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Few institutions impact lives and local economics the way Bladen Community College does.

The college has changed the lives of many of the most disadvantaged. Graduates touch many lives—they become our teachers, our technicians, our nurses, and our community leaders. The dollars given to Bladen Community College synergize. It is a great investment that pays dividends forever.

Community colleges in the state were originally funded by public support along with tuition and fees. However, as diminishing government support, changeable student enrollment, and higher operating costs have altered the financial landscape, community colleges have begun adopting a new perspective. More and more, they are turning to their foundations as an important revenue source to offset the impact of budget cuts while sustaining educational excellence and accessibility.

Our Bladen Community College Foundation offers many opportunities and avenues in which to invest in the college. You may wish to give to the BCC Foundation’s general fund allowing the college the freedom to meet needs as they arise or you may choose to designate part, or all, of your gift to a specific program, scholarship, or naming opportunity.

Regardless of whether it is restricted or unrestricted, your investment will assist Bladen Community College in meeting its most critical institutional and instructional needs. Please give today knowing that your investment will support Bladen Community College and our students for years to come. For your convenience, you may contribute online by going to the BCC Website “Donate” link.

On behalf of the college, I invite you to learn more about the Bladen Community College Foundation and the various ways you may support the college’s educational programs.

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About BCC Foundation

Bladen Community College is dedicated to delivering a great education, but we also desire to share the best overall experience possible for each of our students.

Ambassador Program

The BCC Student Ambassador Program is comprised of a diverse group of students who serve as leaders on campus.

Alumni Association

When you graduate, we know your story is just beginning and we want to stay in touch!

Volunteering & Mentoring

Our donor community is full of talented people. When folks donate their time talent and treasure, it certainly does not go unnoticed.

Foundation Annual Dinner

We are so very excited to bring you our newest event on October 5th, 2023!

Featured Scholarship Opportunities

Mike W. Merritt Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mike W. Merritt who was a 1992 graduate of East Bladen High School and who at the time of his passing worked for the Town of White Lake and as a member of the White Lake Volunteer Fire Department. This scholarship embraces Mike’s belief that we are not just here to further our own ends, but are here to contribute to a larger purpose.
To qualify as a recipient for the MIKE W MERRIT SCHOLARSHIP, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled as a full time student, a minimum of twelve semester hours.
  • Submit a scholarship application with two letters of recommendation.
  • Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need, as well as, has exhausted other resources for financial assistance.
  • Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Submit an essay stating why they have chosen their particular field of study and how the scholarship will help them attain their educational goal.
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
Preference will be given to a student who is a Bladen County resident. If there is no applicant who meets this criteria, then it will be left to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to select an otherwise qualified student.

Four County EMC Scholarship

The Four County EMC awards scholarship in all four counties which they serve. It was established to give assistance to students who are residents of Bladen County, Duplin County, Pender County, and Sampson County.
Scholarship Criteria:
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Be a full-time student (12 credit hours per semester).

NC Pork Council Scholarship

The board has allocated $2,000 for each institution to immediately benefit degree-seeking student(s) enrolled in the study of agriculture, agribusiness, swine management, animal science, environmental sciences, public health or related agricultural fields.