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Urbana University Announces McDavid Foundation Scholarship Donation


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
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Urbana, OH (March 13, 2018)

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, today announced a donation by Brad and Sandy McDavid of the McDavid Foundation, establishing the McDavid Foundation Scholarships at Urbana University. The $25,000 donation will provide for funding for two annual scholarships in the amount of $4,166.50 each for three years.

The newly formed scholarship provides need-based scholarships toward tuition for current or incoming freshman undergraduate students who reside in Champaign County, who demonstrate a financial need and/or have experienced a hardship or financial difficulty that has created obstacles to attending school.

“This generosity of the McDavids will provide talented, hard-working students with help achieving the education they may not otherwise have achieved,” said Dr. Christopher Washington, Executive Vice President, Urbana University. “Donors like the McDavids are agents of transformation.  Through their gifts, they change lives and open doors to opportunities that were previously shut to them.”

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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