Graduating High School Seniors: The online application for 2020 scholarships is now open.  Click here to learn all the details and to apply. As a response to procedural changes in our local schools due to COVID-19, the NEW Scholarship application deadline for students and student recommendations is Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:59 PM EDT.


Renewal Candidates:  If you have a current, renewable scholarship from the Outer Banks Community Foundation, you will receive two emails and/or a letter from us in early March with instructions on how to apply for renewal. These will be sent to the contact information you provided on your Scholarship Response Form from last year so make sure your information is correct (log into your account at and verify that is the case). The deadline for the renewal application is 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2020. All applicants will receive a letter with the renewal decision in May or June. Please note that scholarship renewals may be dependent on specific scholarship criteria, including full-time enrollment, intended/declared major, and/or GPA.


COA Students: Please contact the College to see if you qualify for any of our scholarships administered by College of The Albemarle, including the need-based Milton A. Jewell Trade and Technical Scholarship program for Dare County continuing education students. These applications are handled by the College Workforce Development & Career Readiness Department. For details, please contact Sherri May at 252-473-2264 x 7511 or We also partner with the College of The Albemarle Foundation, which handles applications for the following Community Foundation Scholarships: College of The Albemarle Scholarship, ECB Land of Beginnings Living Legend Scholarship, First Flight Society Scholarship, Peggy O’Brien Scholarship, Tom O’Brien Scholarship, and the Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Scholarship. Current or incoming COA students can click here to apply, or contact Amy Alcocer from the College of The Albemarle Foundation at 252-335-0821 x 2263.