The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) received a $60,000 grant from the BB&T Charitable Fund to distribute student scholarships at 25 private colleges and universities in North Carolina. One student at each member campus will receive a $2,400 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.
BB&T has donated more than $1,694,129 in scholarship funds over the past 58 years. “We are so grateful to BB&T for their longtime support and for making this important investment in students,” said Colleen Kinser, director of ICFNC. “The BB&T scholarship has a direct impact on helping students achieve a college degree and improve their quality of life.”
“BB&T believes in the vision and mission of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the benefit its scholarship program offers its students,” said Eric Searls, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets Corporate Banking at BB&T and Member of the Corporate Board for the Independent College Fund of North Carolina. “Our continuing support of NCICU and ICFNC helps students achieve their educational aspirations and strengthen our communities.”
The Independent College Fund of North Carolina is the division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU) that provides student scholarship aid and enrichment programs.
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