Annual Lutz Foundation Scholarships At Gardner-Webb Celebrates 35 Years

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 Area Recipients for 2013 Recently Announced

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – As part of the yearly financial support awarded to students by Gardner-Webb University, this year’s Lutz Foundation Scholarship Awards marked its 35th anniversary as four students from the local region received this honor in various categories.

During a recent program, attended by members of the Lutz Foundation and family, as well as GWU President, Dr. Frank Bonner, the following students were honored and presented the following scholarships.

*Eliza Harris of Bostic, N.C., (School of Divinity) – The Robert and Betty Lutz Christian Service Award

*Casey Stafford of Kings Mountain, N.C., (rising senior) – The Dr. Michael Jon Frost Teacher Education Award

*Emily McFalls of Lynn, N.C., (rising junior) – The Hamp and Betty Hager Business Award

*Aaron Green of Rutherfordton, N.C., (incoming freshman) – The John Ray Lutz Award.

“The Lutz family and this special foundation has meant so much to Gardner-Webb,” said Scoot Dixon, special assistant to the President.  “John Ray Lutz was the patriarch of the family as the father.  Then I think about the contributions of those like Ray Webb Lutz and Robert and Betty and how they are still touching life’s and enhancing our students education experience today.”

Each recipient must be a resident of Cleveland, Polk, or Rutherford (N.C.) counties. The Individual scholarships maintain different selection criteria:

  • Members within the School of Divinity choose the Christian Service Award.
  • The business and education awards are based on highest GPA (grade point average), residency, and major.
  • The John Ray Lutz Award is designated for an incoming freshman with a qualified GPA. This award is selected by the admissions office.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).