April 1, 2014
In 2010 I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from The Angel Fund to help with my college expenses at MSU in Bozeman. I would have to say the biggest difference the scholarship made for me that year was in helping delay the necessity of my getting a job as a freshman Presidential Scholar in the Honors College taking 17 and 18 credits. The scholarship enabled me to focus on my studies, to be involved in service work, and to get used to the responsibilities of living on my own. While I started working later during school, that first year was crucial in learning study habits and adjusting to the demands of trying to maintain a 4.0 GPA while involved in other activities like Engineers Without Borders and Amnesty International. I will be graduating summa cum laude in May and was recently selected as one of forty MSU seniors to receive the Award For Excellence for those with an exemplary record of campus and community activities, involvement, and service. I am majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Art History and will be attending a graduate program in the future, hopefully in London or Paris, to study the business of art. My goal is to eventually own a contemporary art gallery. I would like to thank The Angel Fund, and Marcia Wall in particular, for the generous contribution you made to my education. The responsibility that comes with knowing others have invested in your future is not taken lightly.
The photo I have attached was taken during the month I spent in Kenya with MSU's Engineers Without Borders helping with water projects.
June 20, 2014
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Angel Fund one last time for the scholarship help you provided me during my college studies. I recently graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at MSU and was named an outstanding senior in the Liberal Studies Department. I was also recognized this spring with an Award of Excellence, given to the top 1% of seniors at MSU. I tell you this not to brag, but to let you know that your financial help has allowed me the opportunity to excel at my academic studies, as well as to be involved in campus and community volunteer activities. I graduated with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Art History and am currently working at a gallery in Bozeman. I am making plans for graduate studies in another year and am working to save towards that goal. Thank you again for your support, your encouragement, and for believing in me.