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Due to COVID-19, the deadline for 2020 applications has been extended to June 30, 2020.

Small Wonders Scholarship Program Overview

Small Wonders Endowment Fund Scholarship Program came to life in December 2010 after a generous “seed money” donation from Ms. Joyce S. Powers. Since that time the scholarship program has grown by leaps and bounds. Small Wonders has provided funding for more than 50 scholarships awarded to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro homeowners and dependents of homeowners. The scholarship program provides an academic avenue for recipients attending trade, occupational, or skill schools; two-year and four-year accredited post-secondary universities and/or colleges.

The Small Wonders Scholarship Program consists of four (4) types of awards: The Leadership Award (TLA), The Pathfinder Award (TPA), Homeowner Legacy Award (HLA) and the HHGG Integrity Grant. Scholarships are both merit and service based and awarded annually through the endowment fund. Awards are not automatically renewed. Applicants must reapply to the scholarship program each year. The recipient must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited institution at the time of application.

Recipients of Small Wonders must complete eight (8) hours of volunteer service with Habitat for Humanity prior to receiving award. The volunteer service may be completed at a Habitat Greensboro ReStore, Habitat Greensboro Administration Office, at a construction site, or Habitat Greensboro event.

Small Wonders Endowment Fund Scholarship Awards

The Leadership Award (TLA)
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Leadership Award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a student who demonstrates innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, volunteer service, and community environments. The award will be given to one applicant who displays a strong academic profile, several leadership qualities, as well as several awards and recognitions. The applicant must be a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro homeowner or dependent of a homeowner. Awards are not based on financial need. Applicant must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited trade school, two-year or four-year post-secondary educational institution at the time of application.ion.

Homeowner Legacy Award (HLA)
Award Amount: up to $3,000

The Homeowner Legacy Award is open to all Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro homeowners or dependent of a homeowner. Awards are not based on financial need. Applicant must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited trade school, two-year or four-year post-secondary educational institution at the time of application.

The Pathfinder Award
Award Amount: up to $4,000

The Pathfinder Award is an academic scholarship awarded to a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro homeowner or dependent of a homeowner. The award will be given to one applicant who displays a strong academic profile as well as an extensive volunteer service path. Awards are not based on financial need. Applicant must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited vocational or trade school, two-year or four-year post-secondary educational institution at the time of application.

HHGG Integrity Grant
Award Amount: up to $500

The HHGG Integrity Grant is an award not to exceed the cost of books and materials. To receive this award, the applicant must complete the Small Wonders Endowment Fund Scholarship Application. The applicant must be a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro homeowner or dependent of a homeowner. Awards are not based on financial need. Applicant must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited trade school, two-year or four-year post-secondary educational institution at the time of application.