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BSC Launches Krotseng’s ‘Go for Graduation’ Scholarship Challenge to Help Students Complete College

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    Thursday, October 10 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—The new “Go for Graduation” Scholarship program at Bluefield State College is designed to help students who need special financial assistance to complete their final year of college and graduate.  “This program is a tremendously timely resource for students who are nearing the completion of their degree requirements while facing financial and life challenges that threaten to interrupt or derail their academic pursuits,” noted Betty Carroll, BSC’s Director of Institutional Advancement and Planning.

Dr. Marsha V. Krotseng, BSC President, and her husband, Mr. Lee Krotseng, have donated $10,000 for initiatives that emphasize increasing students’ degree completion, including the Big Blue Scholars Program, advising awards, and seed funds toward the “Go for Graduation” endowed scholarship.  “Dr. and Mr. Krotseng are also challenging BSC alumni, faculty, staff, and local community to match their $10,000 gift by the College’s May 17, 2014 commencement,” explained Carroll.  If BSC alumni, faculty, staff, and community match the $10,000 target by next May’s commencement date, Dr. and Mr. Krotseng will donate another $10,000, she added.  All of the matching funds will be used for scholarships to help students who, in their final year of college, would be unable to graduate without special financial assistance. 

To support this initiative, donors are requested to send checks, payable to the “Bluefield State College Foundation, with the notation “The Krotseng Challenge” on the check’s memo line, and mailed to Betty Carroll, BSC Foundation Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, Bluefield State College, 219 Rock St., Bluefield, WV 24701.