For 31 graduating seniors, a leg up from OBCFBy Submitted Story on June 24, 2020Class of 2020 Neighborhood Basis scholarship recipients, clockwise from high left: Jadon Midgett, R. Stewart Sofa Hatteras Island Scholarship; Simone Midgett, Jerry & Arlene Davis and Outer Banks Assn. of Realtors Scholarships; Litzy Valazquez-Tovar, Elizabeth & Wayne Evans, Lillian Riddick Scholarship for Nurses, and Outer Banks Assn. of Realtors Scholarships; Judith Williams, Milton A. Jewell Tutorial Scholarship.Outer Banks Neighborhood FoundationThe Outer Banks Neighborhood Basis awarded $164,000 in scholarships this spring, serving to college students from throughout the Outer Banks obtain their instructional desires. 31 graduating seniors from Cape Hatteras Secondary College, Manteo Excessive College, Currituck County Excessive College, Ocracoke College, and First Flight Excessive College acquired scholarships for the 2020-2021 tutorial 12 months. Of those college students,15 acquired awards which might be renewable for as much as 4 years of faculty.Along with these awards, the Neighborhood Basis has additionally renewed monetary assist to 22 present school college students who earned multi-year scholarships.The R. Stewart Sofa Hatteras Island Scholarship, within the quantity of $8,600, was awarded to Hatteras Island Secondary College senior Jadon Midgett. Stewart Sofa established this scholarship for Hatteras Island college students by way of a beneficiant bequest in his final will and testomony. Contributions raised by the Outer Banks Affiliation of Realtors in Stewart’s reminiscence have been added to his bequest to make this the Neighborhood Basis’s most beneficiant single-year award. The scholarship is given every year to at least one graduating highschool senior from Hatteras Island, the “diamond in the rough” who simply wants a bit of assist to attain his or her instructional desires.“Throughout High School, I have always done my best to keep a strong academic record and maintain involvement in as many extracurricular activities as possible. Now it seems that all of this work is finally beginning to pay off,” wrote Jadon. “As the son of a lineman and the grandson of a commercial fisherman, I come from a blue-collar family and am a first-generation college student… this scholarship will certainly be a big help.”First Flight Excessive College graduating senior Sara Rae (Simone) Midgett was awarded the $6,000 Jerry and Arlene Davis Scholarship, which is renewable for as much as 4 years, with a complete value of $24,000. This need-based scholarship targets Manteo and First Flight Excessive College college students who labored all through highschool and who plan to proceed to work by way of school. The intent of this scholarship is to assist college students obtain instructional desires that may not in any other case be potential. Simone additionally acquired a $1,000 Outer Banks Affiliation of Realtors Scholarship.“I worked hard to become captain of the lacrosse team and Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper,” wrote Simone in her utility essay. “I worked hard to be elected student government secretary and president of Teen Democrats. I worked hard for all of these things because I knew they could help me reach my goal: to go to college. For me, having the opportunity to go to college allows me to beat the odds. I would be the first person in my family to go to college and graduate.”Manteo Excessive College graduating senior Litzy Velazquez Tovar was awarded a $5,000 renewable Elizabeth and Wayne Evans Scholarship; a $1,200 renewable Lillian Riddick Scholarship for Nurses; and a $1,000 Outer Banks Assn. of Realtors Scholarship by way of the Outer Banks Neighborhood Basis.“I was very excited when I found out that I had been awarded three scholarships from the Outer Banks Community Foundation,’ Litzy told the Outer Banks Voice. “These scholarships are my foundation towards an education that I greatly desire and look forward to! This fall I will be starting ECU’s RIBN program for nursing. I am determined to one day become a pediatric nurse and help the future younger generations live a positive and healthy lifestyle. Through my ability to speak two languages, English and Spanish, I hope to be of great help to families who may struggle to communicate with their medical needs. I am very grateful to have been awarded these scholarships, and I will be working hard to reach my goal of becoming a nurse!The Milton A. Jewell Academic Scholarship, a four-year, $24,000 award, went to Judith “Judy” Rose Williams of First Flight Excessive College. Judy wrote, “My goal is to become a pediatric surgeon and travel the world, giving patients the healthcare they deserve. One day, I hope to move to a Third World country and open a clinic with an attached orphanage or youth center. I not only want to give children physical support, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual support. I am determined to give them the opportunity to live out their passions, just as I intend to live out mine.”The Neighborhood Basis additionally introduced three new scholarship applications this 12 months. Two scholarships have been created by Millie Roughton, in reminiscence of her late husband, native entrepreneur, and Bear Pharmacy founder Billy Roughton. The Billy G. Roughton Memorial Scholarship for Medical Professions supplies monetary help to college students from Dare or Currituck Counties with sturdy tutorial data who’re pursuing a discipline of research in an allied, medical well being career; the Billy G. Roughton Memorial Scholarship for Tourism and Hospitality will award scholarships to learners with sturdy tutorial data who’re pursuing certification in tourism and/or hospitality. The Karen Phillips Scholarship, additionally established in 2019, will probably be awarded to a Dare County pupil who plans to pursue research in a medical discipline. The primary scholarships from these three new funds will probably be awarded within the fall of 2020 by Neighborhood Basis scholarship companions Faculty of the Albemarle and Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.Scholarship funds have been generously donated by people, households, companies, nonprofits, civic teams, and authorities companies to assist native college students pursue increased schooling. Any neighborhood member can set up a scholarship fund with the Neighborhood Basis by calling Lorelei Costa at 252-261-8839, or donate to an present fund on-line at www.obcf.org/donate.For a full checklist of scholarship recipients, please go to www.obcf.org/scholarships/recent-recipients.