Ann & Girard Tillery Scholarship


Up to $20,000

Application Deadline

March 6, 2024

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


When Ann and Girard Tillery revised their wills, they discussed how to give back to the community. Both of their mothers were educators. Ann’s mother taught kindergarten and first grade, while Girard’s was an extension agent for Auburn University.  Understanding the profound impact of a good education on one’s success in life, the Tillerys agreed that providing educational assistance would be their goal. This scholarship, created after Girard’s untimely death in 2010, will focus on providing opportunities for individuals with financial need to empower themselves through higher education.

Amount & Use of Funds

Up to $20,000

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 ($5,000 per year), and the student must maintain good academic standing and submit semester reports to continue receiving funding.


In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Residency Requirements: Students permanently living or attending school in Wake County
  • High School Restrictions: None
  • Plan of Study Restrictions: Applicants must be seeking a 2- or 4-year degree at any public or private college or university and plan to attend school full time.

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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Phone: 919.474.8370

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