Alleghany Educational Foundation

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Alleghany Educational Foundation

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Scholarship Information

Alleghany High School Seniors may apply for numerous scholarships by using the main application form. Amounts of money awarded, as well as criteria, will vary according to the discretion of individuals or groups who provide funding for the scholarship. Most scholarships are awarded annually based on availability of funds.

Completing a scholarship application does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship. Alleghany Educational Foundation does not discriminate on basis of race, gender, national origin, religion, age or disability.

Only Alleghany High School Seniors may apply for Alleghany Educational Foundation Scholarships. Completion of the FAFSA is required to receive scholarship funds.

Call the Alleghany High School Guidance Office at 336-372-5095 weekdays between 7:45am and 3:15pm for more information.

WCC Education Promise

Wilkes Community College and the

Alleghany Educational Foundation are partnering for the

WCC Education Promise

Main Scholarships

Alleghany Educational Foundation Scholarship Application

must be completed and submitted by December 22, 2022

The main application form is for

the following scholarships:

Scholarships marked with a * require additional information

AHS Class Of 1959

AHS Class Of 1960

AHS Class Of 1969*

AHS Class Of 1988

AHS Denim Day

Absher/Moxley *

Alleghany Democratic Party

Alleghany Planning Committee

Alleghany Republican Party *

Alleghany Retired School Personnel

Alleghany Rotary Club *

Alleghany Soil & Water Conservation

American Legion/Ken Kern Memorial*

B & T Alignment

Carol Bason

Bob and Carol Black

Blan Bottomley

Kathy Brinegar

Tom Burgiss Memorial

Mike Caudill

Chilly Water Farm

Rebecca Choate

Arvill Cornett

Georgia & June Cox

Duane Davis

Absher/Moxley

The Absher/Moxley Memorial Scholarship is named for two brothers that lost their young lives within a four-year period, due to the adverse effects of prescription drug addiction. Matthew Absher and Brandon Moxley were both deeply beloved by many: their loving family, friends, and Alleghany High School classmates. These two untimely deaths are an extreme loss for our entire community.

The two young men’s Uncle Frankie Andrews, Mother Diane Andrews, and Sister Tonya Moxley desire to use this memorial scholarship as a gift to educate and help prevent Alleghany’s youth from following the same travesty as his nephews. Frankie Andrews generously initiated this scholarship for the purpose of asking Alleghany High School Seniors to express their thoughts on the perilous path of prescription drug abuse.

To be considered for this scholarship, use the box provided on the general application to write on the adverse effects of prescription drug addiction regarding:

  • the addict,
  • the addict’s family, and
  • the addict’s friends.
Alleghany Republican Party

To be considered for this scholarship, use the box provided on the general application to write an essay about what the “Bill of Rights” means to me.

Guidelines:

  • Have a GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Resident of Alleghany County
Alleghany Retired School Personnel

The Alleghany Retired School Personnel Scholarship was established in September, 1988, as a memorial to deceased members of the Alleghany unit of North Carolina Retired School Personnel. The Alleghany Retired School Personnel Scholarship will be awarded to applicants planning to enter the field of education.

“To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.”- Samuel Johnson

Criteria

  • Plans to become a teacher or enter a field related to education- 20%
  • Scholastic Achievements and School Records- 40%
  • Financial Need 40%
Alleghany Rotary Club

For students dedicated to community service pursuing a 2-4 year education. Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”

Belonging to a Rotary Club gives men and women an enjoyable and organized way to make a contribution to their community. Some 31,000 Rotary Clubs with 1.2 million members in 168 countries carry out service projects in their local communities and abroad to address such critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment. Learn more at www.rotary.org

The Alleghany Rotary Club is pleased to offer a scholarship to an Alleghany High School senior having four-year college intentions and a scholarship for a student seeking a certification, technical, or two-year degree, based on academic promise and dedicated service to Rotary values as dictated in the Rotary four-way test:

In everything we think, say, and do, we ask:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build good will and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Therefore, scholarship awards consider your extracurricular activities, the importance you attach to furthering your education and examples of your dedication to Rotary’s “Service above Self” motto.

The general application, your high school transcript, your college transcript (if applicable) and your high school activities list that includes any participation, honors, and positions of leadership must be submitted to the Alleghany High School Guidance Office. Be sure your activities include church and community service, leadership, and activities, not just those at school.

To be considered for this scholarship, use the box provided on the general application to describe special contributions that you have made to others or to the community that encourage each of the following values promoted by Rotary International:

  • Honesty, truth, and responsibility

  • Fairness and Equality to all people concerned

  • Building good will and better friendships with others

  • Helping to ensure that the outcome of interactions will be beneficial to all concerned.

Please note how you personally have demonstrated “Service Above Self.”

On behalf of the scholarship committee, we wish you much success toward your future endeavors, and we look forward to receiving your application!

AHS Class of 1969

The AHS Class of 1969 Scholarship is presented annually to a graduating senior. The scholarship is to aid students graduating from Alleghany High School wishing to pursue their education at an accredited institution of higher learning — 2 or 4 year college, university, community college or trade school. Eligible applicants shall use the box provided on the general application to share their desire to continue their education and evidence of their character.

Criteria

a)   Educational Focus 10%

b)   GPA/Class Rank 20%

c)   References 20%

d)   Community/Program Involvement 15%

e)   School Activities 15%

f)     Financial Need 20%

Alleghany Soil & Water Conservation District

The Alleghany Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in agronomy, agricultural engineering, sustainable agriculture, animal science, forestry, natural resource conservation or management, plant science, soil science, water management, water quality, wildlife management or other closely related degree programs.

American Legion/Ken Kern

Senior accepted and enrolled in a junior or senior college or university

Students must:

  • Be enrolled as a SENIOR in Alleghany High School
  • Be ACCEPTED to enroll in a junior or senior college/university

To be considered for this scholarship, use the box provided on the general application to write about the American Legion. Be sure to include if you are related to an American Legion member or a veteran.

Dr. Bill DeBord, DVM

Betsy Dillon

Jerry and Karen Duncan

Charity Gambill

Tam and Iris Gambill

John and Jane Gehring

James and Elizabeth Goodman

James A. Greene

FFF Hunting Club

Huber Family

Farm Bureau

Kathy Faw

Barbara Halsey – Excellence in the Arts*

Jack Felmet/Joe Hampton

John And Helen Fussell

J. Ulus Irwin, Sr.

Minnie Lou Edwards Irwin

Dr. Suzanne Irwin

Dr. Wade Irwin

Bill and Patsy Jarrett

Hal Joines

J. Lee Keiger, Jr. Family

Howard and Rosalie Lyon

Robert and Elizabeth Lyon

Wiley McNeil

Marines – Major General Thomas A. Benes

Dr. Bill DeBord, DVM

For those pursuing a doctorate in veterinary medicine or education in agriculture.

Dr. DeBord was truly a special person to many animals and to their owners in Alleghany and surrounding counties. He tirelessly practiced veterinary medicine for over twenty years. He was compassionate and caring – characteristics that were visible with his wife Ann and his sons Danny and Willie as well. Dr. DeBord had a tremendous influence in many people’s lives – both young and old. He was a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Dr. DeBord grew up in Rich Valley, Virginia. He attended Emory and Henry College and then entered the University of Georgia’s veterinary program. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Dr. DeBord moved to Independence, Virginia in 1980 to begin practicing veterinary medicine alongside Dr. Nash Williams. During his professional career, Dr. DeBord strived to educate his clients, comforted grieving clients, mentored veterinary students, and worked countless nights, weekends, and holidays that we all came to depend on.

It is because of his dedication that a scholarship has been established in Dr. DeBord’s honor. It is our hope that deserving students from Alleghany and Grayson Counties who aspire of becoming a veterinarian or pursuing a professional degree in agriculture will receive this memorial in honor of Dr. DeBord’s dedication to his profession.

Purpose

This scholarship is intended to aid two graduating seniors from Alleghany High School and Grayson High School in becoming Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or to pursue an education in agriculture.

Eligibility

  1. Students planning to become veterinarians.
  2. Students planning to pursue an education in agriculture.
  3. Students entering vocational-agriculture fields.
Barbara Halsey – Excellence in the Arts

The Alleghany Arts Council is offering a scholarship to a high school senior who has excelled in the arts (music, poetry, painting, sculpture, dance, theater, architecture, cinema, or comics) in high school and has an interest in furthering their artistic interests while pursuing a high degree.

Criteria

a)   Personal statement that includes student’s aspirations, community involvement, work as an artist, how artistic endeavors apply to society, and how the scholarship will benefit the student and their community in the box provided on the application.

b)   Minimum 2.0 GPA

c)   Plans to pursue an arts or arts related major or minor

d)   Acceptance to a 2-year or 4-year college or technical school

e)   List of extracurricular activities

f)    Pictures of artwork are encouraged and can be submitted to the AHS Guidance Dept.

Jack Felmet/Joe Hampton

For students entering a vocational career field with a 2-year degree, or any teaching field.

Felmet / Hampton Scholarship Fund was established by family members and friends in memory of Jack W. Felmet and Joe Blake Hampton. These two outstanding teachers were tremendous, positive influences on the agriculture students of Alleghany High School for over twenty years. Through their hard work and dedication to Alleghany County, an excellent vocational agriculture program with first rate facilities has been provided for students. Their influence made the difference between a good program and an excellent program.

Purpose

This scholarship is intended to aid graduating seniors of Alleghany High School in becoming teachers of vocational agriculture or other vocational areas.

Eligibility (Prioritized)

  1. Student planning to become teachers of vocational agriculture.
  2. Student entering other vocational areas.
  3. Student entering a two – year program in agriculture or other vocational area.
  4. Student entering teaching in any other field.

Criteria

  1. Financial need
  2. Scholarship achievement
  3. Interview
  4. Teacher recommendation

Recipient must be accepted in an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university, preferably with the intention of becoming a vocational teacher or work in a vocational field.

Minnie Loue Edwards Irwin

For students with financial need pursuing a degree in education.

In 1985, the Minnie Lou Edwards Irwin Scholarship was established by her children, John Ulus Irwin, Jr., Mrs. Jane Brumbaugh, and Nickolas E. Irwin, and Ulus Irwin, her husband, as a meaningful way to honor her contributions to the field of education.

Purpose

This scholarship is to aid a senior from Alleghany High School with limited resources but a desire to further his or her education. The graduate must be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Criteria

  • Definite need for financial assistance
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Interview and school activities
  • Teacher recommendation
Howard & Rosalie Lyon

Both Howard and Rosalie Lyon were Alleghany County natives. Mr. Lyon graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and Bowling Green University. He was employed by Wachovia Bank as a trust officer for 36 years. Mrs. Lyon graduated from Appalachian State University and retired from teaching after 36 years of educating primary age children. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon returned to Alleghany County in 1971 after retirement.

Marines – Major General Thomas A. Benes

Graduates must be accepted by an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university with a goal of completing their education in the field of mechanical engineering or aviation.

Purpose

This scholarship is to aid a senior from Alleghany High School with limited resources but a desire to further his or her education. The graduate must be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college or university, with a goal of completing their education in the field of mechanical engineering or aviation.

Criteria

  • Definite need for financial assistance
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Matriculation in mechanical engineering or aviation field
J. Ulus Irwin, Sr.

For students pursuing an education in mechanics, aviation, or engineering.

Established by his sons John U. Irwin, Jr., and Nickolas E. Irwin in memory of their father, mechanic and co-owner of Irwin Motor Co., later Irwin Chevrolet & Olds Co.

Purpose

This scholarship is to aid a senior from Alleghany High School with limited resources but a desire to further his or her education. The graduate must be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Criteria

  • Definite need for financial assistance
  • Study in Engineering, Mechanics, or Aviation

Marines – Charles E. Pugh

Marines – Dr. Hal Stuart

Ann Miller

Dr. Joe Mellow

Mountains of Pride

Bertha Ethel Moxley

Willard Moxley

NAPCO

NC Community Foundation

Warren Peterson

Pioneer Eclipse

PCS Denim Day

Del Reeves

Roaring Gap Foundation

Robertson Plan Ahead

C.R. Roe

STEM Scholarship

Bill and Peg Saunders

Jake Sigmon

Sparta Lions Club/John Woodruff Memorial

Sparta United Women in Faith

Sparta Women’s Club

Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Spry Memorial

Edna Smith Sturgill

VFW Auxiliary*

VFW Post 7034*

John Woodruff

Rita Woodruff

Marines – Charles E. Pugh

For Alleghany High School Students pursuing a 2-4 year degree.

Purpose

This scholarship is to aid a senior from Alleghany High School with limited resources but a desire to further his or her education. The graduate must be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Criteria

  • Definite need for financial assistance
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • School activities
Mountains of Pride

At Sparta Candle Co., we celebrate our vibrant LGBTQ+ community each June with our Mountains of Pride collection. Proceeds from this collection are used to fund this scholarship, so you can confidently transition to your next endeavor knowing the mountains you came from are full of pride. Everyone from every journey, identification, and way of life are welcome to apply.

Marines – Dr. Hal Stuart

For students accepted into a 2 or 4 year college or university pursuing a medical degree.

Purpose

This scholarship is to aid a senior from Alleghany High School with limited resources but a desire to further his or her education. The graduate must be accepted by an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university in a medical field.

Criteria

  • Definite need for financial assistance
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • School activities
Bertha Ethel Moxley

For those pursuing a career in medicine, nursing, or a related healthcare field.

Ethel Moxley, a native of Alleghany County, North Carolina, worked as a school nurse for the Appalachian District Health Department.

Her Last Will and Testament established the Ethel Moxley Scholarship in 1990 for providing college financial assistance, with a preference given to those interested in medicine, nursing, or a related healthcare field.

Sparta United Women in Faith

Providing financial assistance to a graduate of Alleghany High School.

Purpose of Scholarship: To provide financial assistance to a graduate of Alleghany High School who desires to further his or her education. Applicants must exhibit scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and participation in community and school activities.


Eligibility Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Alleghany High School Graduate or Graduating Senior
  • An applicant for entrance to a two- or four-year accredited college or university.

Scholarship Terms

  • The scholarship is a one-time award; however, each undergraduate student meeting the criteria shall be allowed to reapply in succeeding years by submitting formal correspondence along with a transcript of grades to Sparta United Women in Faith at PO Box 697, Sparta, NC 28675.
  • The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the university or college the student will attend. If the student terminates his/her education, any unused scholarship funding will be returned to the Alleghany Education Foundation.
  • All eligible applicants will be considered without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

For additional information call Sparta United Methodist Church at 336-372-4441.

STEM Scholarship

For students planning to earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math field.

History

This program was initiated in 1999 by Joseph Jones. In subsequent years, the endowment has grown from annual contributions and matching funds from the Shell Oil Company Foundation. The scholarship funds are deposited with, managed, and dispersed by the Alleghany County Educational Foundation, Inc.

Objective

  1. To encourage Alleghany County High School students to seek careers in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering.
  2. To encourage students, particularly as sophomores and juniors, to select appropriate courses, excel academically, and to seek admission into qualified universities.

Description of Scholarship

The scholarship(s) are open to any graduating Alleghany High School senior who meets the qualifications below.

Qualifications

Students must be accepted by and attend a four-year college or university that grants a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.

Students must show they have already selected a major in science, mathematics, technology, or engineering. Examples of specific majors include: chemistry, biochemistry, biology, entomology, electrical engineering, genetics, mathematics, physics, nanoscience, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Scholarships will be awarded to qualified/worthy students – particularly those who need financial help in order to attend college.

All eligible applicants will be considered without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Mr. & Mrs. F.H. Spry

For students who plan to pursue an education in forestry, wildlife, or medicine.

Given in memory of Fletcher H. and Gertrude P. Spry in recognition of their leadership and contributions to community development and education in the Turkey Knob/Piney Creek area and Alleghany County.

Purpose

This scholarship is to assist an Alleghany High School senior to continue his or her education.

Criteria

The student receiving the scholarship:

  1. Must have been accepted at and accredited 2 or 4-year college.
  2. Preference will be given to majors in forestry, wildlife, medicine, or education.
VFW Auxiliary

This scholarship is in honor of Patyrae Reeves Busic, who was born and raised in Alleghany County and taught school in Alleghany County for 34 years.

Please include if you are related to a VFW member, veteran or active-duty military member.

VFW Post 7034

For Alleghany High School Students pursuing a 2-4 year degree.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled as a senior in Alleghany High School.
  • Be accepted to enroll in a junior or senior college.

Please include if you are related to a VFW member, veteran or active-duty military member.

Additional Scholarships

These scholarships use the Alleghany Educational Foundation Scholarship Application

and must be completed and submitted by December 22, 2022

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church/Ruth Hendrix

Peak Creek Ruritan

E.J. Pugh Scholarship

Sparta First Baptist Church/Marjorie Armentrout

Other Scholarship Opportunities

114 S. Main St

Post Office Box 33

Sparta, North Carolina 28675

336-372-5010


Contact Us

alleghanyeducationalfoundation@gmail.com