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Wednesday, March 28, 2001

"Wal-Mart Funds Scholarship and Leadership Program"

SALISBURY, MD---A recent $1,500 donation to Salisbury State University from Wal-Mart will fund both scholarships for area students and programs to develop leadership skills.

“We try to help as many people as we can with the program,” said Diane Morris, store manager who awarded the grant. “We recognize that Salisbury State University and its students are our future. The University is highly regarded in the community.”

The Shore Scholars program--for Eastern Shore students--is receiving $1,000 and the remainder goes to the new Scarborough Student Leadership Center. 

Students from Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties are eligible for the annual grant that keeps good scholars on the Shore. The scholarships are awarded on need and merit.

Morris said she already had some familiarity with SSU because her daughter, Patty Morris Brown, was a 1992 graduate. “She loved the school and the teachers at SSU,” Morris said. 

Her daughter recently became an Accomack County Teacher of the Year nominee. 

Wal-Mart’s Bonus Grant Program also awarded money to other area institutions including Wor-Wic Community College. A committee of Wal-Mart associates chose the recipients.

For information call 410-543-6030 or visit the University’s Web site at

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