Concord to Sponsor 10k Walk for Scholarships Saturday, March 23
Athens, W.Va. - The students and staff of Concord College will be undertaking a ten-kilometer walk Saturday, March 23, to help raise funds for scholarships that support students doing volunteer work in the community. The scholarship is called the "Concord College Community Service Covenant Scholarship" and is awarded to students who submit proposals for volunteer activities in and around the area. Each student receives $1000 per year for eight hours of community service per week.
"We have students serving at day care centers, in hospitals, at elementary schools and in a wide variety of other helpful settings," said Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid at Concord. "The students submit biweekly reports on their work and some of the stories they tell are compelling. It is wonderful to listen to students who are making a real difference in the community."
To date, thirty-five Covenant Scholars have been awarded the scholarship. The College has a five-year goal to increase the number of scholarships to fifty such awards to be granted during a five-year period. This will necessitate raising more money for the awards.
The walk will feature prizes to individuals and groups who raise the most money for the cause. Student government leaders, Greek organizations, and recipients of current scholarships will all be participating.
"We hope to make this a great celebration of students who are committed to doing good work in the community," said Soumya Madaboosikande, one of the co-chairs of the event. "I have been blessed by the scholarships offered to me and it’s a great way to give back to the College," says Heather Arnott, who is a Presidential Scholar.