On June 13 and 14 the Foundation enjoyed a successful Scholarship Invitational! A record $184,000 was raised all for student scholarships. The Dinner Auction was held at Walnut Creek Country Club the evening of June 13 and the Golf Tournament was held on June 14 at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course.
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 this year’s Scholarship Invitational.