Johns Hopkins University president donates money to establish scholarship fund

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and his wife will establish a $1 million scholarship fund for undergraduates who are first in their families to go to college, the university said Thursday.Half of the fund will be donated by Daniels and...

Johns Hopkins University president donates money to establish scholarship fund

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and his wife will establish a $1 million scholarship fund for undergraduates who are first in their families to go to college, the university said Thursday.

Half of the fund will be donated by Daniels and his wife Joanne Rosen, who is also a faculty member at Hopkins. The other $500,000 will come from funds presented to the university as part of a Carnegie Corporation of New York Academic Leadership Award that Daniels received in 2015.

"My own father and his siblings were the first generation of his family able to pursue a university education," Daniels said in a statement. "Access to a transformative education made a profound difference in his life and in his children's lives. The opportunity to help others achieve their educational, personal and professional aspirations through a Johns Hopkins education is deeply meaningful for Joanne and me."

The fund will pay for the financial needs of four undergraduate students in the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering every year.

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