Craven County Schools Scholarship Bulletin: Open this document to view and print all local scholarships. Pay close attention to deadlines



    Local or regional organizations within Craven County, offer scholarships to students based on potential college major, grade point average (GPA), leadership, community service, awards and recognitions, membership, and type of college. The Craven County Schools Scholarship Bulletin is a detailed list that students and parents should review for eligibility and application resources. Each application has specific requirements which could include a resume', transcript, and/or letters of recommendation. Therefore, students should work well ahead in order to submit the application prior to the deadlines.


    For assistance with scholarship questions, students should contact their school counselor or the designated scholarship counselor at each high school.

    Craven Early College High School Erin Blalock erin.blalock@cravenk12.org 252-637-6463
    Early College EAST High School Debbie Sabin debbie.sabin@cravenk12.org 252-444-5194
    Havelock High School Angela McCoy-Speight angela-mccoy@cravenk12.org 252-463-1506
    New Bern High School Dale McCallister dale.mccallister@cravenk12.org 252-514-6075
    West Craven High School Melissa Hastings melissa.hastings@craven12.org 252-244-3200
    District Coordinator of College Advising and Scholarships Toni Blount toni.blount@craven12.org 252-514-6043
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  • To Apply for the State Employees Credit Union Scholarship, open this file, view the sample application, type the application in a Word format, and submit to your school counselor along with the other supplemental forms.

  • Prepare for Scholarship Applications: 

    Merit-Based: You earn these scholarships by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics, SAT/ACT and a special talent, trait, or interest. 

    Need-Based: You should be prepared to submit the FAFSA or the required tax form (each scholarship agency requests different forms)

    1. Create a resume': It's a comprehensive list of all your academic and personal accomplishments.You may be asked to duplicate this information within an online form, upload it into an application, or print and attach it to your paper application

    2. Create an electronic file for all your scholarship essays

    3. Create a chart of scholarship names, deadlines, how to submit and the amount

    4. Create an interview outfit so that you look professional

        Suggestions: semi-traditional business attire or the category known as “smart casual.” It is one step below highly formal business attire but ensures your student looks appropriate for the occasion.

         Men should look for a nice pair of dress pants with a button-down shirt (or even a nice turtleneck) and a sports jacket. Dress shoes are also a must and, depending on the shirt, adding a       tie can       help take the outfit up a notch.

         Ladies should look for a professional-looking blouse or sweater. Additionally, a skirt or dress can be appropriate as long as the skirt hits at least the knee. Shoes should be dressy and, if there is a heel, it should be no higher than two to three inches.

    Ultimately, a scholarship interview outfit should be a bit conservative.

    5. Review sample interview questions and strategies