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In the fall of 2020 we announced that every spring we will be awarding an annual scholarship exclusively for students graduating from a public high school in Cabarrus County and headed to college. This year we are proud to award Hickory Ridge H.S. senior Sindhura Chundi $2,500 to help with her tuition as she starts her journey towards a computer science degree at UNC-Chapel Hill.


The requirements that were in place for our applicants are below:

To determine the recipient of the award, we are holding an essay contest that consists of three parts. First, the applicant has to show financial need. We do not need your or your family’s full financial records - but you need to tell us about your financial situation and how this scholarship will help you. Second, we want you to write about something in life that you’ve had to overcome. Like all of us, Gina’s life was filled with obstacles that she was able to overcome on her way to becoming a wonderful mother, educator, world traveler, caterer, and a pillar of her community. We would like to know about some adversity that occurred in your life and how you were able to overcome it. Third, we would like to know what your goals are. These could be your academic goals for college, your career goals, or your life goals. What do you want to do and who do you want to become? There is no minimum or maximum on words, so please write whatever you feel it takes to cover all three topics. We are taking applications now, so feel free to send in a submission today. Please be sure to include your current high school as well as the institution you will be attending in the fall. 


The Gina Guthrie Scholarship Fund was established to honor and remember Gina Guthrie by providing financial aid to help students achieve their dreams. Gina left us in 2019, but her memory lives on forever in the scholarship that bears her name. For more information about scholarship awards and to learn about Gina’s legacy, please visit us online at

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Please fill out the form on the right with all of your relevant information. Then, attach the necessary documents using the "Upload" buttons below. One is specifically for documents and the other is only for images, so do not get them mixed up. Submit everything and we will send you a confirmation e-mail shortly after we receive it. Good luck!!!

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