UNCG, Salem College Receive Million-Dollar Grants

UNCG, Salem College Receive Million-Dollar Grants

10:02am Dec 04, 2020
The Main Hall at Salem Academy and College. Salem has received $1.4M in grants for several initiatives. Photo courtesy: Salem Academy and College

Several Triad universities are set to receive million-dollar grants for student scholarships and various education projects. 

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will institute a new merit scholarship program thanks to a $1 million dollar gift.

Susan and Perry Safran of Raleigh are endowing the scholarship that will be part of UNCG’s Minerva Scholars program, which will be offered to students from any field of study.

Susan Safran is a 1977 graduate who has served on the UNCG board for 10 years. She says in a news release that experience on the board inspired her to create a flexible merit scholarship that could serve any student, regardless of background or degree.

Meanwhile, Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem has received grants totaling just over $1.4 million. The bulk of that funding will go toward technology improvements on campus. According to a news release, the remaining funds will be earmarked for student scholarships and a tobacco-free campus initiative. A $2,500 grant will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts of the college’s adult education center.

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