High Point Couple Creates HPU Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2018 – Ray and Sallie Edwards of High Point have donated $50,000 to establish a new High Point University scholarship fund. The Ray and Sallie Edwards Endowed Scholarship will support students who demonstrate financial need.

Ray Edwards is former president of A Cleaner World. The couple moved to High Point in the late 1970’s and knew that High Point College, as HPU was known then, had great potential.

“However, thanks to HPU President Nido Qubein’s leadership, High Point University has truly become a shining light in the world of higher education,” says Ray Edwards. “We are honored to be a part of the transformation and look forward to being involved in HPU’s future.”

A Cleaner World, which is now one of the nation’s largest dry cleaning operations with 34 locations, was founded in 1969 with its first location in High Point, North Carolina. The company grew rapidly, and in 1981 Edwards purchased A Cleaner World with 23 plants. Under his leadership, the company opened locations in several new markets, expanding to Southwest Virginia, the Triangle area and parts of Western North Carolina, while solidifying its place in the Piedmont Triad.

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