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Napoleon Hill Foundation gives $100,000 to UVa-Wise scholarship

The Napoleon Hill Foundation recently presented The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with $100,000 for the Napoleon Hill Scholarship Fund.

Chancellor David J. Prior (left) and Charles Johnson

The donation was made during the annual Napoleon Hill Day at UVa-Wise on Oct. 26. Charles Johnson, chairman of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Board, presented the check.

The Napoleon Hill Foundation has given approximately $1,000,000 to provide scholarships that allow students to participate in the Napoleon Hill Scholars program. The leadership program provides training on the principles of success from Hill’s writings. The Foundation has also funded a professorship at UVa-Wise in Hill’s honor.

“I know we are making a difference with the scholarships,” said Don Green, executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

During the event, Dr. J. B. Hill, grandson of Napoleon Hill, urged those gathered to not sacrifice their dreams for success. Too often people are blindsided by success and lose the ability to accomplish their dreams, he said.

“We trade our dreams for good jobs and the security it brings,” he said. “Remember your dreams.”

Headquartered at UVa-Wise, the Napoleon Hill Foundation is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to promoting Hill’s philosophy. Hill was born in poverty in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in 1883. He became an advisor to presidents and a best-selling author.

First published in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich” has sold millions of copies worldwide and continues to appear on the list of top business books.