The Coach Bob Pittard

Scholarship Fund

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Fund invests in Apex, North Carolina high school athletes who are pursuing an undergraduate education leading to a Baccalaureate Degree. This investment is made possible through a Trust Agreement between former Apex High School teacher and coach, Robert Ray Pittard, and WakeEd Partnership.

Robert “Bobby’ Ray Pittard was born October 21, 1934, in the Carpenter community of Wake County. He was a graduate of Apex High School and NC State University and was a veteran of the NC Army National Guard. He started his education career at Moncure High School and eventually retired from Apex High School in 1976 where he was a math and science teacher and a basketball coach.

When he passed away in November 2016, Mr. Pittard left in his will the financial capability and direction to establish a sustainable college scholarship fund for student athletes in Apex, North Carolina. He entrusted WakeEd Partnership with $2.7 million from his estate to establish and facilitate this program. The first eleven scholarships were awarded to students in 2018.

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Fund is available to those graduating seniors from Green Hope High School and Apex High School, located in Wake County who, during their high school years, earned a varsity letter for participation in a full season in a varsity sport. The value of the scholarship(s), which is renewable for an additional three years, will be for a maximum of $12,500 per academic year.

Applications Have Closed for the 2017-2018 School Year

Kevin Conroy

NC State University
Football
Apex High School

Anna Jackson

UNC Charlotte
Volleyball
Apex High School

Lucas Laszacs

NC State University
Wrestling
Green Hope High School

Ares Epps

NC State University
Cross Country, Track
Green Hope High School

Morgan Johnson

UNC Chapel Hill
Volleyball, Track
Apex High School

Pascal Le

NC State University
Tennis
Apex High School

Brittney Ford

UNC Charlotte
Cheerleading
Green Hope High School

Matthew Kehn

UNC Chapel Hill
Cross Country, Track, Swimming
Green Hope High School

Rebecca Ssengonzi

Johns Hopkins University
Swimming
Green Hope High School

Catherine Holbrook

East Carolina University
Soccer
Green Hope High School

Ryan Kemper

UNC Chapel Hill
Cross Country, Track
Green Hope High School

Watch: Former Teacher Leaves $2.7 Million for Scholarship Program

(3:24) Eleven students from the Wake County Public School System were honored last week as the first recipients of the Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship, a fund established by a former WCPSS coach and educator Bob Pittard.

To learn more about the Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship program, contact:

Carol Allen

Program Coordinator

(919) 780-5207 | callen@wakeed.org

WakeEd Partnership

 706 Hillsborough Street, Suite A

Raleigh, NC 27603 | (919) 821-7609

*We're Moving! As of November 19, 2018, WakeEd Partnership

will be located at 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100 (Raleigh, NC)