Meet the people your gift empowers.

Scholarships and other gifts transform lives and empower individual students to unleash their potential. Following are some of the stories we’ve discovered that detail the impact of gifts and scholarships on our students’ lives.

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Myron Ramirez Student Stories

Myron's Story

I want to inspire other kids who think college isn’t for them. I want them to know they can do it because I did.

Patricia Barnes Student Stories

Patricia's Story

I opened myself up to my vulnerabilities, allowed people to see my shortcomings, and got over my fears.

Emilio Chavez Student Stories

Emilio's Story

The scholarship was like opening Willy Wonka's chocolate and having a winning golden ticket!

Shaina Huntley with her son Student Stories

Shaina's Story

When I was chosen for the scholarship, I felt so much relief and gratitude. I have a hard time expressing it in words.

Shanika Davis Student Stories

Shanika's Story

I’ve created this pseudo family here. I love what I’m doing. I love applying science. I feel so enthusiastic and positive.

Daniel Heinson Student Stories

Daniel's Story

I’m completely different. I feel more comfortable in my skin. I see a life I never saw before.

Scholarships motivated Cynthia Del Rosario toward a career in equity and access in education Student Stories

Cynthia’s Story

That feeling of somebody believing in you never leaves you, and I'll always remember that.

Scholarship recipient Tammara Stephens in the classroom Student Stories

Tammara's Story

I don't want [donors] to ever question if giving money is a good thing to do... Attending college changed my life... and receiving a scholarship made all of that possible.