Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The NHHSAAI Scholarship Fund

Introduction of Scholarships and Application

The National Harnett High School Alumni Association, Inc. (NHHSAAI) scholarship fund was organized in November, 1971 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to high school seniors who wish to further their education at postsecondary institutions of higher learning.

The awards are given annually and are NOT RENEWABLE. Students attending four-year institutions may be awarded up to $1000, whereas, students attending vocational or community colleges may be awarded up to $500.

The scholarship committee has set up specific selection criteria for awarding these scholarships to students. Each student will be assessed against standards of high academic potential, personal motivation, and strong moral character. Also, financial need of the applicant will be taken into consideration.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who meet the criteria set up by the committee. Notification of awards will be made by June. All applications must be postmarked no later than MAY 15. Those postmarked after MAY 15 will not be considered.

The scholarship committee may choose to interview each of the applicants prior to making the selections.


  1. To motivate students to achieve their life ambitions through higher education.
  2. To provide financial assistance to students in need of financial aid.


  1. The student's immediate family or descendants must have attended The Harnett High School (formally Harnett County Training School). The term immediate family refers to wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, father, uncle, aunt, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandmother, grandfather or legal dependent or guardian.
  2. The student must show clear evidence of acceptance by any accredited college/university or vocational/community college.
  3. The student must enroll in a full-time academic program for the fall semester/quarter of the year the scholarship is given.
  4. The student must show evidence of academic promise and be capable of maintaining a high scholastic average. He/she must also have strong character traits based on recommendations included with the application for the scholarship.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete and submit application, postmarked no later than MAY 15.
  2. Included with your application should be two letter of recommendation. One should be from a school official, such as your high school counselor, teacher, administrator and the other from an employer, church pastor or leader, community leader, athletic/recreational coach, etc.
  3. Applications should be mailed to:
NHHSAAI Scholarship Committee

Post Office Box 1972

Dunn, NC 28335

Click here to download and print Scholarship Fund Application

2019 Scholarship Winners

JAaliyah Antionette Patterson is a graduate of Harnett Central High School. She is the daughter of Shirley and Myron Patterson of Angier, NC and the grand-daughter of Helen Monds-Patterson. JAaliyah is a bright young scholar who plans to attend UNC Greensboro and major in Communications and minor in Marketing.


Mylayah Amari McNeill is a graduate of Rocky River High School, Mint Hill, NC. She is the daughter of Lakisha Cameron of Charlotte, NC and the granddaughter of Gerald Cameron and Carolyn Malone. Mylayah plans to major in Mass Communications: Public Administration and minor in Early Childhood Education at NC A & T State University.


Mikaili Azarian McNeill is a graduate of Needham B. Broughton High School, Raleigh, NC. She is the daughter of Ravshanah McNeill of Knightdale, NC and the granddaughter of Annie Pearl McNeill. Mikaili plans to attend UNC Greensboro and major in Apparel and Fashion Design.


Meagan Ashley Judd is a graduate of Triton High School. She is the daughter of Mary McNeill and the grand-daughter of alumnus Ms. Katherine McNeill of Erwin, NC. Meagan plans to pursue Nursing at UNC Greensboro.


Gerald Bernard Cousar is a graduate of Midway High School. He is the son of Ritchell and Sherry Cousar of Dunn, NC and the grandson of Christine Cousar Elliott. Gerald plans to pursue Industrial Engineering and Computer Hardwar Engineering.


Trayannah Nebraska Woods is a graduate of Harnett Central High School. She is the daughter of Saronda & Charles Woods, Sr. of Lillington, NC and the granddaughter of alumnus Ms. Ruby Jean Draughon McNeill. Trayanna plans to attend Wake Technical Community College and major in Information Technology: Computer Engineering.


Congratulations to all of our 2019 scholarship winners!


Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 48th Annual Reunion Weekend, November 29-30, 2019 at the Dunn Community Building in Dunn, NC.  Interested parties are encouraged to visit the Alumni Association’s webpage for reunion and registration information.