Shenandoah University Celebrates ‘An Evening Under the Stars’
13 April 2018 News
Shenandoah University hosted its first major event in the new James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center last weekend, “An Evening Under the Stars,” a gala to raise funds for scholarships. More than 500 guests and 235 students participated in this invitation-only event, the first community event of its kind in this facility.
Senior Vice President and Vice President for Advancement Mitch Moore announced at the end of the evening that the event had raised more than $1 million in support of scholarships. Ninety-seven percent of freshman with need receive financial aid, and more than 1,800 students receive scholarships and grants totaling over $14 million each year.
Undergraduate students at Shenandoah receive academic scholarships based on their high school academic performance as well as SAT or ACT achievements. Scholarships and grants are important because students do not have to pay them back after graduation, as they do with student loans.
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