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Scholarship Stories

These stories below are from (edited for anonymity) Barry University students who were in need of financial aid and scholarship assistance. Your support can assist individuals like these.

“Because of this scholarship, I am able to afford my education and relieve some of the burden of paying for college; which my mother has graciously taken upon herself. I have been working industriously in my academic career and extra-curricular activities here at Barry University. I am happy that my hard work and determination has been rewarded.”

“I am extremely happy and want to thank you personally for your generosity. Without scholarship patrons like you, there would be many students such as myself unable to pursue the career they’ve dreamed of.”

“I am most grateful to the Alumni Association for allowing me this opportunity. I consider myself fortunate to be able to attend Barry University.”

“I consider this a very high honor that has been bestowed upon me and I truly appreciate it and understand the responsibility that comes with such an honor. I intend to live up to the expectation and standard that been set for me through strong academics and continuing active participation within Barry and Alumni Relations by extension.”

“To my surprise I received this wonderful letter in the mail congratulating me on being one of the Sister Dorothy Browne Scholarship Award recipients. I was speechless. I am truly thankful for this award and it will ease some pressure off financially.”

“It is an honor to have been selected and I intend to uphold my responsibilities as this year’s recipient. My children, family, friends and co-workers are as excited as I am. Please express my appreciation to the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the members of the Alumni Association.”

“This scholarship will help me fulfill my lifelong dream of completing my education at Barry University. I had attempted once before but due to family obligations, I had to stop attending this prestigious learning institution. There have been additional obstacles that interfered with my continued education besides being a single parent and having the responsibility of sole provider for my family. Most recently, after almost 20 years of employment with my company, my position was eliminated and my tuition reimbursement ceased. My fear was that due to my financial situation I would not be able to continue. With this scholarship, I can continue attending Barry and hope to graduate in the future. My dream of walking across the stage and being handed the diploma would make me the first individual in my family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.”

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