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Who is Eligible to Apply for a Scholarship?

• Students raised by a single-parent
• Resident of Mecklenburg County
• Planning to attend a NC state-sponsored college/university
• High school GPA range of 3.0 or higher
• Demonstrates initiative – involved in student council, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and/or has work history
• Parent’s income at or below 200% of poverty rate (based on family size) – see table below for parameters
• Student will be required to apply for FAFSA

Income Parameters

Number in Family

Poverty Guideline

Multiplier 200%

2 $14,570 $29,140
3 $18,310 $36,620
4 $22,050 $44,100
5 $25,790 $51,580
6 $29,530 $59,060
7 $33,270 $66,540
8 $37,010 $74,020

 
* $3,740 for each additional family member
** 2009 Poverty Guidelines published by the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation