Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 13, 2019

John A. Campbell endowment awards scholarships

The John Campbell Endowment awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who are interested in pursuing health care careers. This year’s recipients are:

  • Kevoin Chunh, Salisbury High School
  • Mary-Catherine Berger, Salisbury High School
  • Ana Vallie Vazquez, East Rowan High School
  • MaKenna Davis, East Rowan High School
  • McKenzie Shoaf, North Rowan High School
  • Amanda Davis, Carson High School
  • Isel Arlene Quintero, Rowan County Early College

Rowan-Salisbury graduates offered over $33 million in scholarships

Across the Rowan-Salisbury school district, graduating seniors have seen a consistent and a significant increase in the amount of scholarships offered. More than= $33 million was offered to students this year, compared to the almost $6 million offered in 2012.

“This illustrates the hard work of our students, teachers, and counselors. It also speaks volumes to the support students receive from their families, our community, Crosby Scholars, and our local colleges. I look forward to seeing all they will achieve in the future,” said Superintendent Lynn Moody. “I wish all our graduates the very best.”

Prior year scholarship totals are:

  • 2019: $33,170,630
  • 2018: $32,302,486
  • 2017: $25,923,859
  • 2016:  $18,407,566
  • 2015: $9,553,991
  • 2014: $9,408,907
  • 2013: $7,844,484
  • 2012: $5,860,632

Amounts awarded at individual campuses are:

  • Henderson Independent: $23,000 between eight graduates
  • Salisbury High School: $7,061,116 between 190 graduates
  • Rowan County Early College: $1,566,993 between 61 graduates
  • North Rowan High School: $4,310,255 between 135 graduates
  • Carson High School: $4,838,557 between 297 graduates
  • East Rowan High School: $8,422,940 between 235 graduates
  • West Rowan High  School: $1,592,191 between 261 graduates
  • South Rowan High School: $5,355,578 between 211 graduates

State Employees’ Credit Union awards scholarships to three

The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation presented $10,000 four-year college scholarship to four local students:

  • Elizabeth Paige Brumley, a senior at West Rowan High School for study at North Carolina State University.
  • Myles Sage Cannon, a senior at Rowan County Early College for study at the University of North Carolina atWilmington.
  • Adisynne Dorina Henley, a senior at West Rowan High School for study at North Carolina State University.
  • Heather Robin Mauzy, a senior at Carson High School for study at East Carolina University.

The scholarships are available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of the credit union or eligible for membership through a parent or guardian. Funded by union members, the $10,000 “People Helping People” Scholarship recognizes community involvement, leadership, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The money is provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.

High school scholarships awarded for the 2019 academic year represent a $4.35 million investment in the education goals of college-bound students.

“SECU members have a deep commitment to education in North Carolina and truly believe in the cooperative spirit of helping others,” said local advisory board member Janet Ruffin. “The foundation’s annual ‘People Helping People’ Scholarship program is an opportunity to share in the dreams and aspirations of hundreds of high school seniors as they continue their academic journey through the University of North Carolina System.”

Since its inception in 2005, the scholarship program has provided over $56 million in scholarships for high school seniors.