UNC-Wilmington Ends Campaign Early After Meeting Goal

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has ended a seven-year fundraising campaign early after raising more than $66 million.

School officials had hoped to raise $65 million in The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring Greatness before it was scheduled to finish at the end of this year but decided to end it early after the goal had been met.

The money will allow the university to fund 239 new scholarships for students and eight new distinguished professorships, that include specialties in cancer nursing and education..

UNC Wilmington had created only 200 scholarships in its 58-year history prior to beginning this campaign in 2005.


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  • by Rohn Location: kinston on Jan 30, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    glad to hear my old school is doing well.
  • by proud mom of upcoming UNCW graduate Location: washington on Jan 28, 2012 at 08:07 PM
    Very glad to know that future UNCW students will have the opportunity my son had to assist him in reaching his goal due to availability of scholarships.
  • by Seahawk Alum Location: Williamston on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:04 AM
    Glad to here they are creating more scholarships & met their goal ahead of schedule. Makes me proud to be a Seahawk!!
  • by Proud Seahawk Mom Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:04 AM
    Thank you for publishing a positive piece of news! My oldest daughter is a graduate of UNCW and my youngest daughter is currently a sophomore there. We are proud to be in the Seahawk family!
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