January 27, 2021
Two Mars Hill University students have been selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the Broyhill Family Foundation. Anuchar “Alex” Ngamhuy, a senior music education major from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, and Annastasia Shell, a senior biology major from Hudson, North Carolina, were awarded the scholarships for the current academic year.
In all, eight students from four private colleges and universities in North Carolina received scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to full-time students pursuing STEM studies, with preference given to students who plan to teach. The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC), a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), distributes the scholarships on behalf of the foundation.
About the Broyhill Family Foundation: The Broyhill Family Foundation was established in 1946 by the founders of Broyhill Furniture Industries. It began with the intent to provide opportunities for students in Caldwell County to go to college. Over the years, the foundation has grown in size and focus, expanding its interests while maintaining relationships with certain education institutions. www.broyhillfamilyfoundation.org
About the Independent College Fund of North Carolina: The Independent College Fund of North Carolina, or ICFNC, is the division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU) that provides student scholarship aid and enrichment programs. NCICU is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that supports, represents, and advocates for North Carolina’s 36 independent colleges and universities. NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. They also provide research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conduct staff development opportunities and coordinate collaborative programs. For more information about NCICU, visit www.ncicu.org.