Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rachel's Paying it Forward Scholarship


This unique scholarship program provides thirty selected outstanding alumni with the opportunity to identify a deserving scholarship recipient of their choice.

Rachel Kilgore
Norco, California

Rachel was determined to earn a college degree. While working more than 40 hours a week, Rachel enrolled at a community college, but her work schedule made attending classes difficult. She refused to give up on her dream of graduating from college, and continued to take classes. Rachel was thrilled to be awarded with the Paying it ForwardSM Scholarship Program. She can now afford to enroll at University of Phoenix and will pursue a degree in global business. She is passionate about culture and international studies, and hopes to become a cultural advisor or an international relations expert. Rachel knows she will encourage others to pursue an education — she hopes to become a role model for anyone who thinks they can not afford school or work toward a degree if they are employed full-time.