The board of directors of the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Doris Marie Jones Scholarship, according to Will Mayo Jr, board president.  The deadline to submit an application to this fund is March 30. Scholarships are available for students meeting various eligibility requirements detailed by county name on, where applications also can be downloaded.  Applications also may be available at Beaufort area high schools.  Students interested in applying for this and other scholarships should know they also must complete the FAFSA  (Federal Student Aid )application, obtained through their Guidance departments or online.

            In addition to this locally administered scholarship fund, other scholarships are available to students from Beaufort and Hyde counties, as listed on the website. Deadlines for submitting applications vary by scholarship and also are posted on the NCCF website.

            The Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The Beaufort Affiliate was organized over 10 years ago and has recently expanded its service area to include Hyde County. In addition to Mayo, the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation board members are: Ed Mann, Scholarship Committee Chair; Chris Kiricoples, Vice President; Shanon Carter, Treasurer and Grants Committee Chair; Greg Singleton, Kelly Crisp, Bartow Houston, Robin Skillen, Daniel Bergevin and Ellen Nowicki.

The North Carolina Community Foundation has awarded nearly $829,000 in scholarships and educational grants for academic year 2011-2012. The NCCF has awarded $610,929 in direct scholarship aid to students from across North Carolina, representing 332 scholarships to 291 students. Of these, 105 scholarships were awarded to first-generation college students.

The NCCF also has contributed another $217,779 in grant money to educational institutions for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students attending these schools.

             For further information, contact the Peggy Birkemeier, Senior Associate

at  252-491-8166 or or visit the NCCF website at

About the NCCF:

The NCCF is a single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $145 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support for a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

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Peggy Birkemeier, Senior Assoc, Northeast Region


The Harbinger Center, Suite 4

Point Harbor, NC 27964



Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

North Carolina Community Foundation


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