The Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation has set aside scholarship funds for students who are served by the electric cooperative and are attending or planning to attend Carteret Community College or Craven Community College. The application is available now and the deadline is June 23.
Four scholarships are available – two at each college – for $250 per student each semester. The scholarships are renewable for three additional semesters at the community college for a total of up to $1,000 per student.
Scholarships will be awarded according to need (75 percent) and merit (25 percent). These will be judged based on financial documents (tax or FAFSA form) and a letter from the student describing his or her educational goals and plans for the future, as well as any special needs or circumstances the student may have. To renew, the student must maintain a 2.5 grade-point average. The scholarship expires after five semesters from the award date.
To be eligible, the applicant must live at a residence that is served by Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative. The applicant cannot be a close relative of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative employee or director – close relative being a spouse, child, grandchild, great-grand child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, by blood, by adoption, or in-law of the employee or director.
College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors
Each year, five high school seniors are selected to receive $1,000 in annual scholarship funding for up to four years of post-secondary education. March 6, 2017, is the deadline for applications for students entering college in the fall of this year.
The criteria for selection includes financial need (50 percent), grade point average and SAT scores (25 percent) and extracurricular activities, both school related and outside of school (25 percent). One student each from East Carteret, West Carteret, Croatan and Havelock high schools is selected, with the fifth recipient was the next highest scoring applicant among all the applications submitted.
To qualify, an applicant must be a high school senior in the current graduating class and must live at home that gets its electricity from Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative. Applicants must have been accepted at a two-year community college or four-year college or university.
The 2017 Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation Scholarship winners are, from left, Zechariah Felton, Havelock High School; Nathen Mergen, Croatan High School; Alison Pagliuca, West Carteret High School; Jonathan Burch, East Carteret High School; and Kirah Bryant, Havelock High School.