The New Bern Woman’s Club awards 3 scholarships annually.

For more information about the  Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship for High School Seniors please see below.

Two college-level scholarships are awarded to students attending  Craven Community College.  Interested applicants can contact their guidance counselor at CCC or contact New Bern Woman’s Club members Cathy Riggs at 252-638-3179


The Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship (SSCS)

is awarded each year  to an outstanding Craven County high school senior.

This $1000 scholarship is open to all high school seniors who meet the application criteria. It will be awarded based on the candidate’s character, scholastic records, evidence of intellectual promise, demonstration of ambition, leadership ability and need for financial assistance. The scholarship will be presented at the New Bern Woman’s Club General Meeting held on the first Thursday in May.

Please click here to download the 2018 application and instructions:  SSC Application Directions and Form 2018

2017 SSC Scholarship Winner Madelyn Gatchel

Deadline for applying is April 1st and completed applications with supporting documentation should be sent to:

Mrs. Vickie White
2012 Hydes Corner
New Bern, NC

Questions: Please contact Mrs. White at 252-633-0739 or email to