Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation

Purpose

The purpose of the Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship is to create a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. The Scholarship will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill –Carrboro City Schools district high school. The Fund has been created in memory of Felice (Felicia) Berkman Brewer by her father-in-law, Donald Brewer.

Criteria

To receive the Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship, a student must:

  • Have attended a Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools district high school for a minimum of one school year, or be scheduled to complete a minimum of one year at the end of the current academic year.
  • Be a high school graduate or scheduled to become a high school graduate in the year of the application, or have completed and received a GED.
  • Be an immigrant to the United States who came to the country with or without parents or a first generation United States citizen of immigrant parents or guardians. Applicants may be documented or undocumented immigrants.
  • Have overcome significant adversity to pursue educational goals. Examples of adversity include but are not limited to: escaping a dangerous life from home country, torture, learning English as a second language, poverty, being required by parents or guardians to work to help support the family, abuse in the family, substance abuse, physical or mental handicaps.
  • Demonstrate financial need through financial information documentation.
  • Provide a completed Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship application and required forms and paperwork.
  • Have been accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, or trade school.

Please Note:

  • Students currently attending a college or university for undergraduate studies, community college, or trade school who meet all other criteria are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may be documented or undocumented immigrants.
  • Students studying in the US as part of an exchange program or the children of parents in an exchange program are not eligible.
  • Family members of Triangle Community Foundation or members of the Selection Committee are not eligible to apply.

All application materials will be kept confidential.  Materials will only be shared with members of the scholarship selection committee.

Amount

Up to $20,000 per year for four years. Total awards will not exceed $80,000.

Application Deadline

February 28, 2019

How To Apply

Students should log on to the Foundation’s online scholarship portal and complete a brief eligibility quiz. They will then be shown a list of scholarships for which they are eligible to apply, with a link to each application.

Applications must be completed online; students will be prompted to complete the required questions for the application as well as enter the email address of 1 individual who will complete and upload a recommendation letter. Transcripts are required, and can be uploaded to the application by the student or mailed to Triangle Community Foundation, PO Box 12729, Durham NC 27709.

Eligible for this scholarship and have questions? Trouble accessing or submitting your online application? Please contact us via phone or email prior to the deadline! We are not able to accept late or paper applications.

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Questions?

Julia Da Silva

Programs and Scholarships Associate
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4028
Email julia@trianglecf.org