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Shepherd alumni create scholarship endowment

August 23, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Foundation has announced the creation of an endowment funded by the Shepherd University Alumni Association.

Funds will be used to provide financial assistance to full-time students, or part-time or full-time graduate students.

First preference will be given to a Shepherd University graduate or the child, spouse or sibling of a Shepherd grad.

According to board member Larry Strite, the endowment was originated as a way for the association to establish a lasting legacy of support to financially disadvantaged Shepherd students and, in turn, encourage them to help future students and fellow alumni.

Strite hopes it will also inspire Shepherd's more than 15,000 alumni to give back to their alma mater.

The Alumni Association has also endowed a fund benefiting Scarborough Library and budgets $5,000 each year toward other scholarships, programs and faculty excellence awards.

The association is a paid membership organization for Shepherd graduates. The association works with Shepherd and alumni to plan events and programs that help alumni stay connected to Shepherd. To learn more, contact Alexis Reed at 304-876-5157 or apalladi@shepherd.edu">apalladi@shepherd.edu.

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To give a gift of any size to the Shepherd University Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment or create your own endowed fund, contact Monica Lingenfelter with the Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; 304-876-5397; or mlingenf@shepherd.edu">mlingenf@shepherd.edu.

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