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Wilson College Awarded $700,000 Stabler Foundation Grant for Scholarships

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently approved a $700,000 grant to fund scholarships for Wilson College students with financial need through the Stabler Scholarship Endowment, which has provided scholarships for 65 students since the program began in 2009.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
Jan. 9, 2013
CONTACT: Margaret Light, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3179
Email: margaret.light@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently approved a $700,000 grant to fund scholarships for Wilson College students with financial need through the Stabler Scholarship Endowment, which has provided scholarships for 65 students since the program began in 2009.

The grant, which was received in December, represents a $300,000 increase over last year’s award. The foundation has provided $2.4 million for the Stabler scholarships program since its inception in 2008. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement and service to the community.

"Gifts of endowed scholarship play a critical role in enabling talented students with financial need to complete their education," said Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick. “This gift from the Stabler Foundation will permit us to help even more students and families who need assistance. We are grateful to this wonderful organization for its support of Wilson College and its students.”

Although the number changes throughout the year, a total of 26 students at Wilson are currently being helped with Stabler scholarships in the 2013-14 academic year, according to Margaret Light, director of corporate and foundation relations.

Since 1985, the Stabler Foundation has provided Wilson with funding for a number of programs, including the Curran Scholars program, which promotes student volunteerism, and daycare support for Wilson’s Women with Children program students.

Located in Harrisburg, The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established by the Stablers in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes. The foundation awards grants to educational institutions, parochial or church-related schools, nonprofit hospitals and medical facilities. The foundation also supports religious institutions and social service organizations that seek to preserve and instill traditional moral and ethical values, respect for the family, concern for others, self-reliance and a productive life.

For more information, contact Margaret Light at 264-4141, Ext. 3179, or margaret.light@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 34 majors/concentrations and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.