College Scholarship

Brantley Scholarship

2023 Application Deadline: January 31, 2023 

Applications for the 2023 Brantley Scholarship awards will be accepted beginning December 1, 2022. The deadline is January 31, 2023 (Both dates are subject to change) (All applications must be recieved or postmarked by this date. No exceptions). Partial guidelines for eligibility are:

  • Graduate of high school in southern Iredell County (includes Mooresville High School, Lake Norman High School, Pine Lake Prep, and The Woodlawn School; does not include South Iredell High School) or be a member of Centre Presbyterian Church
  • Must have 3.0 GPA for previous two semesters and be actively involved in a Christian church

View 2023 dates here

View 2023 guidelines here

View 2023 application here


Please note that if invited to the second round of the application process, applicants will be required to attend an interview with the committee in person. Notification of interview selection will occur by February 15th with interviews to be held on February 25th & February 26th,  2023 (Date subject to change).


Scholarships average $1,500, but may be more or less based on the quantity of applicants and the funds available.

Gouger-Gudger Scholarship

2023 Application Deadline: TBD

The Ada Lindell Gouger and James Craig Gudger Family Scholarship was founded by the children of Ada and James Gudger in recognition of the values and love they received from their parents. This annual scholarship can be used for a college education in any major field of study, but with a preference given to careers in health, medicine or education.

These scholarships shall be awarded to active members or Centre Presbyterian Church who have been on the active roll for the previous calendar year. To qualify, applicants should have achieved a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average and have been active in service activities and events within the community and congregation.

 View application here


The Margaret Cowan Music Scholarship was established by the Session to honor Margaret Cowan for the thirty years of service as our organist. The scholarship provides for an annual collegiate scholarship for a student pursuing a music degree. In addition, this scholarship provides for a reimbursement of 50% of expenses for instrumental and/or voice lessons for members of our church.

View application here 

Applications are also available from the church office or request through email at Questions can be directed to members of the scholarship committee directly or sent to the church admin whom will forward your inquiries to the appropriate party.

Centre Church Scholarship Committee:
Terry Boyer (Committee Head), Leslie Grubb, Daryl Jones, Michelle Myers and Jeanelle Sorenson.

The following are the winners of the 2022 Brantley Scholarships along with their current school: Nathan Byrne (Auburn University), Emma Collins (North Carolina State University), Caleb Dorroh (Langtree Charter Academy), Kylie Dye (Liberty University), Hadley Houston (Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy), Mary Alice Hubbard (Sewanee: University of the South), Jenna McGinnis (University of North Carolina - Wilmington),

Kailie Rockness (Wheaton College), Kinnon Rockness (Wheaton College), Nathaniel Sentas (University of NC-Charlotte), Claire Sholar (North Carolina State University), Alizabeth Wallace (The Kings College), Jorie Ward (University of North Carolina - Wilmington), Jackson Wimpy (North Carolina State University), Luke Wimpy (University of Arkansas), and Sarah Woods (Stanford University).  

We will be praying for you as you continue your educational pursuits and remind Brantley Scholarship applicants and recipients that they can apply again each year.


Sarah Woods is the recepient of the 2022 Gouger-Gudger Scholarship.  Congratulations on your future endeavors.