BCCC Briefs: Scholarships | Beaufort County Now | The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the Spring 2021 semester.

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    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the Spring 2021 semester. Registration is now open for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. Summer classes will include 8-week classes, as well as two 5-week mini-mesters for students. The 5-week mini-mesters are ideal for students who need to complete certain prerequisites, for students who are home for the summer from a university. Qualifying students can receive financial aid.


    Trina Beal-Davis, 27, received the Darragh Foundation Scholarship. The Washington resident is part of the phlebotomy program. Davis attended Bear Grass Charter School, holds a GED and a Phlebotomy Certificate. She plans to work in the medical field.

    Established in 1998 by Richard and Mildred Darragh, the Darragh family focuses on the impact of education in the communities it serves. The Darragh Foundation's mission is "Helping to Improve the Lives of Others." Scholarships from the foundation are awarded to Continuing Education students seeking their high school equivalency diploma and students working towards an industry-recognized credential returning to the workforce. Scholarships are awarded biannually and students must show academic promise and demonstrate need.


    Stephanie Beasley-Walston, 20, received the James & Hannah Bagwell Scholarship. The Creswell resident is part of the cosmetology program. Beasley-Walston attended Washington County High School. She plans to own a salon.

    Established in 1997, this endowment funds annual scholarships in memory of William Riley and Rosa Watson Roberson and William "Bill" Roberson Bagwell. The recipients of these awards must be high school or GED graduates enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program, must demonstrate financial need, and must show academic promise.


    Skieka Benthall, 25, received the Frances M. Barnes Trust Memorial Scholarship. The Williamston resident is part of the nursing program. She attended Riverside High School and holds a Practical Nursing Diploma. The daughter of Raynard and Sandra Benthall, she currently works at Martin General Hospital as a med/surg and pediatric nurse.

    Frances M. Barnes Trust Memorial Scholarships are awarded to Martin County curriculum and continuing educations attending BCCC who intend to reside and work in Martin County upon course completion. Students must meet respective scholarship guidelines for the curriculum or continuing education program of study, show satisfactory academic progress and demonstrate financial need.


    Shanicqua Daniels, 30, received the Jarl & Grey Bowers Scholarship. The Greenville resident is working toward an Associate in Arts. She attended Northside High School and holds a Medical Assistant Diploma. She is the wife of Leutissuer Weston and the daughter of Romaine Whitley-Blount of Belhaven and the late David Daniels. She currently works at Eventus Wholehealth as a medical assistant of psychiatry and plans to transfer to a university to pursue psychology.

    Grey Worley and Jarl E. Bowers provided for this endowment in their wills. Grey Bowers was a home economics teacher and Jarl Bowers was a successful businessman and community leader. The Bowers believed deeply in the value of education as well as the mission of BCCC, and bequeathed this endowment in 2008 to help students demonstrating need and enrolled in a curriculum program at BCCC.


    Shelia Edwards, 49, received the Sue Brookshire Scholarship. The Chocowinity resident is working toward an Associate in General Education. She attended Chocowinity High School and holds an Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Office Technology. The mother of two is the wife of John Edwards and the daughter of the late Delma and Annie Ruth Buck Hill of Chocowinity. She currently works at Beaufort County Schools as a teacher assistant and plans to work as an elementary school teacher

    Established in 2012 by long-time and beloved BCCC Guidance Counselor Sue Brookshire, this endowment celebrates the many students she helped along the way and fulfills her desire to assist future BCCC students in overcoming adversity through attaining their education goals.


    Yumi Matsunaga, 18, received the Coca-Cola Scholarship. The Washington resident is part of the nursing program. Matsunaga attended Washington Montessori Public Charter School and plans to become a registered nurse and complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at East Carolina University.

    Established in 2010 with a generous gift from the Coca Cola Foundation and Coca Cola Bottling Plant in Washington, NC, this endowment provides a scholarship for a BCCC student with at least a 2.5 GPA and is receiving no other financial aid. Thanks to this donation, the Cocoa Cola Bottling Plant will model good corporate citizenship in perpetuity.


    Sarah Turner, 23, received the Vidant Beaufort Health Scholarship. The New Bern resident is part of the nursing program. She attended Croatan High School. She currently works at Onslow Memorial Hospital as a patient care technician and plans to work as a registered nurse.

    The Vidant Beaufort Health Scholarship is available to qualified students from nursing, MLT, nursing assistant, phlebotomy and any other curriculum or continuing education medical-related field.




    Elizabeth Washington, 42, received the Darragh Foundation Scholarship. The Williamston resident is part of the phlebotomy program. Washington attended North Edgecombe High School and holds a Nurse Aide I and a Nurse Aide II Certificate. The mother of two is the wife of Travis Washington. She plans to continue her education.

    Established in 1998 by Richard and Mildred Darragh, the Darragh family focuses on the impact of education in the communities it serves. The Darragh Foundation's mission is "Helping to Improve the Lives of Others." Scholarships from the foundation are awarded to Continuing Education students seeking their high school equivalency diploma and students working towards an industry-recognized credential returning to the workforce. Scholarships are awarded biannually and students must show academic promise and demonstrate need.


  • Attila Nemecz
  • Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Ph: 252-940-6387
  • Cell: 252-940-8672
  • attila.nemecz@beaufortccc.edu

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