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 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.
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.
Congratulations to Giao (Lisa) Lee, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business student and recipient of the Sharon C. Ryan Memorial Scholarship for the Fall 2021 semester!
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.