About This Scholarship

Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 per year) - 8 Recipients

The deadline to apply for this scholarship was February 19, 2021

DEADLINE Applications must be turned in to School Counselors by February 19, 2021


First Gaston Foundation Fund, annually awards a maximum of eight scholarships. Each Scholarship is for $5,000 per year or a total of $20,000 to be used over a four year period. Funds will be paid directly to the school selected by the scholarship winner.

Scholarship funds are not to exceed the actual cost of tuition, books, fees, supplies, board, lodging, and/or other expenses directly related to educational needs.

Since it is the intention of the Foundation to provide funds for the necessary cost of attending college, the Albert G. Myers Scholarship funds will be coordinated with all other scholarships received by an Albert G. Myers Scholarship recipient to the extent that the student will not receive more than the total cost of education.

Students receiving Albert G. Myers Scholarship awards are required to furnish grade reports for each semester to the First Gaston Foundation Fund. The recipient may attend the school of his/her choice, provided such school is approved by the Foundation. Students will be expected to pursue a full course of study. If the student does not maintain suitable proficiency in his/her studies, or if personal conduct of the student becomes unsatisfactory, scholarship funds will be withdrawn.


The rules under which the scholarships will be awarded are as follows: Recipients shall be seniors in the public or private high schools in Gaston County who are also residents of Gaston County. Recipients must be citizens of the United States of America.

Applicants are eligible to compete for scholarships only during the year in which they are scheduled to graduate from high school. Students requiring summer school work after normal graduation time will not be eligible to compete.


Responsibility for the selection of the scholarship winners will be vested in a committee which consists of the presidents, or their appointees, of the following organizations in Gastonia:

Altrusa Club, Belmont Rotary Club, Gastonia Civitan Club, Gastonia Kiwanis Club, Gastonia Rotary Club, Moloch Lodge #468, and Noon Optimist Club.

Any member of the Selection Committee who has a child, grandchild, brother or sister applying for a scholarship must be replaced.


The selection committee will give consideration to the following factors when judging applicants for scholarship awards:

1. Purpose in Life

2. Financial Need

3. Character

4. Qualities of Leadership

5. Participation in Student and Community Activities

6. High School Scholastic Achievement

Applications are made available in the Winter/early Spring each year. For more information on the Myers Scholarship, please contact: Nina C. Greene ngreene@cfgaston.org