GMFF continues to award scholarships consistent with our typical annual schedule through the pandemic, but with changes to our process and requirements. We will continue to wave the in-person interview and volunteer requirement for the 2021/2022 school calendar. In the meantime:
We are exploring the possibility of virtual interviews with applicants using our online application as a means of assessing the fairness and feasibility.
We will monitor health officials’ guidance and return to the volunteer hour requirement when it is deemed safe.
2021/2022 online applications open on December 1, 2020!
Sixty-nine (69) outstanding candidates submitted applications for the Last Dollar Scholarship this April. The applications were so good, 44 students made it through to the interview round with our board of directors. While the decisions were tough, we awarded 29 new scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. Including our returning recipients, 33 students are sponsored and attending these universities: UNC, NC State, NC A&T, Morehouse, Pembroke, Louisburg, ECU, UNC-G, and UNC-W.
Best of luck to all in the new school year!
High school seniors in the NC State TRIO Upward Bound program met all day Saturday, February 20th, to prepare for college. GMFF spent time with them reviewing our mission and the Last Dollar Scholarship application process for students.
Study abroad experience improves graduates’ competitiveness in the job market.
Financially challenged students often opt-out of the opportunity because of expense.
GMFF is raising money to help 4 students study abroad this summer – a future nutritionist, international teacher, international business manager and music teacher.
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Excited about the launch of our new website and looking forward to this year’s scholarship application cycle. Our application will be available on-line by the end of February and will make the process easier for applicants! Many thanks to the team at Lineberry Marketing.
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