There are many ways in which our donors can help the residents of our community, and the development of our Scholarship to Change Lives is an inspiring example. Thanks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of several donors, we designed this new scholarship program to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds pursue nontraditional educational opportunities that have the potential to truly change their lives.
With assistance from the Scholarship to Change Lives we helped Cheryl Fortune pursue her dream of a college degree while also caring for her family, something that is not always feasible for working mothers.
Cheryl Fortune shared:
I was elated to learn that I had been selected as a recipient of the Scholarship to Change Lives. The scholarship certainly is changing my life. I am married and have three children. My husband has taken a 2nd shift job to allow me this opportunity and to financially support us. It has been challenging however, if I had not received the Scholarship to Change Lives, I may have not have continued my studies. It is amazing to be apart of a community that offers wonderful opportunities for students like me.
Candidates for the Scholarship to Change Lives are to be nominated by a friend, mentor, or other community member. We accept and respond to nominations year-round.
If you are interested in supporting the Scholarship to Changes Lives, please consider making a contribution. We also invite you to share your ideas, big and small, on ways you would like to make a difference. Our Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter, and we would love to hear from you.