Historical Society Now Accepting Marks Scholar Applications

Attmore Oliver House

Deadline March 20, 2015

The New Bern Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its Harriet Marks Scholarship. 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). According to the terms of that trust estate, the 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.

Historical Society Executive Director Mickey Miller explains, “The scholarship program has been most successful. We are very proud of the academic records of our scholarship awardees over the years, and we look forward to contributing to more students who will maintain this tradition.” The Marks Scholarship furthers the Historical Society’s mission “to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education.”

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 17, 2017.  For further information contact the New Bern Historical Society office at 638-8558.

The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education.  Offices are located in the historic Attmore Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern.  For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go NewBernHistorical.org or Facebook.com/NewBernHistoricalSociety.
Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society

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