Brooks Scholarship applications available


First Posted: 12/30/2008

Scholarship opportunities for the 2009-10 academic year are now available through the Aubrey Lee Brooks Foundation to graduating seniors residing in the counties of Surry, Stokes, Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Swain or Warren.
Seventeen Brooks Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of financial need, academic standing, character and leadership.
Graduating seniors apply online at http://www.cfnc.org/brooks to complete and submit an Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship application. In order to determine the applicants financial need, completion of the CSS Profile is also required and a link is provided online. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1 to be considered.
Scholarship eligibility is based on several factors including, eligible North Carolina county residency, demonstration of financial need as determined by the CSS Profile, academic qualifications including SAT scores, and admission to either North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Aubrey Lee Brooks, a native of Person County and prominent attorney during the 1940s, felt a responsibility to those in need of an education. As one of the states most distinguished and successful lawyers, Brooks desire was to share his good fortune with students with financial need living in the old Imperial Fifth Congressional District.
Study opportunities provided by the Brooks Scholarship include an $8,200 award for the 2009-10 academic year and renewable for three years, summer funded study abroad, research projects and internships.
This scholarship is made available to qualified candidates through the Aubrey Lee Brooks Foundation. Dr. Steve E. Brooks, executive director of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, serves as director of the Brooks Foundation.
Students should contact http://www.cfnc.org/brooks for more information or call (919) 248-4650.

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