The Cape Fear Community College Alumni Association has launched a campaign to fund its first-ever scholarship for CFCC students.Â “As the Association enters its third year, we feel itâ€™s an appropriate time not only to look forward, but to give back,” said CFCC Alumni Council President Josh Kinchen. The association recently sent a letter to its 700+ members asking for assistance in funding the CFCC Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship.
“We hope to raise a minimum of $10,000 to endow this scholarship by the end of 2010. The good news is that our goal can easily be reached if each one of our current alumni members donates a gift equal to the year they graduated,” said Kc Spangle, Alumni Council Vice-President. “For example, if alumni graduated in 1978, we want them to consider giving $19.78.”
The association is also in the midst of a membership drive, hoping to increase its membership to 1,000 members during 2010. The CFCC Alumni Association currently offers free membership with valuable benefits such as discounts at local merchants, free admission to CFCC athletic events, regular email updates, family-friendly events and its annual Homecoming celebration. Membership is free. (In lieu of paying annual alumni membership dues, which many schools charge, the association is instead asking for voluntary scholarship support.)
Once endowed, the CFCC Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to a CFCC student with a family member or legal guardian who is a member of the CFCC Alumni Association. Student applicants will be required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and submit a 500-word essay addressing the question, â€œWhat or who inspired you to attend Cape Fear Community College?â€ The scholarship may be awarded to a full- or part-time student in any program of study.Â
Tens of thousands of CFCC alumni live in southeastern North Carolina. Once they graduate, CFCC students become an important and integral part of the community and our neighborhoods. Youâ€™re likely to find a CFCC student working in nearly every office and shop in the region. They are a key part of our economic vitality because they stay and work here when they graduate.