Volunteer for the 19th Annual Skyline Run

It is that time of year again to gear up for the 19th Annual Skyline Run and we need YOU! Please come out and spend your morning volunteering on April 26, 2014, to help make the Skyline Run another successful year in

CPCC Skyline Run

CPCC Skyline Run

raising money for Student scholarships! All volunteers will get a free Skyline Run T-shirt, breakfast on April 26 and Service-Learning credit for your time committed to making Skyline Run a success!

Please visit the Skyline Run website to register to volunteer and choose what volunteer position you would like for that morning: http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/skyline-run-volunteer-opportunities/

Thank you for all your help and we look forward to seeing you on April 26!

Scholarships Available for Students Enrolled in Airline-related Programs at CPCC

If you’re a CPCC student who is interested in pursuing a career in the airline industry, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the CPCC Foundation.Airline Industry

The Foundation has scholarship funds available for the spring 2014 for students who are working toward a degree or certification in one of the following airline-related programs of study at CPCC:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Business Administration
  • College Transfer
  • Computer Integrated Machining Technology
  • Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Non-destructive Examination
To apply, interested students should complete the online application form at http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships/online-application, and include a statement about themselves and the prospect of joining the airline industry in the site’s “career goals” section.
Deadline for submissions is October 31.

2013-2014 CPCC Institutional Scholarship Application Period

ScholarshipsGeneral Scholarship Application

The online General Scholarship application can be accessed online via the following link: http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships/online-application

The General Scholarship application (paper version) is available for downloading via the following link: http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships

Levine Scholarships

The Levine Scholarship application is available for downloading via the following link: http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships/levine-scholarship-program


Skyline Run is Around the Corner

CPCC Skyline Run

CPCC Skyline Run

The 18th Annual CPCC Skyline Run is right around the corner on April 27, 2013. The Skyline Run consists of the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, the 5K Walk for Health and  the 1K Bank of North Carolina Family Fun Run. Each event offers great prizes and giveaways for participants!

Every year, this event needs more than 100 volunteers to make it a huge success to raise money for student scholarships and other student needs. We rely on our CPCC family to help make this event an amazing every year and we hope that you would love to join us on April 27! The Skyline Run link to register and volunteer can be found at: http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/skyline-run-volunteer-opportunities.

On the registration sheet, please either pick the volunteer assignment that you are interested in having OR click that that you are willing to do any opportunity (the last box you can choose on the list). Your help is in invaluable and greatly appreciated. If you have any concerns or questions, please email Jenn Marts at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or call at 704.330.6824.

WINGS (Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth Through Scholarships)

CPCC is proud to announce the offering of the WINGS Scholarship (Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth Through Scholarships) program to eligible female students. The WINGS Scholarship is a scholarship program for women at Charlotte-area colleges and universities and women who are 25 or older who need help Wings Scholarshipovercoming the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their goals. A woman who receives a WINGS Scholarship has a clear educational and career plan and has proven her ability to accomplish not only academic work, but also her ability to do well in other facets of life.

The WINGS Scholarship not only provides financial support, but also offers something potentially even more valuable: mentors. Two or more seasoned, active, executive or professional women, chosen for the specific expertise they can bring to the recipient’s goals, are assigned as mentors to every WINGS recipient. These mentors provide recipients with their own experience, perspectives, counsel, networks and personal support. Throughout the year, recipients meet with their mentors. Attendance is required at the WINGS Scholarship Luncheon which honors all recipients and graduates.

Eligible applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered for a scholarship:

* Have a clear sense for what they want to achieve through education and a plan for doing it.

* Have successfully completed some post-high school studies with a grade-point average of 2.5 whether they are currently enrolled or not.

* Have shown through their studies, and in other ways, that they are serious about their personal and career goals.

* Are U.S. citizens.

* Are at least 25 years old.

* Meet eligibility criteria to receive financial aid.

* Are the major source of financial support for themselves and/or their children, or need retraining in order to achieve higher earnings or greater financial security.

If you are interested in applying for this wonderful scholarship opportunity for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, please download, complete and submit the WINGS application and three references. WINGS application and reference documents are available through the CPCC Financial Aid website under “Financial Need Scholarships.” The aforementioned forms are located under the “WINGS Scholarship (Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth) heading at the bottom of the following link:

All applications and reference letters are to be submitted to the CPCC Scholarship Coordinator in the office of Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs no later than April 12 (application deadline) for WINGS Scholarship consideration.

Belmont Abbey College Announces Two New Scholarship Opportunities

Belmont Abbey College has announced two new scholarship opportunities for CPCC graduates:CPCC’s Financial Aid Office - New Resources. New Ways.

CPCC Presidential Adult Degree Program Scholarship – Twice a year Belmont Abbey College’s Adult Degree Program will award one full scholarship (up to 12 hours) to a graduate of CPCC who has demonstrated strong academic performance and excellent leadership while attending CPCC. To be eligible recipients must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA from CPCC, apply to and be accepted into the ADP within one calendar year of obtaining an associate degree, be continuously enrolled as a full-time student (program structured so that most full-time students attend only two evenings per week) and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

CPCC Graduate Supplemental Adult Degree Program Scholarship – Each fall and spring semester, the ADP will award up to $500 to go toward tuition (see website for tuition and fees) up to $1,000 per year, to all CPCC graduates who are enrolled in the Adult Degree Program at Belmont Abbey. To be eligible recipients must apply to and be accepted into the ADP within one calendar year of obtaining associate’s degree, be continuously enrolled as a fulltime student (program structured so that most full-time students attend only 2 evenings per week) and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA.

See the following link for more information and application:




CPCC Student Receives Two Scholarships for Cytotechnology Work

Emily Boggs, a cytotechnology program student at CPCC and a resident of Charlotte, N.C., is the recipient of two scholarships – the North Carolina Society of Cytology $500 Scholarship, awarded at the organization’s annual winter meeting on Feb. 4 in Raleigh-Durham; and a $1,000 Siemens-American Society of Clinical Pathology Scholarship, a national scholarship that recognizes excellence in the cytotechnology field.

Emily will use her scholarship monies to help pay for her cytotechnology certificate studies, the program’s pre-requisite classes and her current tuition fees.

“Successful cytotechnology students embrace challenge and responsibility, are problem solvers, work well under pressure, are reliable, set high standards for themselves and expect quality in the work they perform,” said Arlene Parrish, program director of CPCC’s Cytotechnology program. “Emily possesses all of these qualities and is a deserving recipient of these scholarship awards.”

CPCC’s Cytotechnology program is the only one in the southeastern United States and the only program of its kind in the country to be housed at a community college. There are a total of 33 programs in the nation. The one-year, post-baccalaureate program trains students to be experienced cytotechnologists, individuals who are able to detect abnormalities such as cancerous cells, pre-cancerous cells or infectious diseases in their earliest stages. The program’s curriculum is both challenging and intensive; CPCC students receive 480 clinical hours of training at a variety of health care sites around Charlotte and the Carolinas.

If you see Emily on campus, please congratulate her on both of these accomplishments.