Businesses fund CFCC scholarships
June 15, 2012By Meredith Burns
Cape Fear Community College recently benefited from two scholarship donations from area businesses.
Wilmington’s Alliance Credit Union funded a $1,000 scholarship to a student for the 2012 academic year. SunTrust Bank also donated $2,500 to support scholarships for students enrolled in CFCC business programs.
The Alliance Credit Union Business Program Scholarship supports second-year CFCC business students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“We feel honored to help students who are working so diligently toward achieving their educational goals,” Rachel Lee Robinson, business relations manager at the bank, said in a press release.
The scholarship’s winner, a CFCC student enrolled for the fall 2012 semester, will be selected by the CFCC financial aid office. The recipient must submit an essay describing his or her goals within the field, how the scholarship would benefit the student and the student’s recent community service. The student must also be a resident of New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick counties.
For more information on how to apply, go to cfcc.academicworks.com.
The merit-based scholarships from SunTrust Bank’s donation will be awarded to students in one of the business programs at CFCC or to students with a pre-major in business administration, accounting, finance or marketing who plan to transfer to a four-year institution after completing an associate’s of arts degree at CFCC.
“Scholarships for students in our business programs are greatly needed,” Melissa Watson, CFCC Business Department chairwoman, said in a press release. “Many of our students are returning to college after having been in the work force for a number of years.
They rely heavily on financial aid, which is sometimes just not enough to cover tuition, books and fees. For these students, many times, receiving a scholarship means the difference between dropping out of school or finishing and graduating.”