As they chase their academic dreams, many Methodist University students had an opportunity to thank the very people who helped make them happen in the first place.
Today, students and donors gathered at Matthews Ministry Center for MU’s annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon. Each year, the luncheon provides current students the chance to thank donors from the community personally for their contributions to the hundreds of endowed scholarships available to MU students.
“The reason this event and celebration of endowed scholarships is so important to Methodist University is because it is the only certain method to sustainability of the institution as well as increasing the affordability of education to our students,” said Dr. Rakesh Gupta, chair of MU’s Board of Trustees. “We know that education changes lives and generations forever. Thank you for everyone’s support.”
Various students came to the stage to share their stories of how endowed scholarships have impacted their academic journey, including junior Jay Lee, a Nursing major, who is receiving the Robert J. Chaffin Endowed Scholarship.
“I would love to send a warm thank you to everyone who continues to donate and help students further their education,” said Lee. “Your contributions have helped many students continue their dreams. I was so grateful to be awarded this scholarship because it took the financial burden off my parents, which is a great feeling.”
All endowed scholarships are offered by the Financial Aid Office to full-time degree seeking students who have completed the FAFSA.
For anyone seeking a way to make a difference in the lives of students, supporting student scholarships is a great option. For more information, visit MU’s Ways to Give site.