The power of scholarships reaches beyond simply alleviating financial burden from students and their families. Scholarships are oftentimes the determining factor in whether a student pursues a college education at all.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Jim Beddingfield! He graduated from WCU in 1967 with a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Political Science. He also had taken several business courses and returned in the summer of 1971 to take additional business courses.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Maggie Akin Bare! She graduated from WCU in 1954. And earned a double major in both Art and Social Sciences. In the early 1960’s I returned to WCU and received a Master in Education and Education Specialist degrees.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Lisa and David Hill! She attended WCU from Fall 1981- Spring 1983 and he attended from Fall 1979 - Spring 1983.
Students, pets, pets, students. It seems to be one or the other for Western Carolina University senior Sarah Bennett, who graduated in May with a biology degree and an eye on veterinary school.
Erin West knows the value of a scholarship can go well beyond its dollar sign. A senior in the College of Business, West has received slightly more than $17,000 in WCU scholarships since her sophomore year. But besides helping to pay for her education, the financial support has helped to position her as a student with some cachet, a good bet, a smart cookie who knows a thing or two.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Kam A. McDonald! She graduated from WCU in Spring 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and completed my MSW in 2013 at Winthrop University.
Meet our Alumna of the Month: Sky Sampson! She graduated from WCU in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in communications.
Hidden among the pages of his childhood journal, Western Carolina University senior Briar Boggs found a sign, THE sign: a wistful note from his 10-year-old self, longing for a dream he did not think possible. The discovery made him cry.