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General Scholarship Information

February Scholarships

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Worth up to $30,000 over 4 years
  • Due February 1st
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum ACT score of 21
  • Apply here


Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship

  • Due February 7th
  • Six scholarships will be awarded in one year: First place - $3,000, second place - $1,000, third place - $800 and three fourth places - $400
  • Apply here

 

Coastal Federation's Coastal Stewardship Award Application

  • Due February 15th
  • Worth $1,000
  • Evaluation: This award will be made by the Coastal Federation’s Stewardship Award Committee based on the following evaluation criteria:
    • Past environmental accomplishments
    • Future environmental plans
    • Community involvement and volunteerism
    • Personal interest in the coastal environment
    • Special need for the award
    • Personal reference
  • Apply here

Founders' Centennial Scholarship

  • Due February 28th
  • Worth $125,000
  • Must be a female who qualifies for free or reduced lunch
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Apply here

March Scholarships

 

CCEC Scholarship

  • Worth $4,000
  • Must be a CCEC customer 
  • Due March 1st
  • One scholarship will be awarded to each high school in Carteret County
  • Cannot be directly related to a CCEC employee
  • Click here for the application
  • 50% needs-based, 25% academic achievement, and 25% extracurricular achievement

Golden Leaf Scholarship Program

  • Due March 1st

  • Worth up  to $12,000

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • have resided in a qualifying rural North Carolina county or counties for at least 10 years, communicate an intent to return to a rural, economically distressed North Carolina county following graduation. This includes Carteret County

  • See the calendar at the bottom of this page for the list of qualifying counties 

  • Apply here

 

The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship

  • One-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000.
  • Due March 1st, 2021
  • Only open to FEMALE candidates
  • Academic rank in top 10% of the class
  • Minimum SAT score 1290 or ACT composite score of 27 (this requirement has been waived because of the pandemic)
  • The student expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall
  • good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community).
  • Apply here

 

The Mary Rose Mills-Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship

  • One-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000.
  • Due March 1st, 2021
  • Open to any student who is currently graduating and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major in an area of the fine arts.
  • Academic rank in top 20% of the class,
  • Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25 (this requirement has been waived because of the pandemic)
  • good character, and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community).
  • Apply here

 

The Clare Johnson Marley-Mary Berger Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Due March 1st, 2021
  • Open to any student who is currently graduating from a high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major in an area of the fine arts.
  • Academic rank in top 20% of the class 
  • Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25 (this requirement has been waived because of the pandemic)
  • good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community).
  • Apply here

 

NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship

  • One-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of $2,000.
  • Due March 1st, 2021
  • Graduating seniors of a North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning. (2 or 4-year college)
  • Unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5
  • SAT score (including Math, Reading, and Writing and Language Tests) in the range of 990 to 1130 OR an ACT composite score between 20 and 24. (THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WITH GRADES AND SCORES FALLING WITHIN THESE RANGES ONLY. STUDENTS WITH LOWER OR HIGHER SCORES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED).
  • Good character and participation in extra-curricular activities (service to the school, community, and church, as well as integrity and leadership potential)
  • PLEASE BE AWARE: NCCF will begin accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year in early February.
  • Apply here

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Opens January 1st, 2021
  • Due March 2nd 
  • Worth TBD
  • Must be a child of a Marine or Navy Corpsmen
  • Apply here

 

African American Network of the Carolinas

  • Due March 5th
  • Worth$2,000
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Must attend a four-year college or university located in North or South Carolina.
  • Must plan to major in engineering, computer science, the sciences, accounting, finance or business administration
  • Apply here

Erma and Wermund Hansen Scholarship

  • Due by 3PM, March 11th, must be turned into Mr. Marion 
  • Worth $1,000
  • Student graduating from East Carteret High School whose residence is located Down East – one of the communities east of the North River Bridge. 

  • Student must demonstrate good citizenship and strong character.

  • Maintain a grade average at or above a 2.5 grade point average.

  • See calendar for application, or collect it from  Mr. Marion

Woodrow and Mary Dudley Price Scholarship

  • Due by 3PM, March 11th, must be turned into Mr. Marion
  • Worth $1,000
  • See calendar for the application, or collect in from Mr. Marion

Cherry Point Spouse Club Scholarship

 

  • Due March 15th
  • Worth $1,000-5,000
  • Applicants must be Dependents of Active Duty or Reserve military members who are assigned to MCAS Cherry Point, or Retired military members who served on Cherry Point while on active or reserve duty and currently live in Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow, or Beaufort counties of North Carolina
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Apply here

John Kirkman Honorary CTE Scholarship/ The LeeAnn Tuttle-Thomas Memorial CTE Scholarship

New Bern Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

  • Due March 15th
  • Worth TBD
  • African-American High School Senior
  • Apply here

Marine Federal Credit Union Scholarship

  • Due March 15th
  • Worth $1,000
  • Must be a Marine Federal Credit Union Member
  • Apply here

Colonel Jerry Marvel Scholarship

  • Due to Mr. Marion by 3PM on March17th
  • Worth $1,000
  • See Calendar for application 

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship 

  • Due March 18th
  • Worth $500
  • Female student planning to major in education
  • See calendar for application 

Joseph H. Tallman Scholarships in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

  • Due March 19th
  • Worth TBD
  • Seeking a bachelor's degree in either mechanical engineering or electrical engineering
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Apply here

V. J. "Puck" & Pearl O'Neal Scholarship

  • Due March 25th
  • Worth TBD
  • Born in Carteret County
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an institution of higher learning in either (1) marine science or (2) Christian studies with the purpose of entering seminary to be ordained as a clergy person.
  • Apply here

Everett & Trudy Suddreth Scholarship of Excellence Award

  • Due March 29th
  • Worth $2,500
  • Must be a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Company. (Employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/21.)
    • OR student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of a CFIC Retail, Wholesale or Supplier Member Company. (Student must be employed for at least six months as of 1/1/21.)
    • Click here for a list of all CFIC Member Organizations. If the organization you work for is not on the list please contact CFIC staff for more information on how to become a CFIC member.
  • Apply here

The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association Scholarship (NCRMA)

  • Due March 29th
  • Worth $2,500
  • High School Seniors enrolling for the 2021 fall semester who are a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of an NCRMA retail member company. Employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/21.
  • Any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of an NCRMA retail member company for at least six months as of 1/1/21.
  • Apply here

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship

  • Due March 31st
  • Worth $500
  • See Calendar for application 

April Scholarships

Carteret County Retired School Personnel Scholarship Endowment

  • Due April 1st
  • Worth TBD
  • Plans to pursue a degree in education
  • Apply here

Carteret County Association of Home Builders Murdoch Scholarship

  • Due April 1st
  • Worth TBD
  • Plans to attend school (2 or 4 year) to earn a degree in construction trade or a related field
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Apply here

 

Geraldine Mayo Beveridge Scholarship

  • Due April 1st
  • Worth TBD
  • plans to pursue a degree in education to become a certified teacher of vocational education in fields such as business, agriculture, industrial arts, family and consumer education or health occupation education
  • at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Apply here

Transportation Impact Scholarship

  • Due April 6th
  • Worth $2,500
  • ONE SENIOR FROM EAST WILL BE SELECTED FOR THIS
  • See the calendar at the bottom of this page for the application

ECHS Athletic Booster Scholarship

  • Due to Mr. Marion April 13th
  • Worth $500
  • 2 male and 2 female students will be awarded $500
  • Must have competed inter-school athletics for at least two full years will be eligible for this scholarship. 
    • The graduating senior must have participated in one sport during their senior year.
  • Student must have at least a GPA of 2.3 unweighted.
  • The applicant shall have been accepted to a recognized institution of higher learning. 
  • See the calendar for the application 

Alice P. Noe Scholarship

  • Return to Mr. Marion by 3PM April 14th
  • Worth $2,500
  • See calendar at the bottom of the page for the application 
  • Must plan on entering the field of childcare development or education

Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary Club

  • Due April 14th
  • Worth $500-$1,000
  • Must be mailed to -- Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary Scholarship
    107 Safrit Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516
  • See the calendar at the bottom of the page for the application

Tom Hemby Real Estate Character Award

  • Due to Mr. Marion April 15th
  • Worth $500
    • Money does not not have to be used for educational purposes
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • All candidates must be nominated by someone else, nominees are permitted to request nomination from someone
    • This includes school faculty/staff/administrators, parents, friends, or anyone else in the community with knowledge of the candidate. Nominating person must submit a letter/essay
  • See the calendar for the application 

Coastal Carolina Post, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

  • Due to April 15th
  • Worth $2,000
  • Be a high school senior planning to enroll in an engineering, architectural, or a similar technical field curriculum at an accredited college or university. College enrollment must be planned for the 2020/2021school year.
  •  Have a minimum of a B average (3.0 on 4.0 scale).
  •  Meet at least one of the following:
    •  Be a dependent of a Coastal Carolina Post SAME member or sustaining member.
    •  Be sponsored by a Coastal Carolina Post SAME member or sustaining member. Note: If you do not have a SAME Member to sponsor your application, one will be appointed for you.
  • Apply here

Russell Lewis Memorial Scholarship

  • Due to Mr. Marion on April 15th
  • Worth $4,000
  • Must attend UNC Chapel Hill
  • See Mr. Marion for the application

Down East Girls Softball League Legends Scholarship

  • Due April 15th
  • Worth $1,000
  • Must have:
    • Played 3 years of softball with the Down East Girls Softball League
    • Play for ECHS's softball team
  • See the calendar at the bottom of the page for more information

F. Patrick Ausband Scholarship

  • Due April 15th
  • Worth approximately 90% of in state tuition
  • Studying one of the following: Nursing, Respiratory Care, Surgical Tech. or Radiology
  • Apply here

Arts Council of Carteret County Scholarship

  • Due April 15th
  • Worth $1,000
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the Arts (2 or 4 year)
    • For the purpose of these scholarships “arts” are defined to encompass vocal and instrumental music education, performance, music theory, composition, art, art history, architecture and design, arts education, creative writing, theatre, drama, dance, media arts, sculpture, film studies and photography.
  • See the calendar at the bottom of the page for the application

THE CLAIRE MARTIN COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Due April 17th
  • Worth $500
  • Must be an African American Female
  • Must have overcome some circumstance that ordinarily would be a deterrent to pursuing a college education
  • See Calendar for Application 

Jamal Jones Memorial Sickle Cell Scholarship 

  • Due April 17th
  • Worth $1000
  • Meant for students with Sickle Cell
  • See the Calendar for the application 

Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament Scholarship

  • Due to Mr. Marion on April 19th 
  • Worth $3,000
  • They must have expressed interest in some aspect of Marine or Coastal Science or Engineering, by planning to major in marine biology, ecology, oceanography, fisheries biology, geology, environmental science, climate change, marine policy, ocean engineering, ship-building, or the chemistry or physics of the ocean. One long-term desire of the Committee is that successful scholarship recipients might return to Eastern/Coastal North Carolina to pursue their post-graduate career.
  • See calendar at the bottom of the page for the application

Carteret County NAACP Scholarship 

  • Due April 26th
  • Worth $500
  • See the calendar for the application 
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

William E Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Due April 30th to Mr. Marion
  • Worth $1,000
  • Must live in Beaufort or East of Beaufort
  • See the calendar for the application

Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer Association's Scholarship

  • Due April 30th
  • Worth $1,000
    • Renewable
  • Pursuing a field of study in horticulture, botany, agriculture or related plant sciences
  • See the calendar for the application

Evanglene Reels Memorial Academic Scholarship

  • Due April 30th
  • Worth TBD
  • Must plan to attend an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) 
  • See the calendar for the application 

May Scholarships

Priority Deadline for Carteret Community College Scholarships

  • Due May 1st

  • Worth TBD

  • See calendar for the application

Nancy Duffy Russell Education Scholarship

  • Due May 3rd
  • Worth $4,000 and renewable for 4 years
  • Seeking a degree in education
  • See the calendar for the application

Taylor Health Scholarship

  • Worth $500-$1,500
  • Due to Mr. Marion 3PM May 6th
  •  Must be accepted at a 2 year or 4 year college with a major in a healthcare related field, i.e. Allied Health, Dental Hygiene, Lab Technology, Medical Records, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy
  • Should be committed to returning to Carteret County to practice in the healthcare field 
  • See the calendar for the application

ECHS Foreign Language Scholarship

  • Due to Mr. Marion by 3PM on May 12th
  • Worth TBD
  • Have completed at least 2 semesters of a second language and must be in the same language
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • See the calendar for the application

 

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June Scholarships

Austin Sharron Foundation Scholarship

  • Due June 10th
  • Worth TBD
  • Minimum 2 semester participation in sports
  • See calendar for the application

July Scholarships

Perry, Bundy, Plyler, & Long, LLP Scholarship

  • Worth $500
  • Due July 31st
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Apply here

Scholarships Listed by Due Date

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