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REYNOLDS FOUNDATION DONATES $1M TO REMOVE FINANCIAL BARRIERS FOR J. SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
RICHMOND, Va (September 14, 2006) - As students headed back to campus at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College this fall the college celebrated a historic event by receiving one of its largest gifts ever donated by a private family foundation. The JSRCC Educational Foundation announced today that a $1 million gift from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation has been made to increase much needed scholarship funds for future generations of Reynolds students.
Known as the “Reynolds Family Scholarships in Memory of J. Sargeant Reynolds,” the family makes this generous gift in celebration of the qualities embodied in the late J. Sargeant Reynolds, for whom the college is named. By commemorating his outstanding character and unwavering integrity through a gift that fosters this potential in today’s young people the family foundation establishes a permanent scholarship fund.
Increasing tuition remains a financial barrier for students pursuing a college education and currently more than $238,000 in scholarship awards are made annually to applicants. Nearly 900 qualified students are not assisted, however, due to limited funds. For more information about how you can be involved in the Scholarship Program contact 523-5181 or visit http://www.jsr.vccs.edu/jsr_fnd/
Fundraising activities at the college are carried out by the JSRCC Educational Foundation, Inc. The College’s Foundation exists solely to support and promote the college. Foundation projects include scholarships, equipment, buildings and grounds, and curriculum enhancement, among others. Reynolds is the youngest and third largest of 23 colleges making up the Virginia Community College System. In addition to full-service campuses in the city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico and Goochland, the College operates several workforce development centers throughout the region offering specialized training and personal interest courses. Reynolds also offers 96 programs of study that lead to associate degrees, certificates and transfer opportunities. The College serves approximately 18,000 for-credit students annually.