February 20th, 2020

Throughout my freshman year attending the Cormier Honors College of Longwood University, I have gained much knowledge of scholarship and how it impacts my future as a whole. I learned that Scholarship does not only stand for the amount of money that a person is giving or receiving, it is so much more. Scholarship is about the incredible opportunities that follow them: the people you can meet, the clubs you can join, the places you can explore, and the jobs you can successfully achieve. Having the ability to get any┬átype of scholarship opportunity is absolutely amazing to experience. Longwood and Longwood Alumni reward many students yearly through the “Be The One” Scholarship Program. I was fortunate enough to be presented with the Dorothy Owen Hubbard Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic school year. I was actually given the incredible opportunity to meet and speak with my donor at the Scholarship Dinner on February 20th. This dinner also changed my perspective on Scholarship and how it does not only affect the recipient, but the effect it has on all of the donors as well. Each donor has a very unique and individualized story of why they donate their time and money to many Longwood students. These touching stories are what made me realize the true definition of scholarship and how impactful it can be on someone’s life.