NGU Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Scholarship Initiative
North Greenville University recently announced a $2 million investment initiative called The President’s 125th Scholarship Initiative, in celebration of the school’s history and in anticipation of the limitless opportunities in store for its next 125 years and beyond.
The President’s 125th Scholarship Initiative focuses on funding endowed scholarships for NGU students like Anthony Blair (’17) — and their families.
Blair, who studied accounting at NGU, enrolled this past summer in the Master of
Business Administration (MBA) program at NGU.
“I received a good Christian education [at NGU] and wanted that [influence] to continue in graduate school,” he says.
Even though Blair is already working successfully as a staff accountant with Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants in his hometown of Columbia, SC, he hopes that earning a graduate degree will allow him to advance in his career.
“I hope it will open up my opportunities to work in a managerial position so that I can have more personal contact with clients,” explains Blair. “It will also grant me the necessary hours to take my CPA licensing exam.”
The main reason Blair chose to pursue his MBA at NGU was the flexibility. In fact, all his classes are completely online.
“It fits very well with my work schedule. I work a regular 9 to 5:30 job, and after work I try to get two hours of school work done,” he says.
Blair says being a full-time employee and a full-time student requires dedication. Even so, he realizes his graduate degree will benefit not only himself, but more importantly, his family.
“It’s well worth it,” he says.
Blair also chose NGU because of its affordability. As one of the first twenty recipients of the Martin Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars Program funds, he is very grateful to the Brashier family for establishing the program, which enables him to attend
school while still supporting his family.
The Brashiers’ $1 million gift received in July 2017 has paved the way for supporting graduate students, in particular, at NGU through The President’s 125th Scholarship Initiative.
The initiative also invests in endowed scholarships for areas of need such as NGU ministry teams, missionary kids, and the descendants of NGU alumni.
“The 125th anniversary will celebrate NGU’s history and build momentum for what can be accomplished for our student’s children,” says NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “Every gift, large or small, will directly impact the lives of our students.”
Give to The President’s 125th Scholarship Initiative at ngu.edu/giving.
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