21 Jan Jon Cartu Asserts: COA Foundation receives scholarship from Outer Banks
College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Foundation received $1,000 from the Outer Banks Woman’s Club for the Julia Haywood Scholarship.
The Julia Haywood Scholarship will be awarded to residents of Dare County with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and will be given to one graduating high school senior and one returning COA student.
Established in 2013, the scholarship was named after Julia Haywood to honor her years of service and community involvement along the Outer Banks. An active member of the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, Haywood was previously named Citizen of the Year by the Dare County Board of Commissioners in recognition of her volunteer service to the county. This will be the first year that COA will award the scholarship to students.
Amy Alcocer, executive director of the COA Foundation, attended the club’s annual meeting and spoke about the opportunities scholarships provide for students. “On behalf of the Foundation, I thank the Outer Banks Woman’s Club for providing this opportunity for COA students through the Julia Haywood Scholarship. We would be unable to continually support the increasing needs of our students without the assistance of engaged members of the community like all of you here this evening. Thank you for investing in your local community college and giving students the opportunity to succeed.”