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DCCC Students Awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

July 16, 2018 – During the 2017-2018 academic year, 31 students from Davidson County Community College benefited from scholarships provided by the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System.

For nearly 20 years, the Golden LEAF Scholarship program has helped North Carolinians residing in rural communities that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed to attend the state’s community colleges and universities.

“Our students often face barriers in coming to college outside of just paying tuition and college fees,” Rhonda Coats, vice president of student affairs, said. “The exciting part of the Golden LEAF scholarship is it helps students navigate those barriers in ways federal financial aid can’t. We’re so grateful for this scholarship program for empowering students to continue their education.”

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and child care related to attending certain qualifying classes during the academic year. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in eligible counties as designated by the Golden Leaf Foundation. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Those students awarded this past year for the scholarship represent Davidson, Davie and Randolph counties.

Students awarded scholarships from DCCC for 2017-2018 include:

  • Hilary Cartner of Advance
  • Debbie Ruiz of High Point
  • Debra Self of High Point
  • Amy Carpenter of Lexington
  • Victoria Cottom of Lexington
  • Ashley Freedle of Lexington
  • Lisa Gabriel of Lexington
  • Isaac Gonzalez of Lexington
  • Taylor Harvey of Lexington
  • Mohamadu Jarra of Lexington
  • Whitney Manns of Lexington
  • Dana Parker of Lexington
  • Kristina Pilgrim of Lexington
  • Vadanand Roopnarine of Lexington
  • Jackie Surratt of Lexington
  • Amanda Trexler of Lexington
  • Rebecca Williamson of Lexington
  • Taniyah Wilson of Lexington
  • Heather Wright of Lexington
  • Tameka Borders of Thomasville  
  • MacKenzie Ferdinand of Thomasville 
  • Megan Hayworth of Thomasville 
  • Darling Hoyos of Thomasville 
  • Megan Hughes of Thomasville 
  • Jordan King of Thomasville 
  • Savannah McKinney of Thomasville 
  • Jessica Salas of Thomasville 
  • Jackie Stackhouse of Thomasville 
  • Tiffany Thompson of Thomasville 
  • Carol Voncannon of Thomasville 
  • Shannon Whitt of Winston-Salem

About The Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy. The foundation receives one-half of North Carolina’s funds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers and places special emphasis on assisting tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities across the state. The Golden LEAF Foundation works in partnership with governmental entities, educational institutions, economic development organizations and nonprofits to achieve its mission. The foundation has awarded 1,249 grants totaling more than $548 million since its inception. For more information about the foundation, visit www.goldenleaf.org or call 888-684-8404.

About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.