Pitt County Educational Foundation Scholarships
James J. and Mamie R. Perkins Health Scholarship
Through the generosity of the Perkins Trust Committee, Pitt County Schools’ students have received heath scholarships to further their education at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College. Each year a four-year scholarship to ECU and a two-year scholarship to PCC are awarded to two Pitt County High School Seniors. The recipients pledge to remain employed in Vidant Health or another health care agency in Pitt County for the number of years of their scholarship.
Health Sciences Academy Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to seniors in the Health Sciences Academy who plan to attend either East Carolina University or Pitt Community College. The scholarship committee will award a minimum of one scholarship for East Carolina University and Pitt Community College. Selection will be based on academic performance, volunteer experience, and involvement with the Health Sciences Academy.
Bill Grimm Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family and friends in honor and memory of Bill's 40 years of service to sports medicine. The scholarship also recognizes his 18 years of dedication to Pitt County Schools and North Carolina Athletics. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who plans a career in sports medicine.
James Milton Oakley Memorial STEM Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Mr. Oakley to honor his character, determination and hard work in overcoming poverty. By working hard, physically and mentally, Mr. Oakley was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Michigan where he earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. He spent his career working as a mechanical engineer with a specialty in weapons elevators on the US Naval Fleet. To honor their father, the family will award four scholarships annually to high school seniors who meet the criteria of the scholarship.
Greenville, NC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
The Greenville NC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Pitt County who exemplify excellence in community service and overall outstanding academic achievement. The Greenville NC Alumnae Chapter was established in 1960 and is dedicated to public service, scholarship and educational excellence.
Jack and Jill Scholarship
Jack and Jill of America, Eastern NC Chapter is committed to the ongoing positive development of African American youth and the development of future leaders. Jack and Jill of Eastern NC will provide a scholarship to a deserving African American high school senior who meets their qualifications.
Almire Major Smith Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the grandchildren of Mr. Almire Smith to honor his legacy and further champion his support for higher education. Mr. Smith served in World War II, worked for East Carolina University as Housekeeping Supervisor, and was an avid supporter of his church and community. Mr. Smith was a proud father of eight, who ensured his children achieved the education he didn't, by motivating them to go on to colleges and universities throughout North Carolina. The grandchildren would like to continue this tradition by bestowing an annual scholarship to an African American attending a community college of college/university in North Carolina. This individual must show support for community service, and educational prowess. ROTC membership is preferred but not a qualification.
Frank Brewer Memorial JROTC Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to deserving high school seniors who are members of their high school JROTC program. The scholarship is awarded by the Crown Point Lodge # 708 AF & AM.
William R. Goins Scholarship
A tribute to Sgt. William R. Goins’ legacy was the establishment of the William R. Goins Scholarship by the soldiers he served with and by his family and friends. Each year two scholarships are awarded.
Hope Middle School Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a D. H. Conley High School senior who was an alumnus of Hope Middle School.
Judith Budacz Scholarship
The Judith Budacz Scholarship is awarded annually to a Pitt County High School Senior who plans to major in education.
Nancy B. Wynne Scholarship
In 1994, the family and friends of the late Nancy B. Wynne established a scholarship in her memory. Ms. Wynne was a dedicated and committed science teacher at J. H. Rose High School. Each year a student at J. H Rose who is planning a career in a science field is selected to receive the scholarship. This year (2021) the scholarship is open to any Pitt County Schools graduating senior.
Eleanor Hartman Malefyt Memorial ARTS Scholarship (NEW in 2021 )
Rev. Eleanor Hartman Malefyt was a native of Virginia and embodied the definition of a true ‘Renaissance woman’ by developing many talents and interests over the course of her lifetime. Two scholarships will be awarded to PCS students aspiring to major in music, theatre, dance, or visual arts. Applicants must be actively involved in his/her religious community and demonstrated interest and success in arts and theatre courses in high school.
Scholarships by School
Areas of support:
Pitt County Educational Foundation
Beth Ulffers, Executive Director
1717 West 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834