At the Iowa College Foundation we believe that all of Iowa's students, who have
the passion to succeed, deserve the opportunity to attend the institution of higher
education that best fits their needs. For many, that is one of Iowa's smaller private
colleges or universities.
We are proud of what ICF's financial support has meant to Iowa's private higher
education the past 60 years, and we are passionately working to ensure that its
future impact is equally significant. ICF has raised nearly $70 million, every dollar
of which has been dispersed to aid Iowa's private colleges and universities and the over 41,000 students they serve.
ICF and its Board of Governors are convinced that the students attending private
colleges and universities in Iowa represent important intellectual capital for our
state and its economic development. Our mission calls us to provide every student
in Iowa the opportunity for a high-quality education regardless of economic circumstances,
and we will remain vigilant in these efforts.
My scholarships have allowed me to have all of these amazing opportunities, for which I am so very grateful. It amazes me that people can be so generous as to give a scholarship to someone they haven't even met and trust them to make the most of the opportunities they've been given. They chose to build community, to leave a legacy of selflessness. This legacy drives me to help others and be selfless myself.
When I learned that my scholarship was made possible because of generosity from alumni, parents and friends, I vowed then to do my best at MMU. Not just for me or my family, but also for the donors who invested in my success.
I have experienced amazing things at Loras that are priceless. Loras has proven to open many doors that I would not have been able to open on my own. If I did not have financial support through scholarships, I would not be able to attend this amazing college.
I see myself in a business setting with a strong commitment to the community. I hope to be successful in my career, so I can use my resources to help others as well. My hope for the future is to achieve success in the business world that can allow me to help many people along the way.
I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude for your generous donation to my education. Money seems to always be an issue with a college education, but with this award I now have less to worry about in terms of finances, which allows me to focus more on my education. Once again, thank you for this award – I can assure you that your generosity will not be wasted.
It's like a chain-any success I've had is because I was able to come to Drake, and the reason I was able to come to Drake was because of people like Mr. and Mrs. Briggs. Honestly, I was incredibly fortunate. I always remind myself to tie every success back to the people who made this whole chain possible.
College is expensive, and I am extremely grateful for this scholarship as it provides help with tuition costs and gives me the opportunity to continue on with my education. It is such a blessing to have people like you contribute to my dream and make college more affordable for me.
I am the third of eight kids and the first to attend college. My goal is to be the second person in my family to earn a four-year degree, and the first person to do so in four years. I am so thankful for my time here at Central College. I have been able to do so much more than I ever could have imagined. I truly would not be where I am today without the support of scholarships. Paying for college by myself is a very daunting task, but I know my hard work now will make it all worth it. I cannot thank you and the Iowa College Foundation enough for supporting me in receiving a phenomenal college education.
Thank you for selecting me as a Principal Financial Group Technology Scholar. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the fact that you are willing to provide students like me with assistance in paying for college. Your support helps me concentrate on my studies and spend less time worrying about how to pay for them. Computers have always fascinated me. I grew up on a small farm near Pella and would bring home other people's old computers so that I could disassemble and learn from them. However, there is a limit to what you can teach yourself. Being at Dordt College gives me an opportunity to continue studying and learn the skills necessary to prepare for a career in the field of computer science. I hope I can use my gifts to give back to my community.