Richard E. Whitted Scholarship



Application Deadline

March 6, 2024

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


Once in a great while someone moves through our lives, awakening our better instincts, stirring us to finer goals and higher productivity, reshaping our understanding of citizenship, and leaving behind a legacy of good deeds and the joy of a life well lived. Richard Whitted, former Orange County Commissioner and Board of Commissioners chair, was such a person. To honor Richard’s memory and to keep alive his splendid example of service, the Richard E. Whitted scholarship was created to award a college-bound member of the senior class of each of the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools who has shown outstanding academic achievement and public service.

Amount & Use of Funds


The scholarship may be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. The student is responsible for all other charges. This is a non-renewable scholarship.


In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: None
  • Residency Requirements: Residents of Orange County
  • High School Restrictions: This scholarship is restricted to seniors at Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools
  • Plan of Study Restrictions: Applicants must plan to attend a 4-year public or private college or university.
  • This scholarship is restricted to students planning to enroll in school full time.

How to Apply

This scholarship is part of our universal online application. When you log on to the online system, you will be prompted to enter some basic information through an eligibility quiz, and the system will present you with all the scholarships you are eligible for and their application questions. You must submit both the universal application AND the individual scholarship questions to be considered. Please reach out to us if you have questions PRIOR to the deadline!


Contact our Scholarships Staff!
Phone: 919.474.8370

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Please reach out to us if you have questions PRIOR to the deadline!