College of Natural Sciences Aspen Scholarship Endowment: Seed success in natural sciences
Help seed a foundation of support for students in the College of Natural Sciences.
The Aspen Scholarship was established as a need-based fund that gives CNS students the room to breathe, grow, and show their brilliant colors within a chosen discipline. Help us give students a “leg up” rather than a “handout.”
“By awarding me this scholarship, you are making my college aspirations possible. Money has always been tight in my family. Over the years, my parents and I have worked an average of six jobs at once to provide for our family and my education; however, that tightness became nearly suffocating this past spring when my parents got a divorce. It was a shock to me and took a huge financial toll on all of us. This scholarship will help me breathe this school year, and I cannot thank you enough for it.”
– Nicole Kacirek
“This semester was different. I wasn’t certain that I would have the funds to even be able to afford a part-time student status. I am happy to say that I will be able to attend school this semester because this scholarship has granted me funds that will be going toward my school tuition. This means that I am one step closer to completing my degree and that much closer to starting my dream career, helping educate others on the importance of biology, ecology, and conservation. Again, I am very appreciative of your generosity and hope that like you have, I will be able to make a difference and give back to the community once I have accomplished my goals.”
– Eduardo Ruiz