Huntington senior receives Wilson Scholarship

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2008-09-22
Huntington, Ind.—The Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation, administered by National City Bank in Fort Wayne, has awarded the Independent Colleges of Indiana $15,000 for five scholarships of $3,000 each. Dedicated to helping students who need financial assistance to remain in college or to control their college debt, these scholarships are designated for students at five Fort Wayne-area independent campuses: Huntington University, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, Taylor University Fort Wayne and University of Saint Francis.

Elizabeth Hope Waldfogel, a senior educational ministries major at Huntington University, was one of the recipients. Waldfogel is from Fort Wayne, Ind.

“The Independent Colleges of Indiana is very grateful to the Wilson Foundation for this innovative and targeted scholarship program,” said Hans Giesecke, ICI president and CEO, “that reaches out to worthy students with financial need, helping them to achieve their college degrees and career aspirations. A core mission of ICI and our 31 independent colleges and universities across the state is to assure opportunity and choice in higher education for all students regardless of socioeconomic background. This initiative by the Wilson Foundation helps us to do exactly that.”

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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