Scholarship Luncheon

Kennesaw State University hosts Annual Scholarship Luncheon − A Celebration of Scholarship…

Georgia (Nov 6, 2001) — Scholarship Luncheon

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Abstract

What:

Kennesaw State University hosts Annual Scholarship Luncheon — A Celebration of Scholarship and Philanthropy.



When:

Wednesday‚ Nov. 7

11:45 a.m. − 1:30 p.m.



Where:

James V. Carmichael Student Center‚ University Rooms A−E

Kennesaw State University



Why:

This scholarship luncheon celebrates the students and the benefactors by allowing them to share with each other what KSU and the scholarship opportunities have meant to them.



For Georgia residents‚ full−time undergraduate tuition and student fees for 2001−02 are $2‚800‚ plus hundreds of dollars for books. In light of these costs‚ to continue attracting quality students‚ KSU must continue to increase the amount of scholarship funds available. During the 2000−2001 school year‚ a record year for fundraising at KSU‚ three new endowed scholarships and four new annual scholarships were added. KSU students benefited from this record year: 171 scholarships were distributed with an average award of $725.



Who:

The student speaker will be Jerome King‚ CSIS major and recipient of the Thomas Raymond Foster/Holy Family Knights of Columbus 9792 Scholarship.



The benefactor speaker will be Bob M. Prillaman. In 1989‚ Caraustar Industries established a KSU scholarship to honor him. In 1987‚ he established the Lillias B. Prillaman Scholarship to honor his wife.



"It has been said‚ 'There are only two last bequests that we can hope to give our children: one is roots‚ the other is wings.' Thank you for making it possible for me to receive an education and develop my roots‚ so that I may earn my wings to fly." — Rosalyn−Sue Smith‚ recipient of a KSU Foundation Scholarship.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚000‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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