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The J. Howard Coble Scholarship for High School Seniors

High school seniors in 14 North Carolina counties have until May 10 to apply for the J. Howard Coble Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for deserving students who demonstrate the ideals and leadership qualities of the late Congressman Howard Coble and who plan to further their education by studying political science or a related field.

Students residing in the following counties formerly served by Congressman Coble will be eligible for the scholarship: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, and Surry.

The J. Howard Coble Sholarship will prioritize incoming freshmen and will be awarded to one or more students. Priority will also be given to children of U.S. military personnel, children of U.S. military veterans, members of scouting programs and members of ROTC programs.

Applications are available for download on the website of the High Point Community Foundation. For any questions, please call (336) 882-3298. More information can be found on the High Point Community Foundation website here.

About the scholarship

In September 2016, Dr. Ray Coble, a local veterinarian, and his wife Chris Coble, established the J. Howard Coble Scholarship Fund, through the High Point Community Foundation, to honor and perpetuate the memory and good work of his uncle, Howard Coble. 

Congressman Coble served 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hands-on care for his constituents was a hallmark of Coble’s service to North Carolina and the nation for decades.

The High Point Community Foundation manages the scholarship fund and oversees the application and award process. 

The Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening a diverse, healthy and productive community for both present and future generations. It promotes philanthropy, builds and maintains a permanent collection of endowment funds and serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in responding to community needs.