She never ever attended Guilford Higher education. But her shock $1.16M present will help Guilford County Educational institutions graduates go there. | Education

GREENSBORO — A Greensboro lady who lived more than 100 years has specified more than $1 million for scholarships for Guilford County Schools graduates to show up at Guilford University.

Kyle Farmbry, the college’s new president, announced the surprise present on Friday.

In accordance to a news release from the higher education, the $1.16 million gift will build an endowed scholarship fund to advantage district graduates who enroll starting this drop.

“Debt-cost-free college gets rid of barriers to educational equity and economic equality,” Guilford County Educational facilities Superintendent Sharon Contreras claimed in the launch. “Guilford School is deeply fully commited to producing far better communities and a much better planet, and this gift will have a lasting influence on the life of our students.”

Laura Peeples Tew died a minor around a year back, just prior to her 101st birthday, and donated the funds as section of her estate.

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“That Ms. Tew was so touched by what we do would make a critical assertion on who we are,” Farmbry mentioned in the release.

Tew, who experienced a secretarial diploma from King’s School in Charlotte, was not a Guilford Faculty alumna. And faculty leaders weren’t aware of Tew, or her ideas for the donation, until finally they listened to from her attorney in December.