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Catawba Valley Pride Scholarships

2014 CV Pride Scholarship recipients, Jorge Bautista Hernandez of Newton NC and Jordan Terry Canterbury of Hickory NC

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President Michael Bookout presenting 2015 Scholarship to Dakota Duncan of Morganton NC

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Congratulations to 2017's recipient: Preston Haas of Hickory. Preston will be attending George Mason University.

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Catawba Valley Pride Scholarship is on pause.

Catawba Valley Pride is pleased to be offering a scholarship for the current academic year. The scholarship funds $500 to a Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell or Lincoln County resident and must be either a student who is LGBT or a straight ally. The applicant must demonstrate service to the LGBT community or a desire to serve the LGBT community. The applicant must be a high school senior.

  • The Catawba Valley Pride Scholarship will be in the amount of $500. Additional funds may be accepted via community donations and potentially added to the scholarship amount.

  • Scholarship funds must be used toward educational expenses.

  • Awards will be distributed to the student upon receipt of a letter of acceptance and verification of enrollment.


  1. Be a graduating high school senior entering an institute of higher education in the Fall.

  2. Be a resident of Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell or Lincoln County, North Carolina.

  3. Identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender student or a straight ally who can demonstrate service to and/or support of the LGBT community.

  4. Have applied to, and been accepted by a 4 year college or 1-2 year community college or vocational school for the upcoming academic year.

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