Samford parents find joy and pride in watching their students walk through the Samford experience. That is why it is so important to us to help other students and families realize their Samford dream, especially when some families are in desperate need of our help.
We invite you to join us in giving to the Samford Parents Scholarship Fund. We want to continue to bring Samford parents together to help each other in times of need. Growing the scholarship fund each year ensures that it is available to help students who face unexpected financial hardship in their last year of college.
A Samford tradition is firmly planted.
This past year, the Samford Parents Scholarship reached a milestone and was able to help two students graduate. Last December, Markeda Payne completed her nursing degree with the aid of the scholarship and Joyner Bousquet completed his healthcare administration degree with its help in May. Growing the scholarship fund each year ensures that students can graduate even after facing unexpected financial hardships.
We will be sharing Markeda and Joyner’s stories with you during this year’s campaign.
A Samford tradition is growing.
“He wanted me to graduate from Samford.”
--Chelsea Baker, Class of 2019
That was Todd Baker’s wish for his daughter and every day she attended Samford University, he looked forward to the moment she would walk across the stage, shake Dr. Westmoreland’s hand and receive her degree in Foods and Nutrition.
A Samford tradition is taking root
A Samford tradition is started.
During Jasmine’s junior year, her father passed away suddenly. He was the sole provider for their family. Losing him made it impossible for Jasmine to continue her Samford education without financial assistance. The help and blessings she received came through parents like all of us, in the form of the Samford Parent Scholarship. In 2016, The Samford Parent Scholarship Fund started as a grassroots effort to support students who are close to earning a degree but face withdrawal from Samford prematurely due to a family financial crisis.