There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
Interested in attending NC State? Does your last name happen to be Gatlin or Gatling? If your answer to both questions is “yes,” there is a scholarship for you!
Scholarship: John Gatling Grant Program
Awarding Organization: North Carolina State University
Amount: $10,000 for NC residents and $15,000 for non-residents
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies
Eligible Students: NC State College Students
Priority is given based upon the following structure:
- North Carolina residents with the surname Gatlin(g) who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
- Non-North Carolina residents with the surname Gatlin(g) who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
- North Carolina residents with the surname Gatlin(g) who do not demonstrate financial need
- Non-North Carolina residents with the surname Gatlin(g) who do not demonstrate financial need
Eligible College(s): North Carolina State University
How to Apply: Apply for admission to NC State no later than January 15th. Submit letter of interest to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. Complete the FAFSA no later than March 1st. Be accepted by NC State by March 30th, and submit a copy of your birth certificate confirming your last name.
Deadline: January 15th
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.