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.
Scholarships Made Volunteer Service Year Possible for BartonScholarships helped Jed Barton '17 graduate debt free, and that made it possible for him to spend the year after he graduated doing volunteer service at a homeless respite center.
Aid Puts Dental School Dream in Reach for BrozWhen Nicole Broz of Waterford graduated from Viterbo University with a degree in biology, she was ready to attend dental school at Marquette University with the ultimate goal of owning her own practice.
Joe Lange Sings Praises of ScholarshipsFor vocal performance major Joe Lange, a scholarship's value is more than monetary. “It gives me a lot of inspiration to do well in my classes. I want to be seen as a worthy recipient.”
Scholarship a Shot in the Arm for Malaki WesselA scholarship helps Malaki Wessel stay focused on his studies as well as looking to a future time when he can "pay it forward."
Scholarship Makes Elizabeth Pankratz Work Even HarderKnowing that people care so much about students like her that they fund scholarships makes Elizabeth Pankratz want to prove her worth.
Scholarship Helps Amanda Marnholtz Rise to Next LevelThe third generation of her family on campus, Amanda Marnholtz is taking her healthcare career to the next level with help from a scholarship.
Scholarship Helps Shelby Lundin Keep Eyes on the PrizeNursing student Shelby Lundin can cut down on her work hours and focus on her studies, thanks to a scholarship that honors the nursing school's first dean.
Viterbo Scholarships Helping Kari KippKari Kipp, a Viterbo University senior majoring in creative media design, appreciates her academic and athletics scholarships and takes great satisfaction in the fact that the scholarships mean less of a financial burden on her parents.
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.