Life School News and Notes
LSEF Partners Raise $6,000 in Scholarships for LS Graduates
It’s no secret that a small investment can make a big impact. That’s even more true when it comes to the generous donations made by the partners of the Life School Education Foundation (LSEF). Raising $6,000 in scholarships, the foundation has helped offset the cost of college tuition for six Life School 2020 graduates.
“Many students in our school district need a financial advocate that will help offset the cost of tuition, books, and general post-graduation fees,” expressed Jessica Pruneda, Life School’s Development Specialist about the importance of the LSEF.
“Giving to Life School directly impacts student’s education, teachers’ classrooms, and future generations who will impact the community we live in,” she added.
Proud to live out its mission of partnering with the community, Life School is adding value by empowering the next generation of leaders through scholarship investments.
“The foundation has received several post-graduation letters from Life School Alumni who have reflected much appreciation for the scholarship that the student was awarded,” Pruneda recalled.
Mason Mathers, a 2019 Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) graduate adds to this sentiment, writing, “I was honored to be one of the recipients of the 2019 LSEF scholarship. Thanks to your [LSEF donors] generosity, I was able to begin pursuing my passion for engineering at my dream college of Texas A&M University. [...] Thank you for placing your confidence in me and awarding me a scholarship to help me pursue my dream of becoming an engineer.”
“I’m one of the recipients of the Legacy Scholarships and I just want to thank everybody who was part of it, who chose me for this scholarship,” acknowledged Isaac Durham, a 2019 Life High School Oak Cliff (LHSOC) graduate, in a video message.
“I’ve been enrolled at Life School since kindergarten and being here helped me learn how to persevere, to remain optimistic, and overcome obstacles. [...] I’m attending the University of Houston, majoring in Chemistry, pre-dental, and minoring in Psychology. I just want to thank everybody for investing in me and believing in me.”
“Your donation truly made a difference,” Pruneda emphasized. “Not only did you [LSEF donors] make scholarships available for students, but you helped build a giving culture that makes a difference in the education of the students we serve.”
Through the LSEF’s Legacy Club Scholarship and the Dr. Tom Wilson Scholarship, six more graduates have been passed the baton of legacy, attending their school of choice this fall.
2020 Legacy Club Scholarship Recipients:
LHSOC - Dulce Rosales - The University of North Texas, majoring in Psychology
LHSOC - Jocelyn Ruiz - Texas Woman’s University attending the Nursing program
LHSW - Jasmin Hanes - The University of North Texas, majoring in Interior Design
LHSW - MiKenzi Lowe - Navarro College, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies
2020 Dr. Tom Wilson Scholarship Recipients:
LHSOC - Emily Guerrero - Texas Woman’s University, majoring in Accounting
LHSW - Kyle Scheer - Texas A&M University, majoring in Engineering
Pruneda notes that investing in Life School students can come in a variety of ways, “Every little bit helps and it doesn’t have to be monetary. Volunteering your time at district events, campuses, and at extracurricular activities truly helps Life School build a giving culture that is reflected on the students we serve.”