Stuart Walston Jr. and Walston Scholarship recipient Charyse White recently attended a Barton College reception to honor student scholars. Walston is president of the NCCF's Wilson affiliate. He and his late father established the Stuart Walston, Inc. Scholarship specifically for Barton College students majoring in art. Ms. White is a sophomore from Goldsboro with plans to graduate from Barton in '12.

The NCCF awarded more than $882,200 in scholarships and educational grants in 2009. Direct scholarship aid to students totaled $420,680 last year. Another $461,538 was contributed to educational institutions for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students attending those schools.

Scholarship endowments are held by the NCCF for most of its 60 affiliate foundation partners statewide. Scholarships are among 1,450 grants totaling more than $4.6 million that the NCCF awarded to nonproifts across North Carolina last year.

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