Kimberly Cusack and Mary Parrish of the New Bern Historical Society. The date is the scholarship application deadline.

The New Bern Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its Harriet Marks Scholarship, and the March 26 due date is quickly approaching.

This scholarship is awarded to a senior graduating from New Bern High School for the purpose of obtaining higher education at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher learning. 

Renewable for three succeeding years as long as academic standards are maintained, the scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving senior based on equal weight of scholarship and financial need.

The Marks Scholarship was established by a trust estate created in 1968 under the terms of the will of Miss Harriet Marks as a memorial to the O. Marks family (for which the downtown building is named).  Information and application form is available here or by calling the New Bern Historical Society office at 252-638-8558.

Historical Society Executive Director Mickey Miller urges applicants to act quickly, “This scholarship can make all the difference to a young student who needs financial help to go to college,” she said. “We are very proud of the academic records of our scholarship awardees over the years, and we look forward to selecting another worthy student who will maintain this tradition.”

Scholarship applications (available on both the New Bern High School and New Bern Historical Society websites) must be returned to the New Bern Historical Society by Friday, March 26, 2021. 

For further information contact the New Bern Historical Society office at 638-8558.The New Bern Historical Society celebrates and promotes New Bern and its heritage through events and education. 

Offices are located in the historic Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad St. in New Bern.  For more information, call 252-638-8558, visit the website, or check out the Facebook page.

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