The board of directors of the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for several locally administered scholarship funds, according to Sheila Tyler, board president.  Scholarships are available for students meeting various eligibility requirements detailed by county on, where applications also can be downloaded. Applications also may be available at Currituck and Dare area high schools. Deadlines for submitting applications vary by scholarship and also are posted on the NCCF website. Local scholarships offered through the Currituck-Dare Affiliate have a deadline of March 30 for high school seniors. Local students are also eligible for regional and statewide scholarships as posted on the NCCF website.

            The Virginia Dare BPW Scholarship for women age 25 and older has an April 12 deadline.  The BPW fund supports women returning to school to complete a college degree.

            The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. In addition to Tyler, Fran Grossman is the Scholarship Committee chair and will be coordinating the affiliate scholarship selection process.

The North Carolina Community Foundation has awarded nearly $829,000 in scholarships and educational grants for academic year 2011-2012. This includes $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 NCCF Northeast Region Associate,

Peggy Birkemeier at 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. For more information, visit or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.

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Peggy Birkemeier, Senior Associate

NCCF Northeast Region


The Harbinger Ctr, Suite 4

Point Harbor, NC 27964


Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

North Carolina Community Foundation


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