Community College Scholarship Program
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.
Four (4) scholarships are available – two at each college – at $250 per student each semester. The scholarships are renewable for three additional semesters, for a total of $1,000 per student for two years of school.
Scholarships will be awarded according to need (75 percent) and merit (25 percent), which will be based on 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 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.
Applications are available here, at the financial aid offices at both community colleges, or at any Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative office. The completed packet must be received by CCEC no later than 5 p.m. on June 28, 2013.
High School Scholarship Program
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.
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 was selected, with the fifth recipient was the next highest scoring applicant among all the applications submitted.
To qualify, applicants must be high school seniors in the current graduating class and must live on Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative's lines. They must have been accepted at a two-year community college or four-year college or university.
Applications for 2013 must be turned in no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013.
The Carteret Craven Electric Foundation 2012 Scholarship winners are, from left: Laura Thomason from West Carteret High School, Kendall Riggs from West Carteret High School, Chelsie Gillikin from Croatan High School, Nicole Spink from Havelock High School, and Torisha Dozier from East Carteret High School.