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Sharon C. Ryan Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Twiddy & Company

Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1
Deadline : Jun 10, 2024

Sharon was a longtime member of the Maintenance Department at Twiddy & Company. She was employed elsewhere when she met Doug Twiddy. Doug immediately knew that she would be an essential addition to the team at Twiddy & Company. For over 19 years in the Maintenance Department, Sharon worked with the maintenance team as well as local vendors to schedule and complete services for Twiddy’s vacation homes. Through this role, Sharon got to know many local folks on the Outer Banks, as well as their families. She became a loyal friend to many, both at Twiddy & Company and in the local community. At company events, she was always the first on the dance floor, and she’d stay there throughout the party. She is warmly remembered at Twiddy & Company for her big smile and excellent work ethic.

ELIGIBILITY

Please carefully review the eligibility requirements before completing the application. We do not require a familiarity with the Outer Banks, but we encourage all applicants to learn about the area before applying. A selection committee will review applications based on the following requirements.

DESIRED APPLICANT

  • Applicants with ties to Northeastern North Carolina preferred.
  • Attending a college or university in the United States.
  • Has a minimum GPA (or international equivalent) of 3.0.
  • Is involved in on- or off-campus organizations or clubs and demonstrates leadership roles held in such organizations or clubs.
  • Submits the following required materials with your application:
    • A minimum 1000-word essay on one of the following topics:
      • What does “family vacation” mean to you?
      • How will the evolution of technology influence the hospitality industry?
    • Original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and current GPA (or international equivalent).
    • Two reference letters: one character reference and one professional reference.
    • A professional resume.

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