2016 scholarships by the numbers

The North Carolina Community Foundation is proud to administer a number of vital scholarships to students across the state. 2016 was a big year for those scholarships, thanks to the generosity of donors in every corner of North Carolina. The following is the year in scholarships, by the numbers.

NCCF awarded $738,735 in direct scholarship aid to 333 students from across North Carolina. 357 individual scholarships were awarded from 129 scholarship funds.

Of the 2016 NCCF scholars, 116 are first generation college students.

This year’s scholars represent 154 North Carolina cities and towns, and are studying at 88 different schools in 13 states across the country.

Of the schools attended by 2016 NCCF scholars, 62 are in North Carolina, meaning $668,065 in scholarship dollars stay right here in our state. Scholars attend 14 public universities, 23 private colleges and universities and 23 community colleges in North Carolina this year.

North Carolina public universities received the largest share of scholarship funding at $448,995, followed by NC private colleges and universities at $158,810 and NC community colleges at $41,480.

This year’s recipients of the largest amounts of scholarship dollars (shown below) are NC State University at $96,840, East Carolina University at $69,110, UNC Wilmington at $52,310, Appalachian State University at $52,410 and Western Carolina University at $43,595.

In 2016, 244 scholarships, totaling $486,610, were awarded to women.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, 40 of this year’s NCCF scholars are graduating.

Click here to read the stories of some of our students’ in our scholar spotlight series.