William Randolph Hearst
After building an empire of media enterprises, William Randolph Hearst founded the Hearst Foundation, Inc. in 1945. Three years later, he established another foundation called the California Charities Foundation, which became the William Randolph Hearst Foundation soon after Hearst’s death in 1951. The William Randolph Hearst Foundations, including the Hearst Foundation, Inc. and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, assist institutions in providing opportunities in education, health, social service, and culture to underserved and underrepresented populations.
Barry University is the proud recipient of two grants from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. which established the following scholarships:
In 1995, the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Education was established to aid minority students in the School of Education with documented financial need.
In 2008, the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Nursing was established to aid minority students in the School of Nursing with documented financial need.