Walter Dear, a longtime donor and friend of Fort Lewis College, gifted $100,000 to the Skyhawk Persistence Grant and Skyhawk Emergency Grant. These grants help students pay outstanding fees and continue with their education at FLC, as well as help cover in-semester emergencies.
Dear said he believes FLC makes a difference in the lives of many and he wanted to support students and the college in more ways than just scholarships. Dear has been a prolific donor to the college for 20 years, supporting music and the arts, the student newspaper, and other scholarships.
The Persistence Grant is available to students in good academic standing with outstanding balances. The Skyhawk Emergency Grant will fund in-semester emergencies for students starting in fall 2019.