The mission of the Wilson Community College Foundation is to promote the general welfare of the College by financially supporting and promoting selected activities through the solicitation of gifts and bequests to the Foundation and the investment and management of funds so derived.
The Wilson Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, teachers, programs and mission of the College. The majority of the funds we raise are earmarked for our students in the form of scholarships to directly help them with their education. Other funds are given as projects and mini-grants, to help fund professional development for faculty and staff.
Our Foundation was established in 1981 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to provide an endowment to earn income that would be used to support student, professional, and institutional development. The initial gift that established our foundation was from the sale of a building donated by a local business. Due to the generosity of local businesses and citizens the $43,560 received as a result of this first donation has grown our endowment to its current market value of over $1.7 million. During the 2008 -2009 school year we will award, through the Financial Aid Department, approximately 100 scholarships totaling over $110,000. The scholarships are given at various levels and in all curriculum, degree, diploma, and certificate areas to both full and part-time students. The Foundation will also provide approximately $10,000 in professional development and mini-grant project support to the faculty and staff of Wilson Community College.
Scholarship applications are available in the Financial Aid office.
Graduates, be sure to register as Alumni and to order a copy of this year's Graduation Pictorial CD, featuring hundreds of pictures from the Graduation Ceremony. To order, download the order form, complete it, and send it in. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. Take a peak at a few of the pictures by visiting the Graduation Albums on Facebook.
For more information contact:
Director of Institutional Advancement
Jane S Elliott
Grant Research Writer