The Scholarship Program
2016 Report & General Information
For information on the scholarship program and how to apply, please contact Melissa Kirkby at CCL, 910-256-8411, or Joanna Newton at the COA, 910-256-7651.
Click here for a list of the 2016 recipients.
2016 Scholarship Report
By Carl Roark
This is the 11th anniversary of the Landfall Foundation's establishing its scholarship program. Eligible student employees of Country Club of Landfall and Landfall Council of Associations are awarded tuition reimbursement varying from 20 to 50 percent based on years of employment.
In 2016, the foundation provided financial assistance to 13 student employees. Since the program's beginning, recipients number more than 80 with grants totaling more than $180,000. The importance of this assistance to the achievement of life goals and career objectives is incredibly high and is reflected in numerous notes and letters from the students themselves. The program's graduates have gone on to careers in Medicine, Nursing, Accounting and Business, Education and Non-profit Management to name just a few.
Two of the most recent awardees Amy Irwin and Josh Scarcella - shared their thoughts on the personal importance of their scholarships:
"The Landfall Foundation scholarship comes from such an educationally rich and diverse membership. It is an honor to be part of the successful lineage of the scholarship program recipients. This program gives each of us the ability to obtain the tools for success. Thank you so much." Amy Irwin—CFCC Nursing, Food & Beverage
"I am majoring in Biology, minoring in Chemistry and Spanish, and intend to go to medical school. When I applied for a job at Landfall at the end of my freshman year at UNCW, I needed to earn a living to pay my rent so that I could stay in Wilmington over the summer and work on the research grant that I received from the university. I chose to apply at Landfall because I knew that my opportunities would range far beyond the monetary compensation that I would receive. The scholarship, along with the relationships that I have developed with some of our members in the medical field, have allowed me to transcend from a freshman distressed by fiscal dependence to a junior primed to apply for medical school. Thank you." Joshua Scarcella—UNCW Pre-Med, Golf Operations