Say Yes Guilford

  • State: North Carolina
  • Coverage: Guilford County
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2/4 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2016
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Statewide

The Say Yes Guilford program provides last-dollar tuition and other post-secondary scholarships to eligible Guilford County Schools graduates so they can afford to complete college or a postsecondary certificate. The vision is to create a stronger North Carolina by developing a more viable workforce and by reimagining the postsecondary education system.

The program’s Board Chair, Chuck Cornelio announced the John M. Belk Endowment during a recent State of Our Community event.The endowment totals $5.5 million, including an immediate 3 million disbursement for the Say Yes Guilford scholarship and $500,000 to fund post-secondary access and completion programs.

The remaining 2 million in funds will be disbursed as challenge grants to the program. Specifically, 1 million dollars of the remaining funds will be paid to Say Yes Guilford after it has reached an initial goal of 50 million in total fundraising, and the final 1 million dollars in funds will be disbursed after the program the secondary fundraising goal of 60 million dollars is reached. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    320 Park Avenue, 21st Floor
  • New York, NY 10022
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (336) 814-2233

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