Rust College receives grant

1/15/2008

Rust College in Holly Springs has received a grant of $25,500 from the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to be used to support needy students seeking financial aid this school year. Students with financial need who have demonstrated a commitment to service above self and service to the community are eligible recipients, said Helen Street, director of student financial aid. 

Additionally, the foundation has made a grant of $5,000 to the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Endowment at Rust. This endowment was established in 1998 to provide support in perpetuity for Sullivan Scholars at Rust College. Currently, 23 Sullivan Scholars receive support from this fund.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, now located in Oxford, was chartered in New York State in 1934. Its purpose is to promote service to others and service to the broader community, values exemplified by Algernon and Mary Mildred Sullivan, the parents of the organization’s founder.