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Community College Scholarship Program

Whether you are new to college, looking for a new career or enhancing your current career, a community college scholarship from the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation can help you meet your education goals.

The foundation will award scholarships valued at up to $1,000 each to four local community college students beginning in the fall. Two students at Carteret Community College and two at Craven Community College can earn $250 a semester for a total of four semesters of study.

Scholarships will be awarded according to need (75 percent) and merit (25 percent). To be eligible, the applicant must live at a residence that is served by Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative. Additional eligibility requirements and applications are available at the financial aid offices at both community colleges, online at, or at the co-op’s office in Newport or Havelock. The completed packet must be received by CCEC by 5 p.m. on June 21.

Since 2005, the foundation has awarded $50,000 in community college scholarships to 50 deserving students. Will you be next?

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.


College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

Since 2000, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative and its foundation have awarded more than $392,000 in scholarships to help students reach their college education goals. Five more scholarships, valued at $4,000 each, will be awarded in 2020.

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

The application and qualifications will be available here in the late fall of 2019 and at the counselor's offices at the high schools. All applicants will be considered on the stated criteria, regardless of race, age, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin.

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

2019 Scholarship Winners, from left: Ashley Crane, Croatan High School; Angelina Santoro, West Carteret High School; Madison Trevino, Havelock High School; Jonathan Merrill, East Carteret High School; and Raine Greene, West Carteret High School.

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