Gardner-Webb University Welcomes Applications for Full Tuition, Room and Board Scholarship

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Deadline to Submit Materials for R.W. Andrews Scholarship is May 6

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University invites Cleveland County high school seniors graduating in the Class of 2016 to apply for the R.W. Andrews Scholarship, a financial aid package that provides full tuition, room and board to African-American males for four years of study at the institution. A committee is now interviewing candidates, and the deadline to submit application materials is May 6.

The scholarship’s namesake, Ralph W. Andrews, was a Cleveland County native who worked as a publisher in New York and San Francisco. His strong desire to help African-American families, especially young men, led to the creation of the R.W. Andrews Scholarship Fund to provide higher education opportunities for people in his native county.

African-American male students with a 2.25 GPA or better and an academic standing in the top 25 percent of their graduating classes at Burns, Crest, Kings Mountain and Shelby high schools are eligible for the scholarship. To apply, students must complete a scholarship application and provide a copy of their high school transcript, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA as a full-time student as well as a good standing with Gardner-Webb University to renew the financial aid package each year. Scholars must submit a reflective essay on their college experience prior to graduation from GWU.

For more information about the scholarship and application process, contact undergraduate admissions counselor Collin Helms at 704-406-2220 or

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.