VC Foundation scholarships reached all-time high for 2017-18 academic year

The Victoria College Foundation provided nearly $1 million in support for Victoria College students and employees through scholarships and grants for the 2017-18 academic year.

A total of 1,244 Victoria College students received scholarships or other assistance through the foundation. Over $285,000 was distributed by the foundation during the Fall 2017 semester, nearly $291,000 for the Spring 2018 semester, and over $92,000 during the Summer 2018 semester. The total awarded by the Victoria College Foundation for the 2017-18 academic year was $923,227.13.

“The goal of the Victoria College Foundation has always been to help as many students as possible, allowing them the freedom to continue their studies without worrying about finances,” said VC Foundation President Penni Gietz. “Thanks to the generosity of our community and our region, we have been able to offer 1,244 students scholarships over the year. For that we are truly grateful.”

“We can’t thank the Victoria College Foundation enough for the key role it plays in the success of Victoria College,” VC President Dr. David Hinds said. “Every donation to the Victoria College Foundation makes a difference in the lives of our students. Through scholarships and grants, the foundation is playing a vital role in seeing our students’ dreams come true.”

The VC Foundation was also instrumental in assisting students during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Emergency assistance was provided to 69 students in the amount of $15,108.29, and 47 VC employees received $10,575 in aid. Twenty-four students received a combined $11,341 in additional scholarships. The total amount of emergency aid provided by the VC Foundation was $37,024.

“Our donors and community are amazing,” VC Foundation Executive Director Amy Mundy said. “Through the Victoria College Foundation Endowment and donations to yearly and one-time scholarships, the foundation was able to go above and beyond this year to help our students. With all the issues brought on by Harvey, the increased scholarship awards really had an immediate impact. Students could focus more on their studies and worry less about how to pay for school.”

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