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Kiwanis Club Donates to SCC Scholarship Fund


The Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy recently presented a check to the SCC Foundation for their scholarship fund. Ms. Bettsee McPhail, Chapter President, presented the check to Sheila Franklin, SCC Foundation Executive Director.

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a Key Club member of North Surry or Mount Airy High School. The student must have a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The recipient can study any program at Surry Community College.

“The Surry Community College Foundation greatly appreciates the generous monetary gifts from individuals, organizations, and civic groups such as the Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy,” Franklin said. “Without the kindness, generosity, and philanthropic heart of those in our community, many students would not be able to achieve their educational goals and ultimately their career goals. We are so fortunate to be in a position to facilitate these scholarship monies with students in need.”

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy works to promote different causes, including drug overdose awareness campaigns, the local historical preservation society and promoting organ donation through the Donate Life Campaign. The Mount Airy Chapter is ranked first in North Carolina for their work in encouraging individuals to become organ donors.

Anyone interested in joining the Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy may contact Ms. Bettsee McPhail at P.O. Box 705, Mount Airy, NC 27030. You must be at least 18 years of age to join.

Surry Community College opened in 1964, and the Surry Community College Foundation was established in 1966 to provide financial support to students and the college at-large, promoting educational opportunity for students. As a part of its mission, the SCC Foundation administers numbers of student scholarships sponsored by individuals, civic organizations, and business/industry partners. SCC serves 3,200 curriculum students and 12,000 Workforce, Technologies and Community Education students annually. SCC enables students to follow their educational dreams through transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as technical programs leading directly to the workforce.

Those interested in learning more about the SCC Foundation and how to support scholarships may contact Sheila Franklin, SCC Foundation Executive Director, at (336) 386-3205 or

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