The board of directors of the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for both the Elizabeth City Jaycees Scholarship and the Bertha Sawyer and Winfred Meiggs Scholarship, according to Kathryn Scott, board president.

            Scholarships are available for graduating high school students meeting various eligibility requirements detailed by county on nccommunityfoundation.org, where applications can be downloaded.  Applications also may be available at area high schools or by contacting Senior Associate, Peggy Birkemeier at the Northeast office by phone, 491-8166, or email:pbirk@nccommunityfoundation.org. The deadline for submitting applications to these two funds is March 30. Local students are eligible to apply for other scholarship funds administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation as listed by their county name.

            The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation, serving Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.  In addition to Scott, the Scholarship Committee, chaired by Larry Glasscock, works with fund holders to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

The North Carolina Community Foundation has awarded nearly $829,000 in scholarships and educational grants for academic year 2011-2012.  The NCCF has awarded $610,929 in direct scholarship aid to students from across North Carolina, representing 332 scholarships to 291 students. Of these, 105 scholarships were awarded to first-generation college students.

The NCCF also has contributed another $217,779 in grant money to educational institutions for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students attending these schools.

About the NCCF:

The NCCF is a single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $145 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support for 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 67 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 or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:

Peggy Birkemeier

Senior Associate, Northeast Region

252-491-8166

pbirk@nccommunityfoundation.org

The Harbinger Ctr, Suite 4

Point Harbor, NC 27964

 

 

 

Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

North Carolina Community Foundation

919.256-6901

nmclaughlin@nccommunityfoundation.org

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