Wilson Center’s ‘Broadway for a Better World’ initiative expands, will now offer scholarships for underserved children
By WECT Staff | May 24, 2021 at 12:24 PM EDT – Updated May 24 at 4:40 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Over $151,000 worth of free tickets have made their way into the hands of more than 1,400 underserved children in the Wilmington community — tickets that provide a window to the arts at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center.
Now there’s scholarship money available for kids who take advantage of that program.
On Monday, the Wilson Center and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation announced the creation of the “Tracy Wilkes Broadway for a Better World Student Scholarship” which aims to help those students with a financial boost to further their education at the college.
The new scholarship, endowed by the Fuller Family, was named in honor of longtime Wilmington youth activist Tracy Wilkes – who founded DREAMS of Wilmington to provide arts education and development to untapped populations in 1997 and was instrumental in bringing the Broadway for a Better World initiative to fruition.
“Cape Fear Community College is excited to further the wonderful work of Tracy Wilkes and the Broadway for a Better World Initiative,” said Jim Morton, CFCC president. “We are so thankful to the Fuller family for their tremendous support of Cape Fear Community College and the arts in our region. Naming the scholarship for Tracy Wilkes is a wonderful way to honor her hard work and her passion for increasing access to the arts in our community.”
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