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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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Kai Silva Student Stories

Kai's Story

I was spending all of my time fighting for the necessities in life, and the thought of college had to be set aside.

Edi Bala Student Stories

Edi's Story

We are not a rich family, but education is the only thing you can have. My father taught me that education is your sword in life.

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.

Xander Hurley Student Stories

Xander's Story

To have strangers saying "we see you, and without knowing you, we’re proud of your life" meant a lot.

Student scholarship recipients Maria, Christy, and Oloth Student Stories

Maria's, Christy's, and Oloth's Stories

Today you are helping me, but tomorrow I can help others. So your help is not only for me, it's for the community.

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.

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.

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.