(February 1, 2012)
College kicks off Million Dollar Scholarship Challenge
SHREVEPORT, LA — Generous anonymous donors have provided Centenary College with the opportunity to boost student scholarship funds by establishing the Centenary Million Dollar Scholarship Challenge.
With a goal of securing $1 million in funds for scholarship support, the Challenge will match every dollar donated to the Centenary Fund for Student Scholarships from February 1 until June 30.
"We invest more than $10 million per year in helping students and their families afford a Tier One National Liberal Arts College education. Over half of that investment comes directly from charitable donations," said Centenary College President David Rowe. "A gift to the Centenary Fund for Student Scholarships is an investment in our community’s future."
Currently, more than 90% of students at Centenary receive some degree of financial support through scholarships. The College’s Advancement Division is presently in the midst of an unprecedented $6 million annual campaign for the Centenary Fund in order to further enhance scholarship opportunities for Centenary students. The College has raised a record-setting $3.2 million to date and is excited to leverage the Million Dollar Scholarship Challenge to meet its goals for the year and provide vital scholarships to students.
"These are the gifts that make a direct impact on providing the Centenary experience for our students," said Scott Rawles, Vice President for Advancement. "Every gift counts when it comes to reaching our goal. This Scholarship Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for even more Centenary supporters to not only show their generosity but have it matched."