Emerald Isle, NC — Thanks to the success of the First Annual Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament, the tournament committee is pleased to announce a new college scholarship opportunity in 2020 for one graduating senior from both Croatan High School and Swansboro High School planning to earn a degree in an area of Marine or Coastal Science or Engineering.
“Our hope is that the successful scholarship recipients might return to Eastern/Coastal North Carolina to pursue their post-graduate careers,” said Ron Dimock, Member of the Executive Committee of the Fishing Tournament. The two $3000 merit-based scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s academic achievements and essay. The application process opens on February 24th. All applications and supporting documents must be turned in to Ms. Nicole Rains (Swansboro) or Ms. Jessica Sadler (Croatan) no later than April 20, 2020. Scholarship winners will be announced at the annual awards programs in May at each high school. Applicants must have been accepted into an accredited 2-year community or technical college, or a 4-year college or university where they plan to major in marine biology, ecology, oceanography, fisheries biology, geology, environmental science, climate change, marine policy, ocean engineering/ship-building/maintenance, or the chemistry or physics of the ocean. The scholarship application is available through the high schools’ guidance office or may be downloaded here.
About the Annual Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament
The Annual Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament is a non-profit organization that promotes the responsible use of our precious marine resources through education and sponsorship of community events, as well as supporting the development of the next generation of ocean stewards through scholarships for post-secondary education.
Thank you to the generous sponsors below for making our first fishing tournament such a success and providing this new scholarship opportunity!