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For over twenty years, the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association offers scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are funded solely by donations or fundraiser events, and there are no administrative fees.


Joanne Mason (Salvo) led the establishment of the scholarship and chaired the committee for twenty years. Her commitment to the young people of our community is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. 


Scholarship funds can be used for continued education and career development after high school – be it university, community college, trade school/program or even transition to military duty. Applications are reviewed annually in the spring. Funds are distributed directly to the educational institution.  


In the last five years (2017-21), the RWSCA provided seventeen (17) scholarships to ten (1) students for a total of $10,200.  Each scholarship awarded is $600, and there is a two year window for applicants to receive support.


There is a two-year eligibility window for scholarships, meaning students could receive two years of funding. The eligibility period begins when the student first graduates high school and the following year. If a student does not pursue the scholarship the first year of eligibility, they may still apply for a scholarship in the second year.


To be eligible, applicants must be full-time residents of Rodanthe, Waves or Salvo.  A brief application and interview are required.  


If you are interested in serving on the scholarship committee, please reach out to a RWSCA Board member.







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