Football Coach at the University of Virginia Donates $50,000 to Financial Aid Program

Mike London, the head football coach at the University of Virginia, has made a personal donation of $50,000 to the AccessUVa financial aid program. The football program is adding another $50,000 from the proceeds of playing in this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta. AccessUVa provides funds for low-income and middle-class families to attend the University of Virginia without accumulating debt. The AccessUVA program cost the university $92 million this year.

Coach London stated in making the donation: “The football program is here to foster the University’s educational mission. I often talk about the importance of ‘student’ first in ‘student-athlete,’ and AccessUVa does a lot to assist a large number of our undergraduate students. I am proud to be able to assist such an important program.”

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  1. I would like to commend UVa head coach Mike London for his gift to the University of Virginia AcessUVa financial aid program. With all of the present turmoil in many of the college football programs the University of Virginia stands out as a beacon where one can receive a world class education coupled with superior athletics.

    Mike London is great role model for today’s youth of all races, and I feel good about recommending any high school recruit who places a premium on learning and being part of a rapidly improving football program to matriculate to UVA.

    Parents should know that the University of Virginia has the highest Black graduation rate for any public institution in the USA because of a caring, committed, concerned, superb faculty and staff, which is second to none in the U.S.

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