Way to go, Baylor Nation: Your generosity has led to The President’s Scholarship Initiative topping its $100 million goal ahead of schedule!
At this semester’s final Dr Pepper Hour Tuesday afternoon, Baylor President Ken Starr shared the good news with a Barfield Drawing Room crowd full of students, faculty and staff, alums and friends of the university — just down the hall from where he announced the initiative’s launch less than three years ago.
The scholarship campaign was the President’s first major move after taking office, beginning just three months into his term at Baylor, and it backed up his early words that students are Baylor’s top priority. Tuesday, Judge Starr said the initiative has raised more than $101 million for student scholarships, thanks to gifts from more than 11,000 members of the Baylor family — almost half of which were giving to the university for the first time.
These funds — the largest scholarship push in Baylor history — will go a long way toward making our distinctive Baylor education accessible to those who are called to take their place in “That Good Old Baylor Line.” But today’s news doesn’t mark an end to the need for scholarship support from the entire Baylor family; it’s just the first step.
My wife and I were both blessed by scholarships when attending Baylor, and we’re proud to be able to give back even the tiny bit that we can afford as a young family. We’ve seen throughout the course of the initiative that every donor and every gift — large or small — makes a difference when we all come together. Please join us in supporting Baylor scholarships; click here for more information on how you can make a difference.
Sic ’em, Bears!