The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro offers scholarships that recognize academic or athletic achievement, respond to financial need, support field-of-study pursuits, and help us build the next generation of community leaders. Scholarships range from one-time $1,000 awards up to renewable awards of $10,000 every year for four years.
The following scholarship opportunities are available through our online application portal. For detailed instructions on how to apply, click on the “How to Apply” tab above.
Jason Christopher James Memorial Scholarship
Open to seniors graduating from Guilford County high schools who have demonstrated special interest and aptitude in foreign affairs, service to the country, living and working abroad, and the international relations field. One $5,000 award is given.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “Jason Christopher James Memorial Scholarship.”
John Carlton Myatt Writing Scholarship
Open to a Greensboro graduating senior who displays a creative, innovative, and courageous spirit in writing, and exhibits those skills through school and community activities to effect change. One $3,000 award will be given.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “John Carlton Myatt Writing Scholarship.”
John R. Kernodle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
For seniors graduating from Guilford County Schools who agree to serve for at least three years as a full-time teacher in NC public schools. Special consideration will be given to students attending North Carolina colleges and universities and to those who agree to teach in Guilford County. One $10,000 award is renewable for up to four years.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “John R. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship.”
Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Memorial Scholarship
The Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Memorial Scholarship was founded in 1983 to honor Thomas G. and Bettie O’Briant. The scholarship is intended for a graduating Guilford High School senior with a preference for a student with financial need. One $2,500 award is renewable for up to four years.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Memorial Scholarship.”
Tyler David Williams Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by David and Ashley Williams, and Spencer Catherine Williams, to honor the memory of their son and her brother, Tyler David Williams, who was killed September 3, 2011, at the age of 14. The scholarship is open to Guilford County graduating seniors who exude Tyler David Williams’ “Laws of Life” of honesty, compassion, and wisdom. The scholarship is $2,500 per year.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “Tyler David Williams Memorial Scholarship.”
William Bryant Evans and Lucy Teague Evans Memorial Scholarship
The William Bryant Evans and Lucy Teague Evans Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994. Priority is given to those who live in the McLeansville area with a preference given to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or the humanities. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. One $1,000 award is renewable for up to four years.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “William Bryant Evans and Lucy Teague Evans Memorial Scholarship.”
Wolfgang Häfele Memorial Scholarship
The Wolfgang Häfele Memorial Scholarship is an academic scholarship established by Häfele America Co. to honor the memory of Wolfgang Häfele. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who are dependent children of full-time employees of Häfele America Co.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “Wolfgang Häfele Memorial Scholarship.”
York David Anthony Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Gloria and Roger Anthony in memory of their son, York David. This award is to provide financial assistance to students (high school or college) from Guilford County who will or are currently pursuing a degree in Engineering. Two $2,500 renewable awards will be given.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “York David Anthony Memorial Scholarship.”
George C. Simkins, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Community Foundation in 2010 in memory and recognition of Dr. George C. Simkins, Jr. It is available to minority high school seniors at Smith, Page, Grimsley and Dudley High Schools. This application is available from the guidance counselors at each school.
TO APPLY: Log in to the online scholarship application portal and select “George C. Simkins, Jr. Scholarship.”
Applying to our scholarships program
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro uses an online application portal for our scholarships program. We highly recommended that all applicants DOWNLOAD THE APPLICANT TUTORIAL before beginning.
When you click on APPLY ONLINE below, you will be taken to a page where you will find a list of all the scholarships that you can apply for online. Make sure you have read the guidelines and eligibility for each scholarship that you are applying for before starting your application.
When you are ready to apply, click LOG ON/CREATE AN ACCOUNT. From here, you will be taken to a page where you can either create an account or log in if you already have one. Once you are logged in, you can access the application form for the scholarships program.
We recommend choosing PRINT QUESTION LEGEND, which gives guidance for each question as well as instructions related to the attachments. You can develop responses to the application questions and compile the necessary attachments outside of the application portal.
Important tips for using our online application portal:
- The system auto saves every 20 minutes. We advise saving your work more frequently.
- Users will be automatically logged out of the online system after 90 minutes of inactivity. Working on a form without saving does not count as activity.
- You can save your application at any point and come back later to finish it.
- We advise downloading copies of all submitted forms to your computer.
- If you do not provide an answer for one of the required questions, you will not be able to submit your application.
- Please remember to click “Submit Form” when you are finished.
- Once your application has been submitted, it is no longer available for editing. If you need to make a correction to a submitted form, contact us.
For tips on using our online scholarship application portal:
To review individual scholarship requirements and register to apply online:
To see other scholarship opportunities that are managed by the Community Foundation but have unique or specialized requirements and are NOT available for application through our portal: