GCCP awards Promise Plan Scholarships to local seniors

Published 4:55 pm Friday, May 17, 2024

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GATESVILLE – For the sixth consecutive year, Gates County Community Partnership (GCCP) has awarded the GCCP North Carolina Promise Plan Scholarship to graduating seniors from Gates County High School.

Aniaya Hathaway

This scholarship covers one year of tuition at one of four institutions: Elizabeth City State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Fayetteville State University, or Western Carolina University.

This year’s honorees, Aniaya Hathaway and Landon Buck, will be attending Elizabeth City State University and Western Carolina University, respectively.

Landon Buck

Sherley Jones Jr., a director of Gates County Community Partnership, shared his enthusiasm for the ongoing commitment to local students, saying, “In line with our mission to elevate the educational goals of Gates County scholars, it fills us with immense pride to deliver these scholarships to our students.”

The North Carolina Promise Tuition Plan, a venture by the State of North Carolina, aims to enhance access to high-quality university education within the University of North Carolina system by offering reduced tuition rates that are supplemented by state funds. Gates County Community Partnership supports students who benefit from this valuable program, recognizing it as a strategic investment in education.

Chante Jordan, one of the directors at Gates County Community Partnership, reflected on the impact of their mission since its inception.

“Established in 2018, our organization has always operated on the principle that education is essential and serves as the foundation for a thriving society,” Jordan stated. “This scholarship matters deeply to us, to the recipients, and to the broader community. Truly, education is the key to the future!”

Gates County Community Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt 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.