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School of the Arts gets $1 million for scholarships

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The North Carolina School of the Arts has received its largest challenge grant to date, $1 million from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.

The grant is designed to boost support and awareness of the school’s scholarship program while attracting new donors.

Specifically, the funds from the Kenan Trust will be used to match gifts from new donors, as well as contributions from existing donors who are increasing their support.

“Scholarships are the key to student recruitment as well as the retention of the best artists from North Carolina and around the world,” John Mauceri, chancellor of the school, says in a statement.

The challenge grant follows another $1 million grant from the Kenan Trust that was used to fund full scholarships for students at the school over seven years.

In response to the most recent challenge grant, the School of the Arts has received a $125,000 gift from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation in Durham.

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