In just a few months,the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association, NCRMA, and its grocery division, the Carolinas Food Industry Council, CFIC, will give away $115,000 in scholarships through the Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation, RCA, to high school and college students..
From NCRMA, 6 students will each be awarded $2,500 towards the 2015-2016 academic year. From CFIC, 40 students will each be awarded $2,500 for the academic year.
Unlike traditional scholarship programs that only reward the highest level of academic achievement, NCRMA and CFIC will recognize students whose academic credentials fall within an average to above average range. Applications and official transcripts must be received or post-marked by Monday, March 2, 2015.
To apply for a scholarship, click here.
The retail industry is North Carolina’s largest private employer, providing opportunities for life-long careers, strengthened communities, and innovation for our state.
Learn more, contact Christie Burris at NCRMA, 919-832-0811.
Pamlico County Middle School students toured the PCC campus and acquainted themselves with faculty members and various program opportunities, Wednesday, January 21. The visit was a program tagged “Aspire” to encourage students to aspire to lofty career goals. No longer do students begin making plans for post secondary education in their senior year in high school. Clint Davidson, retired Vice President of Human Resources at Duke University, observed that middle school students make plans now that high school students made in earlier times.
To learn more about PCC’s Criminal Justice program, NC Highway Patrol Trooper Doug Coley visited the campus and talked to different groups endlessly throughout the day about the maturity and training that students would be exposed to in a Criminal Justice program of study. In the photo below, students examine the bullet proof vests worn by state troopers when they are on patrol.
It’s not a trash can filled with discarded electrical parts. It is a custom built robot with programmable logic controls using infra-red technology. Built by PCC students in the Electrical System Technology curriculum, the robot stops when it encounters an obstacle, reverses, and moves elsewhere. Read all about it.
The Small Business Center will present the first of a 6-part series, “How to Start and Grow Your Business,” Thursday, January 15, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Business Success Series will have programs on the next 6 Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m., to help one plan for business success!
A link to information about education tax credits is now on the Financial Aid page. It contains helpful information for families with college students in the household to save money.
Cosmetology students offer services to the public, Tue-Thurs, 9am-1pm at the Cosmetology School in Bayboro. Call 252-745-4249.