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Bladen We Care establishes allied health scholarship at BCC

Source Date: July 11, 2012

Bladen We Care and the Bladen Community College Foundation have teamed up to offer scholarships to students in the allied health programs at Bladen Community College. These scholarships will be called the Bladen We Care Allied Health Scholarship.

According to BCC Foundation Specialist Linda Burney, the primary purpose of the scholarship is to offer qualifying BCC students in the various allied health programs an avenue to become quality healthcare providers and remain in Bladen County, job market permitting.

To qualify for the scholarship; students must be residents of Bladen County; enrolled full-time; be a motivated, capable learners; demonstrate financial need; continue enrollment at BCC for the duration of the scholarship; maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average; and submit an application for the scholarship.

As with other scholarships offered through the Bladen Community College Foundation, recipients will be selected by the college's scholarship committee.

Bladen We Care, a community-based and community-governed not-for-profit foundation, has been in the business of helping Bladen County families for many years. According to Foundation President Mac Campbell, it is dedicated to raising and overseeing distribution of funds which will help provide health care for patients in need in Bladen County.

In funding scholarships to help ensure that Bladen residents have access to quality healthcare providers in the future, the foundation is meeting one of its stated goals, Campbell said.

BCC President Dr. William Findt pointed out that the new scholarships will play an important role in helping students in these critical programs.

"The college is extremely pleased for the generosity of Bladen We Care to sponsor allied health scholarships," said Findt. "These scholarships will benefit students in an area of high demand for college."

For more information on applying for this scholarship or others offered at the college, contact the BCC Financial Aid Office at 910.879.5562 or email sbenson@bladencc.edu..

For information on contributing to this or other scholarships offered through the Bladen Community College Foundation, contact Linda Burney at 910.879.5519 or email lburney@bladencc.edu.