Concordia receives $10K donation

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Dr. Bruce Taylor took a brief break from his internal medicine practice earlier this month to present a $10,000 donation to Concordia College Selma for “an endowed scholarship to generate gifts over an extended period of time.”

“I think education is one of the most valuable tools we have to improve our standards and quality of life,” Taylor said. “It is more specifically important for students of the Selma, Dallas County, Alabama area.”

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Taylor said the endowed scholarship allows financial aid in the form of scholarships to be awarded to Concordia-Selma students from the Black Belt region. Students who apply for the scholarship must maintain their grades, Taylor emphasizes.

“It is also important to encourage goal-setting academic, success, hard work and excellence. That is why one of the qualifications for receipt of the scholarship is a certain cumulative grade point average,” Taylor said.

On May 16, Taylor and his wife presented a check to Concordia President Dr. Julius Jenkins on the Concordia-Selma campus.

Concordia-Selma, founded in 1922, is one of 10 colleges in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s Concordia University System, whose mission is to “engage students of diverse ages and cultures in quality, Christian-centered, Lutheran higher education for lives of service to Church and community.”

Previously named the Alabama Lutheran Academy and Junior College, Concordia-Selma is the sole historically black college in the university system.

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