Two New Scholarships Available for West Stokes High School Students


Applications are now being accepted for the Annie L. Ellis Scholarship and the Roy E. “Gene” Reynolds Scholarship, established in memory of two former Stokes County residents. Both scholarships were established in 2015 by Avolene Badgett in honor of her cousin, Annie Ellis, and her brother, Gene Reynolds. These scholarships will assist West Stokes High School students who are attending an accredited technical or community college.

Annie Ellis attended King High School, and following graduation worked on her family’s farm and was later a dedicated employee at Hanes Hosiery. While she was never afforded the opportunity to attend college, Annie believed in the right of a good education for all. She was also a frugal person who invested her earnings wisely. The Annie L. Ellis Scholarship provides a $3,000 two-year renewable award for students who will attend an accredited technical or community college.

To receive consideration, applicants must:

• be a female attending West Stokes High School

• be a U.S. citizen

• have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0

• demonstrate financial need and high moral character, good conduct, perseverance, and determination

Gene Reynolds graduated from Pinnacle High School, and he also attended Appalachian State Teacher’s College where he received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business. After receiving his Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Gene worked for the U.S. Treasury Department for more than 30 years. He believed that quality education could reduce poverty in our country and that everyone should have access to higher education. The Roy E. “Gene” Reynolds scholarship provides a $3,000 two-year renewable award for students who will attend an accredited technical or community college.

To receive consideration, applicants must:

• be a male attending West Stokes High School

• be a U.S. citizen

• have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0

• demonstrate financial need and high moral character, good conduct, perseverance, and determination

The online application is available on The Winston-Salem Foundation’s Web site at www.wsfoundation.org/students.

The deadline for both applications is April 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

For additional information and to apply online, visit www.wsfoundation.org/students or you may contact Kay Dillon at (336) 725-2382 or kdillon@wsfoundation.org.

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