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Applications for the 2019 Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Scholarships are currently being accepted. Please contact the guidance office of Wilkes Central High School for forms or for more details.

About The Major Larry J. Bauguess Jr. Scholarships

2009 was the first year that one female and one male student from Wilkes Central Senior High School were awarded $1,000 scholarships in honor of Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Thus far, $20,000 in scholarships have been awarded to graduating seniors.

These scholarships were created to encourage students to develop leadership skills that Larry embodied, as well as rewarding positive attitudes in our young people. Both of the 2009 recipients are extraordinary young people with incredible grade-point averages and strong leadership in extra-cirricular activities.

To qualify for the Major Larry J. Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Scholarships, deserving students must, above all, exhibit the core character traits which were embodied by Major Bauguess and that are encouraged in all of our students by the Wilkes County School System: Responsibility, Respect, Self-Discipline, Kindness, Good Judgment, Perseverance, Courage, and Integrity. An essay on a time in their life when they have relied on, or exhibited, one of the above traits is an important requirement for this scholarship.

These scholarships are part of the core mission of the Major Larry J Bauguess, Jr. Memorial Fund, and why we raise funds to establish a strong endowment that can provide this service to the youth of Wilkes County in perpetuity in memory of Major Bauguess.

Major Larry J. Bauguess Jr. Scholarship Recipients










Avery Van Noy - Old Miss

Garrett Blackburn - Liberty Univeristy

Jessica Greene

Daniel Vimont

Mackenzie Duncan - Liberty University

Hunter Jordan - NC State University

Madison Andrews - UNC Chapel Hill

James Carlton - Montreat College

Ellen Marie Cleary - Meredith College
2014 Marc Anderson - Word of Life Institute: Hungary
2013 Victoria Andreski - Clemson University
2013 Chris Hamby - East Carolina University
2012 Shristi Tiwari - UNC Chapel Hill
2012 Keith Anderson - Wilkes Community College
2011 Daniel Brooks - NC School of the Arts
2011 Brittney Tharpe - Wake Forest University
2010 Chelsea Abernethy - Appalachian State
2010 Neal Smith - UNC Chapel Hill
2009 Alice Frutis - Appalachian State
2009 Matthew Abernethy - Appalachian State