Altrusa International of Martinsville and Henry County chose New College Foundation and New College Institute as the recipient of their scholarship memorializing a distinquished member of their service organization and the community, Patricia A. Featherstun.
New College Foundation recently awarded $52,500 in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year to twenty-four (24) students enrolled in NCI programs through Longwood and James Madison universities. The awards were made possible by generous donors who have contributed thirteen endowed scholarships. Students who received awards are enrolled in Longwood’s Elementary Education and Social Work programs and JMU’s Education Leadership Endorsement Program.
The foundation will begin another scholarship cycle in the spring for the 2018-19 academic year. Look for details coming soon.
Introducing the V. Wendell Hylton, ED.D. and Ernestine Hodge Dodson Scholarship Fund
Our newest endowed scholarship was made possible by Dr. V. Wendell Hylton, a native of Henry County.
Having grown up in poverty in rural Virginia, Hylton learned the power of education and the value of supporting and encouraging students in their educational pursuits.
This New College Foundation scholarship was established to assist disadvantaged African American students from the Martinsville and Henry County area who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at New College Institute.
Dr. Hylton graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (formerly Maryland State College) with a degree in agriculture, master’s degree in science, master’s degree in education and a Doctorate in Education. He funded an endowment at his alma mater, UMES in 2006.
“I have an obligation to help young people go to college,” Dr. Hylton said.
Hylton resides in Henrico County after having an extensive professional career in education as a teacher and administrator at the public school and college levels and director of the Virginia State Department of Education.