Thank You for Your Impact
Hear our students and faculty members share how your gifts made a difference in their lives.
*Video filmed prior to COVID19 pandemic.
Pelegrin Vargas, Student Athlete
“My dad had just lost his job before I came here, and we did not have enough money saved to pay for a university education. Luckily, I received an athletic scholarship which made my biggest accomplishment so far, playing volleyball and earning my degree, a reality. I know people say that money isn’t everything, but for me, the generosity of people I don’t even know, made a difference. I want our donors to know that they are the reason I’m here, and they have changed my life. I am humble and grateful. One day, I hope to continue this cycle of generosity, and give back what has been given to me.”
Veronika Meyer, ETCS Student
"I always knew I wanted to help those less fortunate. By earning my degree, I could put my skills to use giving back, for all that I had received. Things were tough in Poland. My parents didn’t have a lot of money, and the unemployment rate is very high. I knew I had to study hard, really focus, or I would never accomplish my dreams. The scholarships helped me to focus my energy on school. Because of your philanthropy, I had a better learning experience, maintained a 3.9 GPA, and had a meaningful internship that turned into a full time job.”