The Broyhill Family Foundation provided a total of $20,000 in scholarships this year to 12 students who attend independent colleges in North Carolina. The scholarships were distributed by The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC), a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU).
Recipients were Jessi Bolinsky of Gastonia and Amanda Tarbush of Shelby, students at Belmont Abbey College; Kailey Layne of Morganton and Jordan Cochran of Mount Holly who attend Gardner-Webb University; Anthony Vita of Midlothian, a student at High Point University; Hayden T. Moses of Greensboro, a student at Lees-McRae College; Everett Christopher McClelland of Winston-Salem and Stefan Ashby of Oak Ridge who attend Lenoir-Rhyne University; Kelsey Poole of Lincolnton, a student at Mars Hill University; Kanza Ibrahim of Cary, a student at Meredith College; Dania Yadago of Winston-Salem who attends Salem College; and Liane Ventura of Mooresville, a student at Warren Wilson College.
The Broyhill Family Foundation has supported North Carolina college students through NCICU for 47 years, with gifts totaling more than $694,000. Dr. A. Hope Williams, president of NCICU, expressed appreciation for the Foundation’s continuing support. “We are so grateful for our continuing partnership of the Broyhill Family Foundation which has resulted in critical scholarships being distributed to our deserving students for nearly 50 years,” said Dr. Williams.
The Independent College Fund of North Carolina, or ICFNC, is the division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU) that provides student scholarship aid and enrichment programs. NCICU is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that represents North Carolina’s 36 independent colleges and universities. The mission of NCICU is to support, represent, and advocate for North Carolina independent higher education. NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. They also provide research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conduct staff development opportunities and coordinate collaborative programs.