William M. Stewart ’40 endows athletics scholarships

William M. Stewart ’40, of Concord, N.C., has donated $100,000 to fund a need-based scholarship and a football scholarship in his name.

A retired accountant, Stewart is a consistent Elon donor and a member of the Phoenix Club, as well as an avid football fan. He says he hopes his scholarships will enable more students to earn Elon degrees.

“I went to Elon with no money, and I worked on campus in the supply room and the bookstore,” Stewart recalls. “I hope my gift helps students get through Elon, earn their diplomas and get ahead in life. If I hadn’t gone to Elon, I never would have been able to do what I did in life.”

Increasing the number of athletics scholarships is one of the goals of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University.