The Northeast State Community College Foundation honored scores of new scholarship recipients on Tuesday evening at a scholars’ reception that united students and their scholarship sponsors.
Northeast State Foundation Executive Director Heather Cook welcomed students and friends who established annual and endowed scholarships at the College.
“We want students to know the people beyond their names on a scholarship,” said Cook. “We want them to know why these generous friends of Northeast State felt education was important enough to establish these student scholarships.”
Held at the College’s main campus, the reception gave students the chance to meet with the donors and the families of those donors who established the academic scholarships those students received. First-year students also met many of the faculty members that will be teaching them in class as they continue at Northeast State.
The Northeast State Foundation launched the “Because of You” campaign on Oct. 24 to create awareness for the programs and departments on campus and increase campus participation.
The “Because of You” campaign continues through Celebration Day on Nov. 15 where the Foundation will announce winners from the participating programs that raise the most scholar donations. The top ten programs will each receive $1,000 to go towards scholarships in their program.
Many Northeast State full-time faculty and staff contribute to scholarships administered through the Foundation. Northeast State scholarships are made possible by the charitable gifts to the Foundation from businesses, organizations, and individuals. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Northeast State Scholarship Committee.
If anyone is interested in providing assistance for students at Northeast State, they may designate their donation to any specific Northeast State Foundation scholarship of their choosing. To learn more about donations to the Northeast State Foundation and helping students, please contact Heather Cook at 423.354.2439 or hjcook@NortheastState.edu.