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APSU receives anonymous gift of $250,000 for mathematics, science scholarships

12/15/2009

A $250,000 gift to Austin Peay State University from an anonymous middle Tennessee family will be used to create scholarships for math and science students enrolled at the University.

“It is by God’s grace that we are able to provide this gift to help change the lives of many students at Austin Peay,†said the donor, whose family has no ties to the University and has requested anonymity.
A $250,000 gift to Austin Peay State University from an anonymous middle Tennessee family will be used to create scholarships for math and science students enrolled at the University.

“It is by God's grace that we are able to provide this gift to help change the lives of many students at Austin Peay,” said the donor, whose family has no ties to the University and has requested anonymity.

The endowed gift will be invested, with the earnings distributed among four students selected to receive the scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full time at APSU, be a major in mathematics or one of the sciences with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 and be a middle Tennessee resident with a demonstrated financial need.

“This unexpected generosity from an anonymous family will be a great blessing to our students,” President Tim Hall said. “We are extremely grateful to the donors.”

Roy Gregory, executive director of University Advancement, said, “We are very excited about the gift, which has been given by a wonderful middle Tennessee family wanting to use the blessings God has provided them to help others succeed.

“A gift like this provides many opportunities to students that would not be possible otherwise. It is truly a blessing for the University to receive such a gift, and we are very grateful for the family's generosity.”

For more information, contact APSU University Advancement by telephone at (931) 221-7127. -- Melony Shemberger