Over the last few months we asked our Foundation scholars to send us their “work from home” selfies. We heard how much they missed NCC and their classmates as the classroom became their living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Many studied alongside their partners, children and pets, and juggled additional work and family responsibilities.
We are proud of all our scholars for remaining focused, and successfully completing the 2019-20 academic year!
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Karl told us, “Thank you NCC Foundation for all the financial help that you have given me over the years and what a big difference it has made in my life, and my pursuit of higher education.” (more…)
“I wake up every day motivated,” NCC transfer scholar Eyline tells us. Despite being only in her first semester at UConn and losing her job because of COVID-19, her determination exemplifies why keeping students on track with their academic goals is more essential now than ever. Before successfully graduating from NCC and transferring to UConn in December, Elyse was also one of our Academic Year scholars and joined the Foundation’s mentorship program with Bridgewater Associates.
This week we are wishing a swift recovery to a very brave Foundation scholar, Shahida. Shahida earned an NCC Foundation Scholarship for 2019-20. In addition to being a full-time student, she was also working at a local grocery store, until she tested positive for COVID-19. Shahida sent us a photo from quarantine at home, where she is still studying and told us more about her experience.
NCC Foundation Board Director Amy Richman, Pitney Bowes Head of Global Talent Acquisition and her colleague Sheryl Battles, Pitney Bowes Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, led an engaging presentation for our coached scholarship students this week. Pitney Bowes is a long-time champion of the Foundation. Their support makes workshops like these, and Foundation led programs like Summer Bridge Math, all possible.
The average GPA of all current Foundation scholarship recipients studying at NCC was 3.31 at the end of the fall semester!