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College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

Since 2000, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative and its foundation have awarded more than $350,000 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.

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.

Deadline for applications is March 5, 2018, but it’s never too early to apply.

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 student cannot be a close relative of a 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.

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.

You can download an application here. 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®. The program is administered by CCEC, your local Touchstone Energy cooperative, serving more than 32,000 members in Carteret, Craven, Jones, and Onslow counties.



The 2017 Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation Scholarship winners are, from left, Zechariah Felton, Havelock High School; Nathen Mergen, Croatan High School; Alison Pagliuca, West Carteret High School; Jonathan Burch, East Carteret High School; and Kirah Bryant, Havelock High School.



Community College Scholarship Program

The Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation has set aside scholarship funds for students who are served by the electric cooperative and are attending or planning to attend Carteret Community College or Craven Community College. The application period is closed for 2017.

Four scholarships are awarded each year – two at each college – for $250 per student each semester. The scholarships are renewable for three additional semesters at the community college for a total of up to $1,000 per student.

Scholarships are awarded according to need (75 percent) and merit (25 percent). These will be judged based on financial documents (tax 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.


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