Albemarle, NC – The Stanly Community College (SCC) Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Martha Mullinix Scholarship. Mrs. Mullinix was a retired teacher of Norwood Elementary where she served 30 years before retiring from Stanly County Schools. She enjoyed teaching and stayed in touch with her students throughout the years, and always made sure each student in her classroom received a Christmas present.

“After Martha’s passing, we felt a strong need to do something to honor her life and continue her legacy of love. She had a passion and a calling for educating young children in the community in which she served. Never one to let a child go without, she often sought to fill the need, whatever it may have been. Keeping that in mind, we hope this scholarship will fill the need for a student who seeks to make a difference in their community through early childhood education,” stated Melissa Preslar, daughter-in-law of Martha Mullinix.

The Martha Mullinix Scholarship will be available for full-time or part-time students, preferably studying in the Early Childhood Education program, and have a 3.0 GPA. Students can apply using SCC’s Institutional Scholarship application located on the College’s website at Moving forward, a $500 scholarship will be available for the fall and spring semesters, a total of $1,000, beginning November 2022.

Since 1971, Stanly Community College has provided educational and career training opportunities to thousands of people across the region. Today, SCC serves nearly 10,000 students annually and has become a beacon of hope and change for countless individuals. To ensure that the College can continue this tradition of serving as an educational resource, the Foundation strives to meet and address the current and anticipated needs of the College and students. When you make a gift to the Foundation, the value of your dollar extends far beyond one person or one opportunity. Your investment supports the future of our entire region, bringing the power of higher education within reach for thousands of people.

 If you are interested in donating to the Foundation, please contact Jeania Martin at (704) 991-0370 or We encourage individuals to visit the Foundation’s website here.