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Scholarship Info

Hello, members of the Class of 2023!

It is time to complete local scholarship applications! Remember that there are many different kinds of scholarships available to you. Many local organizations run their scholarship program through FFHS. Details for those are listed and submitted through our Scholarship Application Materials page. (That page will go live on Feb. 6. Info currently showing there is for LAST YEAR'S scholarships.) Other local organizations run their scholarship program through the Outer Banks Community Foundation. That info is included farther down the page, and those awards will be submitted through the OBCF website. Colleges and other nationwide programs have their own scholarship programs that you can learn more about through your college financial aid office/website and elsewhere online.

Key Dates:

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 6 p.m. – Parent/Student Scholarship Presentation via Google Meet. You can view slideshows from the meeting (listed below).

  • Friday, January 13, 2023 – Scholarship applications for the Dare Education Foundation (DEF) will go live. Visit the DEF website to learn more and apply.

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 – FFHS local scholarship applications go live. The link will be emailed to all seniors and parents, placed on social media and advertised in the weekly parent emails. You can access the actual application materials at the Scholarship Application Materials page nestled under this page. (That page will go live on Feb. 6. Info currently showing there is for LAST YEAR'S scholarships.)

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 – Scholarship applications for the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) will go live. Visit the OBCF website to learn more and apply.

  • Monday, March 6, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. – All FFHS local scholarship applications and recommendations are due. All DEF scholarship applications are due in the online portal. All OBCF scholarship applications are due in the online portal.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 6 p.m. – Scholarship Awards Night in the FFHS Auditorium. Please note the earlier date for the awards announcement so that students know of their awards prior to the May 1 college admissions deadline decision day.

Full details about LOCAL Scholarships, including application links, are on the Scholarship Applications Materials page that is linked here and also can be found in the sub-menu on the left-hand side of this page. (That page will go live on Feb. 6. Info currently showing there is for LAST YEAR'S scholarships.)

Learn more about each opportunity:

2023 Scholarship Presentation Overview (Access via Google Drive | Download PDF)
 
2023 Dare Guarantee Presentation (Access via Google Drive | Download PDF)
 
2023 DEF Scholarship Presentation (Access via Google Drive | Download PDF)
 
2023 OBCF Scholarship Presentation (Access via Google Drive | Download PDF)