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ECU Alum creates scholarships for College of Business students

GREENVILLE, NC   (Apr. 10, 2008)   —   A gift from ECU alumnus David Bond will enable the College of Business to establish more than 20 new scholarships.

The David Bond Access Scholarships will be awarded annually to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need – targeting full-time students pursuing degrees in the College of Business. The amount of each scholarship will total $5,000, covering the cost of in-state tuition, fees, and books.

“Being an ECU College of Business graduate has given me the opportunity to succeed in the world of business,” Bond, a 1978 graduate, said. “Unfortunately, many qualified students cannot advance their education because of financial constraints; hopefully these scholarships will be an entry point for some of those students.”

Bond, of Raleigh, is the former president of the HealthMatics Division of Allscripts. He serves on the Business Advisory Council at ECU and is a frequent guest speaker in business classes. Bond also serves on the ECU Educational Foundation and is a board member of the ECU Foundation.

The first seven recipients of the scholarships will be announced in May.

The first seven recipients of the David Bond Access Scholarships will be announced in May for the 2008-2009 academic year, selected through a process including the including the ECU Office of Financial Aid and College of Business Scholarship Committee.

“We are deeply appreciative to David Bond, his leadership, and his generous investment in our students and their future,” Dr. Frederick Niswander, dean of the College of Business, said. “His scholarships will provide a unique opportunity to assist a deserving group of young people who are historically underserved – those with both demonstrated financial need and proven academic potential.”

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