The “Elizabeth Wilson Scholarship” was established by alumni to honor and express gratitude to her, with the hope that Miss Wilson’s legacy of service would live on.
Transformational Leadership Opportunities
The Wilson Scholarship provides an opportunity for Montreat College students to gain professional experience and valuable career skills while being mentored and developed as leaders. It exists to identify and mentor a community of Christ centered, service driven students to the fullness of their God given potential in leadership.
About Miss Wilson
Miss Elizabeth Wilson served Montreat College for 25 years. She served as dean of students, professor of Bible, acting chaplain, professor emeritus, “House Mother,” and member of the Board of Trustees. She is best remembered for her dedicated service, loyalty, sacrificial financial aid, and never failing hope in the future of Montreat College.
Miss Wilson was someone who remembered everyone’s name and took time to stop, listen, encourage, and offer Godly counsel. She was known by students as firm, but unconditionally loving. When she saw a student with financial need, she would anonymously give money toward their tuition.
When Miss Wilson passed away in 1997, she left her entire estate to Montreat College. She provided the land where the Chapel of the Prodigal and McGowan Center for Christian Studies now sits.
She was loved and admired by all who knew her. Her legacy will not be forgotten.