April 5th, 2013
$6.5 million gift to Wake Forest will boost Magnolia Scholars: Dr. Steven and Becky Scott have committed $6.5 million to further the education of first-generation college students through Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars program. The majority of the gift will fund scholarships for students who are the first in their families to attend college. It is the second largest commitment to scholarships by individuals in Wake Forest’s history. Steven Scott said Wake Forest “has long been a place of opportunity” for students, many of whom have been the first in their families to go to college. “Today, Becky and I are proud to honor that tradition and continue our support of first-generation college students through the Magnolia Scholars program,” Scott said.