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Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program

$30,000

December 02, 2022

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  • Scholarship Description
  • In 2011, Cumberland Community Foundation received a generous gift from the estate of Robert H. Short. The charitable purpose of the gift was to help local students obtain a college degree. The Robert H. Short Scholars Program now provides last-dollar-in scholarships up to $7,500/year (up to $30,000 total for up to four years) to students from Cumberland County, NC who will attend any four-year nonprofit college or university. Scoring will give equal weight to 1) academic achievement, 2) community service (or work history), and 3) demonstrated financial need.
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    To be eligible for the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must: demonstrate financial need; graduate from a high school in Cumberland County, NC the spring after the application deadline; be entering a nonprofit college or university within six months of high school graduation as a full time, matriculating student; and have a 3.5 GPA (or a weighted 4.2 GPA). Renewable upon a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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