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Golden LEAF Foundation president visits WSSU

WSSU students and administrators stand with Golden Leaf Foundation president
Golden LEAF Foundation President Dan Gerlach visited WSSU on Jan. 14. 

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students met with Golden LEAF Foundation President Dan Gerlach during a campus visit on Monday, Jan. 14.

Currently, 12 WSSU students receive scholarships from Golden LEAF. The program provides scholarships to help students from qualifying rural counties who demonstrate a financial need attend college at a colleges and universities in North Carolina. 

“We are proud to partner with the Golden LEAF Foundation to help deserving students achieve their dreams,” said Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, vice chancellor of University Advancement.

Along with WSSU’s Golden LEAF Scholars and Afolayan, Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson; Provost Anthony Graham; College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education Dean Darryl Scriven; School of Health Sciences Dean Peggy Valentine; and Libba Evans, a member of the WSSU Foundation Board of Directors and a founding member of the Golden LEAF Board of Directors, attended the luncheon.

Students who participate in the Golden LEAF program over four years can earn up to $8,830 in stipends. Qualified high school seniors and community college transfer students may apply for Golden LEAF scholarships through March 1. For more information, please visit the College Foundation of North Carolina’s website.

Golden LEAF was established in 1999. As part of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary, Gerlach is traveling the state in 2019 to visit sites and people affected by Golden LEAF grants.

About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment. 

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