Nine NCICU students received a $2,000 MetLife STEM Scholarship from the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) for the current academic year.
Aariella Houston from Highland, California, a freshman at Bennett College
Erica N. Shook from Hickory, NC, a senior at Davidson College
Lauryn Truitt from Charlotte, NC, a sophomore at Gardner-Webb University
Kenyan Beason from Troy, NC, a sophomore at Greensboro College
Kioda Wilson from Eden, NC, a sophomore at Johnson C. Smith University
Daphne Wall from Fayetteville, NC, at Methodist University
Weston Smith from Mint Hill, NC, a senior at Queens University of Charlotte
Genele B. Tulloch from Raleigh, NC, a junior at Saint Augustine’s University
Destiny Mims from Augusta, GA, a junior at Salem College
Recipients of the MetLife scholarship must have financial need; meet or exceed a 3.2 grade point average; and demonstrate campus involvement, work experience or community service experience. Preference is given to computer, engineering or math majors, and students from underrepresented populations in those majors.
“MetLife has contributed $76,000 over the past four years for scholarships to independent college students in North Carolina,” said ICFNC Director Colleen Kinser. “Their support of students in the critical STEM majors is greatly appreciated.”
The Independent College Fund of North Carolina, is a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU), the sector of higher education that represents North Carolina’s 36 private, non-profit colleges and universities.