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Community College Scholarships Available for Fall 2017

Education isn’t cheap, but the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation wants to help four local community college students pay for their studies with up to $1,000 in scholarships.

Four scholarships are available – two at Carteret Community College and two at Craven Community College for $250 per student each semester for a total of four semesters.

Scholarships will be awarded according to need (75 percent) and merit (25 percent). These will be 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.

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 the co-op’s office in Newport or Havelock.

The completed packet must be received by CCEC no later than 5 p.m. on June 23.

The foundation has awarded $39,000 in scholarships since 2005 to help students reach their educational goals at these two colleges.

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