The 2017 recipient of New College Foundation’s Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award and adjunct faculty member for Longwood University at New College Institute, Joan Rogers, moderated an educational forum on the opioid crisis recently. “Most of the children in foster care in our area are there due to drug addiction,” said Rogers explaining why she choose this topic for the forum. “Our community is in trouble.” Participating panelists were Deputy Chief Robert Fincher of the Martinsville City Police Department, Ann Gibson, Coordinator of Partners for Success, Sharon Ortiz-Garcia, District Epidemiologist with Western Piedmont Health District, and Bonnie Favero, Prevention Specialist with Piedmont Community Services. Read more.
Scholarships for NCI Students
New College Foundation is making scholarships available for New College Institute students for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship program is designed to encourage enrollment at New College Institute (NCI), increase the college attendance rate in the community, and help make college affordable.
“We hope that the opportunity for scholarship monies will provide the nudge someone needs to complete their degree at NCI and find the job of their dreams,” said Deborah Kaufman, executive director.
Funds are available, exclusively, to NCI students accepted into bachelor’s, master’s, and graduate certificate or endorsement programs through affiliated university partners. Areas of study include Elementary Education, Social Work, Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, Leadership Studies, and others. The scholarships are made possible by contributions from private citizens and foundations.
The deadline is May 31, 2018. Download application