The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Fund invests in Apex, North Carolina high school athletes who are pursuing a full-time 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 Apex High School and Green Hope 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 may be renewable for an additional three years, will be for a maximum of $12,500 per academic year.


2024 Applications Closed

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship will open on February 1st, 2024, and close on March 3rd, 2024. All applications must be submitted online via AwardSpring. No mail-in applications will be accepted. 


Applicants should expect to submit a written or video essay response, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a resume. 


To learn more about the application process, view the slideshow and video below.

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