Spring 2018 scholarship thank yous

My dad would have been 89 today, so it seems fitting to post about the scholarships his fund has made possible. And yes you read that right, Spring 2018 scholarships. I’m a little late in reporting on the thank you notes from the students who were funded.

Here is what one student wrote:

“Thank you very much for awarding me with this scholarship . . . . I have a learning disability . . . and am completely wheelchair bound due to being born with spina bifida. . . . I am proud to say that I have a 3.6 GPA. I am working towards an Associate’s Degree in Arts. . . . With this money I will be able to finish the classes needed for my degree and graduate in April of 2019.”

I am thrilled the Dr. Bob Scholarship is helping this Delta College student graduate. As the many friends and colleagues of Dr. Bob know, he was the director of the Program for Parents of Disabled Children at Delta College from 1980 to 1982. He would be so pleased that his scholarship is helping out this student.

Another wrote:

“I would like to thank you for  awarding me this scholarship. It means so much to me and it will help out tremendously. With the financial assistance from this scholarship, I will be able to focus more on my classes instead of how I am going to play for them.”

College is challenging enough without having to worry about finances, too. So many students just need a small helping hand.

In a similar vein, the third student said:

“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of this scholarship. I appreciate your recognition of all my hard work and efforts. . . . By awarding me this scholarship you have lightened my financial burden and have given me the opportunity to focus more on my education.”

Especially as students who put ourselves through college, Ted and I understand the struggles of students who are working and going to school. We’re grateful we’re able to help out through the Dr. Bob scholarship fund and grateful to Delta College for giving Dr. Bob a second chance.