The Harold H. Bate Foundation Approves $10,000 Grant for UMO
NEW BERN – The University of Mount Olive has received a $10,000 grant from the Harold H. Bate Foundation. The grant will be directed to the New Bern Adult Learner Endowed Scholarship Fund at UMO.
“I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a scholarship and I know how much of a relief it is to know that you are receiving scholarship money to help pay for school,” said Luis Miranda, director of the University of Mount Olive at New Bern. “Our students already have a lot to consider; work, family, money – and the New Bern Adult Learner Endowed Scholarship will help lessen the burden and that’s in large part because the Harold H. Bate Foundation made it possible.”
When Miranda became the director at UMO in New Bern it was one of his goals to help gain support for the New Bern Adult Learner Endowed Scholarship. “It was one of my goals to ensure a fully funded endowed scholarship,” said Miranda. However, he did not expect that goal to be met so quickly.
“Through a series of fortunate events, I learned about the Harold H. Bate Foundation and their mission to offer financial support to enhance education in Craven, Pamlico, and Jones counties,” he said. “This gift from the Harold H. Bate Foundation helps us accelerate our endowed scholarship fund and begin awarding it to our nontraditional students.”
Harold H. Bate who died in August of 2000 at the age of 93, was a philanthropist, investor and retired lumber executive. His estate funds the Harold H. Bate Foundation, which offers financial support for the enhancement of education, youth and recreation and the quality of life for people of Craven, Pamlico, and Jones counties.