Fayetteville State University (FSU) today announced a major scholarship for students at Fayetteville Technical Community College. The scholarship will provide two years of free tuition at FSU to students who earn an Associate's degree at FTCC and who meet other criteria, beginning Fall 2022. At a ceremony hosted at FTCC, FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison announced the initiative and its name: "The FTCC Keen Scholarship."
"It is my honor to announce that beginning this fall, FSU and FTCC have partnered to offer a new scholarship - the FTCC Keen Scholarship - which is a pathway for FTCC students who have earned an Associate's degree and who meet the minimum requirements to earn a free scholarship of up to $1,000," said Chancellor Allison. "FSU has established, in partnership with FTCC, the FTCC Keen Scholarship in honor of Dr. Larry Keen, my colleague, friend and outstanding president of FTCC. Just think of the major impact we could have in the first four years of this program where nearly 900 FTCC Keen Scholars would have matriculated onto FSU's campus receiving $900,000 in scholarship funding. What a testament to the legacy of such a leader, and what a major opportunity for Fayetteville and Cumberland County to capitalize on."
The FTCC Keen Scholarship for FTTC students will provide a seamless transition for matriculating students to Fayetteville State University. Students who apply should have earned an associate degree from FTCC, have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 and meet all requirements for admissions to FSU. Priority will be given to high demand work-force majors such as nursing, business analytics, intelligence studies and cybersecurity.
"The global pandemic has compounded the economic challenges faced by our state and nation," said Dr. Mark Sorrells, FTCC's Senior Vice President for Academics and Student Services. "These unique challenges have negatively impacted students at all levels, especially those from economically distressed areas. FTCC is proud to join forces with FSU to announce a special partnership that will assist students in achieving greater economic and social mobility through increased educational opportunities that align with our community's needs. The partnership is funded by the generosity of FSU and support from the UNC System."
The announcement of this partnership will take place:
When: February 3, 2022, at 12:30 pm
Where: Fayetteville Technical Community College
Why: Special FTCC/FSU Scholarship Announcement
FSU Media contact RSVP: Joy Cook, Media Relations firstname.lastname@example.org
About Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina System and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,700 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit www.uncfsu.edu.
About Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 public community colleges in North Carolina. FTCC offers a wide variety of affordable and flexible educational programs for students at all stages of life, including those seeking associate degrees that are transferable to a four-year college, those who who want training to move directly into the workplace, and those seeking new skills for career advancement or personal enrichment. FTCC has more than 15,000 students in its curriculum programs and more than 16,000 in its corporate and continuing education programs.