SPONSORS OF THE AUBREY LEE BROOKS SCHOLARSHIP
North Carolina’s State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA)
The State of North Carolina’s State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) works to increase access to higher education by managing financial aid and savings programs, educating students and families about how to pay for college, training educators in the management of financial aid, and advocating for funding for student support.
Additionally, NCSEAA produces an annual book that aids in finding financial aid for students, parents, admins, and school counselors. Administrative files, such as communications, working group, and council files, convention and meeting equipment, audits, budget files, escheat financing earnings, trust agreements, bond files, College Foundation, Inc. files, statistical data reports, and documents on various organizations and funding programs, such as College Board, the National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Programs (NASSGP), and the National Council of Higher Education L purchased for the university archives.
The multi-campus public university established for the state of North Carolina is called the University of North Carolina. It is frequently referred to as the UNC System to distinguish it from its flagship, UNC-Chapel Hill, and it is responsible for managing the state’s 16 public institutions as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics.
As of the fall semester in 2021, there are 244,507 students enrolled in the university system. In the academic year 2020–2021, UNC campuses issued 62,930 degrees, 44,309 of which were bachelor’s degrees. The UNC System awarded more than 75% of all bachelor’s degrees in North Carolina in 2008.
All 16 North Carolina public colleges and universities that award bachelor’s degrees are now part of the University of North Carolina according to legislation passed in 1971. Each member school now has its own dean and trustees thanks to the most recent wave of consolidation.
ABOUT THE AUBREY LEE BROOKS SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarships, which were created in 1955 by a Trust funded by the late Aubrey Lee Brooks, are offered to graduating high school students from a 14-county region of North Carolina. The Brooks Foundation is centrally managed by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.
• Prepare to enroll at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro for the first time as a full-time degree-seeking student.
• Exhibit financial need as established by the application process; have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that does not exceed the maximum allowed by the Program.
• The candidate must be a resident of one of the following counties in North Carolina: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Duke, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Persons, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain, or Warren. Academic status, character, leadership, financial necessity, and the applicant’s willingness to train for a career as an informed citizen are all taken into consideration during the selection process. Required are a personal statement and two recommendation letters.
• Complete and submit the Aubrey Lee Brooks Application form electronically.
• Submit a digital copy of your academic record, including the most recent Fall semester’s final grades.
• Submit a digital copy of your SAT or ACT score report (s)
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the relevant academic year and submit it.
AMOUNT FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
The award can cover up to around half the price of an undergraduate degree. The top reward is $12,000 for the current school year. The winner must continue to have financial needs, be enrolled full-time, maintain a grade point average of at least 2.75, and exhibit good citizenship in order for the scholarship to be renewed for three additional academic periods (a total of eight semesters). Selected Brooks Scholarship students may also apply for and receive extra money for study abroad, research, summer internships, and/or a one-time $2,500 computer stipend. This scholarship will be worth a total of $204,000.
One of the 17 scholarships is given to a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics who is from a qualified county and a student from the Greensboro or High Point area. Merit, initiative, character, and the willingness of the winner to train for a career as a valuable and informed citizen are other factors.
In addition to a $2,500 one-time computer stipend, Brooks Scholars may be eligible for additional money for summer internships, research, or international travel. The student must continue to have financial needs, be enrolled full-time at a qualifying institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75, and exhibit good citizenship in order for the scholarship to be renewed.