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Rufus M. Dalton Scholarship

RUFUS M. DALTON LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP



THE INSPIRATION

The Rufus M. Dalton Leadership Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of its namesake and his 90th birthday. From his service in World War II, where he earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his heroic service, to his career as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, mission worker, Sunday school teacher, volunteer, role model, and pillar of our community, Rufus is an inspiration to many. He has supported countless worthy causes with his time, wisdom and guidance, but perhaps his most profound influence has been a defining role and his decades-long tenure on the board of North Carolina Outward Bound School. 

THE AWARD

This annual scholarship awards an exemplary student with an all-expenses-paid, 22-day backpacking, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing course in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Included in this award is the provision of gear required for the wilderness course; the total experience is valued at $4,800. 

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a current high school Freshman, Sophomore or Junior
  • Live in Mecklenburg County
  • Show a proven desire to lead and serve others
  • Demonstrate financial need

APPLICATION

Please download and fill out the application. 

DEADLINE

All application materials are due by 5 PM, March 27, 2020

Email the Scholarship Application, Statement of Motivation and Statement of Support in PDF format to Alexys J. Taylor, NCOBS Charlotte Program Coordinator at ataylor@ncobs.org.

Contact Alexys with any questions about the scholarship, application, or selection process. We look forward to receiving your application!

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