|Lisa Leatherman (center), a district manager for Duke Energy, recently presented a $1,200 check to the New Century Scholars program (NCS) at Southwestern Community College. She is surrounded by, from left: Pam Collins, Macon County NCS coordinator, Gladys Bishop, Jackson County NCS coordinator, Julie Richards, Swain County NCS coordinator; and Pamela Judson, NCS coordinator at SCC.|
Each year, seventh graders from throughout SCC’s service area (Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties) are identified as New Century Scholars. They receive last-dollar tuition assistance at SCC so long as they fulfill program obligations throughout their middle- and high-school careers.
The program is funded entirely by annual donations like Duke’s.
Donations may be made payable to New Century Scholars and sent to the following address: SCC Foundation 447 College Drive; Sylva, N.C. 28779.
For more information about the New Century Scholars program, contact Pamela Judson at pjudson[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or 828.339.4477.