Operation Scholar Support was started by the Assistance League of Greater Wilmington in 2015 to provide scholarships for underserved students who attend Cape Fear Community College and Brunswick Community College. The criteria for scholarships are maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5, be a second-year student with documented financial need, be a resident of New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender counties, and preferably be a non-traditional student who is returning to school to obtain skills and employability. ALGW provided two $1,000 scholarships to each community college in the fall of 2016 and another two $1,000 scholarships to each community college in the spring of 2017. For 2018, $3,000 in scholarship monies was provided to each community college in the fall and another $2,500 was given to each community college for scholarships in May. For the 2018-2019 ALGW year, $5,000 in scholarship monies was provided to each community college in the fall and a $15,000 check was presented to each college in May.
To date, each community college has received $29,500 from ALGW.
ALGW has reached the benefactor level of giving for Brunswick Community College and was inducted into the Order of the Cape Fear by Cape Fear Community College this past February. The Order of the Cape Fear is a recognition given to those whose cumulative giving to CFCC has exceeded $10,000.
$15,000 in scholarships was awarded to CFCC in June 2019.
(Left to Right) Veronica Godwin, Betsy Suman, Nancy Scott-Finan, Jim Morton
Veronica is Executive Director of CFCC Foundation, Inc. Jim is President of CFCC
$15,000 in scholarships was awarded to BCC in June 2019.
(Left to right) Betsy Suman, Teresa McLamb, Elizabeth Wassum, Cheryl DeVincentis, Dr. Gene Smith
Teresa is BCC Foundation President, Elizabeth is Assistant Director of Resource Development and Dr. Smith is President of BCC.