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02-03-2000

Hearst Foundation Awards Clarkson University $100,000

Clarkson University has received a $100,000 contribution from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation in continued support of the Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Underrepresented Students in Technology.

The gift augments the original Hearst Scholarship Endowment started at Clarkson in 1994, directed toward minority students.  With this latest funding, the guidelines for student recipients have been expanded to include women students who are also typically underrepresented nationally in science and technology fields.

Enrollment and retention rates of women and minorities are at their highest in University history.

 “This generous gift from the Hearst Foundation, recognizes our achievement in attracting a diversified student body to our rigorous academic programs and our continued efforts to provide opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups,” says Clarkson University President Denny Brown. 

The William Randolph Hearst Foundations were established in the mid-‘40s by publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst.  The Foundations are independent private philanthropies operating separately from The Hearst Corporation.  The charitable goals of the Foundations reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst — education, health, human services and culture.  Since 1994, more than 12 Clarkson students have been assisted by the Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Clarkson University is entering the third year of the “Campaign for Clarkson,” a comprehensive fund-raising effort.  In addition to student financial aid, other priorities of the Campaign include academic initiatives and the new Bertrand H. Snell Hall.  To date, $38.7 million has been raised toward the $70 million goal.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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