Habitat for Humanity Greater Greensboro is pleased to announce the 2021 Small Wonders Endowment Fund Scholarship Program. The application process opens on Monday, February 1, 2021, and concludes on Friday, April 16, 2021. Scholarships are awarded to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro homeowners or their children for continuing education.
Small Wonders was established in December 2010, with a generous “seed money” donation from Ms. Joyce S. Powers. The program has provided funding for more than fifty (50) scholarships awarded to Habitat Greensboro homeowners and their dependents. The Scholarship program provides an academic avenue for recipients attending occupational or trade/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.
This scholarship may be used to pay for any workshops, courses, or programs available through an accredited institution. The required purpose statement encourages students to explore their future career goals and then reflect on how this monetary award will assist them and their families.
The Small Wonders Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, volunteer service, and community environments. The top applicants will display a strong academic profile, several leadership qualities, awards, recognitions, and achievements. 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.
Recipients of Small Wonders must complete eight (8) hours of volunteer service with Habitat Greensboro before receiving the award.
Applications will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, at Habitat Greensboro’s offices located at 1031 Summit Avenue Suite 2W-2, Greensboro, NC, in the box outside the office doors and via our website at https://habitatgreensboro.org/what-we-do/habitat-homeowners/small-wonders/. The award winners will be announced no later than Friday, April 30, 2021.