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Blue Cross Blue Shield Funds Support NCC Firefighter Training


Nash Community College has been awarded $50,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina Firefighter Stipend and Scholarship Program. The funds will provide stipends of $500 per term or scholarships of up to $1,000 per term for eligible community college students. The students must be enrolled in NC Firefighter Certification courses or courses leading to an eligible associate degree.

The goal of the funding is to support North Carolina fire and rescue departments with recruitment and retention of firefighters. A particular emphasis is on supporting the recruitment and training of individuals in achieving their Firefighter I & II certifications to impact the number of firefighters within the state.

In addition to the support provided to Nash Community College, this funding has been made available to students at 19 other North Carolina community colleges including Beaufort, Bladen, Blue Ridge, Caldwell, Central Carolina, Cleveland, College of The Albemarle, Halifax, Isothermal, James Sprunt, Montgomery, Richmond, Robeson, Southwestern, Stanly, Surry, Vance-Granville, Wayne and Wilson community colleges.

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