Fosters Establish NCC Engineering Scholarship


Pictured from left, NCC Foundation Executive Director Pam Ballew, Pell and Sonny Foster and NCC President Dr. Bill Carver

Nash Community College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Pell and Sonny Foster Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2017 by Pell and C. E. “Sonny” Foster of Rocky Mount as an endowed award to recognize students in the Associate in Engineering degree program. It serves as a reflection of the Fosters’ commitment to higher education and the local community. Sonny Foster serves as NCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair.

The scholarship is available to second-year students in the program. It will be awarded to the recipient upon registration for fall and spring semesters in equal increments.

The College launched the Associate in Engineering degree program in the Fall 2017 semester. Seven students graduated in May with NCC’s first Associate in Engineering cohort.

Students who complete the Associate in Engineering at Nash have the opportunity to transfer to four-year Engineering programs at East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T, UNC-Charlotte, and Western Carolina University. Completing the first two years at the community college could save students more than $30,000 when compared to attending all four years at a university.

The Nash Community College Foundation, Inc. was established in 1983 to increase community awareness, raise funds for the student scholarship program, and to help meet the needs of Nash Community College. These resources ensure that deserving students have the financial capability to take advantage of the quality instruction and higher educational opportunities the College provides. As the cost of education continues to rise, scholarships are needed to make the difference in helping students reach their personal and professional goals.

The Nash Community College Foundation Annual Community Campaign is underway. To make a contribution or for more information, please call (252) 451-8440.