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How are BB&T Football Jamboree Scholarships awarded?

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Legion Stadium played host to the 23rd annual BB&T Football Jamboree on Aug. 14, 2009. File photo BY PAUL STEPHEN.

BB&T has given out more than $1.5 million through its BB&T Football Jamboree Scholarships. StarNews file photo

Q. How are BB&T scholarships awarded? Are players chosen or do they have to apply?

A. Normally, a panel at each individual school reviews potential candidates for a BB&T Football Jamboree Scholarship, BB&T Commercial Baking Vice President Andrew Cooke said. The players are considered by the panel, which normally consists of the head football coach, athletic director, a guidance counselor and the school’s principal. Each school decides how it wants to fill a pool of candidates, either by application, academic standards or coach’s choice.

To date, BB&T has given out more than $1.5 million over 27 years to schools for scholarships. This year, 20 scholarships were given out, two at each school.


Can you tell me more about the Football Jamboree and the scholarships it supports?

Which football coach at the four New Hanover high schools has the best winning percentage?


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