NCHSAA Endowed Scholarships

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

Contact:  scholarship_awards@nchsaa.org

Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
FAFSA opened October 1, 2020, for the 2021-22 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. 


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Applications open September 1, 2021

DEADLINE 11/15/21 -- Cheerleading Scholarship

The 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 their 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).

DEADLINE 02/08/22 -- Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to two senior male high school athletes participating on the varsity wrestling team and two senior female high school athletes participating on the varsity cross-country team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member high school. Recipients receive a one-time award of $2,500 .
DEADLINE 02/08/22 --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 one-time $5,000.00 scholarship award.
DEADLINE 02/08/22 -- Wilburn Clary Medal Award

Awarded to one male and one female graduating senior student-athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity sports team during his/her senior year at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school. The athlete must have participated in at least two sanctioned varsity sports during his/her high school career. Each recipient receives a one-time $3,000.00 scholarship award.
DEADLINE 02/08/22 -- 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 one-time $750 scholarship 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.

DEADLINE 03/12/22 -- The Mark Dreibelbis Scholarship

To provide scholarship support to outstanding student-athletes participating on a sanctioned varsity team at a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school who has displayed exceptional leadership. Recipients receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship.

DEADLINE 03/15/22 -- 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 because 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).

DEADLINE 04/05/22 -- Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarship support for two senior male and two senior female high school student-athletes 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. Each recipient receives a one-time award of $1,000.