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August 26, 2014
Craven Community College nursing student Kimberly Carter receives scholarship from the American Association of University Women
New Bern – Craven Community College (CCC) announced the recipient of an annual scholarship from the Twin Rivers Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). CCC student Kimberly Carter received the five-hundred dollar ($500) Jill Shelley Memorial Scholarship, which is given to an outstanding student to assist her in reaching her goals. Carter is enrolled in the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program.
This scholarship is given to non-traditional female student has had at least a five year absence from a formal educational program, before completing at least 12 hours at Craven with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The AAUW chapter scholarship committee requests 10 or 15 applications through the CCC financial aid office. The committee selects and interviews 4 or 5 candidates, and then makes a final selection and award.
The AAUW is an international organization founded 133 years ago by female college graduates with a mission statement that states, “Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.” The local Twin Rivers Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1997 (http://twinrivers-nc.aauw.net). Since 2001, the Twin Rivers Branch has given a Jill Shelley Memorial scholarship at Craven Community College for one or more students. Shelley was a past president of the Twin Rivers Branch chapter.
Founded in 1965, Craven Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. With campuses in New Bern and Havelock-Cherry Point, Craven serves about 3,200 curriculum students and more than 10,000 continuing education students each year. The college offers a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as college transfer courses, career and occupational offerings, partnerships with four-year universities, specialized workforce training options, developmental studies and basic skills classes. Craven Early College High School programs are available on both campuses. Craven is also home to Public Radio East, one of the few community colleges nationally with this distinction. For more information about the college, visit www.cravencc.edu.
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