The Carteret Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are available for scholarships from its associated funds.

“The Carteret Community Foundation has been supporting local students and nonprofits for many years,” said Pat Rauhauser, president of the Carteret Community Foundation board.  “Since 2005, the Carteret scholarships have awarded more than $90,000 to Carteret County high school students.”

“I urge students and their parents to check out all the scholarships available on the website,” she said.  “These awards are specific to Carteret County, but there are a number of other awards that might be of interest.”

Rauhauser also praised local donors for their generosity in establishing these scholarships.  “These donors understand that our children are our future, and if we invest in their education, we will all reap the rewards.  We invite anyone who might be interested in establishing a scholarship fund in Carteret County to contact us.”

2013 Carteret County Scholarship opportunities include:

  • The Carteret Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship is a merit-based award, for students in pursuit of a degree in education.
  • The Carteret Retired School Personnel Association also offers the Geraldine Mayo Beveridge Scholarship, a merit-based award for students pursing a degree in vocational education.
  • The Carteret County Association of Homebuilders Murdoch Scholarship is a renewable award for a student seeking a post-secondary degree from a two- or four-year institution in the construction trades.
  • The V.J. “Puck” & Pearl O’Neal Scholarship Fund offers awards to students seeking a degree in either marine sciences or Christian studies.
  • The Joseph H. Tallman Scholarships in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Endowment was established in 2001 with the purpose of assisting Carteret County public high school students who wish to pursue a degree in either mechanical or electrical engineering at an accredited four-year college or university. 

Additional information and applications are available from Carteret County high school guidance counselors and online.  Students should read the instructions carefully, as each award has specific criteria and requirements.  The application deadline for most of the awards is Monday, April 15, 2013.

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