RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation has awarded more than $983,368 in scholarships and educational grants in 2010, according to NCCF CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside.

The NCCF has awarded $459,355 in direct scholarship aid to students from across North Carolina, representing 307 scholarships to 280 students. Of these, 97 scholarships were awarded to first-generation college students.

The NCCF also has contributed another $524,013 in grant money to educational institutions for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students attending these schools.

Direct scholarships have been awarded to recent high school graduates and other qualified adults seeking higher education at public and private universities and community colleges. Scholarship endowments are held by the NCCF for most of its 60 affiliate foundations statewide. The scholarships are among 1,731 grants totaling more than $5.8 million that the NCCF has awarded to nonprofits across North Carolina in the past year.

“We salute the generosity of our fund-holders and donors, who are transforming the lives of many North Carolinians through the power of education,” Tolle Whiteside said. 

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook. Those interested in investigating scholarship opportunities offered through the NCCF should check the NCCF website in February 2011.



Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director of Marketing and Communications




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