On average 15 students benefit from the scholarships annually
BETHLEHEM, PA., MAY 30, 2017- Moravian College announced today that on Wednesday, May 31 the Wells Fargo Foundation will award $20,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in business or education, and $5,000 to fund internships for students at non-profit organizations serving the Lehigh Valley community as part of Moravian's Community Internship Program.
“At Wells Fargo, we know the power of a college degree and how critical it is for income mobility,” said Laura Haffner, a senior vice president at Wells Fargo. "Not everyone has access to the resources and support needed to complete college and transition into the workforce. This collaboration with Moravian College will provide scholarship opportunities as well as support for the community internship program. The Community Internship Program will provide financial support for four deserving students and offer paid internship placements with Bethlehem nonprofit organizations. And at the same time, our Bethlehem organizations will benefit from having talented interns on their teams.”
“Wells Fargo is thrilled to join Moravian College in its mission to create long-term, positive outcomes for this great city,” she added.
The relationship between the Wells Fargo Foundation and Moravian College helps students who would otherwise be unable to attend an opportunity to pursue a degree in higher education. The Foundation’s commitment helps to put a high-quality education within the financial reach of these students, transforming the lives of these deserving and talented young people.
“Generosity and a commitment to the community have been hallmarks of our relationship with the Wells Fargo Foundation from the beginning,” said Bryon Grisgby ‘90, president of Moravian College. “The students that benefit go on to do some great things and give back to the community in many different ways, so these awards come full circle.”
WHAT: Presentation of scholarships and awards by Laura Haffner, senior vice president for Wells Fargo to Bryon Grigsby ’90, president of Moravian College.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
WHERE: 3rd Floor of Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, Main Street Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.