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Over 850 scholarships awarded at reception

November 14, 2014

The UW-River Falls Foundation hosted its annual Scholarship Reception Oct. 26, bringing together scholarship donors and their respective student-recipients.

This year, more than 850 scholarships were awarded, totaling more than $925,000 in financial support to students of all backgrounds. Both the number of scholarships and the total dollars distributed were record setting numbers.

“The annual Scholarship Reception is one of the most gratifying events I attend all year,” said Chancellor Dean Van Galen. “There is simply nothing more magical than witnessing our hardworking and deserving students meeting face-to-face, for the very first time, with the individual who invested in their future.”The UWRF Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of students by engaging people who care about the university, maximizing private gift support, promoting a culture of philanthropy and guaranteeing ethical stewardship of all gifts received.

For more information on supporting student scholarships at UW-River Falls, call 715-425-3505.