Gratitude and Request
My name is Thomas and I am writing to share with you how a Central Oregon Community College Foundation scholarship is changing my life. I hope my story inspires you to renew your scholarship support or to make a gift for the first time.
I am a single father of two teenage girls, who I have been proudly raising alone for the past decade. College is not an expense that I can easily afford, so this scholarship is the key to a new life as I strive to earn a living wage. Your generous investment is critical for me to complete my studies in Criminal Justice and motivates me each and every day I am in class. Your support relieves a financial burden so I can concentrate on my education, and continue to be an active and involved father and role model to my daughters.
Please know that your gifts have impact, as I am now completing courses at a faster rate and am pleased to share I earned a 3.56 GPA last term! I am deeply appreciative of the donors who give generously to scholarships at COCC, that support hundreds of students like me in pursuit of higher education—we literally could not do it without you!
Today, I am asking you to consider making a gift to the COCC Foundation scholarship program. You will be supporting students just like me, working hard to realize our dreams. All amounts, from $25, $100, $500 or even $3,600, which funds a full scholarship, make a difference.
Thank you for your continued investment in scholarships at COCC. Your generosity helps me stay inspired to help others and allows me to continue to give back to my community!