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Elon grandparent makes gift to support scholarships

Ernest C. Hunt Jr.

Believing in the power of scholarships to transform lives, Elon grandparent Ernest C. Hunt Jr. has made a second $50,000 gift to the Ever Elon Campaign to support the E.C. Hunt, Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship.

Hunt, a retired mechanical engineer from Charlotte, N.C., made his initial gift in 2009 to endow the scholarship, which will assist students in the performing arts department. Hunt’s granddaughter, Jennifer Roberts, is an Elon sophomore majoring in acting.

“Jennifer loves Elon,” says her mother, Amy Roberts. “The moment we arrived on campus, we fell in love with the school. Jennifer knew Elon was where she should be.”

Roberts says her father earned a college degree thanks to the GI Bill and understands the importance of scholarships in making quality education available to deserving students.

“Education has always been important to my father,” Roberts says. “Because we have been so impressed with Elon, we wanted to help make this incredible experience available to other students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to come to Elon. We think it’s important to grow the endowment for scholarships.”

Roberts and her husband, Bill, are members of Elon’s Parents Council.

Jaleh Hagigh,
11/30/2010 4:36 PM