ECU alumnus creates diversity enhancing scholarship
(July 29, 2008)
The College of Business at East Carolina University today announced the establishment of a new diversity enhancing scholarship, thanks to a charitable gift from alumnus Danny Scott (BSBA ’84) and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation Matching Gift Program.The $52,000 endowment will fund the first diversity-based scholarship offered through an academic college at ECU.
The Danny R. Scott Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the College of Business who contributes to educational diversity while demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. The amount of each scholarship will total $2,300 per year.
"This scholarship is a way for me to help deserving students attain a quality education, while also reflecting the university’s strong commitment to diversity and education,” Scott said. “Student body diversity entails many dimensions, and I believe it's crucial to the classroom as well as campus life to include a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives to enhance the learning experience."
Scott lives near St. Louis, Mo., with his wife Connie Shelton, a 1985 graduate of ECU. He has worked with Anheuser-Busch for more than 19 years. Most recently, he was named vice president of diversity – a new position focused on developing and implementing Anheuser-Busch’s company-wide strategy for diversity and inclusion.
“The College of Business is grateful to Danny Scott and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation for creating this new scholarship – an opportunity that will help our students while enriching ECU’s academic environment,” Dr. Frederick Niswander, dean of the College of Business, said.
The first recipient of the Danny R. Scott Scholarship will be announced in April for the 2009-2010 academic year. Scholarship application forms will be available beginning Feb. 1, 2009, for this and other scholarships administered by the College of Business Scholarship Committee.