Letter from a Class of 2015 Scholarship Recipient


Melanie Gault, Memorial 2015, was among the first group of students to receive a scholarship from the Charger Pride Scholarship Foundation. Melanie is attending Oklahoma State, where she is studying agribusiness and working in the school's soil, water and forage testing lab. She wrote the following letter, addressed to "everyone" at the Foundation. This note goes out to all our contributors, present and future: 

Thank you so very much for taking the time to create this scholarship and see that it goes to the students. Your actions are very admirable and I hope that one day, once I have my feet on the ground, that I may pay it forward like you have done for me.
 
I have been thinking more and more about my education and future career path and I wish to go to graduate school and possibly obtain a PhD. I know this is a long way off but I like to be ahead of the game. I have become more interested in research and wish to work on my own research while I teach other students. When I am older I still wish to create my organic farm. 
 
My dad used to say that he wanted me to be a doctor. Well I hope to appease him by getting a doctorate degree. That way I can say I did become a doctor. I know it isn't the same thing, but I feel it would make him just as proud. 
 
Knowing that I was receiving this scholarship really helped solidify the fact that I could go to OSU, the school I had been dreaming of for so long. Your scholarship is not only monetary but it provides hope. Hope for a better future. Hope that I will be able to graduate without extreme debt. Hope that I can one day help a student go to college, just like you have helped me. 
 
Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have met all of you. I hope that you all continue to help students because this means a lot. They may take it for granted at the beginning but in the end, when they can finally pay for the textbooks they need, or when they finally walk across that stage to receive their diploma, they will remember who made this possible. They will remember you. 
 
Thank you so much for helping me and I know my family thanks you as well because they know I have big dreams. You have made my dreams possible. 




Thanks From a Student

Melanie Gault

Oklahoma State University
Memorial Class of 2015





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