21st Century Scholars

Initiated in remembrance of Daisy Fort

The idea of a scholarship program for young people was born in Harlem, New York by philanthropist Eugene Lang. SCC’s 21st Century Scholars program is modeled after Lang’s initiative. The program offers students’ scholarships to Stanly Community College upon successful completion of the program and high school graduation. The scholarships are for two years to SCC and are not transferable to any other institution. The chosen students agree to remain in high school, meet attendance and grade requirements, stay off drugs and alcohol, and graduate from high school.

The Stanly County School system agrees to provide support and assist with skills development through instruction and an advisory system. Stanly Community College agrees to assist students in completing financial aid forms and maintaining close contact with the student through a series of activities that might include campus visits, summer programs and career counseling.

To be selected, a student must be enrolled in a Stanly County Middle school. They must demonstrate academic scholarship or potential for achievement, possess leadership qualities, and participate in community activities. Nominations are made by school personnel. 

Honor Benefactor: Dr. W. Davis Fort

Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. TaylorMrs. Jackie M. Furr Beeker
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Snyder, Jr.Len and Pam Brafford
Mr. and Mrs. Donnie N. LowderStephanie and Emily Sharples
Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. PhillipsMartha H. Lowder
Dr. and Mrs. Francis W. GreenDr. and Mrs. H. T. Webb, Jr.
Allen and Nadine BowersJames C. and Cathy F. Bivens
Bill and Vergie KrimmingerStanly Community College Faculty and Staff
Joyce Turner MortonL. Gordon Miller, Jr. and Nancy Black Miller
Bill and Helen ComberMr. and Mrs. Johnny B. Treece
Gus and Pam HolbrookTony and Kay Dennis
Mitchel and Lynda SmithRobert W. and Claudia Odom
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Kelley 
Elbert L. Whitley, Jr. and JoAnn B. Whitley Joel and Brenda Huneycutt