Community College Collaboration Helps Low-Income Students

NC State officially launched the Community College Collaboration (C3) program, designed to help students enrolled in community colleges join NC State, in fall of 2018. The program recently received a $1,064,000 commitment over three years from the GlaxoSmithKline foundation. NC State decided to partner with the foundation because of its interest in helping people from low-income backgrounds receive degrees in STEM fields.

Holly Cowfer, assistant director of C3, said over half the money will go toward STEM scholarships, adding that each scholarship is valued around $5,000 and each is renewable each semester. The rest of the money will be used to help faculty and staff.

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