Lowes Foundation grant supports Opportunity Scholarship Initiative
The Lowes Foundation has awarded Central Piedmont a $52,500 grant, as part of the college's Powering a Stronger Future campaign, to support five Opportunity Scholarships at the college.
Central Piedmont’s Opportunity Scholarship Initiative provides low-income students with a pathway to a degree and greater economic mobility by covering the full cost of attendance – tuition, books, and fees – for two years. Recipients also receive a notebook computer to meet their digital needs.
Central Piedmont’s $52,500 grant is part of a larger, $9.25 million commitment the Lowes Foundation made to the greater Charlotte region on Oct. 13, to support some of the most critical challenges facing Charlotte today: providing safe affordable housing, continuing to grow the skilled trade industry, ensuring access to technology, and boosting small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Central Piedmont will use its grant funds to support students participating in the ROC (Rebuilding Opportunities in Construction) program – an initiative that trains and certifies high school students for in-demand trade skills in the construction industry – and/or students who are interested in pursuing a construction-focused career pathway.
Learn more about the Lowes Foundation’s $9.25 million commitment and the many organizations it will benefit.
Learn more about scholarship opportunities at Central Piedmont or the college’s partnership with the ROC program.