WILMINGTON, NC- North Carolina Sorosis, Inc. has donated a generous gift of $1000 to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation to continue the North Carolina Sorosis Scholarship Fund at CFCC. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be female, live in New Hanover County and enrolled in CFCC’s nursing program with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
North Carolina Sorosis is the state’s oldest federated women’s club. Organized in 1895, North Carolina Sorosis is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the largest organization of volunteer women in the world.
“N.C. Sorosis has a long history of sacrifice of time and resources to improve the Wilmington community. The women in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s were instrumental in laying the ground work for many of the amenities we enjoy today,” said Manaline Gibson, N.C. Sorosis president.
In 1901, members of North Carolina Sorosis were responsible for organizing a drive for the first free public library in the area. With the funds donated by the club, 1700 volumes were presented to the City of Wilmington for the new public library in 1906. The women of the club also equipped and staffed a county museum in 1930 which was held in a local court house. And since 1971, the club has provided financial support for a local child development center.
The North Carolina Sorosis Scholarship for Cape Fear Community College echoes the message expressed by N.C. Sorosis President Manaline Gibson, “We strive to make a difference in the lives of others for the future.”
The award of this scholarship will go to one of approximately 7500 students who are seeking degrees at CFCC. As one of the oldest and largest community colleges in North Carolina, CFCC has significantly contributes to the greater Wilmington Community by generating more that $435 million annually in business sales and $192 million in labor income.
For more information about the College, Foundation, endowments, or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear College Foundation at (910) 362-7331 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.