Barrett, The Honors College

Samantha Stachel Play Big Scholarship

Samantha Stachel Play Big Scholarship

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The Samantha Stachel Play Big Scholarship funds tuition, room and board, and books for Barrett students pursuing a higher education in the face of adversity. These selected students embody the spirit of Samantha Stachel, who was diagnosed with a malignant bone tumor when she was 7. Her stellar academic achievement, leadership and service in her community earned her admission to Barrett, but she passed away at the age of 18 before she could attend ASU following her long battle with cancer.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state‚Äôs public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

ASU is where I got my start, and there's a real connection made by giving back. Every little bit matters to students who are trying to live on their own and be their own person."

Ryan Talamante

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