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Regent University offering 'social distancing' scholarships

The university is offering $250 book scholarships to new students to ease financial difficulties caused by coronavirus.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Regent University announced Wednesday it would be offering $250 textbook scholarships to new students who may be affected by the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The university said students who are registering by April 30 for a degree-seeking program, and who will have at least a half-time enrollment for the upcoming summer or fall semesters, will qualify for the $250 voucher from their campus bookstore.

Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, the university's executive vice president for academic affairs, said the university recognizes that COVID-19 is affecting people's daily lives.

"With closed campuses and furloughed jobs, we are creating opportunities for students to invest in their futures," Moreno-Riano said.

To claim the scholarship, students are asked to call 800.373.5504 and mention the $250 Success Path scholarship.

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