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Four Earn Community College Scholarships

Four students have been awarded Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation 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 pursue a four-year degree in childhood education. Patricia McKenna is studying nursing at CCC and plans to transfer to Appalachian 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. 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.

The foundation has awarded $15,250 since 2007 for students at Carteret Community College and Craven Community College. Funds for this scholarship program and other community-based grants are generated by members of the cooperative who agree to have their monthly bills rounded up to the nearest dollar.

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