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Donors endow Black Alumni Scholarship

Priscilla Awkard '95

Gifts to the Ever Elon Campaign from alumni, friends and students have endowed the Black Alumni Scholarship, which will assist African-American students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Members of Elon’s Black Alumni Network began raising money for the scholarship in 2007 to help make an Elon education possible for deserving students. To date, more than 220 alumni and other donors have contributed about $82,000 to the scholarship.

Kelli Palmer '98

“This is going to be the best thing we can do to support the African-American students of today,” says Priscilla Awkard ’95, a member of the Black Alumni Network.

Awkard has helped lead the fundraising effort for the scholarship along with network members Darryl Smith ’86 and Kelli Palmer ’98, who is president of the Elon Alumni Board.

Darryl Smith '86

The Black Alumni Network, formerly the African-American Alumni Group, will continue raising funds for the scholarship, which will be awarded beginning in fall 2011. To make a gift to the scholarship, click on the link to the right.

Jaleh Hagigh,
11/30/2010 5:00 PM