The North Carolina Horse Council Charles Hopkins Albritton III Scholarship North Carolina Horse Council Memorial Scholarships
The NCHC Charles Albritton Memorial Scholarships are awarded each year to college bound high school seniors, or currently enrolled student in higher education, with superior academic and extracurricular achievements who desire to pursue a career in the equine industry. Honorees are selected by a committee of the Board of Directors of the Council and approved by the NCHC Executive Committee. Honorees will be announced in May of each year. Applications will be accepted through March of each award year.
The Charles Albritton Memorial Scholarships are awarded in memory of Mr. Charles Hopkins Albritton III, 66, who passed away following a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 3,1951, Charles was the eldest child of Charles Hopkins Albritton, Jr. and Bille Johnson Albritton. Following graduation from high school, Charles completed his secondary education at Campbell College, what is today Campbell University. After graduating from college, Charles joined in the operation and management of a family enterprise, The Albritton Company, assuming its presidency upon the death of his father. Professionally, Charles was instrumental in establishing and partnering with several ventures ranging from real estate, to subsidiary entities of family holdings, to Tile Restoration Incorporated (TRI) which is operated by his sons. Charles had many interests and hobbies but a love of horses possessed much of his passion.
His generosity, selfless compassion for the needs of others notwithstanding his own dire condition, and his constant good cheer inspired the NCHC to establish a scholarship fund in honor of his commitment to the equine industry. Scholarships are awarded to candidates who best exemplify Charles’ ironclad determination and quiet, upbeat fortitude in the face of extraordinary challenge.
Qualifications Applicants must be:
• An entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate/graduate institution in North Carolina and must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours).
• Pursuing a bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, for example) for the first time. Students in one-year or two-year certificate or Associate degree programs would also qualify if equine specific or veterinary technology for large animal. Students in advanced degree programs such as Veterinary Medicine may also apply if equine specific.
• A permanent resident of a North Carolina.
Academic Achievement Applicants should:
• Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
• Be enrolled in a demanding course of study
• Demonstrate consistent involvement with horses
Citizenship, Character and Serious-Mindedness Strong applicants would:
• Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the equine industry
• Be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities
• Pursue goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment
• Demonstrate leadership characteristics and/or assumed leadership positions