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Spaghetti and Butter Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Jun 11, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 11, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
North Carolina
3.0 or higher
First-generation college student

Being the first in one’s family to pursue a college degree is no easy feat and is an experience filled with overwhelming challenges. Especially if you're also responsible for paying tuition.

First-generation students often have to be very independent, working on college applications on their own, and having to figure out networking, dress codes, and other aspects of the professional world without family help or mentorship.

Spaghetti & Butter is named in honor of Harry Stenger, a former first-generation college student who was financially independent and, as an undergraduate, survived off dinners of buttered spaghetti noodles. This scholarship aims to support first-generation students so they can overcome the hurdles they face and achieve their goals.

Any high school senior in North Carolina who has at least a 3.0 GPA and will be a first-generation college student may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us what pursuing higher education means to you and your family.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published January 18, 2024
Essay Topic

What does attending a university mean to you and your family?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Grace Omelonga Alafu
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillMatthews, NC


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 11, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jul 11, 2024.

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