Gifts from the wife and children of a late Charlotte business executive to a scholarship fund designed to help high school students from Burke County attend Western Carolina University have pushed the account over the $100,000 mark.
Rutherford County resident Tasha M. Crowe, a senior at Western Carolina University, has been awarded a scholarship from the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society in recognition of her superior performance in the study of business.
An endowed scholarship fund established by a group of Hickory-area Western Carolina University alumni and friends, an effort spearheaded by banking executive Phillip D. Walker and wife Joan Walker, will enable qualified graduates of Catawba County high schools to attend Western.
National Book Award-winning writer Charles Frazier, author of the critically acclaimed best-selling novel “Cold Mountain,” has established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of his father to help students from Macon County attend Western Carolina University.
Barbara H. Capps, retired faculty member from the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University, has contributed gifts totaling $10,500 to establish an endowed scholarship fund in memory of her parents.
Descendants of Robert Lee Madison, a founder of the institution that became Western Carolina University, have created an endowed scholarship to provide financial support to students majoring in education.
Western Carolina University senior Danielle Elizabeth Hochstetter of Charlotte has been chosen to receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, and will spend 13 months in South Korea teaching English as a foreign language.