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Chairman David Hale, addresses the Class of 2019 to present the awards to the AHB scholarship recipients at the NBH Awards Ceremony

Albert H. Bangert Student Scholarship Fund

Craven County Schools, along with the Craven County Board of Education serving as Trustees, is proud to administer the Albert H. Bangert Student Loan and Scholarship Fund. These programs exist to provide financial aid to Craven County students who have demonstrated potential ability to succeed in college.

The Scholarship Fund awards eight scholarships in the amounts of $4,000.00 each to deserving graduates. Students from each of the Craven County high schools, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, are encouraged to apply in the spring of their senior year. The 2018-2019 seniors chosen for the award are:

Havelock High
Pilar Smith
Aaron Meadows

New Bern High 
Kim Tran
Michael East
Taylor Davis

West Craven High
Kiana Harris
Sydney Braxton

Craven Early College
Ye Oo

Early College EAST
Micah Gastineau

In addition, another scholarship endowed by the New Bern High School Class of 1956 in the amount of $1,500.00 is awarded to an eligible graduate from New Bern High School. The recipient of this scholarship is Kayleigh Register.

 Craven County Schools is proud to celebrate the total dollar amount in scholarships awarded to selected seniors in this year’s Class of 2019 is $8,401,309.  The Craven County Board of Education is proud to honor these students and wishes them well in all their future endeavors!

The Board of Education encourages the Class of
2020 to apply for the A.H. Bangert Scholarship  and Load Fund Programs.

Albert H. Bangert Student Loan Fund

 The A. H. Bangert Fund provides for loans to eligible students from the Craven County high schools that are planning to attend college. Students must be a graduate of one of the five Craven County public high schools with at least a 2.5 GPA, and must be accepted in an accredited college/university as a full time student. Loans are secured with a Promissory Note and Deed of Trust on property owned in Craven County, with a maximum of $3,500.00 per school year. Additional loans may be secured each year that the student is in college, and all payments are deferred until the student has graduated. No interest accumulates while the student is enrolled as a full time student.

Applications for loans are accepted any time, and are considered by the Board of Education at their meetings. For more information about the Albert H. Bangert Student Loan Fund, please contact the Administrator at (252) 514-6391.


SEED* Program (*Students Entering EDucation)

A Loan Forgiveness Program Offered through the A. H. Bangert Student Scholarship/Loan Fund

The purpose of the Albert H. Bangert Memorial Student Loan/Scholarship SEED Program shall be to provide financial aid to up to three (3) students each year. The applicants must be students who plan, upon graduation, to seek employment with Craven County Public Schools as a Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle or Secondary certified educator.

In obtaining a SEED loan from the Albert H. Bangert Loan Fund, a student agrees to enter into a contract with Craven County Schools to work full-time as a teacher in the County’s public schools, with the understanding that one year of service as a full time teacher (minimum of 9 calendar months in a fiscal year) cancels one year of funding support received. 

Since up to $14,000.00 could be borrowed, the student must work 4 years in Craven County Schools to pay off the maximum amount.  The student will have up to six years after college graduation to fulfill this obligation.


Who can apply:

Seniors at Craven Early College High School, Early College EAST High School, New Bern High School, West Craven High School, and Havelock High School, who:

  • Have a 5 or better cumulative weighted GPA
  • Have been accepted into an accredited College/University with a School of Education
  • Are planning to seek employment as a full-time teacher in the Craven County Schools upon graduation
  • Submit an official application, with all required paperwork and verifications attached, and agree to all the stipulations and restrictions outlined in the

 Information and the application are available online at under Students & Parents.