Ellen-Earle Chaffee Scholarship Fund Established

Feb 4th, 2008 @ 7:31 am | Author:
The Office of Advancement at Valley City State University announced that an anonymous donor has provided the seed money necessary to establish a scholarship in honor of Dr. Ellen-Earle Chaffee, the 11th president of Valley City State University.

Dr. Chaffee recently announced her intention to leave the presidency effective June 30, 2008 after 15 years of service. Larry Robinson, Executive Director of Advancement, said, "Dr. Chaffee has served VCSU with distinction for these years, and it is fitting and proper that we establish this scholarship in her honor. However, we now need additional donors to ensure that this scholarship is fully funded, and time is of the essence. It is our hope to have the necessary funds in place to fully endow the scholarship and make an official announcement prior to Dr. Chaffee's departure from VCSU in June 2008. At that time, it is our intention to present Dr. Chaffee with an official copy of the Ellen-Earle Chaffee Scholarship Fund announcement, complete with a list of all contributors."

The scholarships will be awarded to Freshmen or transfer students based on academic achievement as demonstrated by grade point average and ACT composite scores. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made by contacting the VCSU office of Advancement at 800-532-8641 ext. 37217 or by contacting Larry Robinson at larry.robinson@vcsu.edu.