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NHCS Board of Education Student Scholarships for Future Teachers 

The New Hanover County Board of Education believes that the future of quality education in New Hanover County lies in the hands of the future teachers of our students.

The Board of Education Student Scholarships for future teachers will award four scholarship loans of $7,000, specifically, $3,500 per semester, each year to an accredited North Carolina community college, college, or university of the recipient’s choice, for a total amount up to $28,000 per scholarship.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Application Process:

The Board of Education Student Scholarships for future teachers application process is comprised of five separate parts. Applicants are required to read and understand Board Policy 3445 before applying. 

Step 1: Application Release Form

The Application Release Form must be signed by the applicant and the applicant’s parent if the applicant is a minor. The signed form will need to be submitted along with the reference letters by March 31, 2023.

Step 2: Online Application

The online application must be completed in one session. Partial applications will not be considered.

--- The student must use their NHCS email address to access the application.

--- It is recommended that applicants type their essay responses in a Word document and transfer their responses to the online application.

Step 3: Reference Letters

Applicants must submit at least three reference letters, including one from a teacher, one from a community member, and one that highlights the applicant’s teaching abilities. Please do not include references from relatives.

Step 4: Submission Instructions

Completed applications, including three reference letters and a signed Application Release Form, must be received by the Board administrator no later than noon on March 31, 2023. Online applications will not be considered for the scholarships until all three parts have been received by the Board administrator.

Mail reference letters and signed Application Release Form to:


New Hanover County Schools

Attn: Crystal Buie

6410 Carolina Beach Road

Wilmington, NC 28412


Scan and email: crystal.buie@nhcs.net

Questions? Please call Crystal Buie at (910) 254-4200.


Dual Enrollment Parent Night - Monday, 2/27 - join us at 6:30 in the Media Center to learn about Dual Enrollment. We will have representatives from UNCW and CFCC presenting. 

Senior Parent Night

Wednesday, September 28th

6:00-7:00pm in the Hebbe Gym

Please watch this presentation https://youtu.be/m90u3UuJs_Y . This goes over the most common questions that we get asked. During the in-person Parent Night, we will mostly be available for general and specific questions as opposed to giving the presentation again.  (PowerPoint with Website Links

Governor's Page Program - for juniors and seniors

Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government. We want the Page Program to represent North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.

During the week, Pages will be onsite in the Governor’s Office and will also tour government buildings and historic sites including the Legislative Building, the State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and the North Carolina Museum of History. In addition, pages will have the opportunity to develop a policy proposal with policy officials from various state government departments. 

There is no GPA requirement. Any students may apply in their junior and senior year. There are several weeks (including virtual options) available from January 2023 - December 2023. Apply here

Please ask your counselor for additional details if interested. 

The New Hanover County Community Remembrance Project, in conjunction with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), based in Montgomery, Alabama, is sponsoring an essay contest for all 9th-12th grade public high school students in New Hanover County. At least $5,000 prize money will be awarded to the winner(s) of this contest. We would like you to make your students aware of this contest. The contest launches September 1, and the final date for entry of an essay is December 15, 2022.

We have attached a flyer which describes the purpose of the contest. More information about the contest is available at our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nhccrp) and at a website which has all the specifics about this project (www.tinyurl.com/EJI-Wilmington-EssayContest)

If you have questions you can contact us via the Facebook page or at nhccrpessay@gmail.com.


Males who are 18-25 must register as it is imposed by the Military Service Act with the selective service. 

If you are 18 and have not registered please go to Selective Service website.  


Students interested in playing collegiate sports should start applying to the NCAA eligibility center beginning the spring of their Junior year by going to this link: NCAA