Director of Development,
I am very privileged to attend ASU. My life has not always been privileged. I am raising five children on my own. Through an amazing amount of support, I now have the courage to do things I never thought possible.
As I set higher goals, I watch in amazement as my children do the same. I know completing my education will result in positive changes for many generations to come. Receiving a
scholarship brings me great pride and has brought many academic opportunities. I want to extend a very sincere thank you.
major: applied mathematics
I work as a lifeguard during the summer but do not make enough to support my college expenses. My mother, a single parent, supports me as best she can, but she was out of work for two years. Fortunately, she was hired back six months ago.
My mother and I are hearing impaired and require expensive hearing aids, which are not covered by medical insurance. Your benevolent generosity enables me to focus on my education and continue the successful path I have been on since starting at ASU, while pursuing my dream to one day work in a recording studio. er the same sense of pride and accomplishment in others that I feel as a Sun Devil.
major: computer information systems
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This year has been the most difficult for me in terms of managing my study load (18+ credits each semester), continuing with my passion for community work, staying involved in campus organizations, mentoring and tutoring students, and holding two jobs to help cover college tuition while maintaining my 3.65 GPA.
The scholarship makes a huge difference, allowing me to focus on my studies and plan for graduate school rather than working another job to help with college expenses. It also means less student debt going forward. Thank you very much.
major: global studies with focus on environment
Growing up, I always had this notion of college as easily manageable, easily affordable and easily achievable because of the situation I was in at that time. Due to major financial changes in my family after my sophomore year of high school, my plan had to change completely. I nearly missed the opportunity to attend ASU due to financial instability.
The peace of mind this scholarship provides for me and my family is greatly appreciated. The gift you have given me will ultimately allow me to share with others in the future. Thank you for this amazing opportunity.
After a semester of school while undergoing chemotherapy, I struggled both financially and academically. Despite these challenges, I serve
as an example to many high school students as a mentor for the Be a Leader Foundation.
I came from an inner-city high school and am succeeding at the collegiate level. I do not want to fail my mentees and, thanks to your generosity,
I won’t. You allow me to be a role model for kids that need one. For that and for them, I am truly grateful to you.
major: architectural studies
The biggest hurdle I faced in getting a university education was finding a way to pay for it. I wanted to major in industrial engineering, but it was not widely offered in my home state of Colorado and out-of-state tuition is significantly more expensive than in-state tuition.
This scholarship has changed my future because it has allowed me to get the most out of my education. I can focus less on finances and more on my studies and extracurricular activities.
I would like to work in health care, where industrial engineering techniques can be applied to reduce emergency room wait times and improve hospital layouts and overall patient care.