The Brevard College Alumni Association Board made history at their May meeting by creating the first named scholarship in the Board’s history. Members of the BCAA Board remember what a difference a BC education has meant in their lives, and want to make sure that the ensuing generations of students have the same opportunities. As a result of this desire, the Board voted unanimously to create the BCAA Board Scholarship, an annual scholarship intended to support students who are family members of Brevard College Alumni.
Members have committed to the annual scholarship for five years, after which they will review their experience and determine if a BCAA endowed scholarship is the appropriate next step. The Named Annual Scholarship Program at the college requires a minimum of $1,000 a year for a five-year period, although many donors contribute much more. The annual program allows gifts to be applied immediately to students’ financial aid.
“Whether annual or perpetually endowed,” says Maggie Will, chair of the Board’s development committee, “we wanted to demonstrate tangibly to alumni and to current students that BCAA Board members represent the goal of the alumni association to partner with the college in supporting students from admission to graduation.” The Board hopes to meet the first BCAA Board Scholarship recipient at Homecoming this coming fall (October 8-10).
For more information on contributing to or creating a scholarship at Brevard College, please contact Jeff Joyce at 828.641.0170 or at email@example.com.