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Roanoke Rapids Lions Club presents donation to HCC Foundation


President of the Roanoke Rapids Lions Club Robert Gordon and Lions Club District Governor Alex Thannikkary recently presented the Halifax Community College Foundation with a contribution to benefit the Roanoke Rapids Lions Club Scholarship.


The scholarship was established in July 1995 to recognize and promote academic achievement and excellence for a Halifax Community College student. Preference is given to applicants who are visually impaired or are relatives of members of the Roanoke Rapids Lions Club.


The scholarship recipient must reside in Roanoke Rapids or be a graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School; demonstrate academic promise as determined by attaining and maintaining a grade point average of 2.0; enroll full-time at Halifax Community College and demonstrate a commitment to program completion; provide two letters of recommendation recognizing the applicant’s qualities of citizenship; and, demonstrate financial need as evidenced by a written statement from the applicant.


The recipient is selected by the Halifax Community College Financial Aid Committee based on the established criteria. The scholarship is awarded annually pending available funds.


For more information on how to establish a scholarship at HCC or for general information about the HCC Foundation, contact the Foundation Office at (252) 536-7234.


President of the Roanoke Rapids Lions Club Robert Gordon, second from left, presented a contribution to the HCC Foundation to benefit the Roanoke Rapids Lions Club Scholarship recently. Pictured are from left, HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., Gordon, District Governor Alex Thannikkary and HCC Foundation Executive Director/VP of Institutional Advancement Tom Schwartz.