Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship


Up to $16,000

Application Deadline

March 6, 2024

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


In 2017, Joseph Nystrom was working his way through college when his life was cut short by a drunk driver. This scholarship is intended to honor his memory by assisting working students as they return to college or remain enrolled in post-secondary education until graduation. The family’s purpose in creating the scholarship is to provide funding for adult students who want to finish their college degrees.

Applicants for this scholarship will also be considered for the Triangle Scholarship Fund

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 2 years ($8,000 per year), and the student must maintain good academic standing and submit semester reports in order to continue receiving funding.


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

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Residency Requirements: Residents of Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties
  • High School Restrictions: None
  • Plan of Study Restrictions: This scholarship is restricted to students working at least part-time and who have been enrolled in a degree program for at least two semesters in the past three years.
  • Preference will be given to students who have overcome barriers to pursuing post-secondary education, including but not limited to medical barriers. Only students pursuing undergraduate degrees will be eligible.

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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