The Outer Banks Community Foundation is helping College of The Albemarle Workforce Development and Continuing Education students by underwriting the Milton Jewel Trade and Technical Scholarship program. With the help of funds provided by the Outer Banks Community Foundation, COA has been able to award approximately 205 scholarships with the nearly $40,000 provided since the scholarship’s inception in July 2009. The Community Foundation has generously provided $10,000 for the current academic year.
The Milton A. Jewell Scholarship Fund was established by the Outer Banks Community Foundation in 2003 with a bequest from Ruth Medgyes, a former Southern Shores resident, who wanted to honor her grandfather and help local students attend college. In 2009, the Outer Banks Community Foundation designated up to $10,000 for scholarships for students at the College of The Albemarle taking trade or technical courses that could lead to a job or career that reside in Dare County or Ocracoke.
Lorelei Costa, Executive Director of the Community Foundation stated, “The Outer Banks Community Foundation is honored to partner with COA again this year by underwriting the Milton Jewell Trade and Technical Scholarship Program. Most of the Dare County students that are assisted by this scholarship are mid-career adults; the scholarships enable them to launch new careers or advance in an existing career. The local economic impact of this scholarship program is immeasurable, and we are proud to support this program.”
For information about College of The Albemarle’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Classes offered in Dare County, please call 252-475-9250 or visit www.albemarle.edu and click on Workforce Development & Continuing Ed. For information about the Outer Banks Community Foundation, please call 252-261-8839 or visit www.obcf.org.