The application period closed on May 31, 2023.

The Betsy Y. Justus NC TECH Founders Scholarship was established in memory of NC TECH's founding CEO. Following her passing in the summer of 2011, NC TECH launched a scholarship to support young women in North Carolina who are pursuing an academic and career path in the areas of Technology or Engineering. Every year, two students are selected to receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) and a Lenovo laptop.


• Rising female college freshman, re-entry or transfer student, enrolling for undergraduate course work at an accredited institution of higher learning located in North Carolina. Must qualify for NC resident status for tuition purposes.

• Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

• Must declare a technology or engineering major or demonstrated interest in pursuing technology and/or engineering.

Please note: The online application and all required documents must be submitted by the May 31st deadline for consideration. Scholarship receipts will be notified by June 12th if selected.

Please submit this form in its entirety.
  • Your Information

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  • Academic Information

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  • Applicants must provide proof of acceptance as a rising freshman, re-entry or transfer student at an accredited institution of higher education in North Carolina. You can upload a copy below or send separately.
  • Please upload a personal photo that can be used in NC TECH announcements.
  • Activities/Awards

    In addition to providing information below, you may choose to upload an attachment to show special recognition, projects, etc.
  • Essays

    Please limit your answers to under 250 words.
  • Special Note:

    By submitting this application, the Applicant agrees to be identified in any publicity about the scholarship, including use of the Applicant's photo and use of comments in news media and NC TECH publications.
  • Please note that your application is not considered complete until the transcript, proof of acceptance and letter of recommendation are received. In addition, all required portions of the above form must be complete.