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Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

Description
Established in 1955 by a Trust endowed by the late Aubrey Lee Brooks, these scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides central administration for the Brooks Foundation.

Eligibility
Awards are made annually to seventeen (17) graduating high school seniors who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Complete an Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship Application
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need as determined by the application process;
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-granting program at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro; and
  • Permanently reside and attend high school in one of the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren

Of the 17 scholarships, one is awarded to a student from the areas of Greensboro and High Point and to a senior at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics who is from an eligible county. Additional criteria include merit, leadership, character, and the desire of the recipient to prepare for a career as a useful and informed citizen.

Amount
The scholarship provides for an award of about one-half the cost of an undergraduate education. The maximum award for the prior academic year was $12,000.

Brooks Scholars may receive additional funding for summer internships, research or travel abroad, and a one-time computer stipend of $2,500. The scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient has continued financial need, remains enrolled full-time at an eligible institution, maintains a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and good citizenship.

Application Procedure
The application will be available the first Monday in December. Click here to submit your application.

Application deadline: January 31

Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year (available on October 1, 2019). To be considered the applicant must list at least one of the qualifying institutions. Financial data will be confirmed prior to the release of scholarship funds

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