Scholarships can be a bridge to success for many of our students. When students have to decide between basic needs and education they have few choices. Thanks to our wonderful donors, students have more choices. They can choose to attend college and after graduating, improve their lives and the communities in which they live. The Casper College Foundation’s mission is to enhance the educational opportunities and the environment at Casper College. The Foundation takes this mission to heart and encourages giving because of the impact giving has on our campus. With over a $1,000,000 in scholarships given in FY2016, it’s easy to see why giving truly matters. Casper College’s community enrichment opportunities support learning throughout Natrona County and beyond.
Owen, recipient of the Richard M. Baker Scholarship writes: “I am writing to thank you for your generous $1300 Richard M. Baker Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. It has been a dream of mine to attend college and that is finally coming true! Thank you for your generosity which has allowed me to pursue an education that I never thought was possible. Coming from a family of seven, I will be paying my own way through college. Not only do I have four brothers, but one of them is my twin. With the financial state that my family is currently in, college is not realistic for either of us unless we do it on our own. Neither of my parents has a college education. Growing up and watching how this has impacted their lives has shown me how important a college education really is. Putting myself through college and pursuing the career of my dreams is a goal that I will go above and beyond to attain. I can not explain my gratitude for being one of the luckiest kids in Wyoming to receive this enormous amount of money.”
Miles, recipient of the Jim and Audrey Bailey Scholarship writes, “My ultimate goal is to achieve a degree in engineering from the University of Wyoming. I have completed 19 credit hours in the last seven months and now have a total of 33 credits with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. I have a deep gratitude for everyone and for every organization that has helped me climb out of the depths of despair and realize my potential for success and happiness through determination and hard work. The scholarship I received from the Jim and Audrey Bailey Foundation is another form of this help that is graciously and humbly accepted.”