Application period opens for Dr. Fleetwood Scholarship

Published 9:44 am Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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Applications are now available to students who live in 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.

Application information has been sent to the guidance counselors’ offices of high schools which may have students from Northampton County. Students may also download the application from the 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.

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 or by delivering the application in person to Donna Burgess at Southern Bank in Jackson or Carol Hedspeth Lowe at Conway Photo Shop in Conway.

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 or community college students presently pursuing a career in a medical field must submit an application including the financial information forms, a current transcript from their college or university and a letter to the committee outlining their career aspirations. A college or community college student may apply for the scholarship even if they did not apply for or receive the Fleetwood Scholarship as a high school student.

If any student or counselor needs assistance with the application, he or she should contact Donna Burgess at Southern Bank in Jackson or Carol Hedspeth Lowe at Conway Photo Shop in Conway.

The scholarship committee welcomes any contributions to the scholarship endowment.

Donations can be made c/o Southern Bank, PO Box 276, Jackson NC 27845.