Last year the Foundation had its most successful Scholarship Invitational to date. Through donations from individuals and businesses in our community $167,000 was raised for student scholarships. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Scholarship Invitational. The auction dinner will be held on June 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek Country Club and the Invitational will follow the next morning, June 15, 2016, at Walnut Creek. Jackson and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning is our Invitational sponsor. To receive more information about how to become a sponsor or to register to play in the Invitational, please contact our office, 919-739-7006/7007/7022.
Two-thirds of WCC students work while attending college and most of them have family responsibilities. A few are older and have already been in the workforce. Some are single parents who want to build strong and healthy families. Others come straight out of high school. Often the main barrier to completing their education is financial. Of the students attending WCC over 70% depend on some sort of financial aid. While the state’s funding continues to decrease, tuition has again increased to $2,500 a year for a full time student. If financial aid doesn’t keep pace, some students will not be able to afford college. Support from other resources is critical to enable them to get the education they deserve.
Donations will provide assistance where it is most needed…to students who otherwise may not be able to attend college. By becoming a sponsor, you can provide the means for them to complete their education, learn the tools they need to enter the workforce and give them a real chance to succeed. 100% of your donations will go to scholarships. Below are pictures from the Scholarship Invitational.