Up to $16,000
March 6, 2024
Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation
Throughout their many years of volunteerism focused on mentoring and tutoring refugee and immigrant families, Larry and Sue Yarger have met many parents who have endured significant hardships and challenges to provide their children opportunities not available in their home countries.
The Yarger’s established The Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants in Wake County to provide financial awards for refugee and immigrant high school graduates who reside in Wake County to continue their education in a post-secondary setting. The goal is to support these students on a pathway to finding meaningful employment and becoming contributory members of their communities and adopted country.
Amount & Use of Funds
Up to $16,000
The scholarship may be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. The student is responsible for all other charges. Payments are made annually for up to 4 years, and the student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and submit semester reports in order to continue receiving funding.
In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Residency Requirements: Residents of Wake County
- High School Restrictions: High School Senior
- Plan of Study Restrictions: Applicants must plan to attend a public or private college or university in North Carolina
- This scholarship is restricted to immigrants, refugees, or first-generation US citizens.
March 1, 2023
How To Apply
This scholarship is part of our universal online application. When you log on to the online system, you will be prompted to enter some basic information through an eligibility quiz, and the system will present you with all the scholarships you are eligible for and their application questions. You must submit both the universal application AND the individual scholarship questions to be considered. Please reach out to us if you have questions PRIOR to the deadline!
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