For the first time, NCHE was able to award five scholarships to high school seniors.

The Academic Scholarship was awarded to Anthony Chaffey, son of Dan and Vivian Chaffey of Charlotte.  Anthony plans to study computer engineering at Cedarville University in Ohio.  From a young age, Anthony loved problem solving, but when he took an engineering class in middle school, he knew that was exactly the field he wanted to pursue!


The Arts Scholarship was awarded to Bethany Brinson, daughter of Cliff and Christi Brinson of Holly Springs.  The winner of numerous music competitions, Bethany plans to study piano performance at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.



The new Scholar-Athlete Scholarship was awarded to Natalia Padua, daughter of Tony and Aleksandra Padua of Cary.  During high school, Natalia traveled extensively in Europe and spent years on the NCHEAC women’s volleyball team, the Durham Flight, including serving as captain in 2017 leading them to win the statewide championship.  She will be attending Discipleship Training School in London with YWAM before pursuing studies in fashion design.



The HINTS Community Service Scholarship was awarded to Mark Rowan, son of Jeff and Beth Rowan of Winston-Salem.  Some of Mark’s extra-curricular activities included playing the piano for area nursing homes and Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and coaching the Under-6 league of the Northern Triad Soccer Club.  He plans to start the pre-med program at Cedarville University in the fall.



The Apologia Missions and Ministry Scholarship was awarded to Kierstyn Kiser, daughter of Shannon and John Kiser of Charlotte.  Sparked by several life experiences with critically ill family members and her studies in Apologia’s biology and human anatomy courses, Kierstyn plans to pursue a nursing degree.

To qualify for consideration, students must be legally homeschooled seniors whose families are members of NCHE.  In addition to the moneys provided by Apologia and the HINTS Homeschool Support Group of Charlotte, scholarships are funded primarily through the donations of individuals who contribute to the NCHE Scholarship fund to make them possible.