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Governor Cooper Participates in Student Roundtable at BCC

Governor Cooper talking with students at BCC about the Longleaf Commitment Grant
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited Brunswick Community College (BCC) today as part of a series of statewide events spotlighting the success and impact of the Longleaf Commitment Grant program. The Governor joined BCC President Dr. Gene Smith in participating in a roundtable of area leaders and BCC students. Students had the opportunity to share personal stories about how the Longleaf Commitment Grant has helped make their college education not only possible, but an experience that’s positioning them for even greater things ahead.

So far, $82,734 was awarded to 124 BCC students making it possible for them to attend college debt free. The Longleaf Commitment Grant covers tuition and fees toward a degree or for attaining transfer credit. Eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year for two years. All North Carolina high school graduates may apply. Roundtable participants included Representative Frank Iler, Representative Charlie Miller, Commissioner Mike Forte, Dr Jerry Oates, Superintendent Brunswick County Schools, BCC Trustee Chair, Alan Holden, and students Samuel Cahenzli, Ramie Derrick, Joshlyne Graham, and Andrew Jackson.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Longleaf Commitment Grant and other financial assistance opportunities at BCC.

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