Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis (center) recently met with students who were impacted by their gift along with Provost Anthony Graham and Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson.

A$100,000 gift is helping Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students stay on track and graduate.

A Winston-Salem couple have established the Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis Graduation Scholars Fund, which will provide $2,000 scholarships for 40 high-achieving juniors and seniors over the next three years.  

For fall semester, 13 WSSU students received scholarships through the fund.

“We thank Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis for their support of Winston-Salem State University students,” said Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, vice chancellor for University Advancement. “Through their generous gift, we are able to support high-achieving and deserving students and help them complete their college education.”

The awards are part of WSSU’s gap scholarship fund, which is administered through the WSSU Foundation and the Office of Financial Aid. Financial aid staff work, in partnership with academic success counselors and faculty advisors, identify students who are in need. The fund also has received support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and AT&T.

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Originally published Dec. 13, 2018.

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