Outer Banks Piers

Scholarships

Hospitality, Statistics, Engineering, Marketing & Study Abroad

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 for students interested in Hospitality Management and Data Analytics. We encourage all students in related fields of Business, Hospitality, Statistics, Engineering, and Marketing to apply. In addition, since we value the opportunity to study abroad so highly, our scholarship is open to those looking to expand their horizons as well. 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 2005 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.

Eligibility

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. 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.

Eligibility

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
  • Enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s program or a related discipline, like business, statistics, hospitality or spa management, and pursuing a hospitality management/leadership hospitality entrepreneurial-related career.
  • Has completed or is enrolled in courses with a strong emphasis on business, management, analytics and/or entrepreneurship.
  • 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 1000-3500 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?
      • What lessons have you learned in school that will impact your career in the field of choice?
    • Original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and current GPA (or international equivalent);
    • Two reference letters;
    • A professional resume.

We are now taking entries for the 2020 spring semester - entry deadline is December 31, 2019.

Download Scholarship Application

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


Congratulations to Kira Riddlemoser, summer 2019 intern and winner of the Twiddy & Company Scholarship for the Fall 2019 semester!


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