Students benefiting from Boykin Scholarship

Pictured is Mary Brown, donor, and Boykin scholar Craig Howard.

The Sampson Community College Foundation is honored to announce that over $103,000 in scholarships has been awarded for the 2015-2016 year.

Led by the Boykin twins of Sampson County, Dr. Bertha Boykin Todd and Dr. Myrtle Boykin Sampson, Boykin family members established an endowment that generates and provides scholarships for students enrolled in the curriculum program areas at Sampson Community College leading to a degree or diploma.

The Boykin family believed in instilling and sustaining a strong work ethic in each of their children. In fact, all descendants worked hard on the farm while acquiring an education. Their descendants became educational administrators, university professors, barbers, teachers, carpenters, cosmetologists, physicians, nurses, accountants, and airline pilots. Some worked for years with the Federal Government. Several earned doctorate degrees while a few carried on the legacy of farming.

The purpose of the Boykin Scholarship is to help needy and deserving second year students from Sampson County. Students must be in the pursuit of an associate degree at Sampson Community College, within the College Transfer Program, with the intention of transferring to a four year program to complete a bachelor degree.

With a variety of scholarships, all SCC students are encouraged to apply by visiting The deadline for the 2016-2017 year is April 15, 2016. If you would like more information about how to donate to the Foundation to fund student scholarships and assist with student programs, call Foundation Executive Director Lisa Turlington at 910-592-8081.

Pictured is Mary Brown, donor, and Boykin scholar Craig Howard. is Mary Brown, donor, and Boykin scholar Craig Howard.
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