Martinsville, Va. (Aug. 15, 2019) – The New College Foundation Board of Directors has made a $10.5 million counter offer to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of General Services (“DGS”) in response to its unsolicited bid to purchase the property currently occupied by New College Institute (“NCI”). The law firm representing the Foundation communicated the offer to DGS. READ MORE.
Foundation Awards Scholarships
The ability to receive the same education ten minutes away as she would two hours away for a reasonable price was what led Fieldale resident, Victoria Barnhart, to pursue her degree at New College Institute. Barnhart was one of the recipients of a scholarship from New College Foundation and was recognized as the organization’s Patrick Henry Community College Scholar. She plans to study social work through Longwood University.
Sixteen students earned grants which are awarded annually through the Foundation’s scholarship program.
“Although, I am not the first college graduate in my family, I will be the first to take on the rewarding task of becoming a teacher, said Kaisey Campbell of Axton. “Teaching is my passion and I am very eager to get my own classroom.” Campbell received the Lacy Foundation scholarship.
Concord resident, Wendy Davis, describes herself as not the typical student. “I have been a teacher for twenty-eight years and needed a new focus.” Davis was granted the Mr. and Mrs. Bashley H. Lee Scholarship and plans to study to be a librarian.
Robert Stout, III of Bassett considers receiving the New College Foundation Scholarship an “outstanding educational blessing.” He is a career switcher having worked in the private sector for twenty years and is pursuing a degree in educational leadership through James Madison University.
Other students who received awards included Danville resident, Sara Emerson who is studying to be a librarian, Martinsville student, Alexah Eure, majoring in elementary education, Spencer student, Willie Greene who is majoring in elementary education, Martinsville resident, Betty Hairston, who is studying elementary education, and Olivia Jones, also of Martinsville who is studying elementary education.
Other students who earned scholarships from the Foundation were Martinsville residents, Brittany Bolden, Emily Martin, Morgan Norman, and Mariah Shaffer who are all studying elementary education, Galax student, Rodney Alderman, who is studying to be a librarian, Cascade student, Lauren Taylor who is studying social work, and Ridgeway resident, Allison Wright who is majoring in elementary education.
The Foundation manages an endowment that consists of fifteen scholarships and awards. “Students must be enrolled in programs through New College Institute to be eligible for the grants, according to the Foundation’s executive director, Deborah Kaufman. “Applicants are judged by a selection committee based on their academic and work history, community service, personal statements, and recommendations.”
“We appreciate the support of our donors, said Foundation chair, Patrice Newnam. “These funds help make financing a college education affordable for students and their families.”