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

2019 Scholarship Entry Form Downloaded Form

If you have an electronic copy of the form and essay you may upload it here.