North Carolina Newspapers

    Monday, March 31, 1969
Page Three
Financial Aid Program Viewed
By Barbara Dorsey
The primary purpose of our
financial aid program is to pro
vide financial assistance to stu
dents who, without such aid,
would be unable to attend the
The student’s family is ex
pected to make a maximum ef
fort to assist with college ex
penses. Financial assistance from
the college and other sources
should be viewed only as sup
plementary to the efforts of the
Our financial aid consists of
scholarships loans, grants, and
employment, which may be of
fered to students singly or in
various combinations. This aid
is available to both entering and
enrolled students.
In order to be considered for
assistance, each student or pros
pective student must fill out an
application blank which may
be secured from the Office of
Student Financial Aid. One ap
plication is used for all financial
aid. For favorable consideration,
a student or prospective student
should submit an application
before May 1 for the fall se
mester, before October 1 for the
second semester, and before
March 1 for summer school.
For additional information,
one may contact the Financial
Aid Officer, North Carolina Col
lege at Durham, Durham, North
Mr. Wallace C. Blackwell,
financial and officer here at
North Carolina College is a resi
dent of Roxboro, North Carolina.
He received his Bachelor of Arts
and Master of Arts Degrees from
North Carolina College at Dur
ham. In February, 1966, he, as
sumed the position as the first
full time financial aid officer
at North Carolina College where
he set up the program that is
now being carried out. Mr.
Blackwell has been appointed
to the Work Study Advisory
Committee of the Board of High
er Education.
Mr. Blackwell said that for
the 1969-1970 school year, pros
pective financial aid recipients
Chidley Hall opened it’s doors
to the college community for its
annual open house festivities,
March 22.
The theme of this year’s open
house was “Creativity—a Gem
and the New Black Experience.”
It was the hope of the Open
House Conmiittee that the men,
of Chidley Hall would use their
creativity in preparing their
The Open House Committee
asked the men to let this crea
tivity become a symbol of their
liberated selves and that they
let it take its course in preparing!
their rooms for open house.
Rooms in Chidley Hall were
judged by floors with first,
second, and third prizes on each
floor. No grand prize was given
this year.
As a follow-up to open house,
a talent show was held in the
Chidley Hall lobby.
Members of the Open House
Committee were Robert Bell,
chairman; Roger Oden, Ronald
Brown, Tomie Patrick, John
Williams, Charles Coimcil, and
Mr. William Harris.
will have to file a family finan
cial statment with the American
College Testing Service. Appli
cants will have to submit with)
their applications, a processing
fee of $2.00. Applications can
be obtained from the Financial
Aid Office beginning January
1, 1969.
Mr. Robert McAdams, former
Dean of Men, has been added to
the staff of the Financial Aid
Office as associate director of
financial aid. Mr. McAdams’
responsibilities are student em
ployment and general assistance
to the director.
Below are some excerpts from
an interview with Mr. Blackwell
by a Campus Echo reporter.
Reporter: Mr .Blackwell, have
you worked as financial aid of
ficer at any other institution?
Mr. Blackwell; No. I have
not worked as financial officer
at any other institution. The
reason for this is that financial
aid is new in predominantly Ne
gro colleges an in a number of
white colleges.
Reporter: Here at North Car
olina College are you the sole
determining factor as to who
receives financial aid?
Mr. Blackwell: It can be said
that I am the sole determining
factor. But, my job is merely
comparing a student’s applica
tion for financial aid to the re
quirements stated in the guide
lines that have been handed
down from the Federal Govern
ment and the institution. In a
way, the students decide wheth
er or not they receive financial
aid by what they put on their
application for financial.
Reporter: Do you have set
guidelines as far as eligibility
for financial aid is concerned?
Mr. Blackwell: Yes. There are
set gudelines as far as eligibil
ity for financial aid is con
Reporter: Who sets these
guidelines and what are they?
Mr. Blackwell: These guide
lines are set by the Federal Gov
ernment and the institution. My
responsibility is simply to ad
minister these guidelines that
are handed to me. The Federal
guidelines state that a student
must be in a certain income
category. The Institutional
Guidelines state that a student
must have at least a C average.
Reporter: Why has there been
so much controversy this se
mester about financial aid?
Mr. Blackwell: Actually, there
has been no controversy. Some
of the students are uninformed
as far as financial aid is con
cerned. I suggest that all stu
dents who have questions, come
by my office and discuss them
with me.
from F
And He said unto them.
Where is your faith? — (St.
Lake 8, 25.)
When, distressed by
troubles we feel unable to
I overcome, or faced with tribu-
I lations that seem beyond our
strength, we may well heed
the question the Lord Jesus
asks us, as He asked it of His
disciples. Strong in our faith
that God is ever willing and
ready to help, we shall always
be sustained.
(Continued from Page 1)
during the week were exhibits
of special interest to educators.
Available were promotional ma
terial for publishers and pro
moters of Afro-American art,
dance, drama, music, and liter
At 3:50 p.m. Sunday Miss
Bettye Jean Boone presented a
series of readings from poetry
by Margaret Walker Alexander,
who visited the campus later in.
the week. Gregor Hannibal, Al->
vin Rush and James Vaughan
gave readings also as represen
tatives of Ex Umbra, the student
literary magazine.
Ex Umbra also presented an,
exhibit of student work in the
student union.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, the NCO
Brass Ensemble, directed by
J. T. Mitchell, performed in
the main lounge of the student
union. At 5 p.m.. North Caro
lina College’s Permanent Col
lection of Afro-American Art
was opened to the public in.
Room 206 of the Fine Artsi
Building. Works by John Big-
gers, chairman of the depart
ment of the department of art
at Texas Southern University,
was also on display. Mr. Biggers
was a visiting artist during the
Dr. Sylvia Render, Dr. and Mrs. Albert Whiting view exhibits.
At 8 p.m. Monday, the drama
department presented LeRoi
Jone’s “The Baptism” in the
student union lounge.
On Tuesday, a program of
Afro-American dance was pre
sented under the direction of
Leslie Montgomery. Miss Elvoyd
Carson performed “The Crea
tion” from James Weldon John
son’s “God’s Trombones,” with
ensemble performances by other
Culture I. Q. Answers
(Questions, page 2)i
1 c
2. b
3. b
4. a
5. b
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