Community Donates $245K in Scholarships

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The Nash Community College Foundation awarded $245,662 in 2019-2020 scholarships to 239 students at the 44th Annual Scholarship Awards Program held Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Brown Auditorium. The event gave scholarship recipients a chance to meet their donors and express their gratitude.

“My very best wishes and congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients,” NCC Board Chair Paul Jaber told the students. “We hope these financial gifts will help you on your educational journey and your pursuit of a career. Hopefully, one day when you are successful in your careers, you will reflect on this time in your lives when someone helped you. I hope you will want to do the same for a deserving student.”

Since beginning in 1983, the Nash Community College Foundation has made its mark on the community sending forth skilled employees, and helping graduates launch careers. Donors from the local community and the volunteer Foundation Board of Directors have been most supportive in making student scholarships available for deserving students.

“The time I have spent at Nash Community College has been very rewarding as it has allowed me to focus on my future and define a path for me to follow,” scholarship recipient Christina Strickland said. “There is contentment in knowing you are following your heart. I look forward to the upcoming days of educating young students just as the teachers in my past did for me.” Strickland, an Associate in Arts degree student from Rocky Mount, received the Moring-Jennett Scholarship.

The Moring-Jennett Scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. Bill Carver in memory of Dr. Carver’s grandmothers, Margaret Moring Wilkins and Eva Jennett Carver and as a legacy to their careers as educators.

“The donors here today represent our community,” NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said. “The students represent what is possible.”

For more information about the Nash Community College Foundation, please call (252) 451-8329 or email phballew947@nashcc.edu. The Nash Community College Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization.

Click to view photos from the 44th Annual Scholarship Awards Program.