Wyatt gift of $100,000 ensures student scholarships for years!
Fruitland Announces the H. E. Wyatt Scholarship Fund
Fruitland Baptist Bible College is pleased to announce the establishment of the H. E. Wyatt Scholarship Fund, which is designed to provide financial assistance to Fruitland students preparing for ministry. On September 1, a donation of $100,000 was given by Mr. Weldon Wyatt in memory of his father, the late Rev. H. E. Wyatt who was a 1955 graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. The 1955 yearbook at Fruitland describes H. E. Wyatt in the following manner:
Brother Wyatt has missed fewer classes than any man that has been here for a long time. He is a good thinker and has a logical mind. He has keen insight into the truth and preaches well. He was a traveling salesman a good while before entering the ministry and learned in this field how to approach and get along with folks.
During his ministry, Rev. H. E. Wyatt was the pastor of several churches in South Carolina and made a lasting impact on all those he met.
Weldon Wyatt, the owner of Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C., stated that his father “pastored a small church when he came to Fruitland and received a scholarship that made his education possible. In memory of my father, I want to offer a scholarship that will allow other students to experience Fruitland.” Dr. David Horton, Fruitland president, and Rev. Jason Speier, the Director of Institutional Advancement, gladly received the gift on behalf of the college and affirmed a “cycle of generosity that allows one who has been blessed to be a blessing to others.” The first recipients of the H. E. Wyatt Scholarship will be named in the fall quarter, which is anticipated to be a record enrollment at Fruitland.
Fruitland Baptist Bible College, located in Hendersonville, N.C., is a ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Approximately one half of the school’s operating cost is provided through gifts from the Cooperative Program, which enables students at Fruitland to have a rate of tuition that is significantly less than a community college. Approximately 20-25% of the Baptist pastors in North Carolina and South Carolina have attended Fruitland Baptist Bible College and numerous graduates serve as missionaries around the world.