GFWC-NC Scholarships

The GFWC of North Carolina has a history of awarding scholarships. The first scholarship fund was begun in 1907.

Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship

The GFWC of North Carolina Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship (SSCS) is a 4 year scholarship awarded to an outstanding North Carolina high school senior (male or female). (In the event the recipient graduates in three years, the tenure shall be three years).  The scholarship is awarded in memory of our past State President Mrs. Robert R. Cotten (1911-1913).

Mary K. Paul Whitener Piano Scholarship

The purpose of the Whitener scholarship is to support a high school senior for four years who declares a major in music with an emphasis in piano. For 2019, GFWC-NC has suspended the scholarship in order to do the important and necessary due diligence in a new plan for the continuance of this Scholarship that honors the Whitener family’s intent and GFWC-NC’s Scholarship legacy. The Whitener Scholarship was established in 1985.

Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing

In 2002 the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing was established. The recognitions are given in memory of Mrs. J. Lindsay Patterson, the first President of NCFWC (1902-1905).

The award honors a female North Carolina published writer for outstanding creative writing. The award recipient will receive an engraved Jefferson Cup in recognition of the honor.

The scholarship is awarded annually to the Salem College Center for Women Writers and presented to a North Carolina female rising senior who has participated in creative writing. The College selects the scholarship recipient.

GFWC-NC Greeson-Johnson Teaching Scholarship

The GFWC-NC Greeson-Johnson Teaching Scholarship began with the 2010-2012 Administration as part of the Literacy campaign of State President Sharon Greeson and State Director of Juniors Andie Johnson. The Teaching Scholarship is a one-time award given annually an outstanding rising College Junior (male or female) who has declared his/her major in education to become a K-12 teacher.

SSCS winners are not eligible to apply for the GFWC-NC Greeson-Johnson Teaching Scholarship.