Anthony Foxx Scholars Program

The Anthony Foxx Scholars Program is a partnership between Central Piedmont and West Charlotte High School designed to help African American males overcome financial obstacles and receive the assistance needed to earn their degree.

The Anthony Foxx Scholars Program was established and funded by a grant from the C.D. Spangler Foundation of Charlotte, NC. Every African American male who graduates from West Charlotte High School and enrolls at Central Piedmont will receive a up to $2,000 scholarship with the opportunity of renewal the following year if they have a 2.5 GPA. Many students will also qualify for additional state or federal aid.

In an effort to assist African American or minority male students with their transition to college, Central Piedmont will provide the following support services:

  • West Charlotte Enrollment Specialist: Central Piedmont representative will visit West Charlotte High School weekly to provide students with information on admissions and programs offered by Central Piedmont.
  • Early Advising/Registration Program: Central Piedmont will implement an early advising and registration program to allow students to register for summer and fall classes while still in high school. Find out more about the College Connection Program.
  • Financial Aid Workshops: Central Piedmont will invite students and parents to participate in financial aid workshops at West Charlotte High School to learn about the many financial resources available. The goal is to have 100 percent of all Anthony Foxx scholars applying for financial aid.
  • Parent Communication: Central Piedmont will offer workshops for parents on how to assist students with their transition to college.
  • College Visitation Day: Central Piedmont will provide visitation days for the scholars to tour the campus and learn more about Central Piedmont.
  • Summer Bridge program: Students will have the opportunity participate in a summer program, which consists of academic classes and structured activities.
  • MAN UP Male Mentoring program: Students will have the opportunity to be a part of the MAN UP Male Mentoring program, which provides comprehensive activities that promote personal development, academic improvement, and social and educational advancement.

For questions, please contact out office by email at or by phone at 704.330.2722, ext. 3240.

About Anthony Foxx

Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was raised in Charlotte’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood by his mother and grandparents. He learned the power of opportunity at an early age as his family worked tirelessly to ensure that he received a superior education. Their efforts taught him the value of hard work and service, a mantra he brings to his role in public office today.

A graduate of West Charlotte High School, Mayor Foxx later attended Davidson College, where he became the first African American elected to student body president and earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He continued his education at New York University’s School of Law and graduated with a J.D. degree in 1996.

Mayor Foxx’s political career in Charlotte began in 2005. He served two terms on the City Council before being elected mayor in 2009. In 2013 he was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the United States Secretary of Transportation. Anthony Foxx serves as a role model to today’s youth, remaining guided by the lessons of his childhood and motivated by a steadfast determination to fight for a better Charlotte.

The Anthony Foxx Scholars Program was established and funded by a grant from the C.D. Spangler Foundation of Charlotte, N.C.