The Perquimans County Schools Foundation, Inc. recently announced 2016 recipients for the following scholarships:

Bessie Smith Harrell Scholarship – The Bessie Smith Harrell Scholarship of $750 is given in honor of Bessie Smith Harrell, a native and lifelong resident of Perquimans County, who passed away in 2004. The intent of the donor, David Jordan, is that this award will encourage studying basic or applied fields of science by students. Recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and character.

This year’s winner is Kayla Parks.

Rhonda Gregory Business Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is a scholarship sponsored by Danny and Rhonda Gregory and is offered to a PCHS senior planning to attend College of the Albemarle and entering the field of business. Recipients are selected based on financial need and academic standards.

This year’s winner is Kyle Nixon.

William Steve and Sharon Spies Lane Scholarship - This $1,500 scholarship is given by William Steve and Sharon Spies Lane to one male and one female recipient to assist a PCHS student (or prior recipient) in attending College of The Albemarle. Applicants must be a resident of Perquimans County and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Financial need is a consideration. A letter describing their field of interest, a high school transcript, a list of honors and extracurricular activities and one letter of reference is required.

This year’s winners are Kyle Nixon and Jordyn Russell.

The Harvey and Elizabeth Alter Science Scholarship – This $1,500 scholarship given to one male and one female is sponsored by Harvey and Elizabeth Alter. The intent of the donors is that this award will encourage study in the field of applied science. Applicant must be a senior, have a GPA of B or better, and financial need must be demonstrated.

This year’s winners are Dalton Bray and Delaney Ball.

The Bogue Scholarship – The Bogue Scholarship of $2500 is given by Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bogue, Jr. in memory of his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bogue, aunts Margaret B. Butler and Edith B. Spivey, and all the descendents of the first William Bogue of Perquimans who have called Perquimans County their home for more than 300 years.

This year’s winner is Brooke Wheeler.

The Perquimans County Schools Foundation Scholarship - The Perquimans County Schools Foundation selects one student each year to award a $1,000 scholarship which is renewable for the four years recipient is in college. Recipients are selected based on academic standards, community service and character.

This year’s winner is I'Son Elliott.

Thomas and Mary Chapley Scholarship - This $4,000 scholarship is given by Thomas and Mary Chapley to assist a PCHS graduate entering college in fall 2016 (graduate must be accepted/attend a 4-year college or university located at least 50 miles from Hertford). Applicants must be a resident of Perquimans County and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Financial need as a consideration.

This year’s winner is Breonna Fain.

The Eugene Rountree, Sr. Scholarship – This $500 scholarship in memory of Eugene Rountree, Sr. is sponsored by the Inter-County Department Fire Department and is available to a high school student. Mr. Rountree was a charter member and retired fire chief of the Inter-County Volunteer Fire Department with more than four decades of service.

This year’s winner is Grayson Stevens.

Shearman Athletic Scholarship – Dave Shearman, a Perquimans County resident, sponsors the annual Shearman Athletic Scholarship of $500 to a PCHS athlete who participates in at least one sport, has no disciplinary referrals and maintains high academic standards.

This year’s winner is Denvell Sutton.

Claude Brinn Male and Female Athletic Scholarships – The Perquimans County Schools Athletic Boosters fund a $500 scholarship for a male and female athlete each year. Recipients participate in at least two sports, maintain high academic standards throughout their tenure in high school, and are noted for their outstanding sportsmanship.

This year’s winners are Taylor Chappell and Kyle Midgett.

The Jeanne C. White Educational Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is available to a Perquimans County High School graduating senior (male or female) and is provided by the Jeanne Chappell White Educational Endowment.

Preference will be given to a student with limited financial resources interested in pursuing a community college or university degree. Selection of the recipient will be based on scholastic achievement, community service, character and financial need.

This year’s winner is Kyle Midgett.

Perquimans Arts League / Suzanne Towe Haste Merit Award - This $500 scholarship is sponsored by The Perquimans Arts League and pays tribute to Suzanne Towe Haste and is known as the Suzanne Towe Haste Merit Award and Exhibit and is for high school seniors and juniors living in Perquimans County.

The Merit award recognizes students of outstanding ability who will be majoring in the arts in college or have applied to a summer program or camp for the arts. This award is made to applicants without regard to financial need. All applicants will participate in an exhibit at the Perquimans Arts League Gallery.

This year’s winner is Megan Jones.

The Emmett Long Scholarship - The Emmett B. Long Education Scholarship is made available to a student attending Perquimans County High School with a "C" average or better, who is active in the community and has a strong desire to further his/her education. The Emmett B. Long Education Scholarship is valued at $750 and is a renewable scholarship sponsored by Madelyn P. Long. This year’s winner is Katelynn Stokely.

The Walker and Marjorie Rayburn Scholarship – The purpose of the Walker and Marjorie Rayburn Scholarship is to give an opportunity for a graduate of Perquimans County High School to attend a college away from home, who would otherwise not be likely to do so. It is intended to be a need-based scholarship and is $5,000 a year for four years ($20,000) for a qualifying student. The applicant should have a 3.0 GPA. The applicant must attach a school provided transcript with an attendance record. A list of extracurricular activities and community activities must be provided with a description of the role played by the applicant in each of the activities.

This year’s winner is Samantha Jordan.