WSSU awards surprise scholarships to 26 seniors

WSSU Trustee Coretta Bigelow (right) presents a Chancellor Scholarship to Miracle Cooke, a senior at Southern Guilford High School.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) trustees, Foundation board members and alumni visited high schools across North Carolina, surprising seniors with the news that they have received one of WSSU’s most prestigious scholarships.

The visits, between Feb. 27 and March 6, included stops at high schools in Wilmington, Durham, Charlotte and Greensboro.

The 26 seniors, who have applied and been accepted to WSSU for fall, are recipients of the Chancellor Scholarship, a merit-based award that pays for all tuition and fees not covered by state or federal grant sources or other scholarships. The scholarship also includes a book stipend of up to $650 per term.

Among those surprising students were: Dr. William U. Harris, chair of the WSSU Board of Trustees; Trustees Coretta Bigelow and Kelvin Farmer; WSSU Foundation Board of Directors Terry Griffin and Bill Miller; and WSSU alumni Chris Wilson and Patti Sanders-Smith.

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