Scholarships Overview

Cumberland Community Foundation manages more than 50 scholarship endowment funds created by local individuals, families and corporations who want to provide a path to higher education for future generations.  These scholarships feature a wide range of criteria.

In 2016, Cumberland Community Foundation (CCF) awarded $653,900 in college scholarships to students from Southeastern North Carolina.

For the scholarships selected by CCF’s Scholarship Committee, click here for a list of our scholarships and criteria. (Due to renewability, some of these scholarships may not be available every year.)

CCF’s largest scholarship program is the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program. This program is made possible by a $10,000,000 endowment gift from the estate of Robert H. Short.  A successful businessman and a brilliant investor, Short always regretted that he had not attended college. He acquired his wealth through hard work, conservative living, and a successful self-designed investment strategy. Short died at age 89 in February 2011 after a brief illness. He wanted to help kids go to college, so upon his death in 2011, CCF received a generous bequest from his estate to continue his support for students.  With his gift, CCF created the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program at colleges located in Cumberland County, NC – Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, and Methodist University. Students apply directly to the three partner colleges.  Click here for more information on how to apply.



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PO Box 2345,
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Physical Address: 308 Green St.,
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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