GSU Foundation Hosts Scholarship Luncheon - continued
Scholarship recipients, Kayla Randolph-Clark, Lisa Adams, Deborah Harris, and Johnny Burns shared their stories and expressed their appreciation of the support they received.
Donors, who make scholarships possible, were also honored at Tuesday's event. Don and Wilbur Morrison, both longtime donors to Foundation scholarships, received the 2012 Distinguished Philanthropist Award in recognition of their longstanding service and generosity to GSU and its students.
"I've seen people lose their jobs and then come to GSU and learn a completely new profession," Don Morrison said. "I believe people can do anything if they try. I'm glad to have helped GSU students so that can happen."
More than 70 of the scholarship recipients are current GSU students receiving monetary awards through one of the GSU Foundation's 58 scholarship programs.
This year, for the first time, community college students enrolled in the Dual Degree Program were recognized at the scholarship luncheon. Sixteen DDP students received GSU Promise scholarships, which provide additional funding so they can complete their bachelor's degree at the university debt-free. Seven students received Dual Degree Program Honors Scholarships.
To donate to GSU Foundation scholarships, go to www.govst.edu/donate