You Create Scholarships for Deserving Allegheny Students
Yes, you make life-changing opportunities possible for exceptional students. Mikaela Pope ’16 is just one example. Mikaela, a Texas native, is majoring in biology and minoring in religious studies. She proudly represents Allegheny as a varsity tennis player, is a member of Project Nur (an on-campus Islamic awareness group), and serves as a Davies Community Service Leader, a program that partners student volunteers with local nonprofits to help the community. After graduation, Mikaela plans to continue her education with a focus on physical therapy.
“The past two years here have been such a wonderful opportunity that I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. I have been able to pursue the academic subjects I love while engaging every day in activities I am passionate about – athletics, service, and leadership.
“Classes, in addition to extracurricular commitments, can stretch you to your limits. But all these responsibilities and expectations also create fantastic memories – the tight bonds developed over rough science lab hours, staying up all night before a critique in the art studio, late nights of dance the week of Orchesis, even coming back at 3 a.m. from an athletic event on a Sunday with the expectation that no classes will be missed the following day. These experiences are preparing me for the workplace, improving my time management and people skills, and training me always to give 110 percent in any project or assignment I receive.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Allegheny community. Scholarships such as the Annual Fund Grant were an important factor in my decision to go to Allegheny and inevitably made this all possible. Receiving support from individuals like you has inspired me to become a donor once I graduate.
“This is an opportunity to change someone’s life, someone you don’t know. That’s powerful. Allegheny changes you, and giving back allows others to share a similar experience.”
-Mikaela Pope ’16
Without your support, students like Mikaela would not be Alleghenians. Please make your gift to the Annual Fund today.
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