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Ethel Winters Contributes to YHC Local Scholarship Campaign

Monday, October 17, 2011

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,

Ethel Winters Contributes to Young Harris College Local Scholarship Campaign

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College recently received a gift from long-time donor Ethel Winters of Hiawassee, Ga., as a contribution to the Edward W. Winters Scholarship, which was established in honor of her late husband to benefitthe College’s Local Scholarship Campaign.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, more than $2.6 million has been awarded to students through the Local Scholarship Campaign, whichprovides scholarship funding for local students attending Young Harris College from Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina.

The Young Harris College Board of Associates, a group of local business and civic leaders, endorse this annual campaign by acting as ambassadors for the College and serving as a sounding board for the community.

For more information about the Local Scholarship Campaign or to make a gift or pledge to the campaign, contact Mark Dotson in the Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5355 or

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit