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LRU Student Among Recipients of Wells Fargo Scholarship

Thu Mar 6 2014

Hickory N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University student Rachel Lewis, class of 2016, was among 24 other students from private colleges and universities in the state of North Carolina to receive part of$67,600 in Wells Fargo Scholarship money, made possible through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC). Lewis is a double major in History and Studio Art.

Wells Fargo distributed scholarships to students from the following institutions: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Brevard College, Campbell University, Catawba College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Louisburg College, Mars Hill University, Meredith College, Methodist University, Montreat College, Mount Olive College, N.C. Wesleyan College, Pfeiffer University, Queens University of Charlotte, St. Andrews University , Salem College, Warren Wilson College, William Peace University, and Wingate University.

“Wells Fargo is pleased to partner with the Independent College Fund of North Carolina to provide the scholarships,” said Leslie Hayes, regional president for Wells Fargo in Triad West. “This helps demonstrate our ongoing and deep commitment to North Carolina. We have been proud supporters of ICFNC for more than 55 years and we are honored to continue our partnership.  At Wells Fargo, we share the belief that supporting education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country’s future. We know the returns on an investment in a great education far exceed those from the best mutual funds.”

Dr. A. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, expressed appreciation to Wells Fargo on behalf of the Independent College Fund of North Carolina and the students attending the state’s 36 private colleges and universities in North Carolina. “The Wells Fargo scholarship makes a positive difference in the lives of students and their families and their ability to make the American dream of a college education come true.  We thank Wells Fargo for making this important investment in our students and in the state’s future.” said Dr. Williams.

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