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Trinity Children Foundation donates more than $11,000 for student scholarships at CFCC
The Trinity Children Foundation recently presented a check for more than $11,000 to Cape Fear Community College to continue funding the Trinity Children Foundation’s Donna Morse Scholarship.
The scholarship is open to any Cape Fear Community College student who has suffered abuse and has been helped by any of the agencies supported by the Trinity Children Foundation.
The vision of the Trinity Children Foundation is to provide abused and at-risk children with “the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.” Funds raised by the foundation have provided scholarships for children who have been supported by The Carousel Center of Wilmington, The Boys & Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw and Southmountain Children & Family Services of Nebo, NC.
Trinity Children Foundation Founder, the late Doris Eakes, dreamed of helping abused and neglected children all over the world, and worked diligently to raise funds and awareness in the Wilmington area and surrounding region.
Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College, accepted the gift from Eakes’ daughter, Carmen. Spring expressed his appreciation for the ongoing support. “This scholarship provides educational opportunities for students who really need the support. I know that these scholarships ease the burden of students who have already overcome great adversity.”
The Trinity Children Foundation was formed by Eakes in 2005 to support children by addressing the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care while providing for emotional stability for orphans, underprivileged and at-risk children. In addition to the golf invitational, Trinity Children Foundation sponsors an annual motorcycle charity ride.
For more information about Cape Fear Community College (CFCC), the CFCC Foundation, or establishing a scholarship as an honor or memorial, please contact the CFCC Foundation at (910) 362-7207 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.
(photo L-R, Cathy Crawley, Trinity Children Foundation; Dr. Ted D. Spring, Cape Fear Community College; Carmen Eakes, Trinity Children Foundation; Ryan Crummie, Trinity Children Foundation)
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CFCC awards ten merit scholarships to local students
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation recently awarded merit scholarships to ten local students who will begin their first year of college at CFCC later this month.
The recipients demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their high school careers. Academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service were all considered in the selection process.
The 2013 CFCC Merit Scholars are Jason Clemmer from Ashley High School; Eliza Belew and Kailey Mathews from E.A. Laney High School; Lesley Bey, Emily Bey and Cala Rowell from New Hanover High School; Alyssa Minkler and Maria Mora from Heide Trask High School; Diana Capra from Pathways Middle and High School; and Maggie Parrish from Wilmington Christian Academy.
Each student received $900 toward their first semester at CFCC, and will receive an additional $900 for the spring semester if they maintain a 3.0 GPA while completing 12 credit hours this fall.
The Merit Scholars will also benefit from support provided by the CFCC Foundation Board. “These students will be able to meet and interact with several members of our Board of Directors. They’ll learn from the wealth of experience and guidance of these board members, who are excited to be able to interact with students on a more personal level,” said Dana McKoy, Director of Annual Giving at CFCC.
Ten merit scholarships are awarded each year. To be considered, a student must be a current high school senior within New Hanover or Pender County and must have applied or been approved to enroll at Cape Fear Community College. For more information, please visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.
photo (L-R): Lesley Bey, Emily Bey, Eliza Belew, Cala Rowell, Maggie Parrish, Alyssa Minkler, Maria Mora, Kailey Mathews, Diana Capra (not pictured: Jason Clemmer)