A $5,000 donation by Carter County Bank combined with a $10,000 anonymous match totaling $15,000 to the Northeast State Community College Foundation will provide Educate and Grow scholarships for 2012 Carter County graduates.
The Educate and Grow Scholarship Program is an economic development effort designed to develop and maintain a qualified workforce for the region. Every 2012 high school graduate in Carter County is eligible to apply for a four-semester scholarship at Northeast State.
“Carter County Bank understands the value of a quality education to people as individuals and the positive impact it has on our community as a whole. We are extremely proud to be a part of this effort and have had a long history of supporting programs like the Educate and Grow at Northeast State,” said Dale Fair, president of Carter County Bank.
Awards are made to eligible students as reimbursements based on unmet tuition needs. Scholarship amounts depend on the number of students in the program and the availability of program funds. Educate and Grow scholarships are also offered in Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.
“We are pleased that Carter County Bank has stepped forward to fund this important scholarship,” said Heather Cook, executive director of the Northeast State Foundation. “Local support is very meaningful for students because it helps them realize their goals and dreams are valued by the community.”
For more information, about the Educate and Grow Scholarship, visit, www.educateandgrow.com or call the office of Scholarship Programs at 423.354.2507.
Carter County Bank was established in 1939 and has five Tennessee locations in Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Roan Mountain, and one branch in Sugar Mountain, N.C.