Elizabethtown College receives record donation to support underrepresented students

Elizabethtown College has received a $2.5 million gift, the largest toward an endowed scholarship by a living donor in school history.

The gift, which was announced Monday and came from Robert and Karen Rigg, will support the Rigg Family Chester County Futures Scholarship. Established in 2018, the scholarship provides full room, board and tuition for up to eight semesters for one underrepresented or first-generation student from Chester or Berks counties.

To date, three students have been named recipients of the scholarship.

“We are grateful to the Riggs who have invested in furthering the education for first-generation students to attend our institution,” college President Cecilia McCormick said. “Their commitment and support will offer students an opportunity to gain a high-quality education and student-life experience to lead productive and purposeful careers.”

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