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Thousands in Rohrer Scholarships for New, Transferring CCC Students

 

Tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship monies will be awarded to the dozens of new and transferring Camden County College students who will be selected as Rohrer Scholars this year. The Camden County College Foundation’s William G. Rohrer Scholarship Fund was established by the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation with gifts totaling $220,000, and an additional $180,000 has been committed.

Last year, 33 recipients of many ages and with a variety of life experiences shared in $53,000 in funding from the Rohrer Scholarship Fund. One of the incoming students who received a Rohrer Scholarship was Rachel Domanchich, who graduated high school at age 16 before enrolling at CCC in the Honors Program to major in liberal arts.

A 2013 transfer recipient was Rashan Prailow, who had failed out of CCC during his first attempt at college but returned and excelled in his business studies and is now attending the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. Another transfer recipient was Chanell Trader, a single working mother who is climbing the nursing studies career ladder by progressing from certified nurse aide to licensed practical nurse then earning her associate degree in pre-nursing before transferring to St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing to pursue her registered nurse certification.

Later this year, the CCC Foundation will be presenting $1,000 scholarships to incoming students who are 2014 graduates of public or private high schools in and are residents of Camden County, Burlington County or Gloucester County. It also will be presenting $2,500 awards to graduates of Camden County College who have graduated from public or private high schools in and are residents of Camden County, Burlington County or Gloucester County and will pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

Incoming CCC students must take the Accuplacer placement test and be deemed “college ready” – immediately able to take college-level English and mathematics courses – before they may apply for a Rohrer Scholarship. Both new and transferring students also must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form.

Students may apply for a Rohrer Scholarship by using the online application located at https://camdencc.starsscholarshipsonline.com. Further details about the program are available from Don Delaney at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4660, or ddelaney@camdencc.edu.


Published: January 21, 2014