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Partners in Success

Why does a public college require private support? – Once able to rely on state funding and tuition dollars for the majority of its revenue, New River CTC now receives less than 40% from state appropriations, and this number steadily declined over the past few years.

Despite this, New River CTC is an institution of vision with vital human resources upon which the community, region, and state rely. Private support allows New River CTC to be innovative in its plans and to secure and promote its position as a leader in the state and the region. Corporate support helps fund scholarships, new facilities, professorships, and programs.

The external relationship with local, national and international corporations not only contributes vital financial support to the College, but also offers corporate donors reciprocal benefits above and beyond a simple tax benefit. Today’s New River students are tomorrow’s workplace leaders.

A partnership with New River provides opportunities for corporate entities to have access to tomorrow’s leaders in business and industry. Corporate partners can help develop solutions for challenging issues by funding initiatives, providing professorships and scholarships, and helping to purchase equipment and facilities. They can maximize marketing funds to align a corporate message with a giving opportunity at the College, being showcased in local, state and national media, as well as College communications.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

New River CTC’s strength lies in the diversity of its students, faculty, and programs. As one of the largest institutions of higher education in our region, New River CTC offers something for nearly everyone. Rare is it that you find all the great opportunities (Welding, Cosmetology, Practical Nursing, Computer Science, Social Services) and so much more can be found nestled in such beautiful and supportive communities throughout southern West Virginia. Corporate and Foundation partners of New River CTC have found many ways to leverage this advantage to address their business needs.

Establishing a Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of many, The New River CTC Foundation, Inc. is able to extend the opportunity to receive private scholarships to many talented and deserving students each year.

Students who receive support are chosen on the basis of criteria representing the donor’s wishes and academic guidelines of the College. Unless otherwise specified, awards may be renewed for up to four years, providing the recipients maintain eligibility standards.

Endowed scholarships may be created with a minimum of $10,000 through a one-time gift, a pledge for a period of up to five years, or through a planned gift. Income distributions fund the award after the endowment has been established for at least one year. Additional gifts may be added to increase the fund principal at any time.

With both endowed and pass thru scholarships, the donor has the opportunity to participate in establishing guidelines and in determining the name of the award. All gifts are made to The New River CTC Foundation, Inc. which accepts scholarship funds where selection is not based solely on any of the following criteria unless college policy indicates otherwise: race, gender, religion, handicap or national origin.

For more information about establishing a scholarship or other endowment, please contact Jessica Porter, Administrative Associate at 304-929-6734 or use our online contact form.