Five Aces Scholarship Established For Concord University Students

For Immediate Release: 
May 22 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement May 22, 2013
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,



ATHENS, W.Va. – The new Five Aces Scholarship for Concord University students has been established by a group of former and current Concord administrators and faculty, along with other friends of the University. The group, known as the “Five Aces,” wishes to help financially support students pursuing higher education.

The endowed scholarship is funded by a charitable contribution by the “Five Aces” group through the Concord University Foundation, Inc. with the intention of using the interest earned from the funds to assist eligible students with the expense of textbooks.

Five Aces contributing to the scholarship include Mr. Greg Ball, Mr. Phillip Ball, Dr. David Bard, Dr. Jerry Beasley, Dr. Joe Manzo, Mr. Ray Mull and Dr. John Seago. Contributors also include the late Sen. Homer Ball, the late Dr. Joseph Marsh, and the late Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan.

Selection criteria for the Five Aces Scholarship include the following: The student must have completed a minimum of 59 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5 or better and must be enrolled at Concord University for a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded; and, the student must be a resident of the state of West Virginia with preference given to students from Mercer, Monroe, McDowell, Raleigh, Fayette, Wyoming and Summers counties.

For more information about the Five Aces Scholarship, please contact Dr. Marjie Flanigan, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, at or 304-384-6035.