Wayne Teens

Scholarship Contest

Charles T. Gibson Public Health Leadership Essay

1st Place: $1,000 Scholarship & $75 Gift Certificate

2nd Place: $500 Scholarship & $50 Gift Certificate

3rd Place: $300 Scholarship & $50 Gift Certificate


  • ALL Wayne County high school students are eligible to participate. 
  • DEADLINE: Essays are due to Wayne County Health Department no later than 6:00pm March 7, 2019. Address: 301 N. Herman Street, Box CC, Goldsboro, NC 27530. (Essays postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted)
  • Essay topic must be centered around one of the following public health areas: access to care, adolescent health, disease prevention, sexual health education, healthcare cost, mental health, substance abuse or environmental health.
  • Students who plan to participate must see below and download the entry form for complete rules, guidelines and entry form.
  • Notified finalists MUST develop a presentation and present at the Essay Scholarship Ceremony tentatively scheduled for June 12, 2019.
  • Entries may be uploaded online, brought in or mailed to the office.  

2019 Scholarship Entry Online Entry Form

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