The B. J. M. Memorial Scholarship Fund ’10
I’m pleased to notify you that you were selected by the Office of Financial Aid to receive a named endowed scholarship as part of your 2010-11 need-based grant package.
The income providesa scholarship award, with preference given to a junior or senior who shows an interest in education and/or community service.
An important request . . . please write a letter of thanks to the donor of your scholarship:
New York, NY 10033
February 19, 2009
Dear Ms. B. & Ms. G.
I am writing to you as the recipient of the B. J. M. Memorial Scholarship Fund. I am most thankful for your donation to Kenyon College, and have tried my best to make the most of it.
I am currently a junior at the college, though I have decided to spend my spring semester at Georgetown University to intern with an immigration reform group and study American politics. As a sophomore I declared a major in Sociology and plan to study the narrative of undocumented students in the United States who would benefit from the DREAM Act for my senior thesis. I have also pursued a broad course of study taking classes in History, French, Drama, English, Classics, Art History, Calculus, Religion, and Studio Art. Currently, I am considering adding a Studio Art minor, and plan to dedicate my summer to my painting, but neither of those plans is definite.
Magical Realism walks Middle Path, Oil
Additionally, I have partaken in an array of extra-curricular activities and furthered my faith during my three years at Kenyon. To list a few, I have participated in club soccer, First Year Council, Judicial Board, the Provost Search Committee, Amnesty International and Kenyon Men for Social Responsibility. In regards to my faith, I have served as peer minister for two years through Canterbury-Kenyon, participated in bible studies, and have become very involved with Harcourt Parish, the congregation located on campus.
Fall Across Time, Oil
During my summers I have tried to serve my community through voluntary work with non-profit organizations, most recently I interned with a grassroots immigrant advocacy group where I planned cultural activities and participated in the youth development program. It is amazing to believe that all of this has happened during my time in Gambier. Undoubtedly, I have been blessed during my time at Kenyon and have grown as student and matured as an individual. I will be forever grateful for your generosity.