Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship

AMOUNT

up to $12,000

AWARDS AVAILABLE

17

APPLICATION AVAILABLE

1st Monday in January

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE

February 14

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

  • Be a graduating NC HS senior and permanent resident of Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain or Warren county
  • Plan to enroll for the first time as a full-time degree-seeking student at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the application process; have Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that does not exceed the maximum permitted by the Program

Application Requirements

  • Complete and submit a full electronic Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship application
  • Submit an electronic copy of academic transcript that has final grades for most recent Fall semester
  • Submit an electronic copy of SAT and/or ACT score sheet(s)
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate school year

Other Information

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.

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.