Scholarship Opportunities

North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers were created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  The scholarships are available to full time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 enrolled in the second year of an Allied Health program of high demand at a community college.

All applicants must have completed the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships, $500 for the fall and spring semesters.  Disbursement of the spring awards is contingent upon enrollment and satisfactory academic performance.

The recipients are selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives.  The committee considers financial need, merit, and personal commitment to the health care profession when making the selections.

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships for Health Careers have been created to assist students interested in attaining associate degrees in fields of high demand that will allow them to join the health care profession.  Eligible programs are listed below:

·         Associate Degree Nursing (A45110)

·         Dental Hygiene (A45260)

·         Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

·         Health Information Technology (A45360)

·         Medical Assisting (A45400)

·         Medical Laboratory Technology (A45400)

·         Pharmacy Technology (A45580)

·         Physical Therapist Assistant (2-year program)

·         Physical Therapist Assistant (1+1)(A45640)

·         Respiratory Therapy (A45720)

·         Veterinary Medical Technology (A45780)

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of NC Community College representatives. The committee will consider financial need, as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA), merit, as determined by academic performance, and personal commitment to the health profession, as determined by the required documentation.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 17, 2012.

George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship

The North Carolina Community College System Office is advertising the offering of the George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship for the upcoming 2012-13 school year to one eligible student as a means of scholarship support. If selected for this scholarship award the scholarship will cover a maximum of ninety percent (90%) of full-time tuition, excluding books and fees. The funds may be distributed equally in two payments: fall semester and spring semester.  Scholarship checks will be issued to the college.  To qualify as a candidate for the George W. Ballard Memorial Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

1.       Be personally eligible for in-state tuition.

2.       Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration curriculum at a North Carolina Community College.

3.       Submit an essay stating why he/she chose the field of study and how the scholarship will help them financially attain their educational goal.

4.       Maintain a cumulative grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.

5.       Continue for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 31, 2012.

Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

The North Carolina Community College System Office is advertising the offering of the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship for the upcoming 2012-13 school year to one eligible student as a means of scholarship support. The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship is an annual award of $1,660.00. The funds will be distributed in two payments per recipient: fall semester $415, and spring semester $415.  Scholarship checks will be issued to the college in the name of the recipient. To qualify as a recipient for the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

1.       Be a resident of a North Carolina.

2.       Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate Degree program in education, health or environmental science at a North Carolina Community College.

3.       Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need.

4.       Submit an essay stating why they have chosen the field of study and how the scholarship will help them attain their educational goal.

5.       Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation.

6.       Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.

7.       The recipient(s) must show documentation that they have volunteered in the intended field of study to be considered for this scholarship. Documentation must be within the past year.

The recipients of the scholarship will be selected each year by a scholarship committee at the North Carolina Community College System Office.  Factors to be considered in the selection process will include, but will not be limited to, scholastic achievement, participation in outside activities, and a demonstrated commitment to the students’ chosen disciplines:  Education, Health, or Environmental Science

Family Statement:  In addition to demonstrating merit and commitment to further your education, you are receiving this scholarship because of Allen Ryan Todd’s life and enthusiasm for learning and his family’s belief that we are here not just to further our own ends, but also to contribute to a larger purpose.  In that spirit, scholarship, service, and a desire to help other committed individuals are crucial elements in the selection of recipients.

We hope recipients will regard this scholarship as an obligation to make the most of their career goals and as an opportunity to help others.  We are looking for students who will model scholarship, leadership, and service in their own lives and serve as good models for future recipients of this financial aid.  While we cannot always “pay it back,” we can “pay it forward.”  We wish to support those who subscribe to this philosophy.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 31, 2012

 

 

 

SECU Two-Year Scholarship

The Financial Aid Office is proud to advertise the SECU Two-Year scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. The SECU Foundation established this two-year scholarship program to assist North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) students in achieving academic success.  The members of the State Employees’ Credit Union take an active role in assisting organizations and communities across North Carolina and truly believe in “People Helping People!”

The N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union Two-Year College Scholarship is an annual award distributed in two payments: fall semester, $1,250 per student; and spring semester, $1,250 per student.

Eligible applicants will be those students who best exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People,” and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement and meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program.
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1, and is eligible for in-state tuition.
  1. Best exemplifies the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People” and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
  1. Demonstrate financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference may be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs.
  1. Demonstrate scholastic achievement and maintains a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attained a score of 3,000 on the GED test.                                                       
  1. Use the scholarship to pay tuition, books, fees, course supplies and transportation.
  1. Agrees to continue at the community college where enrolled at the time of the scholarship award for the duration of the scholarship, for four consecutive fall/spring semesters or upon completion of a diploma program. Scholarships are not transferable to another student or another school.
  1. Is not a Director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation.

Eligible applicants can be referred to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office website under “scholarships” and then “new scholarship listings” for an application.

Completed applications will be submitted to the Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office. The application submission deadline for this scholarship for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year is August 3, 2012.

CPCC’s College and Career Readiness office: different name, same services

The CPCC Community Development/Basic Skills Department has changed its name to the College and Career Readiness Department. The department’s new name better reflects its top priority – student success.

Throughout the day, College and Career Readiness staff members take a student-focused approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals, working with participants one-on-one to polish their life skills before they enroll in college or seek employment.

To ensure a smooth transition into a post-secondary education institution or the workforce, the department’s team guides students through an assortment of college and career readiness courses such as foundational skills courses in language, arts and math; and/or pre-college courses that include GED preparation, adult high school courses and English as a Second Language classes.

These sessions are available at no cost and are led by CPCC’s highly qualified staff who combine technology and innovation with more traditional teaching techniques to create an unparalleled learning experience for students.

As the fall semester approaches, CPCC community members can expect to hear more about the College and Career Readiness Department, including the launch of its new Central Intake, Assessment and Registration Center, expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

To stay updated on the department’s latest news, please visitwww.cpcc.edu/ccr.

Food Service Summer Hours

Food Service hours for the remainder of the summer will be as follows:

Central Campus Subway
July 9 – 17               7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 18 – 25            Closed
July 26 – Aug 8      7 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Central Campus Bojangles
July 9 – 12               7 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 13 – Aug 8      Closed
Levine Campus Subway
July 9 – 17               8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
July 18 – Aug 8      Closed

HOT TICKET OFFER: Buy-One, Get-One Ticket to “Legally Blonde”

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Legally Blonde - The Musical

CPCC Summer Theatre’s season of hot shows at cool prices comes to a close in July with the Charlotte region’s premiere of “Legally Blonde – The Musical.”

When star sorority girl Elle Woods gets dumped by a boyfriend who is looking for a more serious girl, the UCLA Fashion Merchandising major puts down her credit cards and hits the books to go where no Delta Nu has ever gone before: Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. A hit on Broadway, “Legally Blonde” is a feel-good musical that will have you on your feet cheering for Elle and her friends. From the opening notes of “Omigod You Guys” to the finale, “Find My Way,” you’ll understand why this perky charmer with a penchant for pink has delighted theatre audiences since the show opened on Broadway in 2007.

On stage July 13 – 21, at the beautiful Halton Theater on the CPCC Central Campus, “Legally Blonde” is the perfect summer show. Great tickets are just $18 and $22. Best of all, a special BOGO (buy-one ticket, get-one free) offer for the Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. performance makes this the perfect and MOST AFFORDABLE summer show! This is the first time CPCC Summer Theatre has offered a BOGO ticket to the public, so don’t miss out. Call the box office at 704.330.6534 and ask for the Wednesday BOGO offer for “Legally Blonde.” Tickets to other performances of “Legally Blonde” are also available online at tix.cpcc.edu. To take advantage of this BOGO offer, you must call the box office. Grab a friend, family member, sorority sister, manicurist, UPS man, or anyone else and come enjoy a great show for as little as $9 a ticket. Did we mention that parking is free?

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

Wow! Did you know that CPCC students and employees now have FREE access to Lynda.com’s collection of online tutorials and training? Lynda.com produces thousands of tutorials, invaluable training, inspiration and more to help you get the most out of your software.

Top 10 benefits to learning with lynda.com are:

  1. Online training library
  2. A variety of content and membership options
  3. A wide selection of topics and software categories
  4. New releases every week
  5. Top quality training and tutorials
  6. The highest quality instructors
  7. Inspirational and behind-the-scenes project documentaries
  8. Searchable closed captions
  9. Certificates of completion
  10. Economical multi-user training for businesses and schools

Don’t just gain skills—gain confidence. To get started, visit http://services.cpcc.edu/lynda. You will need to provide your CPCC login to access the site. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the CPCC ITS Help Desk.

Mark Your Calendars – Fall Academic Calendar

Just a reminder, classes for the fall 2012 semester start Thursday, Aug. 9. Be sure to mark your calendars.

The first break for the fall semester will come with the Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday. The College also will be clCalendarosed the rest of that week for the Democratic National Convention, which Charlotte is hosting. So, there will be no classes Sept. 3 – 8. The normal class schedule will resume on Monday, Sept. 10.

CPCC Dance Theatre Students Recognized

CPCC's Dance Theatre

CPCC's Dance Theatre

CPCC Dance Theatre members Christina Thomas and Javier Gonzalez have been selected as this year’s recipients of the CPCC Dance Theatre Patrice Burnside Award.  This prestigious award is presented in honor of former CPCC Dance Theatre member Patrice Burnside.

Patrice was the department’s original Clara in “The Nutcracker” and went on to become a principal dancer with CPCC Dance Theatre, while also performing with North Carolina Dance Theatre and the New York Theatre. Sadly, Patrice was killed in a tragic automobile accident.  This award was created in her memory and celebrates excellence in dance.  This is the first time in four years the award has been presented and Christina and Javier are being recognized for their work with CPCC Dance Theatre as well as other companies in Charlotte.

Congratulations Christina and Javier!

CPCC Libraries Tip of the Week!

Did you know… CPCC Libraries’ is your resource for picking out fantastic summer reads!  For summer reading leads, check out the “Staff Picks for Summer Reading” display in the Central Campus Library throughout May.  The library also subscribes to NoveList, an online readers’ advisory service that is searchable by author, title, series name, plot and much more.  This online service includes about 6,000 Booklist book reviews, links to websites, reviews for award winning books, etc.  You may also want to check out the New York Times Best Sellers list for additional ideas.

For tips on using NoveList and other similar services, check out the Step-by-Step Guide to a Great Read, created by one of our own CPCC librarians!

 

CPCC 2012 Summer Theatre

CPCC Summer Theatre will perform the following productions this summer. Experience live theater at a great price (student tickets are only $5, simply present your CPCC ID at the SunTrust Box Office, located in the Overcash building on Central

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

Campus). We hope to see you there!

Guys and Dolls June 15-21
Noises Off, June 29-July 5
Legally Blonde; The Musical, July 13-21
Hairspray, July 15 – 23
Rapunzel (children’s show),  June 27-July 14

SGA Announces New Officers

The Student Government Association (SGA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2012-2013 SGA Executive Committee election:

Sara Dir

Sara Dir

  • President – Sara Dir
  • Vice President – Riyam Al Ghrary
  • Public Information Officer – Asia Bartholomew
  • Secretary – Jeannelle Anderson

During the upcoming academic year, these students will represent their peers as student advocates, they will work jointly with CPCC’s Office of Student Life to spend student activity fee dollars, and they will help support student organizations across all six of CPCC’s campus locations.

More than 1,000 CPCC curriculum students participated in this year’s April 16 – 22 SGA election – this is the highest participation rate among CPCC’s student body to date.

To learn more about this year’s SGA officers, please view their bios at http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/sga/2012-2013sgaofficers.

Summer Hours of Operation at CPCC

As we continue to restrict spending wherever possible, CPCC will operate on a four-day, 40-hour work week again this summer. From Monday, May 7, through Sunday, July 15, the College’s hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Summer Hoursthrough Thursday. CPCC will be closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of the following facilities:

• Overcash Building on Central Campus will be open for scheduled classes and performances only.
• Culinary Arts Center will be open for scheduled classes and events only.
• Harper Campus will be open for scheduled classes only.
• Hendrick Center on Levine Campus will be open for scheduled classes only.