NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the NCHSAA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student-athletes of NCHSAA member schools.

Contact:  scholarship_awards@nchsaa.org

Online scholarships will open August 27, 2018 and deadlines designated within each respective application. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
FAFSA will open October 1, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year.

NOTICE: To facilitate the NCHSAA’s access to applicants’ educational information needed for the scholarship process, applicants and their parent(s) or legal custodian(s) will need to download and complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form. This form must be submitted to your School Counselor. Do not send the FERPA form to the NCHSAA office. 


Endowed Fund Scholarships


Cheerleading Scholarship

Applicant must be a member of a cheerleading squad registered for and participating in the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational event that year.  To recognize and reward outstanding cheerleaders exemplifying sound character and academic standing, good sportsmanship, and school spirit by providing financial assistance in furthering his or her college/university education. Four (4) $500.00 scholarships will be awarded during the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational with one given to a cheerleader per NCHSAA classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A).


Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to one senior male high school athlete participating on the varsity wrestling team and onne senior female high school athlete participating on the varsity cross-country team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school. Recipients will each recieve a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $1,500.00.


Jerry McGee Endowed Student Scholarship

Awarded to two senior year high school student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools each year. This award is unique in that it honors both male and female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity and returned to excel beyond expectations in their scholastic athletic sport(s). Each recipient receives a one-time, $1,000.00 award. 


NCHSAA Lacrosse Scholarship

Scholarship support for one male and one female senior from NCHSAA member high schools, planning to attend a college or university.
College/university may be located in any of the 50 United States. One male and one female recipient will receive a $500.00 scholarship.


Pat Gainey Student Award

To provide scholarship support for two student-athletes with a focus on need-based applicants.  Applicants must be either a senior, male high school athlete participating on a varsity baseball team or a senior, female student high school athlete participating on a varsity sports team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school within a county of limited financial resources. Each recipient receives a $5,000.00 scholarship award. 


Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarship support for one senior male high school student athlete participating on the varsity level lacrosse team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school, planning to attend a college or university in pursuit of higher education. Recipient will receive a one-time award of $1,000.00.


Wilburn Clary Medal Award

Awarded to one male and one female graduating senior student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity sport team during his/her senior year at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school.  Athlete must have participated on at least two sanctioned varsity sports during his/her high school career. Each recipient receives a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship award. 


Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to an outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native* and/or Asian Pacific Islander American**, or Hispanic American student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school. Award Process: One male and one female from each of the eight regions will be selected to receive a $750 scholarship each to further their education. From the pool of sixteen (16) regional winners, one male and female will be selected as overall state winners and receive an additional $1,000 each.