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The Foundation of CCC&TI

Scholarships

The most important outcome of the many foundation activities is the funding of student success through scholarships. There is no higher honor than to extend a helping hand to someone trying to earn a better life through education. You can become a part of this through your contributions to the foundation.

The institution currently offers several scholarships and loan programs. The sources of these scholarships (clubs, individuals, industries, businesses, foundations, churches etc.) determine what criteria are to be used in awarding them. Tax-deductible contributions are accepted at any time to existing scholarships. For information on establishing a new scholarship, contact the Foundation Director. Contact the Financial Aid Office for detailed information on applying for financial assistance.

  1.  Merit Scholarships    
  2.  Scholarships by Nomination  
  3.  Need-based Scholarships  
  4.  Other Assistance  

Merit Scholarships Available by Application

Please use our application form to apply.

Bill and Vivian Armfield Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established by David and Amy Clark to honor the Armfield's contributions to CCC&TI. The recipient must be a Caldwell County resident interested in pursing a career in elementary education through the college transfer program. Applications are available through the high school counselors' office at any of the three Caldwell County local high schools.

Kenny Beane Scholarship

Established in 1998 by friends and family of Kenny Beane. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students enrolled n a vocational certificate or diploma program. Applications are available in the Industrial/Transportation Department.

Donna and Robert Belk Scholarship

Established in 2003 in memory of Donna Belk's mother, Mrs. Charles Below and her aunts, Hilda Smith and Mildred Bell. To honor their years in education, the scholarship will be presented to a second year or transfer student with financial need who is enrolled in a Pre-Teaching or Health Sciences program. See Financial Aid Office for application.

G. Lewis Bernhardt Scholarship

Established in 2003 from the estate of Mr. G. Lewis "Bub" Bernhardt. This scholarship provides financial assistance to TRIO/ETS students to enhance the ability of the student to continue his/her education. TRIO/ETS students are encouraged to speak with their TRIO/ETS counselor for application information.

Boone Area Lions Club Scholarship

Established in 2006 to provide a scholarship for a Watauga County student who is visually impaired or has a visually impaired family member. See Financial Aid for application process.

J.E. Broyhill Fund (Gateway Scholarship)

This scholarship is for tuition for students enrolled at CCC&TI who have completed at least one semester at Gateway High School and graduated from high school. Application information available at Gateway School.

John A. Forlines, Jr. Educational Scholarship

Established in 2003 by friends and family of John A. Forlines, Jr. in honor of his many contributions and years of service to the college. Forlines was a founding trustee and served as the first chairman of the Board of Trustees. He served in that capacity for 19 years and currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors. His support and strong belief in education will provide financial assistance to many needy students. See Financial Aid for application process.

Riley Thomas Greer Scholarship

Established from the estate of William White, Jr. in memory of his grandfather, Riley Thomas Greer. This fund will provide a merit scholarship to a deserving student who exhibits academic promise and is preferably enrolled, or plans to enroll, in a program leading to a degree in the sciences. Student must be in the top 20% of class based on grades and/or test scores. See Financial Aid for application process.

Industrial/Transportation Scholarship

Established May 24, 1994 and endowed April 2000. Scholarships will be awarded to full-time and/or part-time students on the basis of achievement or financial need. A student must be beginning or continuing study in a technical field that is assigned to the Industrial/Transportation Department. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office.

Don Jensen Habilitation Scholarship

Established in 2002 by Tom Brittain to honor Don Jensen for his dedication to improving the lives of disabled citizens. This scholarship provides assistance to deserving students enrolled in any habilitation program with preference given to students enrolled in a coop program or working in a habilitation facility. See Financial Aid for application process.

J. Wade and Mary Sue Kincaid Memorial Scholarship

Established December 2000 by Steve and Kim Kincaid in memory of J. Wade Kincaid. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled at CCC&TI (curriculum or non-curriculum) who are current Kincaid Furniture Company employees with over one year of service, spouses of eligible employees, retirees, or direct descendants of eligible employees or retirees. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, Corporate and Continuing Education, and at Kincaid Furniture Company in the Human Resources Office.

McAfee Scholars Award

Established during the 1986-87 school year as a memorial to the late Charles McAfee, longtime college business instructor, this award will be given to a graduating senior from a local high school for use in a business-oriented program of study at CCC&TI. See Financial Aid for application process.

Music Scholarship

The Music Scholarship was established in 1983 to grant scholarships to worthy music students. Talent and academics are foremost considerations. Full or part-time students are to be considered. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Selection will be made by the Director of the Music Programs.

Jerry and Gail Orr Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Jerry and Gail Orr. The scholarship will provide tuition for a student pursuing a degree in a science-related field. See Financial Aid for application process.

Presidential Scholars Award

Established in 2001 by the CCC&TI Foundation. This scholarship is to promote and to recognize outstanding academic achievement among students at Caldwell and Watauga high schools. See Financial Aid for application process.

Thad and Reva Tunmire Truck Driving Scholarship

Established January 2000 in honor of Thad and Reva Tunmire, the scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Truck Driving Program at CCC&TI. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office.

TRIO/SSS Alumni Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 2005 by the TRIO Alumni Group. Any TRIO/SSS student may apply. See the TRIO/SSS staff for application information.

Watauga Nursing Scholarship

Created through a fund-raising drive in 1990, this fund is to be used for a Watauga County resident who is accepted in the nursing program. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

James Douglas Weiller Scholarship

Established December 2000 by Barbara and Don Weiller and Mia Weiller in memory of James Douglas Weiller. This is designated for a yearly scholarship based on need as determined by the scholarship committee for non-traditional students (25 years old and older) enrolled in the Truck Driver Training Certificate Program at CCC&TI. Applications are available in the Industrial/ Transportation Office or the Financial Aid Office.

Boyd C. Wilson Family Scholarship

Established in 2005 as a memorial to Boyd C. Wilson Sr. by his family. The scholarship will provide funds for a Caldwell County resident who plans to transfer to a 4-year university to obtain a teaching degree after completing training at CCC&TI. See Financial Aid for application process.

Scholarships Awarded by Faculty/Staff Nominations

Please use our application form to apply.

Julia Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1981, this award is designated for a student in an office-related technology program who maintains a GPA of 2.5. This fund honors a past president of the college's NCAEOP chapter. Selections will be done by NCAEOP.

The Arts and Sciences Faculty Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a college transfer student to honor retired arts and sciences faculty. If awarded to a math student, it will honor Lloyd Coffey; if a history student, it will honor Ray Huckabee. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Anne and Alex Bernhardt, Sr. Scholarship

Established in 2011 to provide need-based financial aid and mentoring for single parents enrolled full-time in an Associate degree or diploma program. Selections and interviews done by Scholarship Committee, as identified by Foundation.

Wilson and Ola Brown Scholarship

Given in 1997 by Gilma Roberts in honor of her parents, the recipient must be a full-time student enrolled in the college transfer program, a first-generation college student. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Business Club Scholarship

The Business Club of CCC&TI established this fund in 1989. An annual award is presented to a student enrolled in a business curriculum. Selections done by the Business Club.

Vester Corpening Scholarship

Established in 1980 by the Ebony Kinship Club, this memorial fund will aid needy students from Caldwell County. Selections done by Ebony Kinship.

M. L. DeVane Scholarship

The Ebony Kinship Club of CCC&TI established this fund in 1975 to aid a student enrolled full-time at this institution. Selections done by Ebony Kinship.

Frazier Literature Scholarship

This scholarship was given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander Frazier. It is awarded to academically successful students who are pursuing English degrees. Selections done by the College Transfer Faculty Committee.

Rufus C. Gwyn Memorial Scholarship Fund

To honor Rufus C. Gwyn, a former instructor of data processing, the faculty awards a scholarship each year to a student who is graduating from CCC&TI and whose intentions are to further his/her education. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Helen J. Hatley Achievement Award

The CCC&TI Board of Trustees established this fund in 1984 to honor Helen Hatley,Controller Emeritus. The award is presented at graduation each year to a student who has completed one half of the required hours in a specific technical or college transfer curriculum. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Jimmy Hemphill Scholarship

This scholarship was established in August 1998 by friends, family and colleagues to honor Jimmy Hemphill. former executive vice-president, upon his retirement from CCC&TI. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Beverly Holt Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 and endowed in 2007 by friends and family of Bevery Holt in her memory. The scholarship is awarded to a cardiovascular sonography student with financial need. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Claudia S. Kincaid Achievement Award

The friends and co-workers of the late Claudia Kincaid, Dean Emeritus, Student Development of CCC&TI, established this fund in 1983. The award is presented at graduation each year to a student who has completed one half of the required hours in a specific curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better. Other criteria include extracurricular involvement, concurrent employment while enrolled, and potential for success after graduation.

Elizabeth M. Miller Scholarship

Established November 2001 by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Humphreys in memory of Mrs. Humphreys' mother, Elizabeth M. Miller. This scholarship is available by faculty nomination for a deserving second year, fulltime, female student who has at least a "B" average for the first year of college. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Samuel William Orlando Scholarship

Established in 2003 as a memorial to Sam Orlando, an instructor at the Watauga campus of CCC&TI, by his friends and family. The recipient must attend the Watauga Campus of CCC&TI and must have taken, or plan to take, at least two religion courses; however, no specific major is required. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Eunice Query Scholarship

Established in July of 1995. An endowed perpetual scholarship to honor Ms. Eunice Query, this scholarship will be awarded to a student after the completion of two academic semesters. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Query-Hickman Scholarship

Established in 1993 to honor William Hunter Query and Lucille Query Hickman, this scholarship will be awarded to a student after the completion of two academic semesters. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Gilma Roberts Scholarship

Established in 2008 in memory of Gilma Roberts, CCC&TI retiree, by her family and friends. This fund will provide a scholarship to a deserving full-time student who has earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in college course work. Selections done by scholarship committee.

Rotary Club of Lenoir – Dent Sullivan Scholarship

Established in 2011 in memory of Dent Sullivan to fund scholarships for second-year CCC&TI students enrolled in any program who demonstrate the potential for success and need financial assistance to complete their educational training. Selections made by Scholarship Committee of the Rotary Club of Lenoir.

Dan and Ila Stallings Scholarship

This fund was established by Dr. Stallings' wife and children to honor his years of service to CCC&TI and his many contributions to education. An annual scholarship is awarded to a second year student with financial need, who is enrolled in the Fine Arts program. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Dent and Louise Sullivan Scholarship

Established in 2003 to provide a scholarship to a deserving 2nd year fulltime student working toward an accounting degree with plans to transfer to a four-year institution. Selections done by Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships Awarded by Financial Need

Please use our application form to apply.

Robert and Patricia Annas Endowed Scholarship

Established by Robert Annas in memory of his parents. The fund is restricted to individuals who are seeking educational retraining as a result of losing their job from plant shutdown, layoffs, etc.

Blackwelder Foundation Memorial Scholarship

The Blackwelder Foundation established this scholarship in 1986 as a memorial to Dr. Blackwelder.
Additional criteria:

  • Caldwell County resident
  • Nursing or medical field

Margaret (Peg) MacQueen Broyhill Endowed Scholarship

The Foundation Board of CCC&TI established an endowed scholarship in honor of Peg Broyhill in 2008 in recognition of her long-term service to the Foundation, the college and its students. The scholarship will assist Caldwell County students who have unmet financial need.

Barbara L. Clark Scholarship

Established in 2006 as a memorial to Barbara Clark by her family and friends. The scholarship will provide funds to a mature female who is working full-time and attending college part-time. Preference will be given to a mature female who is enrolled in college courses that will lead to a better job.

Nellie B. Cobb Scholarship

Need based. Caldwell County resident. Preference to students from Mt. Herman United Methodist Church

Marischa Cooke Scholarship

Established in 2011 in memory of former librarian Marischa Cooke to fund scholarships for transfer students pursuing a degree in education who need financial assistance to complete studies at CCC&TI.

Meriden and Hazel French Scholarship

Established in 2008 through a gift of the estate of Meriden and Hazel French. This scholarship will assist any and all persons needing financial assistance to continue their education.

T. C. and Annie M. High Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family of T. C. and Annie High.
Additional criteria: Student from the southern part of Caldwell County

The Knights of Phythias, Caldwell Lodge 78, Scholarship

Established in 1992 by the Knights of Phythias with a gift of $50,000
Additional criteria: Students from Caldwell County

Emory C. McCall Scholarship

Friends of the late Emory C. McCall established this memorial scholarship as a perpetual fund in 1976.

Gladys and Glenn Miller Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1997 as a memorial to Gladys and Glenn Miller by their daughter, Dr. Susan Maynard.

Wayne J. Miller, Jr. Scholarship

To provide scholarships for tuition, fees and/or instructional supplies for non-traditional students enrolled in courses of study exceeding 90 contact hours leading to specific employment opportunities. Based on self-declared need or instructor referral to the Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education.

Myron L. Moore, Jr. Scholarship

The Lenoir Mirror Company established this fund in 1983 to assist needy students.

Carl B. and Olene B. Prestwood Scholarship

The family and friends of Carl and Olene Prestwood established this scholarship in their memory to assist deserving students.

Orville B. and Grace C. Peterson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 through a gift from the estate of O. B. and Grace Peterson.

Thomas M. Robbins Nursing Scholarship

Established in 1998
Additional criteria: Nursing students

Cade Shaver Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1980 by the Cade Shaver Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church, Hudson, NC. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student with financial need who is majoring in religion, teaching or human services.

Mrs. D. L. Snyder Scholarship

Established in 1997 by the family of Mrs. Snyder on the occasion of her 95th birthday. Recipient must be enrolled in an allied health program and have a 3.0 GPA on a minimum 12 semester hours.

June Wendelborg Scholarship

Established by June Wendelborg in 2002 to provide a scholarship to a deserving student with documented financial need. Student must be a Caldwell County resident who is enrolled full-time.

Hugh and Martha Wilson Family Scholarship

Established in 1997 to honor Hugh and Martha Wilson by their children.
Additional criteria: Residents of Caldwell County

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Please use our application form to apply

Bank of Granite Literacy Fund

Literacy students who have special needs.

Barton and Estoy Hayes Scholarship

An incentive scholarship for Career Center students to continue their education at CCC&TI.

Dr. H. E. Beam Scholarship

Established October 2000 in honor of Dr. H. Edwin Beam by friends, family and colleagues.

The scholarship is for tuition, fees and/or instructional supplies for non-curriculum students in programs of study exceeding 90 contact hours leading to specific employment opportunities.

CCC&TI Foundation Incentive Scholarship

Award certificates will be sent to students shortly after they complete either their High School Equivalency and/or Adult High School Diploma. Funds will be used to assist these graduates with their continuing education.

David Pittman Emergency Assistance Fund

Established by friends and family of Dr. David Pittman, former CCC&TI faculty member and administrator, this fund is used to aid Watauga campus students facing emergency situations. Assistance is limited to $40 in any academic year and may be returned as a gift to the fund at anytime. Any faculty or staff member may initiate action for a student once they have determined there is a true emergency situation. Once that has been determined the faculty or staff member must give the student a note indicating the need and send it with the student to the Financial Aid Office on the Watauga Campus.

Gilma Brown Roberts Emergency Assistance Fund

This fund was established in 1982 by the institution's staff and faculty to aid students facing critical emergency situations. Assistance is limited to $40 in any academic year and may be returned as a gift to the fund at anytime. Any faculty or staff member may initiate action for a student once they have determined there is a true emergency situation. Once that has been determined the faculty or staff member must give the student a note indicating the need and send it with the student to the vice president of student services on the Hudson Campus.