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Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship

This scholarship program was established to assist any graduate student in the Research Triangle area who has worked, preferably as a volunteer, to help others with alcoholism, drug abuse and addictive disorder treatment, or with preventative education on the subject of addiction.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements

  • Reside in Durham, Orange, Wake or Chatham County
  • Be enrolled, or must be planning to enroll, in graduate school, a physician assistant program or medical school

There are no limits on age or income. Scholarships may be used to begin a new program or to continue a program in which the applicant is already enrolled. The school must be accredited by the appropriate Association for Colleges and Schools, and the applicant must enroll within one year of the application deadline. The student need not be pursuing a degree in addictive disorders, but must show a demonstrated commitment to working with others in that field during or before graduate studies, preferably as a volunteer.

One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded each year. The scholarship may be applied toward expenses for tuition, required fees and required books or materials not covered by other financial aid. The scholarship does not cover living expenses, such as room and board, transportation or child care.

Application Procedure
Those interested must complete an application, submit a transcript from the last institution of higher education attended, and answer a narrative question on the choice to work or volunteer in the area of drug or alcohol addiction or other addictive disorder. Application and all supporting documents, including transcripts, must be postmarked on or before March 15. For additional information, contact Triangle Community Foundation, 919-474-8370, or visit

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