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Due Date: February 1, 2018

Complete the G. Gerald Hendley Family Scholarship Application.

Attach an official and complete transcript and photograph.

Wilkes Education Foundation
613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Attn: WEF Scholarship Committee – Carolyn Triplett

Recipients will be notified by mail.

It is anticipated that for the 2017-2018 school year $50,000 in scholarship dollars will be awarded with a maximum of $25,000 awarded to one person. Award amount will vary depending on the financial need of winners. There is not a predetermined number of scholarship winners.

Application for a G. Gerald Hendley Family Scholarship scholarship is restricted to students and graduates of East Wilkes, North Wilkes, West Wilkes, Wilkes Central and the Wilkes Early College High School.

Selection Criteria

  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • American College Testing (ACT) and/or Scholastic Aptitude Test scores (SAT)
  • Rank In Class
  • Community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Any curriculum choice leading to a technical or professional career.
  • Character
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Demonstrated communication skills as determined through interview
  • In cases where all other selection criteria are regarded as being equal, financial need may be taken into consideration by the selection committee.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills as determined through interview and formal writing sample (at the discretion of each selection committee) effective 2017-2018 school year