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Few institutions impact lives and local economics the way Bladen Community College does.

The college has changed the lives of many of the most disadvantaged. Graduates touch many lives—they become our teachers, our technicians, our nurses, and our community leaders. The dollars given to Bladen Community College synergize. It is a great investment that pays dividends forever.

Community colleges in the state were originally funded by public support along with tuition and fees. However, as diminishing government support, changeable student enrollment, and higher operating costs have altered the financial landscape, community colleges have begun adopting a new perspective. More and more, they are turning to their foundations as an important revenue source to offset the impact of budget cuts while sustaining educational excellence and accessibility.

Our Bladen Community College Foundation offers many opportunities and avenues in which to invest in the college. You may wish to give to the BCC Foundation’s general fund allowing the college the freedom to meet needs as they arise or you may choose to designate part, or all, of your gift to a specific program, scholarship, or naming opportunity.

Regardless of whether it is restricted or unrestricted, your investment will assist Bladen Community College in meeting its most critical institutional and instructional needs. Please give today knowing that your investment will support Bladen Community College and our students for years to come. For your convenience, you may contribute online by going to the BCC Website “Donate” link.

On behalf of the college, I invite you to learn more about the Bladen Community College Foundation and the various ways you may support the college’s educational programs.


Guyton, Sondra H.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Community Relations
Institutional Advancement
Building 10 Room 18


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About BCC Foundation

Bladen Community College is dedicated to delivering a great education, but we also desire to share the best overall experience possible for each of our students.

Ambassador Program

The BCC Student Ambassador Program is comprised of a diverse group of students who serve as leaders on campus.

Alumni Association

When you graduate, we know your story is just beginning and we want to stay in touch!

Volunteering & Mentoring

Our donor community is full of talented people. When folks donate their time talent and treasure, it certainly does not go unnoticed.

Foundation Annual Dinner

We are so very excited to bring you our newest event on October 5th, 2023!

Featured Scholarship Opportunities

Bladen Community College Ambassador Annual Scholarship

The Bladen Community College Foundation awards scholarship annually to three of four students, who meet the overall criteria and also display leadership ability. Those selected will represent the college throughout the school year at various functions and activities.
The scholarship provides for partial payment of tuition, books and fees. The award is $1,000 to be split between fall/spring semesters. Additionally, the student will receive a pair of khaki pants, blue and green polo shirt and a nametag.

James Byron “J.B.” Priest, Jr. Memorial Agribusiness Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the James Byron “J.B.” Priest Jr. Memorial Agriculture Scholarship Fund is to provide a scholarship to a student at Bladen Community College, Dublin, NC, who plans to pursue a degree in an agribusiness related field.
To qualify as a recipient for the James Byron “J.B.” Priest, Jr. Memorial Agribusiness Endowed Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a Bladen County resident.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Agribusiness program.
  • Submit a scholarship application.
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship.

Essic M. Williams Endowed Scholarship

The Essic M. Williams Scholarship has been given in memory of Mr. Williams, who was a longtime Bladen County educator. He served in many rolls in the Bladen County School System. First as a teacher, then administrator, assistant principal, principal and finally superintendent. Mr. Williams was also a leader at Bladen Community College having first been named a Trustee in the early 1970’s. At the time of his death, he had been chairman of the Board of Trustees for 20 years.
To qualify as a recipient for the Essic M. Williams Endowed Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a resident of Bladen County.
  • Submit a scholarship application.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need.
  • Submit an essay stating why they have chosen their particular field of study and how the scholarship will help them attain their educational goal.
  • Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Maintain a minimum a 2.5 grade point average.