Gina AndersenCommunity Programs and Scholarships Officer
Triangle Community Foundation
Throughout their many years of volunteerism focused on mentoring and tutoring refugee and immigrant families, Larry and Sue Yarger have met many parents who have endured significant hardships and challenges in order to provide their children opportunities not available in their home countries.
The Achievement Scholarship Fund for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County will provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting. The goal is to support these students on a pathway to finding meaningful employment and becoming contributory members of their communities and adopted country.
Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, for up to four years and can be used at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the state of North Carolina. A minimum of four awards will be made each year.
Applicants must be:
This scholarship is not available for students planning to enroll part-time or at for-profit or online institutions. There are no restrictions on area of study
Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees at any accredited public, private, or community college or university. The amount awarded per recipient can vary between $1,000 and $4,000 per academic year, split evenly between each semester, and automatically renewable for up to 4 years, provided the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA and submits a report each semester.
Application forms must be submitted using the Foundation’s new online system. Click here to begin the application process. You will be prompted to create a profile, upload a completed application form and attachments, and provide the name and email address of your recommender. Recommenders will be notified by email through the system and will be asked to submit their recommendations online on or before March 31st, so we encourage you to start your online application as soon as possible. Transcripts must be postmarked by March 31st and mailed to:
Triangle Community Foundation
Attn: Achievement Scholarship
324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220
Durham, NC 27701
Application forms are included in the application portal, and can also be downloaded here. The application form is an Adobe Acrobat Form. Save the form to your computer or flash drive BEFORE answering any questions. Open the saved file in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader and complete by filling in the appropriate blanks. Save the completed form to you computer or flash drive, and upload the file here. You may also scan and upload a completed form. Please note that all applications must be typed.
All applications must be submitted online no later than March 31, 2014.
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