Catherine Carrington Clawson Scholarship: The Catherine Carrington Clawson Scholarship was established in 2010 as a memorial to Catherine Carrington Clawson by her family. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to college-bound, graduating seniors from Manteo High School who have participated in the school’s music program for at least three years.

Charles H. and Dorothy S. Luedemann Art Scholarship: The Charles H. and Dorothy S. Luedemann Art Scholarship was established in 1998 through a bequest by Mrs. Luedemann to encourage talented Dare County students to pursue a college education in the arts, including music, visual arts, creative writing, or performing arts. This merit-based scholarship is renewable for up to four years, as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA and remains full-time in college as an arts major.

College of the Albemarle Scholarship: This scholarship, created by the Outer Banks Community Foundation in 2000 from undesignated grant funds, supports COA students who reside in Dare County, Ocracoke, or Corolla. COA selects these scholarship recipients each year. To apply or for more information, please click here.

Courtney Marie Burgess Memorial Scholarship: The Courtney Marie Burgess Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Burgess family and the Kitty Hawk Rotary Club as a memorial to the 14-year-old Manteo High School student killed in a car accident. This merit-based scholarship is available to graduating seniors from First Flight High School or Manteo High School, based on good academic standing, and involvement in community and athletic activities. Additionally, preference may be given to a cheerleader or member of a swim team. This scholarship is potentially renewable for up to three additional years, so long as the student maintains a minimum B average (2.7) and full-time college enrollment.

Curtis Creech Memorial Scholarship: The Curtis Creech Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Town of Manteo as a memorial to this former town commissioner. Scholarships are available to Manteo High School graduating seniors with good academic standing who are actively involved in community service activities, demonstrate financial need, and plan to enroll full-time at a public college, university, or community college in North Carolina.

Dare County Association of Fire Officers Scholarship, in Memory of Douglas Remaley: The Dare County Association of Fire Officers established this scholarship program in 1997 to assist graduating seniors who plan to enroll at a college, university, or trade/technical school. Today, the award is given in memory of Douglas A. Remaley, who served the Outer Banks for 17 years as the Fire Marshal of Nags Head, the first career Fire Chief of Nags Head, and the Dare County Fire Marshal. The scholarship assists graduating seniors who plan to enroll at any college, university, or trade/technical school. Recipients are selected each year from each of the Dare County high schools. Recipients must be an active member of a Dare County fire department, or the son or daughter of an active or retired member of a Dare County fire department. Selection is based on academic performance, civic involvement, and financial need.

Dare Community Crime Line Scholarship: The Dare Community Crime Line established this scholarship to encourage Dare County residents to study law, criminal justice, or a related field. Further details about this scholarship to be announced.

Dare Math/Science Scholarship: An anonymous donor established the Dare Math/Science Scholarship in 1991 to help students who wish to enter a science- or math-related field of study. The scholarship is awarded to a new graduating senior from Dare County every four years, and the recipient can retain the award for up to 4 years of undergraduate study if s/he maintains full-time enrollment and a 2.7 GPA or better. Financial need is considered.

Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2008 by the family of Mrs. Fletcher. In 2017, this scholarship will be administered by the College of the Albemarle and awarded to Dare County students who plan to enroll at any COA campus in a trade, technical, or vocational program, and learn a technical skill. To apply or for more information, please click here.

Duck Woods Ladies Tennis Association Scholarship: The Duck Woods Ladies Tennis Association awards one or more scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Dare or Currituck County who have good academic standing, are involved in school and community activities, and participate as active members of a tennis team (school, community, or club-based) during senior year. Financial need is also considered.

ECB Land of Beginnings Living Legend Scholarship: The Living Legend Scholarship was established in 2007 by East Carolina Bank at the Land of Beginnings Festival. This festival honored the first Living Legend, David Stick, founder of the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a College of the Albemarle student who is a resident of Dare County pursuing a cultural heritage field of study. To apply or for more information, please click here.

First Flight Society Scholarship: The First Flight Society established this merit-based award in 2008 to provide scholarships to deserving high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in aviation. This includes aviation maintenance and technology. Students from Ocracoke or any Dare, Currituck, Camden, or Pasquotank high school may apply. Starting in 2017, this scholarship will be administered by College of the Albemarle. To apply or for more information, please click here.

Founders Scholarship: The Founders Scholarship was established in 1991 by the Duck Woods Ladies Golf Association to honor its founding members. Scholarship recipients must be graduating high school seniors from Dare or Currituck County. Eligible candidates have demonstrated financial need, a strong academic record, athletic ability, and an interest in the game of golf.

Frank M. Cahoon Memorial Scholarship: The Frank M. Cahoon Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 to honor Frank M. Cahoon, who served as Dare County’s sheriff for 36 years. Recipients will be graduating seniors from Dare County who plan to pursue a career in the field of law enforcement, criminal justice, or law. Preference may be given to applicants with financial need and to dependents of a member of a law enforcement agency or branch of the criminal justice system operating in Dare County.

George W. Neighbors Memorial Scholarship: The George W. Neighbors Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of the man who developed Kitty Dunes Realty. A native of Denton, Maryland, George Williard Neighbors moved to Kitty Hawk in the late 1960s and operated Kitty Dunes Realty Company until his death in 1983. This merit-based scholarship looks for students who plan to major in marine sciences, real estate, or engineering. The award is renewable, so long as the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and continues to major in one of the aforementioned fields of study. Eligible students include those who have completed four years in a Dare County high school, and those who have attended a state school of math and science as a resident of Dare County.

Glenn Eure Scholarship for Arts Education: The Glenn Eure Endowment Fund for Arts Education was established in 2003 in honor of local artist Glenn Eure by a group of his friends and colleagues. The scholarship is for graduating seniors from Dare County who wish to major in the visual, performing, or literary arts at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university. Community service and financial need are also considered.

Greg and Eden Honeycutt Scholarship: The Greg and Eden Honeycutt Scholarship was established in 2006 to help college-bound, graduating seniors from Cape Hatteras Secondary School and Ocracoke School. This scholarship considers academic record, financial need, volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. Preference may be given to those students bound for a North Carolina accredited public four-year college or university, or a North Carolina community college or technical school.

Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship: The Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship was established in 1983. This merit-based award is given each year to a graduating female senior from Cape Hatteras Secondary School who has demonstrated academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, and leadership ability. Preference may be given to students from Hatteras Village. Mrs. Austin was a native of Wanchese and taught for many years in schools on Hatteras Island.

Jerry & Arlene Davis Scholarship: Established in 2007, the Jerry and Arlene Davis Scholarship is a $5,000 renewable award for graduating seniors from Manteo High School or First Flight High School who demonstrate a positive work ethic and history. This need-based scholarship targets students who worked throughout high school and who plan to continue to work through college. The intent of this scholarship is to help students achieve educational dreams that might not otherwise be possible. Interview required!

Joe Riddick Trade and Technical Scholarship: Established in 2016, this scholarship will support high school graduates and other qualified students with financial need from Dare County for trade and technical courses and degree programs related to the construction field. In 2017, this scholarship will be administered by College of the Albemarle. To apply or for more information, please click here.

John T. Daniels, Lois Pearce Smith, and J. Bryan Smith Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2004 by Lois and Bryan Smith in memory and honor of Lois’s grandfather, who famously photographed the first flight of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903. Applicants must have a strong academic record and good character, be actively involved in community service, and attend a Dare or Currituck County high school. Preference may be given to a student with an interest in photography. This merit-based scholarship may be renewable for up to four years, so long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Kellogg-Cuthrell Manteo Rotary Scholarship: The Kellogg-Cuthrell Manteo Rotary Scholarship was established in 1994 by the Manteo Rotary Club in memory of Gordon Kellogg and Linwood Cuthrell, partners in the construction firm that built many of our local schools and buildings. Recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate financial need, leadership, ambition, achievement, good academic standing, and involvement with community activities. S/he must attend a Dare County high school. Applications for this scholarship are handled by Manteo Rotary. To apply for this scholarship, students should contact their guidance counselor and/or Manteo Rotary.

Kiwanis Leo Sheetz Memorial Scholarship: The Leo Sheetz Memorial Scholarship was established by the Outer Banks Kiwanis Club in 2000 in memory of this man who was a charter member and president of the Outer Banks Kiwanis Club, and Governor and Lt. Governor of the North and South Carolina Kiwanis Clubs. He was the owner and operator of Bayside Oil Company, and was a pioneer businessman who established the first service station on the bypass. Applicants must be graduating seniors of First Flight or Manteo High School, and demonstrate community service and financial need.

Lacy J. McNeill First Flight Rotary Scholarship: The Lacy J. McNeill First Flight Rotary Scholarship was established in 1994 by the First Flight Rotary Club in honor of Mr. McNeill, who was a former town commissioner, businessman, and founder of three Rotary Clubs on the Outer Banks. This merit-based scholarship is open to graduating seniors and current college students from Dare County who demonstrate good academic standing, community service, and active participation in some sort of service club, such as Interact, Key Club, National Honor Society, or Rotary. Applicants must also complete an essay question about the Rotary Four-Way Test in order to be considered.

Linda Porter’s Shear Genius Scholarship: Linda Porter established the Shear Genius Scholarship in 2013 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Shear Genius Salon in Nags Head. The award will help graduating high school seniors and adult continuing education students from Dare County who plan to study arts, and especially cosmetology and/or aesthetics. Preference may be given to applicants with disabilities, financial need, and/or a positive work history.

Lucian Griffin Scholarship: The Lucian Griffin Scholarship was established in 2002 as a memorial to the former math teacher, basketball coach, and athletic director at Currituck County High School. This merit-based scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Currituck County who have taken (or are taking) a calculus-level math course.

Mabel O. Cooper Scholarship: The Mabel O. Cooper Scholarship was established in 2005 by Fred and Susan Smith of Kitty Hawk in honor of Mr. Smith’s 98-year-old aunt. Miss Cooper attended a two-year “normal school”, an institution for training teachers, and then taught for many years in New Jersey. She was a mentor for Mr. Smith and focused on the importance of education throughout her life. Mr. Smith was the first person in his family to finish college. This scholarship is available to Dare County high school seniors, based on financial need, community involvement, work history, and academic record. The award is renewable for up to four years, so long as the student maintains full-time enrollment.

Manteo Rotary Club Percy W. and Elizabeth G. Meekins Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Elizabeth Meekins in 1995. The Meekins family loved Dare County, and it was their desire to encourage and enrich the lives of Dare County students by helping them to advance their education. Recipients of this scholarship must plan to attend a North Carolina institution of higher learning, or any North Carolina technical school or recognized school of nursing.  Applicants should have financial need, good scholastic records, and good character and standing in the community. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, should the recipient continue to meet the donor’s requirements. Applications for this scholarship are handled by Manteo Rotary. To apply for this scholarship, students should contact their guidance counselor and/or Manteo Rotary.

Manteo Rotary Club Scholarship: Established in 2016, this scholarship will provide support to Dare County high school graduates, or those who are home-schooled with GED credentials. Applications for this scholarship will be handled by Manteo Rotary. To apply for this scholarship, students should contact their guidance counselor and/or Manteo Rotary.

Milton A. Jewell Academic Scholarship: The Milton A. Jewell Academic Scholarship is our most prestigious scholarship award. The fund was established by the Outer Banks Community Foundation in 2003 with a bequest from Ruth Medgyes, a former Southern Shores resident, who wanted to honor her grandfather and help Dare County students attend college. Students are selected based on academic standing, SAT scores, community service, extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership, two essay questions, and an interview. Financial need may also be considered. This scholarship is available to Dare County high school seniors and is renewable for up to four years, so long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Milton A. Jewell Trade and Technical Scholarship: The Milton A. Jewell Trade and Technical Scholarship program was established by the Outer Banks Community Foundation in 2003 with a bequest from Ruth Medgyes. Since 2009, the Outer Banks Community Foundation has designated almost $40,000 toward the Milton A. Jewell Trade and Technical Scholarship Program for continuing education students at the College of the Albemarle. The Community Foundation is also partnering with Twiddy & Company Realtors, which donated an additional $2,000 in scholarships specifically for the COA Hospitality & Tourism Certification Program. The College administers the applications for these need-based awards; please contact COA’s Work Force Development Program at 252-473-2264, ext. 7511 to apply.

NCPC Bettye Neff Merit Award in Communications: The NCPC Bettye Neff Merit Award in Communications was established in 1998 by the North Carolina Press Club to provide scholarships to students planning to study communications in college. The scholarship was named in honor of a special club member who provided outstanding leadership for this organization.

North Banks Rotary Scholarship: The North Banks Rotary Scholarship was established in 1996 by the North Banks Rotary Club. Recipients must have a strong academic record, financial need, good community involvement, strong character, and positive work history. This scholarship is available to Dare County high school seniors.

OBX Scholars Program: Established in 2017, the OBX Scholars Program is the Community Foundation’s broadest scholarship program, helping deserving Dare County and Ocracoke students of all backgrounds, interests, and academic goals attend the college of their dreams.

Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship: One of our newest scholarship programs, the Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors or current college students from northeastern North Carolina; this includes Dare, Currituck, Hyde, Tyrell, Washington, Camden, and Pasquotank counties. Home-schooled students will also be considered. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, with preference given to dependents of employees of Village Realty and/or Ocracoke Island Realty.

Osborne Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2016 by Butch and Teresa Osborne to assist graduating high school seniors from Dare County bound for college. Students with financial need, good academic standing, and community involvement are encouraged to apply. An additional preference may be given to students who plan to attend a public college, community college, or university in North Carolina.

Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship: Established in 1994, the Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship is for Dare County high school graduates with a strong academic record (i.e., minimum GPA of 3.0), financial need, good community involvement, strong character, and a positive work history. Eligible candidates include those planning to attend any four-year or two-year college or university, or any trade, technical, or vocational school.

Peggy O’Brien Scholarship: The Peggy O’Brien Scholarship was established by O’Brien Beach Building, Inc. in 2004 to help Currituck County students pursue education in the building trades. This includes engineering, masonry, architecture, construction, and other related vocations. This scholarship targets students with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable for multiple years, so long as the student maintains good academic standing and continues to study a building trade. In 2016, this scholarship will be administered by the College of the Albemarle. To apply or for more information, please click here.

R. Stewart Couch Hatteras Island Scholarship: Stewart Couch established this scholarship for Hatteras Island students through a generous bequest in his last will and testament. Contributions raised by the Outer Banks Association of Realtors in Stewart’s memory were added to his bequest to make this our most generous single-year award. The scholarship is given each year to one graduating high school senior from Hatteras Island, the “diamond in the rough” who has demonstrated financial need, who just needs a little help to achieve his or her educational dreams. Preference may be given to students with work history, extra-curricular involvement, and/or community volunteerism.

Ralph & Ida Lee Saunders Scholarship: This scholarship is for Currituck County High School seniors demonstrating both financial need and a high quality of personal character. Recipients must have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and must plan to attend a two-year or four-year public college or university in North Carolina, full-time. Preference may be given to students with special needs.

Robert E. Rollason, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: The Robert E. Rollason, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010 by his family. This merit-based scholarship is available to a First Flight High School senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree at a public college, university, or community college in North Carolina. The recipient should have a positive work history and community service experience, and should either hold a varsity letter or participate in the marching band. Preference may be given to a student who is an immediate family member of a mason, veteran, or firefighter.

Sawyer Scholarship: The Sawyer Scholarship was established in 2010 to support students who demonstrate financial need and a positive work ethic and history. Graduating high school seniors from Dare County, Currituck County, and Ocracoke are eligible to apply. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, so long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a 2.7 GPA.

Scott Day Family Scholarship: The Scott Day Family Scholarship was established in 2014 by the family of Scott Day in memory of this beloved Hatteras school teacher and coach. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Hatteras Island, with preference given to students who plan to major in an education-related field. Preference may also be given to students with demonstrated financial need and outstanding community service and leadership.

Sgt. Earl Murray Memorial Scholarship: The Sgt. Earl Murray Memorial Scholarship was established in 2010 by his family to encourage Dare County residents to pursue a four-year degree in criminal justice. Applicants for this merit-based scholarship must be in good academic standing and have a demonstrated involvement in school and community activities.

Tom O’Brien Scholarship: The Tom O’Brien Scholarship was established by O’Brien Beach Building, Inc. in 2004 to help Currituck County students pursue education in the building trades. This includes engineering, masonry, architecture, construction, and other related vocations. This scholarship targets students with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable for multiple years, so long as the student maintains good academic standing and continues to study a building trade. In 2016, this scholarship will be administered by the College of the Albemarle. To apply or for more information, please click here.

Wallace H. McCown Scholarship: The Wallace H. McCown Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Town of Kill Devil Hills as a memorial to the Town’s attorney, who served Kill Devil Hills from 1953 to 1997. This merit-based scholarship is available to Dare County high school seniors who have good academic standing and plan to attend a public college or university in North Carolina full-time.

Wayne Fulcher Art Scholarship: The Wayne Fulcher Scholarship was opened in 2016 by the Indian Town Gallery in Frisco, NC. Wayne Fulcher, born in Buxton, NC, was a renowned artist and an important figure in the Hatteras Island art communitya, and his original paintings are widely collected in the U.S. and abroad. This scholarship to honor Mr. Fulcher is designed to support Hatteras or Ocracoke Island high school students seeking to study the arts full- or part-time, with a preference given to visual arts or music. However, any arts will be considered. The applicant must have good academic standing and artistic talent. Financial need may be a consideration. To apply for this scholarship, please contact the Dare County Arts Council at 252-473-5558 or dareartsinfo@gmail.com.