Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Students get opportunity to thank scholarship donors

Next week, students have a special opportunity to express gratitude to people who have helped them receive a Randolph College education.

The College will hold a Scholarship Thank-a-thon from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday in the Student Center. Students just need to bring their own pens and they will be given paper and an envelope.

Students only need to write a few paragraphs to express appreciation for the gifts that help make their education possible, said Terry Bodine, donor relations coordinator. The Thank-a-thon is a good opportunity to enjoy snacks, socialize with other students, and introduce themselves to their scholarship donors.

Gifts to the College and its scholarship funds are crucial and help more students afford a quality liberal arts education. “Without these generous donations, Randolph could not continue to provide the grants and scholarships that make higher education possible for so many of our students,” Bodine said.

Students who receive scholarships from a specific donor or endowed fund will be given information to write a letter to their specific donors, while students with general scholarships will write letters to annual fund donors. Students who cannot attend the Thank-a-thon will be able to submit a letter online.