Representatives from the United Way of Gloucester County and Women United met with Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) faculty, staff and students on Thurs., Nov. 9 to finalize an agreement granting the College a $10,000 endowment to support student scholarships.
"It is my great pleasure on behalf of the United Way of Gloucester County and Women United to establish this endowment today," remarked United Way of Gloucester County Executive Director Michael Gower. "The United Way has been serving our community for over 60 years now and we are very excited to partner with Rowan College at Gloucester County to make these two scholarships available to Gloucester County students."
The United Way of Gloucester County is among the best-known charitable organizations in the county and throughout the United States. Since its establishment in 1957, local United Way campaigns have stimulated more than $84 million in charitable giving by county residents, making it the largest and most successful fundraising organization in Gloucester County. The mission of the organization is to be the leader in building community capacity to foster individual wellbeing.
Women United, formerly known as the Women's Leadership Council, is a powerful voice in philanthropy, with more than 55,000 members nationwide. Founded in 2008, the United Way of Gloucester County's Women United has joined a team of leadership volunteers who are dedicated to improving lives in their community, creating lasting change and ensuring issues important to women are being adequately addressed and funded.
This $10,000 endowment was created with matching donations from both the United Way of Gloucester County and Women United. It will provide two, $250 scholarships annually to Gloucester County residents who are enrolled full-time at RCGC and actively involved in community service. One scholarship will be available to any student who meets the criteria and the other scholarship will be available to any female student who meets the criteria.
"We have a strong, student-centered culture here at RCGC, which is a perfect complement to the emphasis the United Way puts on education and the opportunities it can unlock," said Cody Miller, Director of the Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County and Alumni Relations. "We are happy to have the United Way of Gloucester County and Women United as partners and very grateful for the impact this generous donation will have on the students here."
Through the generosity of individuals, organizations and companies in the area, Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County offers numerous academic and program scholarships annually to qualified students enrolled on a full- or part-time basis. For more information on scholarship opportunities and how to apply, visit RCGC.edu/Scholarships.
Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.