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Scholarships

Chuck Kraft Scholarship

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina values the significant role that service and commitment play in strengthening the nonprofit community. The Chuck Kraft Scholarship was created to acknowledge the first board chair of HandsOn NWNC for his leadership during the establishment of the organization, and for his dedication and service to youth throughout his career with nonprofits. In appreciation of his exemplary service, the Chuck Kraft Scholarship will provide full tuition for one staff or board member currently serving a children and/or youth service nonprofit in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County, to attend the Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program offered by HandsOn NWNC and Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute. The program is comprised of ten courses critical to the daily operation and success of nonprofit organizations, including governance, strategic planning, budgeting and finance, human resources, working with grassroots leaders, fund development, collaboration, evaluation, advocacy and communication, and grant writing. Applications must be received by the due date on the scholarship application. One scholarship will be awarded annually.

Eligibility. Applicants must be a current staff or board member of a Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County nonprofit that serves youth and is classified as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) by the IRS. Preference will be given to staff and board members of nonprofits that have a relationship with HandsOn NWNC.

Scholarship Payment. Scholarship funds will be paid by HandsOn NWNC directly to the Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program and HandsOn NWNC will enroll the scholarship recipient in the program.

Requirements. The scholarship recipient must attend all ten Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program classes, beginning in September. Classes meet once a month, September through June, for four hours each and include a networking lunch. All classes must be completed in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Classes meet from September-June. A list of class dates will be given to the scholarship recipient by the end of July. Classes typically meet the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12-4:30 pm, with the exception of those months with a holiday during the time frame.

Application Review and Notification. Scholarship will be reviewed by a peer committee. Emphasis will be place on the applicant’s service to the organization, commitment to children/youth, to the community, and the potential impact of the program on the applicant and his/her organization. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast in the spring.

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For more information, contact Brittney Albert.

 

Helping Hands Scholarship

The Helping Hands Scholarship is a partial scholarship to help nonprofit staff, board members, or volunteers who are interested in developing competency in areas critical to the daily operation of their organization, attend the Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program offered through Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute and HandsOn NWNC. The program is comprised of ten courses critical to the daily operation and success of nonprofit organizations, including governance, strategic planning, budgeting and finance, human resources, working with grassroots leaders, fund development, collaboration, evaluation, advocacy and communication, and grant writing.

Eligibility. Applicants must be current staff or board members of nonprofits within Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin Counties and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Limit one scholarship per person/organization each year.

Scholarship Payment. Scholarships cover one-half of the cost for one/multiple classes or one-half of the cost of the entire 10 class series. All scholarships will be paid by HandsOn NWNC directly to the Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program and HandsOn NWNC will enroll the scholarship recipient in the program. The scholarship recipient will only be responsible for the remaining balance due.

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For more information, contact Brittney Albert.