Community Foundation of the North State is pleased to announce a record-breaking total of $352,400 in scholarship and loan awards going out to deserving students for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.
The scholarships and low-interest loans help to fund a recipient’s trade school, community college, university, or medical school education. Award criteria may be based on community service, grades, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and other donor specified qualifications.
“Students faced a host of new challenges this year as they navigated fallout from school closures and other COVID related academic restrictions. Nationwide, scholarship providers saw fewer submitted applications for financial assistance. I am thrilled that we were still able to award a record amount of financial aid to local students,” says Program Associate, Miriam Leal. “Even with hardships faced by many organizations and businesses we still welcomed in three new scholarship funds to our Foundation this year. All of our scholarship fund holders are very generous in their support of local students.”
In addition to providing support to the award selection process as needed, the Community Foundation staff administers all fiduciary responsibilities ensuring that the scholarship funds are deposited in the student’s name at their designated accredited post-secondary institution.
For a complete list of recipients and their County of residence, view the 2021 Scholarship Report.