It’s time to catch up with a past Scholarship Fund recipient. This week we are featuring Dennis (DJ) Davis, a 2012 winner.
DJ graduated from from Hillsboro High School in 2012. He is currently a junior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Operations Management and holds a 3.68 GPA. Interestingly, he has family on three continents. As for his free time, when he is not tutoring for Whiz Kids, his main hobby is running. He is currently training for the Flying Pig Half Marathon.
DJ said his college experience has been fun. He has made good friends, been to numerous sports games and even saw President Obama on campus. At first, it was a big adjustment, but has been a good experience and an opportunity for growth.
Why You Should Apply
In DJ’s own words:
“The $20,000 scholarship has really been a blessing. Without it, I don’t know what I’d do. I didn’t have the resources to pay for college at the time, but earning the scholarship lets me breathe a lot easier. Not worrying about $20,000 in college expenses is very calming, so I can focus more on school and less on money. I remember getting the phone call from the Foundation and I think I might have exploded with excitement. To be able to go through so many hardships and still earn an opportunity to go to to college–I had never felt better. Earning my degree has always been a huge goal of mine and because of the scholarship, I get to achieve that goal next year. I can’t thank the Foundation enough for the help they’ve given me. If you’re thinking about applying, you should! The Foundation is great and so caring! I remember having my doubts about sending in my application, but I am so glad I did!”
Take DJ’s advice and apply today! The application can be found here. If you know someone who would be a great fit for the Scholarship Fund, you can also share this information with them. Kaitlyn Fitzgerald Events Intern