“My mother dropped out of the eighth grade and I was abandoned by my father before I was even born. I plan on being the first person in my family to graduate from college. The scholarship that you have so generously provided me with will go towards textbooks, courses, and transportation to school for certain courses that are not offered online. Again, I am so appreciative to have been awarded this scholarship. I am filled with hope for my future.”
– Katelyn, scholarship recipient
It is no surprise that last semester student need was at an all-time high due to the pandemic, and the Foundation received more scholarship applications than ever before. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, including many of you, we awarded nearly $200,000 and 295 scholarships for the spring 2021 semester.
Unfortunately, we still had to turn away more than 400 deserving students when we ran out of funds. With your support, we know we can close this gap. As alumni, some of you were scholarship recipients, and for many, this is what enabled you to successfully complete your education. Today, we hope you are at a juncture in your life to pay it forward, and provide our students the gift of hope for a successful future. We humbly thank you and appreciate your generosity. Any gift amount truly makes a difference.