Throughout SUNY Broome’s history, private donations have genuinely helped our students. Donors not only create financial support for students in need, but, in the case of scholarship recipients, they create an emotional boost as students realize that someone cared enough to invest in their dreams and future.
In light of the college’s largest fundraising day, the upcoming 9th Annual 24 Hours of Giving on Nov. 28, we are pleased to share some stories of students and the difference a scholarship has made.
Quran says he has appreciated the importance of education as he’s gotten older, “not only for myself, but for the generations after me. I want to be the change and be the first person in my family – that I know of – to earn a college degree or even be awarded a scholarship.” He wrote to his donors, “I’m truly grateful that you believed in me and I won’t let you down.”
Logan started in SUNY Broome’s cybersecurity and computer forensics program, but after finding his real passion in engineering, he has become an engineering science major. He plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering but is also currently starting his own business with some of his fellow SUNY Broome students. “Receiving this scholarship is important to me because it lets me know that people are interested in and actively supporting my education,” he said.
Lorena, who enjoys crocheting and ice skating, is pursuing the study of meteorology. She told her donors, “I am very appreciative as I am a first-generation student, and every experience regarding college has been a first for me and my family. This scholarship has helped relieve some of our stresses, and for that, we are thankful.”
MoAsiah, a radiologic technology major, loves reading, cooking, and hiking. She says, “This award is meaningful to me because it aids in increasing my academic confidence. It helps me realize that I can accomplish hard things and even be rewarded for it, which will always be a special feeling.”
The SUNY Broome Foundation is grateful for the efforts of the 2023 scholarship recipients to share their stories, talk about how scholarships helped them, and thank their donors. You can find the complete list of 2023 scholarship recipients here.
If you would like to join in lessening the financial burden of SUNY Broome students, make sure to participate in 24 Hours of Giving on Nov. 28. Follow the excitement on social media, track our progress on our website, and make a gift of any amount and help to turn college dreams into reality.
If you would like to establish a scholarship to benefit our students, please contact Lisa Schappert at 607-778-5179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.