Scholarshipsat Twiddy & Company

Twiddy & Company Scholarship Opportunities

Twiddy & Company is a family-owned and operated company specializing in Outer Banks vacation rentals on the coast of North Carolina for over 40 years. Twiddy & Company created two scholarships and we encourage all students to apply. The scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship for tuition reimbursement.

Candis R. Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Candis was an inspiration to the Twiddy & Company team for her ability to remain positive at all times. No matter what the situation, she always had a smile on her face and found the silver lining. She began her career at Twiddy & Company in 2006 during Tropical Storm Ernesto. The storm’s forecast showed that it would not have much of an impact on the northern Outer Banks. However, Ernesto produced record amounts of rainfall and significant flooding in our vacation home communities. Although Candis had just started at Twiddy & Company, she remained calm and helped put frantic arriving guests at ease with her friendly conversation and a big smile. Her ability to stay positive during a very stressful situation proved early on that she was a valuable part of the Twiddy & Company team. It also earned her the nickname “Ernesto”, which she was lovingly called from that day forward. Candis contributed a consistently positive outlook that lives on in all of her coworkers at Twiddy & Company.


Scholarship is available to students enrolled at College of the Albemarle. See eligibility requirements and apply for the scholarship through the COA Foundation.

Sharon C. Ryan Memorial Scholarship

Sharon was a longtime member of the Maintenance Department at Twiddy & Company. She was employed elsewhere when she met Doug Twiddy. Doug immediately knew that she would be an essential addition to the team at Twiddy & Company. For over 19 years in the Maintenance Department, Sharon worked with the maintenance team as well as local vendors to schedule and complete services for Twiddy’s vacation homes. Through this role, Sharon got to know many local folks on the Outer Banks, as well as their families. She became a loyal friend to many, both at Twiddy & Company and in the local community. At company events, she was always the first on the dance floor, and she’d stay there throughout the party. She is warmly remembered at Twiddy & Company for her big smile and excellent work ethic.


Please carefully review the eligibility requirements before completing the application. We do not require a familiarity with the Outer Banks, but we encourage all applicants to learn about the area before applying. A selection committee will review applications based on the following requirements.

Desired Applicant
  • Applicants with ties to Northeastern North Carolina preferred.
  • Attending a college or university in the United States.
  • Has a minimum GPA (or international equivalent) of 3.0.
  • Is involved in on- or off-campus organizations or clubs and demonstrates leadership roles held in such organizations or clubs.
  • Submits the following required materials with your application:
    • A minimum 1000-word essay on one of the following topics:
      • What does “family vacation” mean to you?
      • How will the evolution of technology influence the hospitality industry?
    • Original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and current GPA (or international equivalent).
    • Two reference letters: one character reference and one professional reference.
    • A professional resume.

We are now taking entries for the 2024 Fall semester - the entry deadline is June 10, 2024.

*Please submit your name, contact information, application, and all required materials to If you have questions regarding eligibility contact

Kira Riddlemoser, summer of 2019 Twiddy intern and recipient of the Fall 2019 scholarship. 

To learn more about the other opportunities available be sure to visit our Careers & Internship page.