I cannot thank everyone enough for their involvement and their willingness to take on the completion of tasks beyond their responsibilities. The faculty here cares about your development. Through hard work and dedication, every scholarship I earned contributed in a certain way for my personal growth and meant the world to me. Lincoln Ambassador, Resident Assistant, Mascot, Academic merit, Band, Choir, and James H. McCune Vocal Scholarship are some of the merits that enchanted my journey at Lincoln Memorial University. I feel that saying thank you is not enough. One of my goals in life is to come back and reciprocally help the place that supported me so much. I not only made good friends, but became part of this big family. Thank you everybody for everything and thanks to LMU. Without these scholarships I certainly would not be able to pursue my degree. I am and always will be a true-blue Railsplitter at heart!
The best thing about my receiving a scholarship is that I no longer feel like I'm relying on my parents for everything, and my scholarship is given based on the hard work I've put into my schooling. Because of my scholarships, my parents have to pay for less of my tuition than I have earned on my own. I feel as if my hard work is paying itself off: because of it, I'm rewarded by both the institution (by academic scholarship and the state (in the form of the Hope Scholarship). For the upcoming year, I will be receiving the Jack and Myrtle Ailor Endowed Scholarship, which once again strengthens my resolve to perform well in school. There are not many scholarships provided for graduate school, so every cent I can save goes into a fund reserved for my continued schooling. For me, scholarships mean less dependency on my parents, reward doing my best work, and continuing my education in general.
Scholarships are to the student what trophies are to the athlete. Their purpose is not only to remind the student that they did something, but that they did it well. As instruments of positive reinforcement, they serve to prove that integrity does pay off. The strive for excellence may never end, but these awards acknowledge the strive.
Lincoln Memorial University
Cumberland Gap Parkway
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Harrogate, TN 37752
423.869.7072 or 800.325.0900, ext. 7072