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The Redding Family Foundation Scholarship

3 months ago

Welcome to the Redding Family Foundation Scholarship site.  This online resource provides information about the scholarship, a Questions and Answers (Q&A) section, an online application, and contact information for additional information.  Please use the navigation items to right to access these resources.
Marshall E. Redding, M.D., a former Granville County resident and prominent cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in Long Beach, California, established this scholarship as a tribute to both of his late parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Redding. Dr. Redding's father served as the county Agricultural Extension Agent for 28 years, and Mrs. Bessie B. Redding, his mother, was a respected elementary school teacher.

Granville County Public Schools provides administrative support by securing applications, planning the selection committee meetings, and corresponding on behalf of the Redding Family Foundation. For specific questions about the application process or the scholarship itself, please contact Tonya Thomas at or at (919) 693-4613.  You can also access the Foundation's website at


What is this scholarship? 

This scholarship is a financial award provided to students who will attend a two or four-year college or university.  The award is given to students who demonstrate demonstrate three basic areas: 
1.  Scholarship and strong academic standing. 
2.  Service to others a willingness to give back to the community 
3.  Financial need

Who is eligible to apply? 
Any Granville County Public Schools student who is scheduled to graduate in the same academic year they are applying for the scholarship.  There is also an opportunity for students to renew their scholarship after their first year in school. 

What is the deadline for application?  When can a student apply for the scholarship? 
The deadline to have the entire, complete application submitted with all supporting documentation is April 1 of each year. Students and their parents/guardians may begin the application process starting October 1 of the preceding year.

The application process begins by notifying your school's senior guidance counselor.  Once notified, the student may begin the online application.  Students will need to have their parent or guardian assist them with the application as some information is required from both.  Once the online application is complete, additional hard copies of items must be submitted to the senior guidance counselor. HOW:
How does a student complete the application?

How are students selected for the scholarship? 
A school-based scholarship comprised of teachers, guidance counselors and administrators makes final recommendations for candidates to the Redding Family Foundation.  The Board of Directors of the Foundation reviews this information and makes the final recommendations for the recipients as well as the dollar amounts to be awarded. 

How much money is the scholarship? 
Awards vary, but usually range from $1,000 to $2,500 per academic year. 

Supplemental Information to Submit

Once the Online Application has been submitted, check with your Senior Guidance Counselor to make sure the application was completed. 

You will then be required to submit several other items as well.  

They include:

  •  A current transcript (paper copy)
  •  ONE letter of recommendation (from a teacher or community member - non-relative)
  •  A headshot photograph

Finalists may need to submit supporting documentation to verify the financial information provided on the application.  

This may include a W-2 or 1040 Tax form.   


Online Application

Click HERE to open the online application form


If you have any questions about this process, you may contact your Senior Guidance Counselor at your school.
You may also contact the school district coordinator for this scholarship
Stan Winborne
Director of High Schools/CTE and Public Information Officer
(919) 693-4613 
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