(pictured left – Mike Ward, Director of Programs for the Maddox Foundation, joins Belmont president Bob Fisher and Belmont Presidential Scholar recipients at a reception held on Belmont’s Campus.)
Nashville, Tenn., October 11, 2006 – The Maddox Foundation, founded by the late Dan and Margaret Maddox, continues its generous support of Belmont University. The Maddox Foundation’s most recent gift to Belmont continues to fund the university’s Presidential Scholars Program. The scholars program supports up to four incoming freshmen to receive full scholarships for four years at Belmont. The scholarships cover tuition, fees, books and room and board — a value of more than $80,000. In order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, the student must have: An ACT score of 29 or above or SAT score of 1320 or above; a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or above; and been actively involved in school, community and church.
“Belmont is my dream school and the Maddox Foundation enabled me to be here,” said Nathan Davis, a junior honors major and Presidential Scholar recipient. “In addition to the financial support, the Maddox Foundation has enabled me to grow as a person and be a contributing member of the world by serving others.”
The Maddox Foundation also pledged a total of $5.5 million to build the Maddox Grand Atrium on Belmont’s campus. The Maddox Grand Atrium, completed in 2003, connects the Beaman Student Life Center and the Curb Event Center and is used for receptions, dinners and concerts.
“Belmont University has had no better friends than Dan and Margaret Maddox,” Belmont president Bob Fisher said. “They would be so proud of the students that are benefiting from the Presidential Scholars program as well as the beauty and the benefits provided by the Maddox Grand Atrium.”
The Maddox Foundation supports the generosity of Dan and Margaret Maddox, who died in a tragic boating accident in 1998. Mr. Maddox established himself in the world of finance, oil and gas exploration and real estate development. Mrs. Maddox shared with her husband a highly respected reputation in business and in community leadership. Maddox Hall, a residence hall for men at Belmont, is also named in honor of Dan and Margaret Maddox.