Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Donates $5000 for GGC's First Scholarship

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s Executive Director Connie Wiggins announced the creation of the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Scholarship Fund to be administered through the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. The announcement took place today at a luncheon at the Gwinnett Center, where Governor Sonny Perdue made an address on the state of the environment. A $5000 check was presented by Wiggins to GGC President Dan Kaufman and GGC Foundation Chair Glenn White.

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s Executive Director Connie Wiggins announced the creation of the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Scholarship Fund to be administered through the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. The announcement took place today at a luncheon at the Gwinnett Center, where Governor Sonny Perdue made an address on the state of the environment. A $5000 check was presented by Wiggins to GGC President Dan Kaufman and GGC Foundation Chair Glenn White.

“Because education and the environment are so important to our community and the state, we decided to announce an annual scholarship for a student pursuing a degree that would benefit the environment at the Governor’s environmental address,” says Wiggins. “The first scholarship is given in honor of Gov. Perdue, for his commitment to education and the environment, and his desire to have future leaders committed to environmental stewardship.”

“We are grateful for Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s support,” says Kaufman. “This gift represents the first scholarship funds given to Georgia Gwinnett College.”

GGC, the first college created in Georgia in more than a century, opened its doors on August 18, 2006.

“As chair of the scholarship committee for the GGC Foundation, I wanted to lead by example and be the first to give money for a scholarship,” says Wiggins.

The purpose of these funds is to provide a scholarship or scholarships in the Georgia Gwinnett College School of Science & Technology for students majoring or who intend to major in biology. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. This is a full scholarship, and may be renewed for up to three years. Its first recipient will be identified in the spring, and funds will be awarded in fall 2007.

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