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    Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Triangle Community Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 5, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship is open to college-bound, graduating seniors and alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School and Chatham Charter High Schools in Siler City, North Carolina. They must also identify as Christian and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. The scholarship honors the memory of James “Jay” Edmund Spence, a former Jordan-Matthews High School student who tragically passed away at a young age. His family and friends hope that recipients of the scholarship will use the money and be inspired to make a difference in the lives of others because Jay lived.

    Recipients of the $2,000 scholarship may renew the scholarship for up to three additional years, meaning those who maintain good academic standing can earn a total of $8,000 over the course of college. If you’re a college-bound, Jordan-Matthews High School and Chatham Charter High School student or alumni, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Triangle Community Foundation

    The Triangle Community Foundation's works with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits to be able to guide gifts in a strategic way to fill in gaps, reduce inequities, and solve the region's most pressing challenges.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA

    2

    State

    North Carolina

    City

    Siler City, NC

    High School

    Jordan Matthews High School, Chatham Charter School

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

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    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Triangle Community Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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