Six Cape Hatteras Secondary School Seniors Awarded $19,000 in scholarships

Top row L-R: Alan Garcia Velazquez, Maleia Quidley, Lilian Ratliff
Bottom row L-R: Grace Shoemaker, Gavin Thompson, Alexis Zavala-Roldan

Six Cape Hatteras Secondary School students were awarded eight scholarships from Outer Banks Community Foundation for their college educations at their Senior Awards Night on May 23. Alan Garcia Velazquez, Maleia Quidley, Lilian Ratliff, Grace Shoemaker, Gavin Thompson, and Alexis Zavala-Roldan were awarded a total of $19,000 through eight scholarships for their freshman year of college. Three of the eight scholarships awarded are renewable, for a total of $28,000 in potential awards over the next four years.

The 2023 Cape Hatteras Secondary School scholarship recipients are:

Alan Garcia Velazquez
$9,000 / $1,000 renewable
Greg & Eden Honeycutt Scholarship Fund ( $1,000 renewable)
R. Stewart Couch Hatteras Island Scholarship ($8,000)
Maleia Quidley
Inez Daniel Austin Scholarship Fund
Lilian Ratliff
Wallace H. McCown Memorial Scholarship
Grace Shoemaker
Irene Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund (renewable)
Gavin Thompson
Dare County Association of Fire Officers Scholarship Fund in Memory of     Douglas A. Remaley
Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship
Alexis Zavala-Roldan
$1,000/ renewable
Scott Day Family Scholarship Fund (renewable)

Congratulations to these students! Thank you, scholarship fund establishers and contributors, for supporting these college-bound graduating seniors.

Outer Banks Community Foundation manages 220 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, including 70 scholarship programs; awards grants to nonprofits; and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests.

Since 1982 more than 1,200 students have been awarded more than $3 million in scholarships through Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Scholarship funds have been generously donated over the years by individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits, civic groups, and government agencies to help local students pursue higher education. Anyone can contribute to an existing scholarship fund or establish a new scholarship fund in honor or memory of someone, to support higher education at an alma mater, encourage a field of study, and much more. Visit or call us at 252-423-3003 to get started.