WakeEd Partnership Awards $175,000 in Scholarships to Local Student Athletes
Students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School named 2022 Pittard Scholars
RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), today announced $175,000 in college scholarships to 14 students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School. The following students have been named Coach Bob Pittard Scholars and will each receive a $12,500 college scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic school year.
*Denotes scholarship renewal
“These outstanding students represent some of the finest Wake County Public Schools has to offer and we are delighted to honor their hard work and achievement with these scholarships,” said Keith Poston, President, WakeEd Partnership. “Recognizing their combination of academic excellence and athletic accomplishment is exactly what Coach Pittard hoped to see in this scholarship program that bears his name.”
The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship fund was established in 2018, after former Apex High School teacher and coach Robert Ray Pittard left $2.7 million to WakeEd Partnership to establish a sustainable scholarship fund for student athletes at Apex High School and Green Hope High School. In four years, fifty-seven students have been named Coach Bob Pittard Scholars, their awards totaling more than $712,500.
Pittard Scholars go through a rigorous application and interview process. This year WakeEd selected ten exceptional student athletes from the Class of 2022, as well as four Pittard Scholars from the Class of 2019, 2020, and 2021, who reapplied for the scholarship.
About WakeEd Partnership
WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.wakeed.org