UVa. President, husband giving $100k for scholarships

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and her husband are making a $100,000 gift to a new scholarship fund at the school.

The school said in a statement Monday that the couple will donate to the new Bicentennial Scholars Fund. The fund will support need-based and merit-based student scholarships.

The couple’s gift is the first contribution to the endowment. The school says that with this gift, Sullivan and her husband, law professor Douglas Laycock, have provided more than $600,000 in philanthropic support to the university for educational and extracurricular activities.

Sullivan took over as president of the school in 2010.