Scholarships | More Than Just Financial
Scholarship donors sometimes form a very special relationship with recipients, giving students extra encouragement, special experiences, and even friendship. Dr. Rose Marie Roach did so with Joye Williams who finished her master's degree in Legal Studies last year.
"Rose Marie Roach is an amazing woman, my benefactor, idol, confidant, and friend," Joye said.
Rose Marie helped to make Joye's commencement last year very special. As Joye describes it: "When it looked as though my 92-year-old mother would be unable to attend my graduation, Rose (also over 90) told me, 'I’ll be there and make enough noise for both of us.' Fortunately, both were in attendance, and true to form, they were among the loudest people in the audience. I told them, 'Thank God I have a Legal Studies degree. I should be able to get two over-ninety-year-old women out of jail for disorderly conduct!' It was one of the best days of my life."
Scholarships are a Reaching Stellar priority …
because they affirm the aspirations, energy and diversity of our student body.