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Applications open for student scholarships through Cumberland Community Foundation


Fayetteville author Leslie Miklosy’s most recent book, “Out of my Mind: Quotations that Delight, Dazzle and Confound,” is a compilation of quotations from his previous books. Miklosy was profiled on a recent segment of WRAL-TV's "Tar Heel Traveler" with Scott Mason, in which he also relayed the story of how his parents were forced to flee Hungary in the 1940s. His family eventually arrived in the United States when he was 10, and Miklosy went on to work in hospitality, mental health, philanthropy, government and education. His book is available on Amazon.


Cumberland Community Foundation is seeking applications from local students for community scholarships. The foundation awards scholarships to local college-bound students in two cycles annually. In February, the Robert H. Short Scholars received notice of $450,000 in awards.

The next round of scholarships will include $160,000 in community scholarships. Students should visit www.cumberlandcf.org for instructions on the online application system. March 22 is the deadline to submit a completed online application. Students must follow the instructions on the website and complete the general application.

The money to be awarded comes from scholarship endowments created by individual donors, usually as a legacy of a loved one. Donors establish the eligibility and priorities. Based on the answers submitted in their online applications, students are matched with scholarships that fit their responses, such as the level of financial need, grade point average, participation in certain activities, graduation from a specific high schools and which college they will attend.

For more information about Cumberland Community Foundation, visit www.cumberlandcf.org, call 910.483.4449 or email info@cumberlandcf.org. For more information about applying for scholarships, contact Scholarship Program Manager Susan Barnes at Susan@CumberlandCF.Org.


Cumberland Community Foundation also is accepting applications for its annual community grants. Over $700,000 will be awarded in the 2021/2022 fiscal year. The application deadline is May 3. The grants will be awarded

For more information about Community Grants, read the For Nonprofits section of the website and contact Grants & Impact Manager Amanda Klinck at Amanda@CumberlandCF.Org or 910-483-4449 x102.