Edgar C. Garrabrant II & John R. Garrabrant Memorial Scholarship

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


The Garrabrant scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Edgar C. Garrabrant II and his father, John R. Garrabrant. Dr. Garrabrant was a Wilmington native and a 1959 graduate of New Hanover High School. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he completed his undergraduate studies and medical training. During his medical residency, he was the recipient of several scholarships in recognition of his qualities of patient humility, devotion to medicine, excellence in teaching, investigation and patient care. He went on to practice otolaryngology at Raleigh Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates from 1973 until his death in 2003.

Dr. Garrabrant envisioned this scholarship as a means of assistance in furthering the education of New Hanover High School students who demonstrate scientific aptitude and moral character.

John R. Garrabrant was also a native of Wilmington and a graduate of New Hanover High School. He continued his education at North Carolina State University. Captain Garrabrant was killed on June 10, 1944 in the invasion of Normandy.


Applicants must be:

  • Graduating high school seniors at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Plan to pursue a 4-year degree as a fulltime student at any accredited public or private college or university
  • Demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference for students interested in pursuing health-related careers

Applications will be evaluated on academic merit, community and extracurricular involvement, and potential for success.


Awards will be valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for a total award of $4,000 per student. Payments will be sent annually and the student must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and submit a short report at the conclusion of each semester in order to receive renewal payments. Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, and textbooks at any accredited public or private four-year college or university.

Application Deadline

April 15, 2019

How To Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship for 2019.

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Julia Da Silva

Programs & Scholarships Associate
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4028
Email julia@trianglecf.org