Facebook Twitter OCS TV Instagram
« Back to news list
2016 SAT Scholars

News Image
View more pictures

For more than 30 year Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc. (SAT) have awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

This year 92 students received either $500 or $1,000 scholarships.

A banquet was held May 19, 2016 at Jacksonville High School to acknowledge awards recipients and celebrate their commitment to academic excellence and service to others. Family members, SAT members, Onslow County Schools’ staff, administrators and Board of Education members were in attendance to commend the scholars on all their hard work and to encourage them as they head off to college to continue to do their best work and always give back to their community.

To be eligible, students must make a commitment to complete community service hours required for the program and meet the academic requirements as well. Every student who met the criteria received a scholarship.

This year students representing each of Onslow County’s seven high schools completed 10,843 hours of community service and received a combined $87,000 worth of scholarship funds.

One high school student was chosen to receive an additional scholarship. For the third year a top scholar was chosen among the group to receive a special scholarship in memory of Dr. Kay Gresham, the organization’s long standing executive director and the driving force behind the creation of the organization. Bryan Rusch, of Jacksonville High School, received an additional $1,000 scholarship for best exemplifying the traits and character of Dr. Gresham – service above self.

Footer Address

Our website is in the process of being updated to ensure compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the interim website accessibility concerns may be brought to the attention of Jeff Pittman, Chief Technology Officer.

The school system retains control over what links will be placed on system-related websites; however, the linked sites themselves are not under the control
of the school system, its agents or its employees. The school system is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site,
or any changes or updates to such sites. The school system provides links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsment
of the site by the school system. The school system reserves the right to remove or restrict any links.