Jedidiah Gist, a teacher at West Charlotte High School, was a recipient of the William Tasse Alexander Scholarship.

Grants are provided through numerous scholarship funds managed by the Foundation. Grants are available for public and private institutions at graduate and undergraduate levels as well as for private K-12 schools.

Foundation For The Carolinas currently administers 108 scholarship programs. In 2013 the Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to close to 700 students.

Scholarship funds are permanent endowments established by donors, usually in honor or memory of a loved one. For information about creating a scholarship fund, contact Philanthropic Advancement at 704.973.4500.

Scholarship Applications

The 2014-2015 scholarship application cycle is now closed. Please visit our website January 2015 for the next application cycle.

Estimated Family Contribution

Most applications require that students complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the FAFSA is complete, you will receive, by email, your Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizing the information provided on the FAFSA. You will also receive an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number. If you have not completed or received your SAR by the application deadline, please use the EFC Calculator located on the College Boards' website to estimate your EFC.

Scholarship Award Cycle

November 30

Renewal Notifications are sent to current scholarship recipients reminding them to go online and complete the Student Information Form for Scholarship Renewal

January 1

New applications are available on

March 30

Deadline to submit most applications to Foundation For The Carolinas. For specific application deadlines, please review the scholarship fund guidelines.

March 1 – May 31

Scholarship committees meet to review applications and make award decisions

June 1 – June 15

Award recipients and denied applicants are notified of committee decision

June 15 - July 30

Scholarship payments are mailed to the recipient’s school

For more information about scholarships, contact:

Qiana Austin
Vice President
Scholarships, Community Programs and Civic Leadership