"Words cannot describe the feeling of receiving a scholarship. It is a tremendous weight off my shoulders. I am a working mom with four children and I attend school full time. Receiving a scholarship gives me the opportunity to continue toward my goal of becoming a kindergarten teacher in an inclusive classroom. Making a difference in the lives of children is important to me. Receiving a scholarship makes it easier for me to focus more on my schooling and less on where the money for classes and books needs to come from."
2011 Recipient of the Betty Griesbach Scholarship
"Receiving the scholarship means the world to me! Knowing that I will be assisted in paying for my last semester at UWO is an awesome way to leave the university, heading into my profession. I have worked many hours and long days to stay afloat financially while attending college. This scholarship definitely helps out monetarily, and also boosts my confidence knowing that others notice my academic and leadership success. This scholarship is an award that I am so honored to receive as it is one more step to achieving my goal and my dream of becoming a teacher!"
2011 recipient of the Clarice Mae Johnson Mandel Education Scholarship
"I am honored to have received scholarships from the College this year because that means I can take care of my bills. We are all citizens of the world, and I plan to pass on this act of kindness when I become an English teacher by creating scholarship opportunities for my future students."
2011 recipient of the Gladys W. Ihde Education Scholarship and the Stanley Larson
"I feel very honored and privileged to have received a COEHS Scholarship. I pay for college COMPLETELY on my own so I am especially appreciative of the donors who fund these types of scholarships. Thanks to them, financing my college education is much less burdensome since it allows me to concentrate more on my studies and not have to worry about working a full time job on top of going to school."
2010 recipient of the Suzanne Harriet Pearson Landes and James Hazelton Pearson Scholarship
"I do not receive any financial assistance whatsoever; I am solely responsible for any and all college and personal expenses. I have been so blessed to win these scholarships, and they not only mean security for me but they are an honor, an excellent recognition for all of my academic endeavors. I am endlessly grateful and only hope that I can someday financially contribute in the same way the donors have contributed to me."
"Receiving this scholarship and being recognized for my accomplishments
demonstrates to me that someone believes in my education and feels that it is
important to be a life long learner. I am grateful to these donors and
appreciate their financial support to help make my educational endeavors become
a reality. With the high cost of tuition, books and gas, it is reassuring that
other people are able to help support students in their