Who Can Apply:
- Kristen McCartney was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend, who passed away in 2021. Kristen had a form of epilepsy that was not fully controlled by medication, and could be triggered by sunlight. That never stopped her from living the life she wanted. She played competitive soccer until she went to college, worked a part time job, spent time with friends and family traveling and creating all kinds of memories.
- To honor her memory, the Kristen McCartney Perseverance Scholarship will support female students from her home state of North Carolina. It takes passion and perseverance to pursue upper-level education. This scholarship will recognize those traits in others, fueling their excitement and encouraging their futures. Students will be selected based on academic excellence, community involvement, and inclusivity.
- Female high school juniors and seniors in North Carolina are eligible to apply if they have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have volunteer or non-profit experience.
Submission: To apply, write about what you are passionate about, how you demonstrate perseverance in your life and how you will use your education to make a difference.
Deadline: May 15, 2023