Five graduating seniors from Cape Hatteras Secondary School are on their way to achieving academic dreams, thanks to donors with the Outer Banks Community Foundation.
On the last day of May in 2017, the Community Foundation awarded seven academic scholarships to five distinguished seniors, totaling $16,100 in funds.
Among the recipients this year is Ethan Gray, who received the coveted R. Stewart Couch Hatteras Island Scholarship. As the largest one-year award available through the Community Foundation, the need-based Stewart Couch Scholarship is sought by many, and awarded only to one.
The Stewart Couch Scholarship is a combination of a bequest by the late Stewart Couch, as well as money raised in his memory by the Outer Banks Association of Realtors after his passing in 2012. This year the scholarship is worth $8,250.
Just like the past recipients of the Stewart Couch Scholarship, Ethan’s involvement in the Hatteras Island community is notable to say the least. Throughout the years he has worked with the Avon Faith Life Worship Center Youth Group, Cape Hatteras Secondary School Art Department, and hurricane clean-up crews.
Ethan is also an active athlete, and competed in track and field, cross country, and wrestling during his high school career; he was a conference champion, and state finalist. He plans on studying environmental science and ecology later this fall at Catawba College.
Outer Banks Community Foundation 2017 scholarships to Cape Hatteras Secondary School Students:
Dare County Association of Fire Officers Scholarship
Maddie Gray: $1,000
Greg & Eden Honeycutt Scholarship
Aron Stowe: $1,000
Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship
Caitlyn Setree: $2,650
OBX Scholars Scholarship
Gabrielle Sadler: $1,200
Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship
Gabrielle Sadler: $1,000
Caitlyn Setree: $1,000
R. Stewart Couch Hatteras Island Scholarship
Ethan Gray: $8,250
The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a public charity that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation manages over $15 million in 150 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, administers 50 scholarship programs, and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests. Anyone can establish a scholarship endowment with the Community Foundation, or contribute to one of our existing scholarship funds. Since the organization’s inception in 1983, the Community Foundation has awarded almost $2 million in scholarships to over 1,500 Outer Banks students. For more information, call 252-261-8839 or visit www.obcf.org.