The Historical Society of Topsail Island offers a scholarship contest each year. Scholarships awarded range in value from $500.00 – $3,000.00. Applicants must be graduating seniors within the Dixon High School or Topsail High School attendance areas with an earned GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants must choose a historical event which occurred in Onslow or Pender county and present that information in a written essay of at least 500 words, or in an original piece of visual art, or through an original song or an original piece of poetry. The work must demonstrate complete understanding of the event and its historical importance. All genres require appropriate referencing. All entries will be judged on: accuracy of content, organization of material, creativity and originality of presentation.

The scholarship application form detailing scholarship criteria will be available at the counseling offices of Topsail High School, Dixon High School, and Pender Early College High School the first week in November. Seniors who are home schooled in the Dixon High School or Topsail High School attendance area may download the application form in November.

Home schooled seniors should send their completed applications to:
Historical Society of Topsail Island
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3653
Topsail Beach, NC 28445

2020 HSTI Scholarship Winners

2021-04-08 HSTI Scholarship Winners with Chairman

Photo credit: Jeff Wenzel  pictured l-r Albert Meyer, Erin Harvey, Lauren Coursey, Taylor Barnhill.

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Mission Statement:

The Historical Society of Topsail Island is dedicated to the collection, preservation and promotion of the history of the Greater Topsail Island area.

Preserving the Past, Enjoying the Present, Building the Future.