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Eastern University Awarded $66,000 Grant from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust

St. Davids, PA, July 3, 2012:  Eastern University is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $66,000 from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.  This award is to continue to fund students who are enrolled as fulltime Eastern University undergraduate students and have a financial need for the 2012-2013 academic year.  All recipients are permanent residents in the Delaware Valley area including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

In the last 35 years, more than 1,000 students annually have been assisted in their educational plans through grants and work scholarships provided by The Smith Trust.  Student awards are based on financial need and academic performance.  The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust was established under the will of William Wikoff Smith, principal owner of Kewanee Oil Company, who died in 1976.  The Smith Trust is one of the largest private foundations in Philadelphia, awarding about $4 to $5 million annually to support medical research, college scholarships, and nonprofits that provide basic needs for children and the elderly.

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences located at 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA.  Eastern enrolls approximately 4,400 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, urban, Seminary and international programs.  With sites in Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Eastern University offers classes at multiple locations throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.  Through international partnerships, Eastern University programs are offered overseas.

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