About This Scholarship

Amount: $2,000


Deadline: June 14, 2021

This program is designed to help deserving high school graduates to obtain a college or advanced technical education. Funding comes from the Locke Bell Family, a Gastonia Family with a strong interest in supporting the educational dreams of young people with financial needs. The plan for this academic year is to make available a scholarship of $2,000 to Gaston College.


A. Scholarship criteria will include, need, character, and academic achievement. Although not required, special priority will be given to applicants’ participation in the Boys and Girls Club.

B. Eligibility to apply: Current High School senior. In addition to normal channels for application, applicants may be nominated by unit directors of both Boys and Girls Clubs.

C. Selection of recipients will be made by a committee named by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Gaston County, which shall have full and final authority in determining eligibility of applicants and selection of recipient from those applicants.

D. Renewal of each scholarship is possible for up to one year, assuming that the student is pursuing a logical academic progression as determined by the Selections Committee.