There are as many reasons why people
establish scholarships as there are scholarships at Merced College.
A Thank You
Some donors know very well the difference scholarships can make because
they once benefited from scholarships as students. For them, continuing
the chain of giving is the best way to say thank you to those who made
their own education possible.
As A Milestone
Successful individuals and businesses epitomize the American Dream. For
them, it is a moment of deep pride to be able to establish scholarships
in their own names or their company's names. It is a milestone that
signifies attainment of a goal and celebrates the education and hard
work necessary to reach it.
As A Legacy
Many of the endowed scholarships at Merced College are established by
friends and family members as lasting tributes, honoring the spirit and
unique contributions of loved ones. Some of these scholarships
perpetuate a person's passion for a particular academic subject. Others
extend opportunity in the name of one who valued education, who
graduated from Merced College, or who served on its faculty or staff.
As An Investment
Scholarships frequently serve as financial incentives for the best and
brightest students to attend Merced College. Corporate and individual
donors realize that investing in today's students is an investment in
human potential. Whether these students apply their knowledge to advance
their professions or improve tomorrow's communities, no other fund
promises greater return.