The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) has raised $2.2 million in its annual fundraising campaign, with more than $700k allotted for scholarships to students at 25 private colleges in North Carolina. The fundraising total also included $1.2 million in in-kind gifts and $253,363 for student enrichment programs.
The funds include a $50,000 Teacher Education Scholarship Challenge Grant that will be awarded to students pursuing teacher education; a $25,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges that was matched by donors for a total of $50,000 that will be used to create an online portal that will ease the process of transferring from a community college to a private college in North Carolina; and $50,275 in federal LSTA funds from the State Library of North Carolina for a Library Collaboration Initiative.
“As advocates of independent higher education in the state, ICFNC is always looking for new ways to support North Carolina’s independent colleges and universities through the creation of programs and funding for scholarships,” said ICFNC director, Colleen Kinser. “We sincerely appreciate all the contributors who made this year a success.”
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. Campuses which receive scholarships through ICFNC include Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Brevard College, Campbell University, Catawba College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Louisburg College, Mars Hill University, Meredith College, Methodist University, Montreat College, NC Wesleyan College, Pfeiffer University, Queens University of Charlotte, St. Andrews University, Salem College, University of Mount Olive, Warren Wilson College, William Peace University and Wingate University.