Scholarships Available To Forsyth Tech Students
Scholarships Available Through Forsyth Tech
Listed below are scholarships available each year for Forsyth Tech students. The availability of each scholarship is subject to change from year to year, based on available funds.
Forsyth Tech uses AcademicWorks, an online scholarship management system that automatically matches applicants to scholarship opportunities that they are qualified to receive. This system now handles scholarship applications online; paper applications are no longer available.
The scholarship application period runs from April 1st and will run through April 30th. Applicants only need to complete one application to be considered for all of the Forsyth Tech scholarships. If a non-Forsyth Tech application is required, the scholarship information lists the appropriate website to download the application.
To access the online scholarship application, please click the link below:
- The R.D. Boyer Scholarship is awarded annually, based on financial need, to a student enrolled in the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology; electrical/electronics technology; plumbing; or welding technology diploma programs and pursuing a career in the construction occupations.
- The Fred Pfohl Crouch and Marjorie Mulligan Crouch Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates financial need.
- The Rufus Dalton Memorial Scholarships are need-based funds awarded to students in associate degree nursing and practical nursing.
- The Garden Study Club Endowment is an academic scholarship awarded to an outstanding student entering the second year of horticulture technology.
- The Forsyth Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteers Scholarships are awarded to second year Health Technologies Division students who have at least a 2.0 GPA and are enrolled in at least six credit hours.
- The Grainger Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to students in the industrial technology fields. A scholarship will be available to one student in each of the following fields: Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree, Industrial Systems Technology Associate Degree, Electronics Engineering Technology Associate Degree, Machining Technology Diploma, and Welding Technology Diploma. The awards will be made on the basis of need and merit.
- The Bob H. Greene Scholarship provides emergency assistance for tuition/fees or books/supplies to students who demonstrate a financial need.
- The Sandra Lea Johnson Memorial Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the second year of office administration.
- The Marshall P. Johnston Scholarship is a perpetual scholarship available to an automotive systems technology student.
- The Randall R. Jones Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to the daytime machining technology student with the highest GPA.
- The Clara K. Martin/Winston-Salem Soroptimist Club Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to the female with the highest GPA entering the second year of accounting.
- The Medical Alliance of the Piedmont Scholarships are awarded to students entering associate degree nursing and may be renewed for the second year of the program.
- The Medical Alliance of the Piedmont – Allied Health Awards are scholarship funds awarded to students in allied health programs.
- The Jane Gaither Murray Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student entering associate degree nursing.
- The 1990 Student Government Association/Tom Mayerchak Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students entering the second year of a technical or college transfer program with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Priority is given to full-time students.
- The National Tooling and Machining Association Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to the full-time evening machining technology student with the highest GPA.
- The Lynne Breedlove O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the second year of radiography.
- The Thomas E. Shown Scholarship in practical nursing is awarded to a student in the practical nursing program, 22 years old or older, with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA, who works part time.
- The Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Snyder Sr. Scholarships are need-based funds for students in all programs. Priority is given to males in allied health programs.
- The State Employees Credit Union Scholarship (SECU) is awarded annually to two full-time students enrolled in a curriculum program who are U.S. citizens and residents of North Carolina. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and exemplify the credit union philosophy “people helping people.” Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or 3,000 on the GED® test and be enrolled full-time. The scholarship may be renewed based on the students’ continued academic success.
- The Louise G. Wilson Scholarship is available to poverty-level Forsyth County residents who are accepted or enrolled in diploma or technical credit programs.
- The Wachovia Technical Scholarship is awarded annually, based on need and scholastic promise, to a student who is enrolled full-time in the second year of a technical program.
Forsyth Tech Foundation Scholarships (Endowed)
- The Terry Alexander Memorial Scholarship from the Clemmons Rotary Club is awarded to a full-time resident of Forsyth County who has at least a 2.5 GPA and is based on a combination of academic ability and financial need. Preference is given to seniors at West Forsyth High School.
- The Don Angell Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to associate degree nursing or practical nursing students. Priority is given to employees of Angell Care, Inc. and their dependents.
- The RJR Archer Scholarships are academic scholarships for students in manufacturing engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology/drafting and design.
- The John P. Arrowood Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a high school or GED® graduate who is enrolled in the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration; electrical/electronics technology; plumbing; real estate; or welding diploma programs, the architectural technology A.A.S. degree program or the real estate appraisal certificate.
- The Branner Dixson Baldwin Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in practical nursing. It is based on need, academics and references.
- The GMAC (formally Integon) Scholarship is awarded to a student in office administration who has at least a 2.0 GPA.
- The Dr. Barbara Guess Scholarship is awarded to “the top students” in either the Cardiovascular Sonography or the Radiography Program who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and are enrolled in their last semester.
- The Tom Blair Legacy Grant was established to honor Mr. Blair upon his retirement from DataMax. It is awarded based on merit and need.
- The Daniel Bradley Barrow Scholarship is for student(s) in Engineering Technologies with strong emphases in carpentry, plumbing and other construction trades. Student must have a 2.0 or C average and be a native of surrounding counties.
- The Mike and Wendy Brenner CNA Scholarship is for a student in the Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma Program who is a North Carolina resident and demonstrates a financial need.
- The Mike and Wendy Brenner Early Childhood Scholarship is for a student in the Early Childhood Diploma Program who is a North Carolina resident and demonstrates a financial need.
- The Olin Cranfill Scholarship is for an associate degree nursing or practical nursing student who resides in Stokes County and has a financial need.
- The John T. Eagan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is established to provide assistance to student(s) who demonstrate a financial need.
- The Dr. Frederick W. and Joyce E. Glass Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship is for a second semester student in the Associate Degree Nursing program who have prior working in a hospital setting and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students who have an interest in Emergency Medicine, but it is not required.
- The Nancy Hawley Women in Engineering Scholarship Fund is for a full-time female student enrolled in the Associate of Engineering Program or in a program within the Engineering Technologies Division that is directly related to manufacturing. Student must be recommended by a high school or college instructor and have a GPA of 2.5 or better, either in high school or in college courses. The scholarship may be renewed based on the students’ continued academic success.
- The Clara Muehlbaecher Heise Scholarship is for a student in the Allied Health field who has demonstrated financial need.
- The Mary B. Lauerman Memorial Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded annually to the full-time student with the highest cumulative GPA entering the second year of associate degree nursing.
- The Elizabeth and David W. Lewis Scholarship in accounting is for a mature student with a 2.5 GPA or better who has financial need and resides as a single parent living on his or her own in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie or Davidson County.
- The Lucent Technologies Pioneers Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are North Carolina residents having at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and who are enrolled in an eligible credit program.
- The Catherine Leigh Kiser Marshall Scholarship is awarded annually to older students who demonstrate financial need and have a 2.8 GPA in the associate degree nursing program. Preference is given to single parents.
- The Medlin Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates financial need.
- The Effie B. Miller Scholarship is established to provide assistance to a single parent with a dependent child who is age 25 or older, have at least a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
- The Patricia Mobley Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually, based on academic merit and financial need, to students in the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Program who reside in North Carolina and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
- The Steven R. Moser Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in paralegal technology who demonstrates financial need and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
- The Hilda R. and William H. Moser Scholarship is awarded to a student in paralegal technology who demonstrates financial need and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
- The Christoph Nostitz Scholarship is awarded based on merit.
- The Salem Leasing Corporation Scholarship is for a full-time, second-year Associate Degree student in the Heavy Equipment & Diesel Program who has a GPA of 3.0 or better. Student must have attendance of 90% or higher throughout the Heavy Equipment & Diesel Program and agree to work for Salem Leasing Corporation upon graduating.
- The Jordan Sealey Scholarship Fund is for a student entering at least their second semester in the Criminal Justice Technology program with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Student should be recommended by the Criminal Justice curriculum instructor and should not be enrolled in the Criminal Justice Technology program longer than four years. Preference is given to full-time students and current law enforcement personnel are welcome to apply. The scholarship may be renewed based on the students’ continued academic success.
- The Tom Staley Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the second year of business administration who has at least a 3.0 GPA.
- The Trinity Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Scholarship Fund is awarded to student(s) in pursuit of higher education and job/career training who demonstrate financial need.
- The Wachovia General Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a financial need.
- The Spencer C. and Nell K. Waggoner Scholarship is awarded annually to a student based on financial need and academic merit.
- The Woman’s Club of Winston-Salem is awarded to female student(s) based on financial need and academic merit.
- The Zook Family Scholarship in Health Sciences is awarded to a student enrolled in the Allied Health field who is a resident of North Carolina, 21 years of age or older, and works at least part time. To be considered for renewal for a second year, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
Other Foundation Scholarships
- The Marshall B Bass Scholarship was established for a student who has completed at least one academic year and maintained a 2.5 GPA. Minority students will be given preference for this scholarship. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and Forsyth County, North Carolina. The recipient is considered a Marshall B Bass Scholar.
- The Forsyth County Dental Society Scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to students in the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program.
- The D.S. Duggins Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student in the welding technology program.
- The Gerald L. Eggert Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the fifth semester of the radiation therapy program with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- The Charlie King Student Developmental Services Memorial Fund is awarded periodically to a student who demonstrates financial need and has a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- The Modern Machine Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student in welding technology and is based on academic ability and need.
- The N. W. Mitchell Piedmont Federal Endowed Scholarship Fund was established on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association and in honor and memory of Nicholas W. Mitchell. The scholarship is for a Forsyth, Stokes, Davie, Davidson, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes or Yadkin County resident who is a first semester student enrolled in a minimum of 12 course hours per semester and is accepted into an associate degree program or a college transfer program. This scholarship is awarded through the Winston-Salem Foundation.
- The L. Gordon and June Pfefferkorn Scholarship was established to provide up to two consecutive years of financial assistance to a Forsyth County student who demonstrates promise in academics, has a 2.5 GPA or better in high school, demonstrates a financial need and enrolls full time.
- The Ivey Lamb Scholarship in International Business is awarded bi-annually, based on need, to students in business administration/international business who are enrolled in at least nine credit hours.
- The Salemtowne Scholarship for Certified Nursing Assistant is awarded to a student who is in the nursing assistant program.
- The LaVon Thomas Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.
- The Art and Dannie Weber Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA who demonstrate financial need. Students must exhibit character and purpose as evidenced in school, community, church and work activities.
- The Mazie S. Woodruff Scholarship is awarded to a second year student who is a U.S. Citizen, a resident of Forsyth County and enrolled in at least one course at the Mazie S. Woodruff Center. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and volunteer experience within the community. Preference is given to minorities.
Note: In addition to the scholarships listed above, there are various individuals and organizations who contribute money yearly for scholarships to needy students. Some of the scholarships are limited to individuals enrolled in certain credit programs. Review announcements on TechLink on a regular basis regarding these additional scholarship opportunities available to Forsyth Tech students.
All financial aid awarded is based on available funds and is contingent upon the receipt of those funds by the College.
North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS)
The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship program was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina. To apply for North Carolina Aid, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is also used to qualify for Federal Pell Grants. Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed.
Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
- Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
- Be admitted, enrolled, and classified as an undergraduate student in a matriculated status in a degree, certificate, or diploma program
- Meet all eligibility requirements for the Federal Pell Grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement
- Students who have already earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are not eligible.
- NC Education Lottery Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Other Sources of Aid
Other sources of aid not administered by Forsyth Tech are available for eligible students. Interested students should apply with the appropriate agency.
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards
- The William H. Andrews/Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Scholarship
- Crosby Scholars Program
- Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) New Century IDA Crosby Scholar Program
- Golden L.E.A.F. Scholarship
- Golden L.E.A.F. Transfer Scholarship
- Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship
- Hispanic League Scholarships
- North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (T.E.A.C.H.) Scholarship Program
- Local Hospital Scholarship/Loan Programs
- North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP)
- North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (State VA Scholarship)
- Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
- Professional Women of Winston-Salem Scholarship
- R. J. Reynolds Foundation Vocational/Technical Scholarships
- Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarships With Common Application
- Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarships With Separate Applications
- Winston-Salem Medical Group Managers
- Winston-Salem/Twin City Kiwanis
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA)