CCEC and the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation want to make college finances a little easier for five high school seniors heading to school in the fall of 2020 by providing scholarships valued at $4,000 for four years of study.
Getting financial help to attend college is more important now than ever.
The cost of a college education continues to rise, and student loan debt now makes up the largest percentage of non-housing debt in the U.S. – more than credit cards or vehicle loans, according to business magazine, Forbes.
One student each from East Carteret, West Carteret, Croatan and Havelock high schools will be selected, with the fifth recipient being the next highest scoring applicant among all the applications and may include applicants from other schools, such as Jones Senior High School and Gramercy.
Deadline for applications is March 2, 2020, but it’s never too early to apply.
Applications also are available from the counselors' offices at each school, and at our offices at 1300 Highway 24 in Newport and 450 McCotter Blvd. in Havelock.