Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities through the NCCF are rich and diverse. We do not have a general scholarship fund; rather, all scholarship awards are made by specific funds with criteria established by their particular donors.

 

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Andrew Stephen Hendrix Scholarship Endowment

High school graduates in New Hanover County, NC who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning. Applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic, leadership skills, loyalty and dedication, in keeping with the character traits exemplified by Andy Hendrix. Students who have worked in the restaurant industry in New Hanover County may receive strong consideration. Essay Prompt: Applicants must address how they demonstrate Andrew's strong work ethic, leadership skills, loyalty, dedication and compassion in their essay. Two Letters of Recommendation required: one from a current or former employer and the other from a teacher, coach, pastor, supervisor, or other qualified individual. 

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Edgar C. Garrabrant II & John R. Garrabrant Memorial Scholarship

Eligible persons are graduating high school seniors at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC. Student must have a weighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be planning to pursue a 4-year degree as a full-time student at an accredited public or private college or university. Applications will be evaluated on academic merit, community extracurricular involvement, and potential for success. Preference shall be given to students interested in pursuing health-related careers.

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Myrtle Grove Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be former firefighters who served with a New Hanover County Volunteer Fire Department or descendants of such firefighters who are interested in pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, community college or technical institute. Special consideration will be given to applicants who were firefighters who served with the Myrtle Grove Volunteer Fire Department of New Hanover County or descendants of such firefighters. Character, financial need, service to the community, and academic potential are among the factors that will be considered in selecting scholarship recipients.

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Statewide Scholarships

Cody Blue Pilkington Scholarship Fund

North Carolina residents students who are entering their Freshman or Sophomore year to study any engineering, science or math curriculum at NC State University, are at least 18 years of age, are involved in a community service organization (preferably two), are non-smokers and substance-free, and maintain a 2.8 GPA or its equivalent should the grading scale change.

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DHS Friends Hilda Crocker Wilson Scholarship Endowment Fund

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**

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DHS Friends' Butler - Baggett Endowment

Eligible applicants must be a direct descendant of an alumnus, faculty or staff member of the former Dunn High School (direct descendants includes lawfully adopted children in the lineage); and must have been accepted and plan to attend a college or university in North Carolina. 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.

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DHS Friends' Dunn High School Memorial Endowment

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) and have plans to attend any qualifying institutions of higher learning. 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 community.

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DHS Friends' Rebecca Munn Stanfield Memorial Endowment

Graduating seniors or graduates from Triton High School, Midway High School, or any other high school and who have an immediate family member who attended, taught at, or was employed at Dunn High School. The term "immediate family" includes: mother, father, grandparent, great grandparents, or other legal guardians. "Immediate family" does not include aunts or uncles, unless they are the student's legal guardian(s). Eligible applicants must be citizens of the United States and must have been accepted to an institution of higher learning, such as technical school, trade school, community college, junior college or university and have plans to enroll on a full-time basis.

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JADE Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship

Students enrolled at North Carolina technical or occupational schools pursuing education and training in the field of electrical systems technologies, or apprentices enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program. Preference may be given to those who are pursuing a two-year associate's degree. Criteria considered by the Scholarship Committee include financial need, academic performance, references, and essay questions as described in the scholarship application.

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Joseph Bergin and Elsa Flower Davies Scholarship

Students wishing to pursue a degree or training in education, teaching or nursing (special consideration may be given to students pursuing gerontology-related nursing) at an institution of higher learning located in New Hanover County, NC.

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Joyce Price Johnson's Samaritan Fund

Young people exiting foster care or living in poverty in North Carolina who wish to continue their education at a college, university, community college, or other accredited institution. Primary consideration will be given to young people from Wayne County, or secondarily, from counties which are contiguous to Wayne County

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NC Alpha Delta Kappa Student Achievement Scholarship

Graduating seniors of a North Carolina high school pursuing a degree at a school of higher learning. Applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 and an 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. Applicants are also judged based on their service to school, community, and church, as well as their integrity and leadership potential.

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Peter S. Slomianyj Scholarship Fund

Subway employees or children of Subway employees who have worked at least 1,000 hours over the last 12 months. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in high school or a 2.5 GPA in college.

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Red Oak High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Eligible students will be high school graduates wishing to pursue their education at an institution of higher learning such as a college, university, or community college. Special consideration will be given to students with immediate family members who attended, taught at, or were employed at the former Red Oak High School of Nash County, NC. Students must have a high school GPA of 2.63 or above, show evidence of academic promise, involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities in high school, involvement in the community and church, and demonstration of high moral character and good citizenship. ***PLEASE NOTE: Because the Red Oak Alumni Scholarship gives special consideration to students who have an association with the former Red Oak High School (as described above), applicants must include information about their connection to Red Oak High School in their essays.

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Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. Scholarship Fund

High-school graduate who is a North Carolina resident and is attending a college or university. Considered are leadership potential, community involvement, physical vigor, academic achievement and financial need. Special consideration is given to employees/relatives of employees of Barnhill Contracting Company. **ESSAY PROMPT: Describe an experience that has had a significant impact on your life and then explain why you are applying for the Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. Scholarship.

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Scottie W. Cox Memorial Scholarship of NCCCLA

Employee of a learning resource center/library in North Carolina having at least a bachelor's degree and taking advance courses for professional development or in pursuit of a master's or doctoral degree in the library and information studies field. The courses must be offered by an accredited educational institution or other charitable organization.

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Sharma Family Scholarship Fund

Eligible students must be graduating from high school in North Carolina to attend a college or university in the state of North Carolina. Preference is given to those attending North Carolina State University. Applicants must have a high regard for obtaining an education and the courage to pursue it in spite of limited financial resources; demonstrate leadership, involvement in extra curricular activities, friendship to others, solid work ethics and a commitment to academics; have a purpose and a plan for being a productive citizen; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, recognizing the value of all people regardless of religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or ability.

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