Welcome to the Gina Guthrie Scholarship Fund! Our mission is to award scholarships to deserving college students in memory of Gina Guthrie. Gina was a beacon of light to all who knew her and her passing from cancer in January of 2019 was a great tragedy. In order to keep her memory alive, this fund was started in her name with the goal of providing financial assistance to students in need. We awarded our first 2 scholarships in the summer of 2020 and have made 4 more awards since, bringing the total amount of scholarships provided to $15,000 in just 3 years. Please explore our site to learn more about Gina and her legacy, get to know our recipients, and donate to the fund to help other students live the dream life she had.
We have just finished taking applications for our Cabarrus County Spring 2023 scholarship and will be making an award soon. Please check back on June 1st when we will announce our recipient. Also, we have moved our 5K walk / run from March to October, where it will occur going forward. This will help tie the event to both Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Gina's birth month. Please mark your calendar for October 21st when we will once again be in beautiful Frank Liske Park in Concord, NC for the event. You can also visit our "Events" page for more information and see a wrap up of last year's race and a link to our photo album from the day.
Gina lived life to the fullest during her time with us. She graduated from the University of Florida, traveled the world, started her own business, and created a family full of love. Her life serves as an example to all of us on how one should live, love, and laugh every chance they get and to make the most of each moment.
If you are interested in donating or helping the fund reach its goals, please reach out to us and we will respond as soon as possible. Or, if you are a student and wish to know more about our scholarship availability and requirements, please send us an e-mail and we will fill you in on the process for applicants. Thanks!