Stories Shine a Light on Impact of Generosity
For students, receiving a scholarship can mean working two jobs instead of three, cutting back on hours working to pay the bills and investing that time into their studies, which certainly will pay dividends. Scholarships also can cut back on their post-graduation loan burden and ease the financial load for families helping their sons and daughters get through college. But it’s not just about money. Getting a scholarship is a recognition of achievement and potential and a motivation to work even harder, setting them on a path in life with a pay-it-forward attitude.
Benefactors also get something out of creating scholarship funds. It might be a way for them to keep the memories of loved ones burning bright as a beacon of generosity. Or it could establish a personal legacy that will forever associate their names with caring for succeeding generations. And scholarship funds can express gratitude for past generosity from others or for the bounty that has come their way.