Kelly Miller Foundation Donates $75,000 to West Virginia State University Scholarship Fund

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Sept. 14, 2016
Kelly Miller Foundation Donates $75,000 to West Virginia State University Scholarship Fund

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) and the West Virginia State University Foundation (WVSU Foundation) today received a $75,000 donation from The Kelly Miller Foundation, Inc. to create an endowed scholarship fund for students. 

The donation completes a previous $92,000 Kelly Miller Foundation commitment made in support of West Virginia State University’s first capital campaign and will establish and endow four student scholarships.

Kelly Miller Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students at West Virginia State University who are descended from those who attended, taught at or were otherwise involved with the Kelly Miller School.

The former Kelly Miller School, located in Clarksburg, provided quality educational training to African-American youth of Harrison and surrounding counties until the public school system was integrated in 1956. Kelly Miller School graduates have excelled in professional, business, military, managerial, sports, arts and technical fields throughout the world. The Kelly Miller Foundation is comprised of alumni and friends of the Kelly Miller School.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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