North Greenville University recently received a $20,000 grant from the Sargent Foundation of Greenville. Earl Wheaton and Eleanor Greene Sargent, local industrialists and philanthropists, created the Sargent Foundation in 1954 to make Greenville a better community.
Chairman of the Board Dr. Robert A. Wilson presented the check to Wayne Landrith, NGU Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Giving, and stated that the Sargent Foundation is happy to continue their partnership with North Greenville University in support of its educational mission of providing quality higher education in a strong Christian environment. The gift will be used for student scholarships.
“This generous gift will benefit a number of worthy students who could not otherwise attend North Greenville University. We have been blessed by the support of individuals, businesses, and foundations like the Sargent Foundation that have a commitment to making a difference in the lives of young people,” commented Landrith.
North Greenville University currently has over 2,400 students enrolled. Over 90% of NGU’s student population receives some sort of financial assistance from institutional endowed scholarships, foundations, private donations, and state government tuition assistance programs.