FSU Receives $300,000 to Support Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars

Date: May 31, 2018

Cumberland Community Foundation continued its support of Fayetteville State University (FSU) through the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program. The foundation presented FSU with a check for $300,000 for scholarships to Cumberland County students attending FSU in the 2017-2018 academic year.

In October 2011, the community foundation received a $10 million gift from the estate of Robert H. Short, a local businessman and philanthropist who valued education. The community foundation created the Robert H. Short/ Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars program and awarded scholarships to students at FSU, Methodist University, or Fayetteville Technical Community College during the first five years (2013-2018).

At FSU, the gift provides scholarships for Early College high school and honors students, including Global Scholars. Cumberland Community Foundation works with the FSU financial aid office to administer the scholarships. Scholarship awards are based on criteria designed by Mr. Short, including financial need, academic success, and the extent to which a student has contributed to society.

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From left: Jerial Bogan, Eva Williams, and Gail Riddle, members of Cumberland Community Foundation Board of Directors, present a check for $300,000 to Jalisha Pone, Associate Director of Development, and Kamesia House, Executive Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Fayetteville State University.

Recipients for the 2017-18 school year were:

Kiante Bennett
Daria Brown
Dorien Caldwell
John Caldwell
Jack Calhoun
Carvin Cash
Rebecca Cooper
Tykemhia Davis      
Brittany Dockery
Maya Glaspie
Latricia Hamilton   
Ciprianna Haynes   
Cheyenne Holloman
Shelby Holloman
Monique Jackson
Brittany Jennette    
Alexis Jones
Casey Jones
Kenya McFadyen
Lenore Miller
Danielle Pelzer
Ajante Reyes
Alexis Scott
Khya Stewart
Ryan Tolentino  

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