Here’s what two of those students, Ivy and Dylan, have to say about the impact the R.I.S.E. Scholarship from President's Associates and its supporters have had on them.
Major: International Development
Hometown: Elgin, OK
"I am not only a first generation college student, but also a first generation high school graduate. You have made a dream that has existed within my family for years become a reality-to be a college student. Both of my parents are now deceased and the financial burden of paying for college is a weight that I used to carry alone. Because of people like you, the weights have been lifted and you have shown grace to a human you have never met, and I thank you for giving me a shot at life."
Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Norman, OK
"I am a first-generation American and College student in my family. Going to college is very important to me so that I can reach my career and personal goals but without scholarships, I would not be able to pay for or go to school. Thanks to the scholarships that I have been awarded I can start my career out of school without such a heavy burden that will allow me to focus on reaching my career goals and not having to make a lot of payments on a massive my college debt.
Your gift helps provide financial assistance for OU students so that they can focus on the reason they are here — their education!