Napoleon Hill Foundation establishes James L. Oleson Bicentennial Scholarship

Zane Sturgill, Chancellor Henry, Don Green, Valerie Lawson

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is pleased to announce the establishment of the James L. Oleson Napoleon Hill Foundation Bicentennial Scholarship. To show its deep appreciation for the leadership and service of Napoleon Hill Foundation Chairman, James L. Oleson, the Napoleon Hill Foundation Board honors Mr. Oleson in establishing this named-endowed fund that will forever memorialize Mr. Oleson’s generosity of the time, talent and treasures he has shared throughout his Board membership. Scholarships will be awarded to students who have distinguished themselves as leaders, having been selected for membership in the Napoleon Hill Scholars Program.

Napoleon Hill Foundation Executive Director Don Green presented a gift of $100,000 for the new scholarship fund. He said, “On behalf of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, it is my privilege and honor to present this check to Chancellor Donna P. Henry and Vice Chancellor Valerie S. Lawson. Mr. Oleson is a treasure and our Board is indebted to him for this outstanding service.”

The Napoleon Hill Foundation has been a steadfast support of student scholarships at UVA Wise and has donated nearly $1.5 million UVA Wise.

In accepting the gift, Chancellor Henry said, “We are deeply grateful to the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s support of UVA Wise and our students.”