SGA announces scholarship commitment at UVa-Wise
The Student Government Association at The University of
Virginia’s College at Wise pledged to endow a scholarship to benefit the
College’s student leaders.
The Student Government Association Student Leader
Scholarship was officially established earlier this month by the 2012-2013 SGA
members with support from alumni, friends, faculty and staff. The income from
the fund will be used to help worthy and deserving students. Preference will be
given to students who demonstrate leadership skills and who have a 3.0 grade
The scholarship agreement, which is a commitment to raise
$10,000, was signed by SGA members, Chancellor Donna Henry and UVa-Wise
Foundation President Don Green in a Feb. 1 ceremony.
Chancellor Henry congratulated the SGA for its forward
thinking and hard work on the project, adding that it would impact many
students for generations to come.
“I am inspired by the commitment and leadership you are
demonstrating in establishing this scholarship fund,” Chancellor Henry told the
The scholarship received a boost from the family of the late
Margie Schoenewald, who worked at the College in many capacities for more than
three decades. Memorial contributions made in her memory in 2011 will be used
to help fund the scholarship. In addition, Alumnus James Pena, a member of the
Class of 2005 and a former SGA member, provided a generous gift toward the
scholarship as well.
“This scholarship will be used to reward student leaders who
have made both a positive impact on the UVa-Wise campus and the local
community,” said SGA President Phillip Blevins.
For details on the scholarship, please contact the Student Government Association at 276-376-3438 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of Development and College Relations at 276-376-4523.