University of West Florida Gets $3 Million in Scholarship Donation

University of West Florida Gets $3 Million in Scholarship Donation


20-24.. Pete: THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA IS GETTING A BIG FINANCIAL BOOST… BUT IS THE DONATION A POLITICAL STATEMENT? AN ANONYMOUS DONOR GAVE THE SCHOOL THREE MILLION DOLLARS… BUT THERE ARE STIPULATIONS ON WHICH STUDENTS CAN USE THE MONEY. CW55’S KATRICE NOLAN EXPLAINS. THREE MILLION DOLLARS CAN HELP A LOT OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA… BUT THIS PARTICULAR DONATION WILL ONLY BE USED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS. :10-:22 Monika Kochanova International UWF Student “this scholarship, since it’s designed for international in need and refugees, I think it is great and it makes sence, because these people perhaps can’t get an education at home because their country is in bad shape.” MONIKA KOCHANOVA IS A GRADUATE STUDENT FROM SLOVAKIA. SHE SAYS THE FINANCIAL BOOST CAN HELP EASE THE FINANCIAL HIT OF TUITION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS… AND THAT INCLUDES THE COST OF A STUDENT VISA. “I would say 500- dollars to get all the paperwork going, but once you are under scholarship, and scholarships vary, but once you are under scholarship, there aren’t that many expenses.” BUT IN THE HEIGHT OF POLITICAL ACTION ON IMMIGRATION, TRAVEL BANS, THREATS OF DEPORTATIONS AND PROTESTS, THE UNIVERSITY SAYS THIS IS NOT POLITICAL. 1:00-1:07 Dr. Meredith Brunen Interim Vice President, University Advancement “we just want to celebrate their generosity this is in no way a political statement.” WE WERE HOWEVER SENT A STATEMENT BY THE YOUNG REPUBLICANS PARTY IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY, AND IT SAYS IN PART… In regards to politics, it is rare when opposition protests or demonstrators do more than speak. This silent act of generosity speaks volumes and we applaud this individual donor for helping those who desire a better life for themselves. REPORTING IN PENSACOLA, KATRICE NOLAN, CW55 NEWS @ 9 Pete: U-W-F HOPES THE NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AS EARLY AS NEXT FALL..

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