FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021
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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College (GSC) has established the McGee Scholars Program that will directly benefit students through needs-based scholarships. The generous $100,000 grant comes courtesy of the McGee Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by John and Ruth McGee.
The McGee grants are designed to enable college study for qualified West Virginia residents who otherwise might not be able to do so.
“We are very excited to be partnering with the McGee Foundation to start the McGee Scholars Program at Glenville State College. Their commitment to help West Virginia students who want to go to Glenville State College but may need a little extra financial support is very admirable,” said David Hutchison, Vice President of Advancement at Glenville State College.
“John and Ruth McGee, longtime residents of Charleston, West Virginia, established the McGee Foundation in 1992 with the stated purpose of sharing their resources with the residents of the state where John had spent the majority of his career. For the McGees, education was the cornerstone of a successful life of the people who received it. Just as important, they felt, was the retention of those people for the success of the places they call home,” said Bern Mebane, chair of the McGee Board. “Reflecting their belief, the Trustees of the Endowment want this program to be the catalyst for achieving two goals. First, we want deserving individuals residing here to be able to attend college as a result of these grants. Second, we want their resulting education to be an encouragement for them to stay here and help contribute to an improved quality of life for themselves, their families, and their fellow citizens of West Virginia. This is the vision of our Foundation, and this is one concrete step to effect it,” Mebane continued.
For more information about the McGee Scholars Program or to learn about establishing a scholarship at Glenville State College, contact Hutchison at David.Hutchison@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6381.