Grant aids BC in educational mission

Item by Mary K. Heatwole

Bridgewater College is the recipient of a $189,139 support grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. The 2008 year-end distribution grant will benefit the college’s operating budget, student scholarships, undergraduate research and other projects and programs on campus.

Since 1952, Bridgewater College has received more than $7 million from VFIC to support its programs, making the VFIC one of the largest sources of charitable support in the college’s history.

The mission of VFIC is to support Virginia’s leading private colleges and universities by obtaining financial support, increasing the institutions’ visibility and furthering the development of innovative and collaborative initiatives among the colleges.

Bridgewater College, a private, four-year liberal arts college, enrolls more than 1,500 students. Founded in 1880 and located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, it was the state’s first private, coeducational senior college.


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