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.

2021 Campaign

The Samford Parents Scholarship celebrates five years.

"I was concerned that I wasn't going to be able to graduate."
--Sara Grace Copeland '20, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, Nurse at Children's of Alabama

As a former patient of Children's of Alabama, Sara Grace decided early to be a nurse. Her dream was at risk when her parent's long divorce and loss of income to their small business made funding her last semester impossible. Through the generosity of Samford's parents, Sara Grace was able to graduate and is now serving as a nurse at Children's of Alabama.

Sara Grace is now one of eight students who have received support during challenging times through the Samford Parents Scholarship. Growing the scholarship fund each year ensures that students can graduate even after facing unexpected financial hardships.

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2020 Campaign

A Samford tradition is firmly planted.

In 2020, the Samford Parents Scholarship reached a milestone and was able to help two students graduate. 

"I am amazed at how people will blindly give to people like me here at Samford and allow us to complete this experience."
--Joyner Bousquet '20,  Healthcare Administration, School of Public Health
"This has taught me to persevere and not give up because just when you are about to give up, God can send a breakthrough just like he did with the scholarship." 
--Markeda Payne '19,  Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing

Watch Markeda and Joyner’s Stories

2019 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.

Watch Chelsea’s story and see the campaign results from 2019

2018 Campaign

2017 Campaign

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.

See Jasmine’s story and the results of the 2017 campaign