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Windgate Foundation Gifts $1 Million to UA – Pulaski Tech for General Scholarship Endowment

September 04, 2018
The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College Foundation announced today that the Windgate Foundation has awarded a major grant of $1 million to establish the “Windgate Foundation General Scholarship Endowment.” This is the largest endowed scholarship fund in the history of the two-year college.

“We are overjoyed with this grant from the Windgate Foundation. A general scholarship endowment creates significant academic opportunities for our students’ career success,” Shannon Boshears, Vice Chancellor of Advancement, remarked.  Chancellor Margaret Ellibee, Ph.D. added, “This generous gift will strengthen the school’s mission to provide access to a high-quality education that promotes student learning and enables individuals to develop to their full potential. We greatly appreciate Windgate Foundation’s continued confidence in the important work we do at UA – Pulaski Tech.”

Scholarships awarded from this endowment will be available to any current or entering full-time or part-time student at UA – Pulaski Tech and will be awarded for any degree plans or technical certificates. Boshears anticipates that the endowment will generate approximately $40,000 per year that will be awarded for the scholarships.

Windgate Foundation has provided loyal and generous support to the college and its students since 2008.  With this gift, Windgate’s support for UA – Pulaski Tech totals nearly $3 million, including a $1 million gift that furnished and equipped the school’s Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHARTS).  Windgate also helped to create the college’s first $1 million operational endowment to support CHARTS. The Windgate Gallery in the Center’s lobby is named in recognition of the Foundation’s continued support.

About UA - Pulaski Technical College Foundation
The UA - Pulaski Technical College Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the college. Chartered as a non-profit organization for educational purposes, the Foundation solicits and receives tax-deductible gifts and manages these gifts and bequests for the benefit of the college. The college’s mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop their fullest potential and to support the economic development of the state.
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