Educational Foundation

The PENC Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt corporation that administers funding for PENC’s educational service programs such as MATHCOUNTS, student paper competitions, scholarship awards, teacher recognition, and chapter educational service programs.


The mission of the PENC Educational Foundation is to raise and administer funds to promote engineering education, fund its endowments, and promote excellence in education that impacts the engineering profession.

The initial focus of the Foundation Board was to raise an adequate endowment to grant scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students that will aid their study at a North Carolina ABET-accredited school of engineering. For several years, the Foundation has awarded several PENC Scholarships of $500 to $2,000 annually. An increased endowment fund would provide more and larger scholarships. Beginning with an initial gift of $10,000 in 1993, and additional gifts of $40,000 (2004), $10,000 (2005) and $10,000 (2006), McKim & Creed has led the way by endowing the McKim & Creed Scholarship for Excellence, an annual award given by the Foundation to an outstanding engineering student in North Carolina.

In recent years, the Foundation Board has sought to achieve a broader impact for promoting and recognizing excellence in education. In striving for this new vision, support has been provided to the North Carolina Technology Student Association and the North Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Contributions to the Foundation qualify as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. The Foundation's Federal Tax ID is 56-1437097.

Contributions should be made payable to:
PENC Educational Foundation
1500 Sunday Dr. Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607

To visit the Educational Foundation website, click here

2021 PENC Educational Foundation Scholarships 

Click Here to View the 2021 Scholarships
Deadline to submit scholarship applications is April 30, 2021

Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in the 2021-2022 scholarships offered by the PENC Educational Foundation administered by Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC). We are pleased to offer the following scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year; click on the link for each scholarship to learn more about eligibility requirements. Application Deadline is April 30, 2021

2021-2022 Scholarship Information 

PENC Scholarship Announcement   PENC Scholarship Application

PENC Freshman Scholarship

McKim & Creed Scholarship

Earl W. Bonner Eastern Chapter Scholarship Announcement    Earl W. Bonner Eastern Chapter Scholarship Application 

Harold McKnight Scholarship

There are 3 ways to submit your scholarship application and supporting documents:

1. By email to Tara Foy.

2. By postal mail to:

PENC Educational Foundation
1500 Sunday Dr. Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607

3. Electronic application submission 2021-2022 PENC Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Submission -

This years application and document submissions process have been automated. Choose the scholarship(s) that you wish to apply for and walk through the application process specified on each scholarship. Upload the necessary documents and submit your application online.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, or about a specific scholarship, please email Tara Foy.