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Scholarship Info

Hello, members of the Class of 2024!

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 awards are listed and submitted through our Scholarship Application Materials page. 

Other local organizations run their scholarship program through the Outer Banks Community Foundation. That info is included farther down the Scholarship Application Materials page, and those awards will be submitted through the OBCF website. The Dare Education Foundation also has its own web portal for its scholarships.

The colleges you have applied to 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. 

Monday, March 4, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. is when all FFHS local scholarship applications, DEF and OBCF applications, and recommendations are due. The applications will close when the clock strikes midnight March 5 and no late applications can be accepted. 

Key Dates:

  • Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 – 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.

  • Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 – Scholarship applications for the Dare Education Foundation (DEF) will go live. Visit the DEF website to learn more and apply.

  • Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 – Scholarship applications for the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) will go live. Visit the OBCF website to learn more and apply.

  • TBA Feb. 5-9, 8:45 a.m. to noon – Scholarship Workshop for seniors and early graduate students in the Media Center, focusing on application issues, essay writing, selecting recommenders and more.

  • Monday, March 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. – All FFHS local scholarship applications and recommendations are due. All DEF and OBCF scholarship applications are due in their respective online portals.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 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. (Students who are receiving an award will be given an invitation to attend the awards night but will not know what scholarships they have earned until the actual ceremony.)

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. 

Learn more about each opportunity and access DEF and OBCF pages below:

2024 Scholarship Presentation Overview (Access via Google Drive | Download PDF)