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Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

The Garner Educational Foundation, Town of Garner, and the Chamber of Commerce jointly hosts the Marjorie B. Barefoot Education Awards recognition at the GPAC each .  At this event, scholarship are awarded to the worthy and deserving seniors.  These scholarships are funded  as a result of partnerships between GEF with individuals, businesses, and community-based organizations and administered by the Garner Educational Foundation.

The GEF Board agrees, “recognizing these seniors is one our principled endeavors. It is the Foundation’s goal to walk alongside our students by giving financial support for their education, but also to affirm them in their character devotion and perseverance for causes that are noteworthy and life-changing.”

Individual scholarships include the Don and Betty Rohbaugh, CBFF and Jane Ball, and Marjorie B. Barefoot Opportunity awards.  Community-based sponsors include the Garner Town Council, and the Garner Educational Foundation.  Three Garner business partners supporting scholarships include Bob Moulton with National Pawn and James Cavaco with Starr Electric, and Lynn Ball with Red Star Oil, and the Miss Garner Scholarship Pageant. 

The Garner Educational Foundation welcomes other businesses and individuals to recognize the achievements of graduating GMHS seniors and support their plans for furthering their education via the GEF Scholarship Program. 

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GEF Scholarship Descriptions:

R. W. MOORE
Funded in the amount of $1000.00 by Garner Educational Foundation in recognition of the vision and service of Mr. R.W. Moore for education of Garner students.


NATIONAL PAWN SCHOLARSHIP(S)
Funded in the amount of $1000.00 each by Mr. Bob Moulton, CEO of National Pawn. His goal is to recognize and support Garner students. The candidate would evidence leadership, citizenship, and commitment as exemplified by the late Faye Gardner.


MAYOR OF GARNER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Funded in the amount of $1000.00 by the Garner Educational Foundation to candidates enrolling a program that leads to a career in education.

GARNER TOWN COUNCIL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Funded in the amount of $1000.00 by the Garner Educational Foundation to candidates enrolling in a program that leads to a career in education.

CAROLINE BALL FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Funded in the amount of $1000.00 to a student enrolling in a program that leads to a career in teaching special education.

 

DON AND BETTY ROHRBAUGH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The Don and Betty Rohrbaugh Family Scholarship will be awarded for students entering a four-year college or university, obtaining an Engineering or Science and Technology degree directly related to Engineering.

MISS GARNER SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
The Miss Garner Scholarship Pageant scholarship, funded in the amount of 1000.00, to be
awarded to a candidate demonstrating the elements of the program, including honesty, good character, talent, poise, intellect, leadership, good judgment, and a good role model.

MARJORIE B BAREFOOT OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
Funded by the Barefoot family in the amount of $1000.00 for a student who has overcome significant adversity to excel in the classroom and who has demonstrated exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education. 

RED STAR OIL COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP 

Funded in the amount of 1000.00 by Lynn Ball in recognition of a deserving Garner High School student who has shown involvement in school and community activities and exemplifies good citizenship.

 

Weighted factors for all applications include, not limited to:

-Academic record as presented by a required official transcript or grade report from Power School

-Review of extracurricular activities

-Personal statement

-References

-Select scholarships may be needs-based and/or career intention specific

To apply for a scholarship, contact your Garner High School guidance counselor or download the application by CLICKING HERE.  All applications are due to the GMHS counselor by April 3, 2017 and must include a FAFSA.