Education: The Project

According to campus tradition, every class at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (Greensboro, N.C.) must have a "project," and the class of '52 wanted theirs to be something special. In their freshman year, the girls met and finally decided: they would support one of their own members through college by raising money and turning it over to two faculty advisers. An essential condition of the fund: none of the girls was to know which of her classmates got the scholarship.

For three years the advisers guarded their secret, and each year the girls added to their kitty. They...

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