University of Richmond

Dominion Matching Grant Will Fund Scholarships at University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies

December 1, 2004

A $250,000 grant from Dominion, matched by university trustee Robert S. Jepson Jr., will help endow scholarships for students in the University of Richmonds Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

Dominion is deeply committed to the task of helping prepare students for leadership roles in the global economy. We are pleased to partner with the Jepson School in furthering this goal, William C. Hall Jr., president of The Dominion Foundation, said in announcing the grant. The need-based scholarships are for talented students who might not otherwise be able to attend.

We are delighted with the possibilities the grant will provide, said Jepson Dean Kenneth P. Ruscio. It will allow us to attract some of the nations brightest students and prepare them for the intellectual and ethical challenges they will face throughout their lives.

Jepson, a Richmond alumnus and trustee who also is on the board of Dominion, made the Jepson School possible in 1987 when he and his wife, Alice, pledged $20 million to create it.

Inaugurated in 1992, the Jepson School was the first school in the world to offer a bachelor's degree in leadership studies. Using the liberal arts as its foundation, Jepson provides students with the knowledge, skills and commitment to take on the moral responsibilities of leadership as service to society. The Jepson School today is an international leader in the study and teaching of leadership.