The $800.00 scholarships are given to a youth and an adult who are continuing their education beyond the high school level in any field of study, but with priority given to a degree in family and consumer sciences.
A youth applicant is defined as a high school senior or a student currently enrolled in college having completed high school without a break in his /her formal education. An adult is an individual who has completed high school and has had a break in his/her formal education and now wishes to further his/her education.
All applicants must be North Carolina residents and planning to attend a North Carolina accredited college, community college or technical institute in the fall of 2017. Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
- Financial Need 25%
- Scholarship Potential 25%
- Activities and Honors 25%
- ECA Connection 25%
The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. The application is available here: Alleghany ECA Scholarship Application. You may also obtain an application or get more information by visiting or calling the Alleghany County Center of NC Cooperative Extension at 336-372-5597.
Alleghany County Extension and Community Association (ECA) has three clubs and 44 members located throughout the county. The organization’s mission is to Strengthen Families through:
- Leadership Development
- Volunteer Work
- Educational Support
- Researched-based education from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University