Gregory Norris Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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This scholarship is open to a graduating senior from Watauga High School who plans to pursue a degree in a health-related field at a two- or four-year college or university, and exhibits financial need, good character and strong academics, in that order.

About Gregory Newton NorrisGregory Norris

At age 12, Gregory Newton Norris was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the operation to treat it negatively impacted his physical health. He was an outgoing and active person who loved exploring the outdoors, new places and sports like football and baseball, so the physical impacts were difficult on him. Despite this, Norris had a “never say die” attitude and was known as a “living spirit.” Eventually, he became mobile again and graduated from Watauga High School in 1975. Sadly, the tumor returned but Norris never stopped going – he always wanted to see more and do more.

Gregory NorrisNorris died at the age of 21 after a long illness. He spent much of his life receiving health care from area hospitals and medical professionals, so his parents Eddie Paul Norris, an engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and Elizabeth “Lib” Clapp Norris, a teacher in Watauga County Schools, established this scholarship to aid Watauga High School students pursuing careers in health care.

Local Contact

Ms. Shari Williamson, Program Officer

Due Date

March 15, 2024

How to Apply

Apply by using the NCCF Universal Scholarships Application in the NCCF Scholarships Portal