Nonprofit group creates VGCC scholarship

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Carolina United for Change, Inc., a local nonprofit organization, recently established an annual scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College.

Joseph Brodie of Henderson, co-founder and leader of the organization, recently visited VGCC to present a $600 donation on its behalf. The first “Carolina United for Change” Scholarship is set to be awarded to a VGCC student in the fall of 2022. In selecting recipients of the scholarship, the college will seek to identify a student from Vance County who is a member of a minority group and who meets certain academic requirements.

Brodie, a U.S. Army veteran, is also a graduate of VGCC’s Criminal Justice Technology and Human Services Technology programs. “We at Carolina United for Change unite to end racial discrimination, help feed the hungry, reduce poverty and improve education for all,” Brodie said.

“On behalf of The Vance-Granville Community College Foundation, I am thankful for Carolina United for Change’s generosity,” said VGCC Foundation Executive Director Tanya S. Weary. “The establishment of this scholarship will lighten the financial burden for one of our students, so that they can focus more on the most important aspect of their college career: learning.”

The VGCC Foundation (formerly known as the Endowment Fund) has enabled more than 10,000 scholarships to be awarded to students since 1982. Scholarships have been endowed by numerous individuals, industries, businesses, civic groups, churches and the college’s faculty and staff. Tax-deductible donations to the VGCC Foundation have often been used to honor or remember a person, group, business or industry with a lasting gift to education. For more information, call (252) 738-3409.

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