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Dr. Fleetwood Scholarship available

CONWAY – Applications are now available to students from Northampton County for the Dr. Joseph A. Fleetwood, Jr. Scholarship. The Fleetwood Scholarship was established in 1999 by the citizens of Conway and the surrounding areas for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a medical-related field and who will hopefully return to serve their community as Dr. Fleetwood did for over 50 years. 

There are three ways a student may apply for a Fleetwood Scholarship. First, applications will be available by April 1 in the guidance counselors’ offices of high schools which may have students from Northampton County. Students should see their counselor to pick up an application.  Applications are also available at the Jackson branch of Southern Bank on Main Street. Thirdly, students may download the application from the www.nccommunityfoundation.org website. They should click on “Apply for Grants and Scholarships”, select “Northampton County” from the drop-down menu and then download the application and the financial information form. Students may NOT apply online; this website is only to download the application.

Applicants must submit the completed application and all supporting documents by 5 pm on May 1 to the Dr. Joseph A. Fleetwood Scholarship Committee, c/o Southern Bank in Jackson.

Applicants entering college for the first time must submit the completed application form and financial information form from the NC Community Foundation, the FAFSA Student Aid Report, an official high school transcript and list of extracurricular activities, two letters of recommendation and an essay.

College students presently pursuing a career in a medical field must submit an application including the financial information form, a current transcript from their college or university and a letter to the committee outlining their career aspirations.

The scholarship committee welcomes any contributions to the scholarship endowment. Donations can be made c/o Southern Bank, PO Box 276, Jackson NC 27845.