As you know, through the generous donations of our alumni, the UK Alumni Association and association Clubs sponsor several scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students on an annual basis.
While we all enjoy contributing to such a worthy cause, it is always nice to hear back from the scholarship recipients who are constantly letting us know how grateful they are for the opportunity. One such recipient is Lindsay Lush, who will attend UK as a Freshman this coming Fall. Her letter is reprinted, with her permission, below:
“I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to the UK Alumni Association for providing me with a $1,000 scholarship towards my 2011-2012 college expenses.
“I cannot wait to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2011 and begin my journey as a Wildcat. I am so thankful for all the opportunities I have been blessed with up to this point in my educational career. The university has been more than helpful in assisting me, a first generation college student, with all the responsibilities of college preparation.
“I cannot explain in words how thankful I am to the Alumni Association for this award. I look forward to one day being able to proudly call myself a UK alumna, and to be able to change the lives of students, just as the association has done for me.
“You have not only made it possible for me to become a college student, but have also allowed me the opportunity to further my education at a university that I feel so honored to be a part of. Thank you for helping me to make my dreams of attending college a reality. Your impact on my life will someday allow me the opportunity to impact the life of many others.
“Thank you!! Sincerely, Lindsay M. Lush”
And that, my fellow alumni, is why we do it! Congrats Lindsay and we look forward to seeing you on campus this Fall!