Hampton Alumnus, Mr. Zachary Scott, makes $250,000 gift to the School of Business Fellowship Program

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Hampton University alumnus Zachary B. Scott, made a six-figure gift to the University’s Business Fellowship program targeted to first generation college students in the School of Business. The program serves a cohort of five first year business students with funding for Hampton University’s Summer Pre-college Program, Fall/Spring scholarship funding, basic dorm supplies, and book/required course supplies and materials. The Fellowship Program also requires participants to engage in special workshops and a service learning project where the students serve as mentors in the Hampton Roads community to work with rising high school seniors.


The five School of Business students selected to serve as the 2018-2019 Fellowship students are; MeMe Dawson, RNodja Franklin, Ezra Nicholas, Mariah Williams and Isaiah Wilson. They were selected based on their Applications and telephone interviews.     


Supporting first- generation college students is a cause that hits home with Scott, as he was the first in his family to graduate from college with a four- year degree. He has now spanned a career of thirty- six years in the field of business; beginning his corporate ladder climb as a package car driver with UPS in 1979, and eventually being named in 2010 as one of 17 UPS Presidents, having responsibility for all U.S. Domestic Operations.


Dr. Ziette Hayes, Dean of the School of Business, expressed her gratitude for Scott’s generosity and the impact his gift will have on the University’s business students.