Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship

Amount

$1,500

Application Deadline

March 1, 2020

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation

Purpose

The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship Fund was created in 1990 by Dr. George H. Hitchings and Dr. Joyce Shaver Hitchings to honor and reward individuals with a commitment to helping others in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. George Hitchings received a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988 for his medical research work. Joyce Shaver Hitchings was a physician who specialized in the treatment of substance abuse.  The Scholarship is available to any graduate student, physician’s assistant, or medical student in the Triangle area who has worked (preferably as a volunteer) to help others with alcoholism, drug abuse and addictive disorder treatment or with preventive education on the subject of addiction. The fund is designed to recognize the recipient for his or her work or volunteer activity and to provide financial aid.

Amount & Use of Funds

$1,500

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. This is a one-time payment.

Criteria

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

  • Minimum GPA: None
  • Residency Requirements: Residents of Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties
  • High School Restrictions: None
  • Plan of Study Restrictions: Applicants must attend colleges or universities in the Triangle, NC area.
  • This scholarship is restricted to graduate, physician’s assistant, or medical students.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2020

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. Please reach out to us if you have questions PRIOR to the deadline!

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