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9/6/2014 12:01:00 AM
Local Students Receive Scholarships From Broyhill Family Foundation
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) announced on Friday, September 5 that $20,000 in scholarships  were distributed evenly between nine North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU)  for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The scholarships were made possible by The Broyhill Family Foundation and were awarded on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.

Dr. Hope Williams, President of NCICU expressed appreciation for this support and the impact that it will have, “The Broyhill scholarship will be a lifelong gift for the students and will have a tremendous impact on the future of each individual.”

The following recipients were chosen to receive this scholarship:

  • Belmont Abbey College: Amanda Tarbush, Shelby, N.C.
  • Gardner-Webb University: Jordan Cochran, Mount Holly, N.C.
  • High Point University: Anthony Vita, Midlothian, Va.
  • Lees-McRae College: Hayden Moses, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University: Stan Ashby, Oakridge, N.C.
  • Mars Hill University: Kelsey Poole, Lincolnton, N.C.
  • Meredith College: Bernadette Gonzales, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Salem College: Brittney Lewis, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Warren Wilson College: Camilla Cannon, Mandevilla, La.

“Early in our history, J.E. Broyhill and his son Paul, our founders, recognized the tremendous value that small, independent colleges provided to young people and subsequently to society-at-large,” said Sheila Triplett-Brady, Executive Director of the Broyhill Family Foundation.  “Those schools still carry the tradition of providing quality education underscored by strong, American values.  We are pleased to continue the tradition of support through the Independent College Fund.”

About the Broyhill Family Foundation

The Broyhill Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Lenoir, N.C. The Foundation was founded by the J.E. Broyhill family in August of 1946 at first to offer financially-limited students a chance to go to college.  Through the years the foundation has continued to support higher education, the arts, medical research, and community development.  The Foundation has supported North Carolina’s independent institutions for 45 years and has contributed over $654,000.

About The Independent College Fund of North Carolina

The Independent College Fund of North Carolina was founded in 1953 to provide North Carolina businesses an opportunity to support the state’s private colleges and universities.  Since its founding, the Independent College Fund has exemplified business and education in partnership by helping thousands of students to prepare for careers in business, the professions, and public service.  The Fund has raised nearly $80 million for the benefit of its member colleges and universities and their students.  The Independent College Fund of North Carolina is the fundraising division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that represents North Carolina’s 36 private colleges and universities.  For more information about the Independent College Fund of North Carolina, visit

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