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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Life on the Island New Hanover County Schools Announce Semi-Finalists for Scholarships

New Hanover County Schools Announce Semi-Finalists for Scholarships

The scholarship committees from the district’s high schools have made their recommendations for this year’s seniors to represent New Hanover County Schools in the very competitive process of becoming Morehead-Cain and Park Scholarship recipients. The Morehead-Cain Scholarship Program is one of the most prestigious university scholarship programs and includes four years paid tuition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a laptop computer, and a four-year summer enrichment program. Morehead-Cain recipients are chosen by merit and accomplishments based on the following criteria: leadership, academic achievement, moral force of character and physical vigor.
The Morehead - Cain Scholarship nominees are:
Ashley High School - Sasha Gombar; Hoggard High School - Matthew Coleman, Alexis Shiro, and Aiwei Yan; Isaac Bear Early College High School - Megan Chang; Laney High School - Kevin Bell and Michael Rhine.
The Park Scholarship program provides an outstanding educational opportunity for only 45 exceptionally talented and well-prepared young men and women to develop leadership skills and commitment to public service. The four-year scholarship to North Carolina State University covers tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel and personal expenses, as well as a computer stipend, opportunities for study abroad, grants for research and artistic projects, and yearly enrichment activities.  The Park Scholarship is a merit-based award, and selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Park Scholarship nominees are: Ashley High School Samantha Sugerik; Hoggard High School: Marian Hudson and Ryan Visser; Isaac Bear Early College High School Megan Chang; New Hanover High School: Kimberly Thornton and Mark Steven Tinsley.