Partners & Donors


Ignite the Power of STEM NC Competitive Grant Program

Junior Seahawk Academy 2016 sessions were funded in part by a grant from the Biogen Foundation's Ignite the Power of STEM North Carolina grant program, which is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation.

The Biogen Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of people's lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which Biogen operates. We are committed to sparking a passion for science and discovery, supporting innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives, and strengthening efforts to make science accessible to diverse populations.

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers to patients worldwide innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic conditions and autoimmune disorders. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world's oldest independent biotechnology companies and patients worldwide benefit from its leading multiple sclerosis and innovative hemophilia therapies. For product labeling, press releases and additional information about the company, please visit

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $101 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $237 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state, with an emphasis on rural areas.


University of Noth Carolina Wilmington

Junior Seahawk Academy 2016 sessions were funded in part by the Charles L. Cahill Grant for Faculty Scholarship, which is administered by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Charles L. Cahill Grants for Faculty Scholarship are awarded to full-time faculty to promote scholarship broadly across the University. Faculty members from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for funds to support their scholarship efforts. Funding is awarded to: (a) provide seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may attract funding from other sources; (b) encourage the pursuit of new areas of research, scholarship or artistic endeavors; (c) fund travel in support of research; or (d) encourage the development of specific professional skills within one's discipline.

Friends of UNCW

Watson College of Education



South East Area Health Education Center

First Book NH County Chapter

Connect a Million Miles

Farm Bureau New Hanover County awards learning grant to Jr Seahawk Academy 2016 ($500)

General Electric

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

Burns Dentistry

Eric & Casey Burns, DDS

Michael Russell, Sales Manager
Fairway Outdoor Advertising
Donated: Old billboards to program for craft projects (service bags)