CF's largest scholarship program is the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program. This program is made possible by an 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.
The Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program is available for students attending Fayetteville State University Fayetteville Technical Community College and Methodist University. Students must demonstrate a strong record of school/community service and maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more information about this scholarship program contact the school you will attend in the fall as each will have their own requirements.General eligibility:-Resident of Cumberland County -Students who will attend college university vocational or technical institutions as a full-time student in the fall or within six months following the award-Academic achievement and potential as indicated by class rank GPA and/or standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)-Financial need For more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.