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Foundation awards $192,000 in student scholarships

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DSC_1004Each year a longer line of students lines the walls of the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College as the NCC Foundation awards its scholarships for the academic year. Beaming with pride and donning their best attire, students eagerly anticipate what the support of scholarship donors will mean for their long-term career plans. This year the Foundation awarded scholarships totaling more than $192,000 to 205 students at the Fortieth Annual Scholarship Awards Program held Tuesday, November 10. “I plan to use my scholarship to help me reach not only my nursing goals, but also my leadership goals. I want to lead others to Nash Community College so they may be able to experience all of the amazing things I have been able to in these past few years.  Your kindness will always be appreciated and will never be forgotten,” a scholarship recipient shared with a donor.

Since its beginning in 1983, the NCC Foundation has made its mark on the community sending forth skilled employees 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. “To the donors, I share my sincerest gratitude, and assure you that you will be remembered for your generosity in providing the gift of education which is invaluable and life changing,” NCC Foundation Executive Director Pat Ellis Daniels said.

Volunteers from the community serve on the NCC Foundation Board of Directors in order to raise the funds necessary to assist the increasing financial needs of students. NCC Foundation Board Vice President Kim Sutton said, “Thank you to the individuals, organizations and businesses that are providing the financial resources to award these scholarships today. Through their hard work and dedication, these students have already proven that they have what it takes to succeed.”

Donors can take satisfaction from an investment in the community that provides a tangible result, and realize a significant tax and estate planning benefit. For more information about making a contribution, please call (252) 451-8329 or to give online, visit www.nashcc.edu/give. The Nash Community College Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Click to watch the event video and view photos.