics fan among students and staff at West Forsyth High School. But he is so much more. 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. Coach Murph has faced the greatest of challenges, and yet, his outlook on life is nothing short of inspirational.

Up to $3,000

Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship

John Stewart is a retired engineer and well-known philanthropist, having established the Leslie Martin Scholarships at WFHS and a Rotary Peace Scholarship, among many other community and Rotary contributions. He understands the importance of the arts, regardless of vocation, and its influence on creativity in all aspects of life. This scholarship was established to honor Rebecca and Danny Green, two dedicated music educators.

$1,500

The Mason H. Hunter Vocational Educational Scholarship of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce

The Mason H. Hunter Vocational Education Scholarship of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce honors the life of Mason H. Hunter, who passed away unexpectedly in March 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. The recipient will also be partnered with a business mentor who will guide the student's path to a career through encouragement and career coaching, along with introductions and opportunities for internships and employment.

Up to $2,000

The Leslie Martin Scholarship

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. Applicants may be planning to attend either a two-year or four-year college. Preference is given to applicants planning for a degree in a business or a technology-related field, participating in volunteer activities that were personally meaningful and/or related to their career goal, and demonstrating an interest in applying technology in innovative ways.

$2,500

The Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Award For High School Seniors

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.

Up to $2,500