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CFCC Foundation Awards over Half a Million Dollars in Student Scholarships

Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Community College Foundation is pleased to announce more than half a million dollars in scholarships were awarded to more than 400 CFCC students for the 2020-2021 academic year, a 30% increase over the last year. The average student received over $1,200.

“Even during the trials of last year, our community enthusiastically supported our students,” said Vice President ofStudents outside of Union Station Advancement and Arts Shane Fernando. “The education, workforce training, and basic survival needs of our region’s students have multiplied as a result of the pandemic, and the good people of the Cape Fear region are rising to the occasion with incredible generosity.”

CFCC students who wish to apply for scholarships have two windows of opportunity to do so, as scholarship applications are accepted twice per year. CFCC’s current scholarship cycle opened on March 1, 2021, and will remain open through May 30, 2021. Students only need to complete one application for CFCC-sponsored scholarships, and it is valid for the entire academic year.

“As a working mother of five, going to school full-time is not easy, but it is so rewarding,” said Kristen Wayland, CFCC practical nursing student and recipient of the Linda and Reid Murchison Endowed Scholarship. “I cannot underscore just how much your support means, and I can assure you that I will repay your kindness with all the effort, compassion, and integrity that I can muster.”

“It is truly remarkable to see the impact our scholarships have—not only on our students’ studies —but on their confidence and motivation to succeed,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “The Cape Fear Community College Foundation is dedicated to helping our students grow and thrive. Thanks to the support of local organizations and individuals, we can provide scholarships to support our students’ academic needs.”

For more information about scholarships and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation, visit cfcc.edu/scholarships .

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