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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
FAFSA opened October 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 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
Deadline November 15, 2019

Applicant must be a member of a cheerleading squad registered for and participating in the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational event that year.  This scholarship recognizes and rewards 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
Deadline February 7, 2020

Awarded to one senior male high school athlete participating on the varsity wrestling team and one 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
Deadline March 13, 2020

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
Deadline March 6, 2020

Awarded to one male and one female senior varsity lacrosse players from an NCHSAA member high school.  To be eligible, the student-athlete must be accepted to play lacrosse on the varsity collegiate level of an NCAA or NAIA program (not club level team).  Recipients will receive a one-time $500.00 scholarship.


Pat Gainey Student Award
Deadline February 7, 2020

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 one-time $5,000.00 scholarship award. 


Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarships
Deadline March 6, 2020

To provide scholarship support for one senior male and one senior female 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. Recipients will receive a one-time award of $1,000.00 each.


Wilburn Clary Medal Award
Deadline February 7, 2020

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
Deadline February 7, 2020

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 one-time $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.