By JABRIA WEBB
Toyota, a longtime supporter of this institution, has promised $125,000 in scholarships to Georgetown College. This donation is intended to be used in conjunction with donations from other organizations and individuals as matching money.
The details of this scholarship have not yet been worked out. Currently, Georgetown is reaching out to businesses and organizations in order to assist with scholarship funding for the next academic year. Whatever amount these organizations agree to donate will be matched by Toyota.
Many students will welcome this new opportunity in the face of Georgetown’s ever rising tuition, and in addition this scholarship will help to continue and enrich Georgetown’s expanding diversity initiative. Will James, president of Georgetown’s Toyota manufacturing plant, had this to say:
“All of us at Toyota feel this pledge will go a long way toward helping students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. These scholarships will help students who might not have otherwise had the chance to attend Georgetown College. I have no doubt the experience will expand their vision and broaden their horizons, and eventually prove to be a vital step in achieving success in their chosen careers.”
In addition to this latest contribution, Toyota has a strong reputation for providing a helping hand to students in need. I’m sure many of us, myself included, have been on the receiving end of Toyota’s contributions. Generosity from Toyota and companies like it are essential to maintaining private institutions such as ours and ensuring that students from all walks of like have the opportunity to achieve a higher education. We here at The Georgetonian hope that Toyota will continue its generosity in the future.