Franklin Rotary Club President Susie Ledford presents Pam Collins, New Century Scholar coordinator with Macon County Schools, a check for $500 for the New Century Scholar (NCS) program.
The New Century Scholar program starts in the 7th grade and provides support and incentive for these young people to continue their education. Students participating in the program are chosen by a committee of teachers and administrators.
The program provides tuition support, up to five semesters, at Southwestern Community College. This program promotes academic excellence and increases college attendance rates in Western North Carolina.
Funding comes solely through local community support. Rotary is a worldwide network of 34,000 clubs comprised of inspired individuals who translate their passions into social and educational causes that changes lives and improve communities.