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College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

Since 2000, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative and its foundation have awarded more than $372,000 in scholarships to help students reach their college education goals. Five more scholarships, valued at $4,000 each, will be awarded to local high school students heading to college in the fall of 2019.

One student each from East Carteret, West Carteret, Croatan and Havelock high schools will be selected to receive the scholarship. The fifth recipient will be the next highest scoring applicant and may include students from other schools, such as Jones Senior High School, Early College EAST, Gramercy Christian School and home schools.

The scholarship program is open to students whose primary residence is on Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative’s lines. To qualify, the student must be a high school senior in the current graduating class and must be accepted at a 2-year community/technical college or 4-year college or university. The studentt cannot be a close relative of a CCEC employee or director. Close relative is defined as a person who is related by consanguinity or affinity, to the third degree or less. That includes a person who is a spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, great-aunt, great-uncle, great-nephew or great-niece by blood or adoption; an in-law; or half or step relative of the employee or director.

The judges will weigh the following in determining the scholarship winners: need, 50 percent; academic achievement, 25 percent; and extracurricular activities, 25 percent.

All applicants will be considered on the stated criteria, regardless of race, age, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin.


Applications also are available from the counselors' offices at each school, and at our offices at 450 McCotter Blvd. in Havelock and 1300 Highway 24 West, Newport. Members may request applications be mailed by calling our office at 252-727-2238 or by sending an e-mail to

Funds for the scholarships are provided by member donations to Operation RoundUp®.

Community College Scholarship Program

Four students have been awarded scholarships for their studies at Carteret Community College beginning in the Fall 2018.

Donlan Papp of Newport is studying web design and pursuing an Associate of Arts degree. Catelynne Hall of Emerald Isle is seeking an Associate of Arts degree and plans to purse a four-year degree in childhood education. Patricia McKenna is studying nursing at CCC and plans to transfer to Application State University to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. Tyler Farnes of Emerald Isle is seeking an Associate of Science degree with plans to complete a bachelor's degree.

The Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation awarded each student up to $1,000 for a total of four semesters of study.

Judges reviewed nine applications and awarded the scholarships based on need (75 percent) and merit (25 percent).

The community college scholarship program will open again in late spring of 2019 and the application will be posted here. 

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 judged based on financial documents (most recent federal IRS tax form 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.


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