"My parents have always been supportive of my dreams and pushed me to be better. They always said that having an education was priceless and supported my goals, no matter how difficult the road seemed."
“My motivation [in going to college] was to create a great career that I loved. As a first-generation college student, I also wanted to inspire my siblings to attend.”
“I went to 14 schools before graduating high school and at every school there was at least one teacher, janitor, lunch lady, bus driver or school staff member who encouraged me and believed in me.”
“I’m so glad that The Curtis Fund and similar funds encourage people to get their degrees and pursue their dreams.”
“I had learned that I was $3,600 short for college. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to go, and then I received the letter and the funds that covered the portion I was missing.”
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without The Curtis Fund. It allowed me to see worlds beyond my small hometown and spawned a life-long love of learning and enrichment.”
“This scholarship opens many doors for the students I work with and can be the determining factor of whether and/or where they attend college.”
“All of my goals revolve around having a college education, so without it I cannot fulfill my dreams, and without The Curtis Fund, I cannot even start to afford college on my own.”
“I knew that getting educated was the best and only way to attain the freedom and flexibility in life that I wanted.”
Results from a survey conducted on Curtis Fund grant recipients by St. Michael’s College.
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