Six North Carolina Students Win $500 to Put Toward College Expenses
May 2017 (Raleigh, N.C.) – College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) was proud to sponsor the #CollegeBound Drawing on the CFNC Facebook page during the month of April. Six lucky high school seniors from North Carolina were drawn from the pool of entrants and each received $500 to put toward their higher education.
The #CollegeBound Drawing was designed to give rising college freshmen in NC the opportunity to celebrate their successful admission to colleges and universities across the state. To enter, high school seniors shared pictures of themselves with their college acceptance letters on the CFNC Facebook page, giving friends and family the opportunity to publicly congratulate them.
“It’s always exciting for us to see students achieving their dreams and we are pleased the #CollegeBoundDrawing played a part in celebrating their success,” said Shera Hube, Vice President of Marketing and Savings at College Foundation, Inc., the non-profit that administered the drawing for the CFNC collaboration.
As for the winners, they all agreed that every little bit helps as they and their families prepare to pay for college.
Winner Caroline Forrester of Rocky Mount, NC, said that her advice is to, “apply for everything – every chance you get! Take advantage of it all. It’s a lot of work, but the more you do it, the easier it gets.”
The six winners were Holly Bradsher of Greenville, NC; Trevor Burkholder of High Point, NC; Sydnie Alligood of Bath, NC; Dre’Shuwn Terry of Roanoke Rapids, NC; Julia Eccleston of Arden, NC; and Caroline Forrester of Rocky Mount, NC.
Asked her thoughts on the drawing and their prizes, Julia Eccleston said, “After getting this prize, it’s definitely motivation to tell younger students to ‘just try.’ You never know where you might find money. Put the effort in today and think about the long-term when these opportunities come up.”
“Figuring out how to pay for college can start long before your child enters high school,” said Hube. “Starting early gives you and your child a chance to work together on a financial game plan to handle college costs.”
However, no matter when you start, CFNC.org has a wealth of information to address what you need to know about going to college, from tips of how to prepare in middle and high school to steps to take in applying for college admission and financial aid to finding a career. Since 2000, the free, comprehensive CFNC service has been helping North Carolina families plan, apply and pay for college through resources on its website and the help of its call center and other staff. For answers to your college questions, visit CFNC.org or call toll-free (866) 866-2362 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About College Foundation of North Carolina
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina provided by a collaboration of Pathways (the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, and The University of North Carolina System), the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc. CFNC promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying and paying for college.
CFNC offers resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at CFNC.org