The Dr. Helen Hill Annual Scholarship
Georgia College and State University Alumni, Antonio B. Lawrence and Leonard G. Stinson have united with the institution to establish the Dr. Helen Hill Annual Scholarship. The African American Alumni Council will award the scholarship to an African American male student each year, to assist with increasing financial obligations. Not only will this scholarship serve to honor a wonderful woman; but also, it will serve to make life easier at the college for “our students”. Removing financial barriers, is a major pathway to increasing the African American presence at GCSU. It is up to us to “pay forward” the legacy of Dr. Hill by continuing her work.
This year Dr. Hill reached 97 years old; she is still as witty as ever. Even though she requires in-home assistance, she remains in her home located near the college. For many years, Dr. Hill was a powerful ally for students here at GCSU. She was a professor as well as a vital part of student services. Dr. Hill opened her door to all students, especially African American students and students with disabilities. She was an advisor to individual students and student organizations. Dr. Hill often posed as an advocate for students by facilitating meetings to resolve issues between students and faculty. She forged relationships that served to protect the emotional and mental health of students. She fought to secure resources for students such as scholarships, work studies and tutors. Dr. Hill routinely partnered with administrators to protect student rights. She was passionate about African American students and students with disabilities having the resources to increase their chances of graduating.
Make your gift today to continue Dr. Hill’s legacy of helping students graduate from Georgia College.