The Surry Community College Foundation, Inc., provides scholarships for students having financial need and meeting other specified criteria. This form of aid is made possible by businesses and individuals who have contributed to this non-profit organization.
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A number of local scholarships are provided by various clubs, organizations, businesses, and individuals. Some of the recipients of these scholarships are chosen by the organization involved; other scholarships are administered through the Financial Aid Office.
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This scholarship is designed for a student enrolled in Electronics Engineering Technology who is maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates financial need.
Electronics Engineering Program
The Alex Chatham Scholar Athlete Fund is awarded to two members of the golf team who maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate athletic excellence and character befitting a collegiate student athlete representing SCC.
The Allen-Green Scholarship is intended for a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church enrolled in any program.
The scholarship was established in 1996 by Michael and Nancy White Lawson in memory of their son, Andrew William Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a graduate of Surry Central High School, class of 1992, and subsequently enrolled in classes at SCC.
In 1993 he joined the United States Navy. He accidentally drowned in July 1996 at Camp Schwaab. Mr. Lawson’s mother and brother, Michael Larry Lawson, were both graduates of SCC in 1971 and 1989 respectively. Recipients must live in
the Surry Central school district, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be enrolled in a Medical field. They should also demonstrate financial need.
Full-time status; High School GPA of 3.0 or higher; Maintain 3.5 GPA at SCC.
This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Ann Honeycutt by her husband, Breck A. Honeycutt. This fund is reserved for a member of the SCC Girls Softball team.
The scholarship was established in 1982. Final selection will be made by the Flat Rock Ruritan Club. Recipients must demonstrate financial need with priority given to North Surry graduates residing in Flat Rock school district.
This scholarship was established in memory fo Barry Vernon Gates by his wife, Sharon Rice Gates in 1999. Mr. Gates was a pharmacist in Mount Airy and died September 9, 1998. It was designed for employees of the Medicine Shoppe (Gates Pharmacy)
or their children who plan to transfer to the state university system after leaving SCC. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 with priority given to Mount Airy High School graduates demonstrating financial need and who
are of good merit.
The scholarship was established in 1989. Mr. Wright retired from the Central Telephone Company with 43 years of service. Mr. Wright served as a member of the SCC Foundation Board. Mr. Wright died November 17, 2012 at the age of 88.
The Betty & Hylton Wright-Haymore Memorial Baptist Church Scholarship is intended for a member of Haymore Memorial Baptist Church (Mt. Airy).
This scholarship was established in 1997 to benefit the employees and their children of John S. Clark Company, Inc, Riverside Building Supply and Granite Development, Ltd. Ms. Betty Kay Vaughn has served on the SCC Board of Trustees since
1989. Scholarship is available to 1st or 2nd year students.
This scholarship was established in 1993 by Bobby Harold an Emeritus Member of the SCC Foundation Board of Directors and member of the Investment Committee. He has co-chaired the annual Foundation Golf Tournament since its inception. Bobby
and Sylvia Harold made a major contribution to the construction of the Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology. The building’s Grand Hall is named in their honor. Recipients of this scholarship will be H&W Trucking Company
Vendors, employees and/or their spouses or children.
The scholarship was established in 2004 by Thelma Dinkins Hutchens in memory of her nephew, Bobby Dare Wall, Jr., whom she and her husband James reared as their own. Mr. James Hutchens was a veteran history instructor for SCC. Demonstrate
The scholarship was established through the estate of John H. Boone. Available to ADN or other Health related field student, Full-time status and demonstrate financial need.
ADN or Health Related Program
Must be a Surry Central High School female graduate; demonstrate financial need; minimum 2.5 GPA in Business or Allied Health Program at SCC.
Business or Allied Health Program
The Brittany Casstevens memorial scholarship was established in 2011 for graduating seniors or graduates of Forbush High School with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. Brittany was the daughter of Regina and W.J. Casstevens and a 2009 graduate
of Forbush High School. She was an avid barrel racer with a passion for animals and the outdoors, spending hours in training for Junior and Professional rodeos. She was a champion, winning numerous awards and titles. She was a member
of the Forbush High School band, who enjoyed competitions and ballgames. Brittany was killed in an automobile accident in July of 2009 shortly after her graduation.
Mark and Janice King created the scholarship to honor their daughter, Brittany Jade King, who died June 7, 2003 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Brittany was a rising Junior at North Surry High School where
she excelled academically and participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including the marching band. Priority given to North Surry High School students in band or pre-RN with a 3.0 GPA.
This scholarship was established by C. Bruce and Mary Fulk of Pilot Mountain in 1999. It is designed for a student from the East Surry High School District.
The scholarship was established in 1998 by Flannery Yopp Heath in memory of her father. Chris Yopp served as the chair of the Language Arts Division at SCC at the time of his death on April 6, 1998. Priority given to college transfer students
with minimum 2.0 GPA or higher; demonstrate financial need; Is a single parent or from a single parent household.
Mr. Carlos Surratt established the Carlos Surratt ‘Evening Studies’ Scholarship in 2001. Mr. Surratt was a lifelong educator who began his teaching career in 1954. In 1966, he became a teacher and counselor at SCC. Mr. Surratt became the
Dean of Evening Programs for the college in 1967 and served in that position until he retired in 1994. Priority given to evening students.
The scholarship was established in 1993 by Beulah M. Perkins. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were both public educators in the Surry County School System. Eligible recipients must reside in the East Surry High School service area.
The scholarship was originally established as the Charles C. Jackson scholarship to honor Mr. Jackson, who was a longterm Yveddi Board Member and Chairman. Mr. Jackson was the Director of the Surry County Agricultural Extension Office.
At the death of his wife, Mrs. Hester Bartlette Jackson in July 2008, the scholarship became the Charles and Hester Jackson Scholarship. Mrs. Jackson was a librarian for the Northeastern Regional Library and retired from the Dobson
Community Library. She was an avid genealogist who wrote a column for the Mount Airy News for more than 20 years.
Must apply for scholarship including name, address, and short essay explaining why you are interested in the program and want to pursue Viticulture and Enology; GPA of 3.0; Has completed Introduction to Viticulture; and/or Introduction to Winemaking; or Fundamentals of Viticulture and Enology; Actively enrolled and seeking a credential in Viticulture and Enology.
Viticulture and Enology
For students who are not able to afford tuition and books.
This scholarship is intended for a first generation college student who is a dependent of a hosiery mill/ textile industry employee. The student must be a graduate of East Surry, Mount Airy, North Surry or Surry Central High School, demonstrate
financial need and show academic promise.
This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Hal Stuart of Elkin to honor their fathers in 2002. Mrs. Stuart served on the SCC Board of Trustees 1980 until 2013. It is designed for a student who is a resident of Surry or Yadkin county
and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Preference will be given to an Elkin High School graduate.
The Copeland Ruritan Club established this scholarship in 1987. Scholarship fund chairman, Jerry Venable, said that the scholarship is established as a part of the club’s 25th anniversary observance to memorialize those dedicated and faithful
servants of the club. Priority given to graduates of Copeland Elementary School residing in the Copeland Community.
Available to students who are graduates of East Surry High School and a resident of Surry County. Demonstrate financial need.
This scholarship was established in 1982 by their daughter Mrs. Margaret S. Honbarrier. Available to students from Surry County or Virginia and demonstrate financial need.
This scholarship was established in 1973 to honor Lt. Colonel David B. Hatcher. Hatcher was a member of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a prisoner of war in Hanoi, North Vietnam for nearly seven years. The scholarship
effort was sponsored by the Town of Mount Airy. This scholarship is designed for students who are involved in the community and demonstrate a financial need. Priority is given first to children of Vietnam veterans and second to children
The scholarship was established in 1973 by Irene Bonnett Webb in memory of her husband David Locke Webb. The Webbs resided in Mount Airy. This scholarship is available to any student in nursing.
This fund is intended for an SCC student with a 2.75 GPA and above and demonstrates financial need.
The scholarship was established in 2006 by Derek and Wendy White to benefit a graduate of Surry Central High School who demonstrates financial need.
This scholarship was established to honor Don and Janie Moss of the Westfield Community. Recipients must live within 10 mile radius of 31610 Old Westfield Rd, Pilot Mtn.; be active in church/attend church and demonstrate financial need.
This scholarship was established in 1997 as the Carlyle Shepherd Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was renamed as the Dr. Carlyle and Margaret Shepherd Scholarship in 1993. Dr. Shepherd died June 22, 2006. He retired from SCC after 3 years
as an instructor and advocate for alumni activities. Margaret Shepherd came to SCC in 1968, where she taught reading, speech, and English for the next 35 years. She retired in 2003. Priority given to recipients of evening or Part-time
enrollment who are academically strong and a college transfer.
This fund was established in memory of Dr. Charles Louis Sykes a veteran physician in Mount Airy. The scholarship was established by his wife, Dorabelle Graves Sykes, and family in 1998. Scholarship is available to Surry City residents
who demonstrate financial need; Christian; have high moral values; and a nursing student.
This scholarship is for SCC GED graduates; Full-time status; 2.5 GPA or higher; recommended by a learning resource instructor.
This scholarship was established by Dr. Dale and Lea Simmons in 1986. Dr. Simmons served this area a a general practitioner who later served as the Director of the Surry County Health Department. Available to any student in Surry County
who demonstrates financial need and is in the medical field.
Medical Related Program
The Walkers established this scholarship in 2003. Dr. Frank Walker served the Yadkinville community as a dentist. Ms. Louise Laffoon Walker passed on March 15, 2013. Dr. Walker continues to reside at the Brookridge Retirement Community
in Winston Salem. Available to Yadkin or Surry County resident; Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher; preference give to recipients demonstrating financial need and family suggestions.
GED Graduate; Full-time; 2.5 GPA; recommendation of Learning Resource Center.
The scholarship was established by Dr. Stanley Boyd, retired Dentist, and his wife, Norma. The Boyds were the first to establish a commercial vineyard in Surry County in 1987. Demonstrate financial need; Ararat/Cana or VA area resident.
This scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of Dr. and Mrs. W. Eric Jarrell. Dr. Jarrell was a family physician in Mount Airy, retiring in 1998 after 43 years. He helped to design the first coronary care unit for Northern Hospital
of Surry County and initiated the establishment of the first medical examiner system in Surry County. He also served as its first medical examiner. He was a native of Floyd County, VA. He served as a pharmacist mate 3rd class in World
War II. Mrs. Jewel Davis Jarrell served on the SCC Board of Trustees from 1973 until 2006. It is designed for a student who is seeking a degree in a medical related field. The recipient must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
greater. No priority is given for financial need.
Funds from this endowment support an annual environmentally related project through the SCC Science division. This fund was established by William Neil Reynolds, II of Winston Salem in 1996 to support student projects related to and benefiting
the environment through outreach, programming, research and/or co-curricular student learning experiences. 1st or 2nd year student with interest in Environmental Studies.
Priority given to students majoring in Electrical related program.
The scholarship was established in 1997 by Jane Pendry, daughter of Esther May Young McMillian, R.N. Ms. McMillian died in September 1996. She served as a nurse for more than 50 years. Eligible recipients must be enrolled in the nursing
program, maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. If there are no nursing applicants, EMS students may be awarded.
This scholarship was established in memory of Eugene Sydnor and Elizabeth Brame Spainhour of Elkin by family members. Gene Spainhour, a nephew of Hickory, said that this scholarship was established as a “gesture of love and respect for
our Aunt and Uncle who made many contributions to this area during their lifetimes and were interested in your people and their education.” Mr. Eugene Spainhour, a native of North Wilkesboro, died in 1993 at the age of 90. He was president
of Spainhour’s Stores, a chain of department stores in Northwest NC. Current SCC college transfer student studying Business; graduating from SCC; demonstrate financial need; academically successful; priority given to Elkin/Surry County
This scholarship was established by Miss Alice Hatcher in 1987 in memory of her brother, Francis Leslie Hatcher. Mr. Hatcher was one of the founders of the NC-VA operations of Spencer’s, Inc., textile-apparel manufacturers based in Mount
Airy. It is designed for a student demonstrating financial need. Miss Hatcher taught school in Surry and Duplin counties in NC and Carroll County, VA for more than 40 years. Priority is first, given to residents of Carroll or Patrick
County, VA. Second priority is given to Virginia residents.
This scholarship was established by the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Airy in 1993. It is designed for a student who is a member of First Presbyterian of Mount Airy or another Presbyterian church in the Surry Community College service
area. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate a financial need. Priority will be given to a college transfer student who is seeking a religion major.
Religion Program (Transfer)
Friends of Flat Rock High School established this scholarship in 2003. The project grew from a reunion of former students and teachers of the school. Alumni David Hatcher, Charlie Shelton and Jim Reeves were instrumental. The recipient
of this scholarship must have attended Flat Rock Elementary School. In addition to financial need, the student must demonstrate the potential for academic success and future community leadership based on high school activities.
This scholarship was established by the Flat Rock Ruritan Club in 2007. For North Surry High School senior who attended Flat Rock Elementary School for at least 3 years; Maintain a 3.0 GPA. Submit essay entitled "My Future Plans".
The scholarship was established to honor Floyd S. Pike, owner of Floyd S. Pike Electrical Contractors Incorporated now Pike Electric. Maintain a 2.7 GPA; be an employee or child of an employee working for Pike Electric.
This scholarship was established by Irving L. Gentry in memory of his wife, Frances E. Gentry, in 1991. It is designed for a Surry County resident who is enrolled in the Nursing program at SCC. The recipient of this scholarship must be
a natural born US citizen and demonstrate a financial need.
The scholarship was established in 1989 by Patty Brindle Redway of Elkin, who was a member of the SCC Foundation Board of Directors, in memory of her husband. Mr. Redway was an avid gardener, a member of the Triad Orchid Society and retired
from the Certified Grocers of Florida. Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need with priority given to horticulture/agriculture students.
The scholarship was established in 1996. Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need, maintain a 2.5 GPA and be a sophomore pursuing a degree. The recipient must be a descendant of an honorably discharged veteran and have resided
in service area for at least 1 year.
The ideal applicant for this scholarship must demonstrate financial need, maintain a 3.0 GPA, be a graduate of a Surry or Stokes county high school and be enrolled in a vocational program.
The Fred Folger Scholarship was established in 2010.
Maintain a 2.0 GPA; maintain good character; demonstrate academic potential; demonstrate financial need.
Available to any student.
White Plains area resident; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate academic potential.
2.5 GPA; 1st or 2nd year student; descendant of Jones family.
Any student from SCC service area; recommended by family.
Student may be degree, diploma or certificate seeking; must maintain SAP; award not to exceed cost of tuition and books; renewable.
North Surry High School graduate; resident of Beulah community; financial need; 2.0 GPA.
Recipients will be selected by the Social Science department.
Mt Airy Resident or Mt Airy High School graduate; demonstrate financial need.
Carroll, Patrick County VA students.
3.0 GPA; Surry County Resident, no dependent of Doctor, Lawyer, Minister.
Family chooses; renewable (if GPA is 2.0 or above).
Demonstrate financial need, senior of East Surry or North Surry, 3.0 GPA, preference to pursuit of education.
Priority given to resident of Surry County; demonstrate financial need.
Must have participated for the full season on the high school swim team.
Demonstrate financial need; Full-time or Part-time student.
Viticulture or Enology Programs
2.5 GPA; demonstrate financial need; student in ADN or LPN.
Surry Central graduate; demonstrate financial need; 1st year ADN student; renewable.
3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; scholarship for tuition and books; renewable.
Nursing or Healthcare Programs
3.0 GPA; NC resident.
Any student in service area; demonstrate financial need.
North Surry graduate; demonstrate high character; recommendation letter from a teacher; demonstrate financial need; B average.
Demonstrate financial need; SCC service area.
Student must be an aspiring teacher working toward meeting requirements at SCC for a teaching degree and license; Demonstrate financial need; Family will review applicants.
Enrolled in Horticulture/Agriculture, Law Enforcement or Code Enforcement, graduate of East Surry, North Surry or Surry Central, can be curriculum or Con-Ed.
Horticulture, Agriculture, Law Enforcement or Code Enforcement Programs
East Surry graduate; demonstrate financial need.
Elkin graduate; 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; college transfer or RN degree.
College Transfer or Nursing Programs
East Surry High School or Surry Central High School graduate; 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; pursuing 2 year degree with interest in teaching or pharmacy.
Education or Pharmacy Programs
Preference for Galyean family, but not restricted if no Galyean candidates; Good academic standing; Preference for North Surry High School student, but not restricted if no North Surry High School candidate.
Mount Airy High School graduate, demonstrate financial need, minimum C average in high school.
Any student; renewable.
Demonstrate financial need.
Vocational or Technology Programs
3.0 GPA; 2nd year nursing; preference given to those active in community service; demonstrate financial need.
Surry County resident; demonstrate financial need; freshman.
Any student; demonstrate financial need.
AAS Criminal Justice; demonstrate financial need; 3.0 GPA.
Criminal Justice Program
3.0 GPA, NC resident, essay, pursuing teaching career, may be high school senior or rising second year student; SAP; renewal.
Surry Central graduate; demonstrate financial need; academic promise.
Downs Syndrome; Surry county resident; curriculum or continuing education; tuition, books, travel, etc.; can support Compensatory Education program student with approval of Basic Skills Director, Continuing Education and Fdn Director.
Curriculum or Continuing Education Programs
Surry Central Graduate; 3.0 GPA.
High School GPA of 3.0 or better; demonstrate financial need; preference to students that show academic improvement their senior year in High School; have at least one descendant of Keith Hege.
Automotive related degree; one from Starmount, one from Forbush.
Co-op; 2.0 GPA; Full-time student.
GPA 3.0; demonstrate financial need; Surry County resident; Surry County High School graduate.
Kester Sink employee or their children preferred; demonstrate financial need.
Key Club Member of North Surry & Mt. Airy High School; 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; renewable; chosen by Key Club Member.
Demonstrate financial need; demonstrate academic success; Surry County High School Graduate; renewable.
ADN or LPN with recommendation from Nursing Dept.; 3.0 GPA; priority to Elkin graduate. If there is not a nursing student from Elkin, a student from the Surry County or Mount Airy School Systems can be considered for the award.
Financial Aid TRIO Guidelines; Con-Ed students.
Continuing Education CNA Program
Demonstrate financial need; non-traditional ADN; 1000 word essay (Why I want to become a nurse); 2 letters of recommendation from nursing instructors; minimum 2.5 GPA.
Demonstrate financial need; resident of Surry or Wilkes County.
Siloam area resident; handicapped; demonstrate financial need; 2-3.0 GPA; renewable.
2.0 GPA; available to students from East Surry, North Surry, and Surry Central; Full-time student; good academic standing; two written recommendations from school or community; one written essay by student.
Preference to employees, children & grandchildren of United Plastics Corp. (UPC); 3.0 GPA.
Demonstrate financial need; from Yadkin County (Endowment with NC Community Foundation).
Demonstrate financial need; any student.
Demonstrate financial need; mother; GPA 2.5; SCC service area resident.
Education or Health Programs
Preference to NCFI/Barnhardt Industries employees (P/T or F/T) interested in being a P/T or F/T student or interested in being a P/T or F/T student enrolling in Continuing Education classes to further their career as long as they are employed
with NCFI at the time of the award. If there are no employees for consideration, a child of said employee attending Surry Community College may be awarded the scholarship. If criteria can't be met, any student entering the medical
field or educational field, and demonstrates financial need.
2.5 GPA; Surry County High School Graduate; demonstrate financial need.
Documented Eagle Scout; 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; citizen of US; renewable; maintain SAP.
2.0 GPA; preference to employees or children of Moody's Funeral Home or family reference; demonstrate financial need.
Mother; age 25 & up; demonstrate financial need; evening student.
English/Journalism major or Business/History; 3.2 GPA.
English, Journalism, Business or History Programs
Mount Airy Rotary Club will select recipient.
Demonstrate financial need; Surry County resident; Christian; possess high moral values.
3.0 GPA; Surry or surrounding counties; renewable; demonstrate financial need.
3.0 GPA; Surry or Stokes county resident; demonstrate financial need; renewable.
Marshals at Graduation, top ten students.
Demonstrate financial need; predicted academic success.
Horticulture/Agriculture student; Surry County resident; demonstrate financial need.
Horticulture or Agriculture Related Programs
Recommendation from Nursing Department.
From Rocky Ford United Church of Christ or Cana/Fancy Gap area resident.
2nd year student; 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need.
Health Related Programs
Demonstrate financial need; predicted academic success; renewable if "B" average.
Students attending Pilot Center programs.
2.5 GPA; preference given to student of Quaker/Friends faith; pursuing two year degree.
Demonstrate financial need; priority given to students from Mount Airy; recommendations by Rees family.
Demonstrate financial need; dependents of Renfro employees.
3.0 GPA; priority given to student or parent who is legally blind; then considers other handicaps; demonstrate financial need.
Priority given to Surry County or English major; demonstrate financial need.
Demonstrate financial need; 3.0 GPA.
Communications or Public Relations Programs
High School/GED 2.5 GPA, Full-time, NC resident, Maintain 3.0 to renew.
Alleghany County resident; 2nd year traditional or non-traditional; priority to health related field.
Priority given to Town & Country homeowners or employees or their spouse or children; 2.5 GPA; demonstrate financial need; renewable.
Renewable (based on academic performance); maintain SAP.
Nursing (RN), Viticulture or College Parallel (AA) Programs
North Surry High School Graduate; demonstrate financial need.
North Surry High School Graduate; 2.0 GPA.
Priority given to Surry County; demonstrate financial need.
Demonstrate financial need; North Surry/East Surry/Mt. Airy High Schools.
Non traditional (>23 yr) female; demonstrate financial need.
Sponsor Chooses/President PTK.
Priority given to East Surry High School graduates; other Surry County high schools next; demonstrate financial need.
Tuition and fees for students named to Ambassadors Program.
Demonstrate financial need; to assist with equipment/supplies for program; to allow for professional development.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Demonstrate financial need (not met through other sources of funding), not to exceed cost of tuition and books, 3.0 GPA.
Any student in SCC service area; renewable.
1st preference to children of employees of SouthData; pursuing a college degree.
Recommendations on recipients may be made by Surry-Stokes American Legion post 142.
Demonstrate financial need; preference to Surry County residents or Rotaract members (neither are required), 2.7 GPA.
GPA 3.0; Priority given to Surry/Yadkin Residents.
3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need.
Electrical Engineering or Viticulture Program
GPA 3.0; renewable; demonstrate financial need; SCC service area or surrounding area.
Surry Central High School Graduate.
2.5 GPA, essay required, notified through ROTC department, interview.
High School Equivalency Testing Fee for final test to complete requirements for HSE test.
Demonstrate financial need; show determination; demonstrate potential.
East Surry High School graduate; priority to SCC service area.
Any science degree/diploma/certificate; 3.0 GPA.
Science Related Programs
Resident of the Elkin area, demonstrate financial need.
Completed MAT 105, 106 and 107; going into the math field; 2nd year student.
Math Related Programs
Priority given to female students; demonstrate financial need.
Demonstrate financial need; preference to religious studies if/when program exists.
Yadkin County resident; demonstrate financial need.
Reside in Bryan or Marsh Township; demonstrate financial need; 3.0 GPA.
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