NCC Foundation awards scholarships
From Contributed Reports
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The NCC Foundation awarded $262,335 in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.
Approximately 217 students received scholarships at the 42nd annual Scholarship Awards Program held Nov. 2.
Recalling her experience as a young student, NCC alumna and Foundation Board President Robyn Perkerson said, “I could have never afforded to attend Nash without the scholarships of the Nash Community College Foundation. While the Pell Grant helped me with school, it did not pay my light bill, my childcare or put gas in my car so that I could travel back and forth to school every day. Because of the generosity of businesses and donors of this Foundation, I had a future, and I became the CEO of Lifecare Hospitals of NC.”
Since its beginning in 1983, the NCC Foundation has made its mark on the community sending forth skilled employees, helping graduates launch careers, because of the investment of local donors. More than a couple million dollars have been awarded to thousands of deserving Nash Community College students for scholarships over the years. Volunteers from the community serve on the NCC Foundation Board of Directors and raise the funds necessary to assist the increasing financial needs of students.
“The NCC Ambassador Scholarship means so much to me,” said recipient Lonzy Holden, a criminal justice technology student. “I have grown as a young man even more, and it has helped me grow more confidence within myself. This scholarship teaches me every day never to limit myself and to have faith to reach for the stars.”
Donors can take satisfaction from an investment in the community that provides a tangible result and realize a significant tax and estate planning benefit. In 2017, NCC’s 50th year, 100 percent of college employees supported the student scholarship program.
“Being a scholar means putting forth your best effort to achieve success. The NCC Foundation allows students the opportunity to do just that; it allows us to be our best selves. Therefore we, as future leaders, want to say thank you to each individual who has donated to the Foundation. Your support has impacted our lives greatly and will continue to impact our society,” nursing student Kayla Sullivan said.
The Nash Community College Foundation Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. For more information about making a contribution, call 252-451-8329 or to give online, visit www.nashcc.edu/give.