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Citadel News Service
28 Jul 2015

Huge Foundation establishes Mohr/Huge Scholarship at The Citadel

Annually awarded cadet scholarship created to honor Huge Foundation’s Lawrence C. Mohr

The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation announced that beginning this fall it will provide a scholarship for full tuition to one cadet entering The Citadel from high school. The Dr. Lawrence C. Mohr/Huge Scholarship was created by Harry and Reba Huge to honor their long-time friend and Huge Foundation Board member Dr. Lawrence C. Mohr of Charleston.

 “I am both humbled and honored that this prestigious Harry and Reba Huge Foundation scholarship will bear my name,” said Mohr. “I am especially delighted that the scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding cadet. The Citadel has a proven and profound history of developing principled leaders for our nation that is matched by very few colleges. To be associated with this great institution in such a special way is an honor beyond words.”

 The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, which has established similar scholarships at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the College of Charleston, provides outstanding opportunities to students who demonstrate a drive and desire to succeed. 

“We are grateful for this scholarship and for our new partnership with the Huge Foundation,” said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa. “In addition to significant financial support, cadet recipients will receive exceptional mentoring and international exchange opportunities that will enhance their development as principled leaders at The Citadel and beyond.”

A distinctive feature of the Huge Scholarships is that recipients receive not only financial support to cover their full educational costs, but also unparalleled personal attention, guidance, and mentoring from the Huge family, the foundation’s directors, and the staff. Through these and other enhancements such as extensive opportunities to travel abroad, Huge Scholars are able to expand their frame of reference by experiencing different cultures and encountering people from across the United States and around the world.

“The Citadel was the perfect match for the Huge Foundation,” said Harry Huge, co-founder and chair of the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation. “Our mission to develop young people into tomorrow’s leaders in their careers, their communities, and the world aligns well with The Citadel’s long and distinguished history of teaching their students the values and skills necessary to provide our country with the kind of principled leadership we need.  Integrity, academic rigor, high moral and ethical standards, with an overall focus on principled leadership—that’s what we look for when partnering with an academic institution, and that’s precisely what we have found at The Citadel.”

In addition to being a Huge foundation board member, Mohr is a professor of medicine, biometry and epidemiology, and director of the Environmental Biosciences Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. After a distinguished military career, he received his A.B. and M.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mohr completed his post-doctoral medical training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  From 1987 to 1993, Dr. Mohr served as White House Physician on the staffs of President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush. In this assignment, he had responsibility for providing comprehensive medical care to the President of the United States and his family. Mohr will provide mentoring and guidance for the scholarship recipients.

About the Huge Foundation

The Harry & Reba Huge Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing scholarships and opportunities for student scholars with the drive and potential to be leaders. Through international student and professional exchange and development programs, students, donors, and teachers are given the chance to expand their view and excel. Students receive unparalleled personal attention from the Foundation's founders and leaders, funds that assist with or pay for their education, and the opportunity to bridge their home culture and experiences with different ones across the world. Together, it means that students are given an even rarer chance—to make a difference.

About The Citadel

The Citadel, a four-year, public college in historic Charleston, S.C., offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule.

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