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R-MWC Receives William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award

Award will establish endowed scholarship fund for minority students

12/2/2005 12:35:44 PM

   

LYNCHBURG — The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced it will award Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with $100,000 to be used to establish an endowed fund to support minority students.

The College will establish the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund will be used to provide aid to minority students, especially those who are African-American or Hispanic. The fund will allow for three Hearst Scholars to receive scholarships each year.

“This College has had remarkable success in building a student body that is enriched by its diversity,” said Kathleen Bowman, president. “The Hearst award recognizes our outstanding achievement; the Foundation ordinarily does not make grants to institutions of fewer than 1,000 students. Their generous award will enable more students to experience the enriching and challenging educational opportunities of our campus, and we are extraordinarily grateful for their support.&rdquo.

The Hearst Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1945 by philanthropist William Randolph Hearst. In 1948, Mr. Hearst established the California Charities Foundation. That name was changed to the William Randolph Hearst Foundation soon after Mr. Hearst's death in 1951.

Both Foundations are independent private philanthropies operating separately from The Hearst Corporation. The two Foundations are administered out of the headquarters in New York City.The charitable goals of the two Foundations are essentially the same, and reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst — Education, Health, Social Service, and Culture.

Within these four areas, the Foundations assist institutions in providing opportunities to underserved and underrepresented populations. The Foundations support undergraduate education through the establishment of endowed scholarships at private liberal colleges and universities. In addition, similar support is provided for professional study in teaching, engineering, mathematics, science and the health care professions at the undergraduate and graduate levels at both private and public universities.

For more information, please contact Brenda Edson, strategic communications manager, at 947-8142.



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