Helping Students In Need Achieve Their Educational Goals

The purpose of these funds is to provide financial assistance for education and development to students who have limited financial resources available to them. The support is to help them attend an accredited Community College, University, Technical or Vocational School or Program for the purpose of completing a Certificate, License, Associate, Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Program.

$154,924 in Scholarships Awarded thru Spring 2022 

To review the scholarship requirements and apply for a scholarship go HERE

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Scholarship awards for the 2021 - 2022 school year included:

Phillip A. Cook Memorial Education & Development Fund – 6 students

 Launched in 2012, proceeds from the Phillip A. Cook Memorial Golf Tournament provide scholarships to students with passing grades and a verified financial need. The Phillip A. Cook Memorial Golf Tournament, held every spring, is the source of funds for all of the student recipients.  

Selina Wolf Education Fund - 1 students

In memory of Selina Wolf this fund helps meet the educational needs of students in their Sophomore year of any advanced educational program beyond high school. Funds for this award have been donated by Matt Wolf.  

A luncheon was held on July 31, 2019 to recognize eight recipients of the education and development funds for the 2019-2020 school year.  The luncheon was held at Island Way Restaurant on Oak Island, NC and was graciously sponsored by the owners, Steve and Chad Cook. All scholarship awards are administered by members of the WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. Board of Directors.

Due to COVID-19 there was no awards luncheon
in the Summer of 2020 or 2021.

The photos below are from 2019.
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L-R Steve Cook, Jean Harwell, Rylee Ashb
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            Helping Students In Need Achieve Their Educational Goals

Scholarship funds administered by WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. are awarded to students with limited financial resources.  When they meet the published criteria each semester, the awards may be given for a maximum of four years undergraduate and then graduate programs as well.  WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. has provided more than $100,000 in scholarships from 2013 through 2018 to help students achieve their educational goals.


Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or lawful residents of the U.S. and:

  • Have current or prior involvement with Brunswick County Department of Social Services OR

      Be a Brunswick County resident living in a difficult situation with a verified financial need OR

      As consideration  for the Teddy Hiatt Education Scholarship Fund, be a resident of Brunswick County with a                         verifiable financial need, living in a single parent household  OR

      As consideration for the Selena Wolf Education Fund, recipient must be designated as a sophomore. 

  • Be a graduating senior residing in Brunswick County.   Applicants have applied to or are accepted to an accredited 2-year community college, 4-year college/university, or technical/vocational school working toward degree or certification in a chosen vocation may also be considered

  • Provide evidence of financial need by submitting a copy of the Financial Award Package from that school which shows the Cost of Attendance, Need Calculation including Estimated Family Contribution and list of all Financial Aid that has been accepted for the upcoming school year.