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Honored Educator Scholarship

Honor a Great Teacher: Create Opportunity for Others

NCCAT’s Honored Educator Scholarship Program provides donors with an opportunity to pay tribute to outstanding individuals and educators by establishing scholarship funds in their names. Scholarships are created to honor classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, school board members, or community volunteers—anyone who has made a positive difference in the field of education. An endowment of $25,000 is needed to fully fund a scholarship. Each fully endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a North Carolina teacher. Scholarship funds cover program costs and also provide recipients with a $250 cash award for a classroom project. Many donors choose to establish a scholarship that gives preference to recipients from a specific geographic area or academic discipline. NCCAT administers the awarding of each scholarship with careful adherence to the donor’s direction. 

Named Honored Educator Scholarships for Teachers in these Counties

Italics indicates funds have reached the $25,000 level.

  • Mary Jo Allen: Edgecombe County Teacher of the Year and Hertford County
  • William M. and Carol H. Bass: Statewide
  • Belk Foundation: Statewide
  • Robert E. and Hattie H. Bridges: Wake County
  • Robert E. Bridges: Cary Academy
  • George R. Brinson: Pamlico County
  • Marjorie T. and John S. Britt: Statewide
  • Brunswick County: Teacher of the Year
  • Brian Bryson: Jackson County
  • William Byrum: Teacher of the Year Perquimans County
  • Jerry Lea Cole and Elizabeth Long Cole in honor of William Edward Niven: Caswell County
  • Anne Marie Collins: Alamance County
  • Dare County Schools: Teacher of the Year Dare County
  • Boyce T. Deitz: Swain County
  • Devonwood Foundation: Durham Academy
  • Mary Jane Coward Dillard: Jackson County
  • Duplin County Schools: Teacher of the Year Duplin County
  • Jerome D. Franson: Statewide
  • Luz M. Frye: Foreign Language Teachers
  • Karen Gerringer: Principal Fellows Interns
  • Guilford County Schools: Teacher of the Year Guilford County
  • R. Phillip Haire: Statewide
  • Katherine Herring: Pender County
  • John F. and Emy Swindell Hinnant: Wilson County
  • Elsie Brame Hunt and Noma Henderson Leonard: Wilson County
  • Phillip J. Kirk Jr.: Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Phillip J. and Margaret Simmons Kirk: Statewide
  • Kenneth I. Lanier Jr. (Pender)
  • Mary D. McDuffie: Statewide
  • Susan S. McHugh: Teacher of the Year Polk County
  • Mabel Roberson McIntyre: Nash and Wilson Counties
  • William J. Miller (Polk)
  • Scott Penland: Clay County
  • Lynda Petty: Randolph County *
  • A. Craig Phillips: Statewide **
  • Jean P. Powell: Clinton City and Sampson County
  • A. M. Primm: Alamance County
  • Eugene and Jean Rogers: Martin County
  • Richard A. Schwartz: Statewide
  • Scotland County Schools: Teacher of the Year Scotland County
  • Gracia and John Slater Family: Jackson and Henderson Counties
  • Simon F. Terrell: Durham, Orange, Wake, Warren Counties *
  • Richard L. Thompson: Statewide
  • Beulah Padgett Whichard: Clay and Durham Counties
  • Willis P. Whichard: Statewide
  • C. Fletcher Womble Jr.: Cumberland County

An asterisk (*) indicates a second or third Honored Educator Scholarship has been initiated. Two asterisks (**) indicate that a second Honored Educator Scholarship has been fully funded. To start a new scholarship fund, contact Emily Langdon with the Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc. at 828-293-5202 or [email protected].

Click here for information about applying for an Honored Educator Scholarship.