BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A group of Burlington College students want to join a lawsuit filed by a donor’s estate alleging that the school misused scholarship funds.
Court papers say that former faculty member G. Jason Conway, who died in 2010, left the school $70,000 as an endowment for “deserving students.”
An attorney for Conway’s estate claimed in a Feb. 1 filing that the college committed fraud by using the endowment for expenses other than student scholarships. The estate is asking the court to void the endowment contract and impose punitive damages.
The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1QXimPr ) the Vermont Community Law Center said Wednesday it’s representing four students who believe they could’ve benefited from the scholarships.
School officials said Thursday the college is working with the Conway estate to resolve the case.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com
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