DHS Friends Hilda Crocker Wilson Scholarship Endowment Fund

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Eligible applicants must be a direct descendant of an alumnus or faculty or staff member of the former Dunn High School (direct descendants includes lawfully adopted children in the lineage), show evidence of acceptance by an accredited college, university or vocational/community college; plan to enroll in a full-time course of study in the field of Education; and have a minimum high school weighted academic GPA of 2.63. Additional selection criteria includes high school academic achievement, evidence of high moral character and good citizenship and involvement and leadership in high school activities, church and the community.

PLEASE NOTE: The essay for this scholarship should address the following prompt: The DHS Friends Hilda Crocker Wilson Scholarship is for students who are pursuing a career in Education. Please describe your future plans in the field of Education, what drew you to Education as a career choice, and how you will use your gifts and talents in the field of Education.

About Hilda Crocker Wilson

Hilda Crocker WilsonThe DHS Friends Hilda Crocker Wilson Scholarship Endowment was created and named in memory of Hilda Crocker Wilson, a beloved faculty member at Dunn High School from 1954 through 1969. She taught courses in office and business skills. In addition to her role a teacher, Mrs. Wilson was active in church and community affairs, and was named Dunn Woman of the Year in 2001. She was loved and admired by all who knew her.

Upon her death in 2014, Wilson bequeathed a substantial sum of money to DHS Friends. In fond memory of Wilson, and in appreciation for the love, dedication and mentoring she gave to thousands of Dunn High School students, her generous donation has been used to establish a scholarship endowment with the North Carolina Community Foundation. The endowment is designed to provide an ongoing stream of income that will fund the Hilda Crocker Wilson Scholarship perpetually.

Local Contact

Ms. Kelly Lee, Program Officer

Due Date

March 15, 2024

How to Apply

Apply by using the NCCF Universal Scholarships Application in the NCCF Scholarships Portal