The Gina Guthrie Scholarship Fund was started as a way to honor Gina and keep her memory alive after she sadly passed away in 2019. The fund’s goal is to raise money in her name and award it in the form of scholarships to deserving students. Our initial goal was to give out a $2,500 scholarship for the fall of 2020 to a Kappa Delta at the University of Florida, where Gina was a proud member. After an incredible first year of fund-raising, we were able to award two scholarships in 2020 to two amazing young women and create an annual award.
In 2021 we started a second annual scholarship award exclusively for high school seniors in Cabarrus County, North Carolina where Gina lived. This scholarship is only for public high school students from Cabarrus who are about to start college in the fall. Going forward we will have two annual awards - a fall award for a Kappa Delta at U.F., and a spring one for a Cabarrus H.S. student. By doing this, we will have an award for the college and sorority Gina loved, as well as one for the community that she called home. We hope the foundation can help students with their college finances and also serve as a way to remember Gina and honor her spirit.
We are excited to announce that we are currently taking applications for our fall 2023 Kappa Delta scholarship! For more information on how to apply, please click on our "Applications" link. We would also like to thank everyone who applied for our Cabarrus County Spring 2023 scholarship. There were some fantastic essays and the board had a difficult time narrowing it down. However, in the end, one essay stood out above the rest and Lemi Henderson received the honor as our spring 2023 winner. Please click on the "Recipients" link to read his essay and get to know his story. Thanks again to all of our applicants & everyone in the Cabarrus County school system who helped promote our award.
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!