GCCP awards scholarships to local seniors

Published 3:44 pm Friday, May 26, 2023

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Gates County Community Partnership (GCCP) will grant four scholarships from two initiatives to 2023 graduates of Gates County High School.

GCCP North Carolina Promise Tuition Scholarship awardees are Sydney Moore (Elizabeth City State University) and Kristen Barnes (Western Carolina University).

GCCP “3 Sisters” A.R.E. Achievers Scholarship awardees are Kailyn Wilson (North Carolina Central University) and Amaria Hathaway (North Carolina Central University).

Each scholarship recipient will receive a one-time, $1,000 payment to their university.

“Congratulations on receiving the scholarship awards. Your hard work and dedication has truly paid off,” stated Chante Jordan of Gates County Community Partnership. “As you embark on this next chapter of your academic journey, I want to share these wise words from Nelson Mandela. ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.'”

Jordan also offers the recipients best wishes on continued success and implores them to use the scholarships as a stepping stone towards making a positive impact in their community and beyond.

The purpose of the GCCP North Carolina Promise Tuition Scholarship is to fund the first year of tuition for 2023 Gates County High School graduates using the North Carolina Promise Tuition Plan at Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Western Carolina University, or the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

The privately endowed GCCP “3 Sisters” A.R.E. Achievers Scholarship honors three sisters from rural North Carolina who value education and understand the correlation between a college degree and a successful future. Recipients must attend North Carolina A&T State University, Winston Salem State University, or North Carolina Central University.

Gates County Community Partnership is a 501(c)3 public charity whose mission is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth.