Alexis Queen of New Bern is the recipient of the NC Federation of Republican Women’s (NCFRW) 2019 Caring for America Scholarship. Alexis graduated from the Early College of Eastern Applied Sciences and Technology (EAST), a partner with Craven Community College and NAV Air aboard Cherry Point Marine Air Station. Students in this five-year program have the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of college credit toward a bachelor’s degree.
The $1,000 merit-based scholarship to attend an accredited NC college, vocational, or technical institution is for a NC high school senior from a NC military family who meets the requirements of the application. Created after September 11, 2001, the NCFRW Caring for America Scholarship advances the goals of the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) Caring for America program to work in communities across the nation fulfilling local needs. The NCFRW has been affiliated with the NFRW since 1953 and is committed to helping NC military families through its Caring for America program. NCFRW’s 44 clubs have raised more than $20,000 in scholarship funds for eligible children of NC service personnel.