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Shelton brothers endow scholarship program

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton, owners of The Village at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, have created a scholarship program that will give about 50 students up to $1,000 in scholarships to attend Surry Community College and Forsyth Technical Community College.

Selection will focus on financially needy students’ work ethic and character, Ed Shelton said.

“We feel like a lot of young folks today, especially the ones who don’t have the best grades but study hard, need help,” Shelton told the Winston-Salem Journal. “They’re the ones that we really want this program to concentrate on.”

The Shelton Foundation Inc. Scholarship Program is intended to get students started in a community-college program and for them to go on to attend a four-year college or university.

Scholarships will be available beginning in fall 2008 for students attending high schools in Surry and Stokes counties.

The Sheltons said they hope the program eventually will provide 500 students with scholarships.

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