Local High School Graduate

Arby’s of Whiteville Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was established by Kevin Maher, owner of Arby’s in Whiteville, North Carolina and Mullins, South Carolina. The student must be a graduate of Whiteville High School with a 3.0 GPA.

Audrey Kay Canady Art and Music Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by an endowment established by Kay S. Canady, is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Art or Music program. Recipients must be a Columbus County resident. Preference is given to graduates of South Columbus High School. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Ashley Poovey Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship in memory of Ashley Poovey is awarded to graduates of Whiteville High School who choose to pursue a career in the Pharmacy Technology program or pre-pharmacy program. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Barefoot Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. W.F. and Lilma Barefoot Memorial Scholarship is funded from the estate of Dr. Barefoot. The recipients of the $1,500 scholarship must have a 2.0 GPA, have been a resident of Columbus County for more than four years, and graduated from a Columbus County high school. They must maintain full-time status.

Columbus County Farm Bureau

One $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of each of the following high schools: East Columbus, South Columbus, West Columbus, and Whiteville. Recipients must be enrolled full time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be a member or a child of a member of the Columbus County Farm Bureau, and submit proof of Columbus County Farm Bureau membership.

Columbus County Youth and Families Association, Inc. Scholarship

The nonprofit, Christian-based organization funds this scholarship. It is awarded to a senior graduating from a public or private high school in Columbus County.

Dr. Paula H. Stanley Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship is funded annually by the family of Dr. Stanley. An award of $500 will be given each spring to a graduate of Whiteville High School. A 3.0 GPA is required.

Garrell-Yam City-Time Saver Scholarship

In the awarding of this scholarship, preference is given to employees or their dependents of Yam City Oil Co. and Time Saver Stores. Recipients must be graduates of a Columbus County high school, preferably South Columbus. Recipients should be majoring in business.

Helen Dasher High Music Scholarship

This scholarship will be funded with the income from an endowment established by Sarah Helen High Clagett, Robert O. High, Jr., Williams Dasher High and Walter Bankston High. Recipients must have earned a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student in the music program at SCC, be a Columbus County resident, and be a graduate of a public or Christian school in Columbus County.

Horace and Linda Carter Tabor/Loris Tribune Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by an endowment from W. Horace and Linda Carter, is awarded to graduates of either South Columbus, Green Sea-Floyds, or Loris High School. Preference is given to students who demonstrate an interest in a career in journalism. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Horry J. Watts Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was established in memory of Horry J. Watts. Recipients must be graduates of a public high school in Columbus County, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled full-time in a degree or certificate program.

Mack Canady, Jr., Agricultural Biotechnology Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by an endowment established by Kay S. Canady, is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Agricultural Biotechnology program. Recipients must be Columbus County residents and preference is given to graduates of South Columbus High School. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Norman and Emily Peal Scholarship

This scholarship is funded from the estate of Emily Memory Peal and is awarded to a graduate of Whiteville High School or West Columbus High School.

Ora G. Watts Scholarship

This $500 scholarship, named in memory of Mrs. Ora G. Watts, was established to assist graduates of Columbus County’s public high schools in their pursuit of a college education. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full time.

Prince Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Wooten Prince Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to students who are graduates of Clarkton, West Bladen, East Columbus or West Columbus High Schools. A 2.0 GPA is required.

Sol and Miriam Mann Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors long-time college supporters, Sol and Miriam Mann, and was established by a gift from the Mann estate. Recipients must be Columbus County residents and preference is given to graduates of Whiteville High School. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

State Employees Credit Union Foundation Scholarship

Each community college in North Carolina offers two $2,500 scholarships annually. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen, a North Carolina resident, and a graduate of a North Carolina high school. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA and cannot be a director, employee, or family member of an employee or Director of the State Employees’ Credit Union or the SECU Foundation. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicating an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $3,601 and $5,000.

Trustees’ Academic Scholarship

Each year, the Board of Trustees of SCC funds two scholarships for each public high school and one for each private high school in Columbus County. In schools with graduating classes of 100 or more, the scholarships are given to students with the highest grade point average who rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and enroll at SCC. In smaller graduating classes, the awards are made to SCC applicants in the top 20 percent of their class. The scholarship has a $2,500 maximum award.

Wyche Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Georgia and Henry Wyche. Priority for this scholarship is given to graduates of East Columbus High School. Recipients must be enrolled in a 2-year degree program.