McMahon
Scholarship Foundation Recipients Michael, Kevin and Megan McMahon

Michael McMahon

2007-2011 Scholarship Recipient

University of Notre Dame

My name is Michael McMahon, and I was the first of three from my family to receive a scholarship from the Scholarship Foundation. After our parents divorce in 1999, our mother was left with the financial responsibility of raising four young children. Given the ever-increasing cost of college, putting all of us through school would not have been possible on her wages were it not for the often unsolicited help of organizations like the Scholarship Foundation along the way.

When I consider that the Scholarship Foundation is fueled by the hard work and financial generosity of volunteers, I wish that I could thank each one of their directors and donors personally for their selfless giving to young people like myself. A special thanks and my sincere and lasting gratitude goes out to Mr. Doug Marsh for his generous support of my education.

It is my hope that those who read this testimonial will rekindle their desire to give without recompense; trusting not just in the wisdom and knowledge of those who will distribute their treasures, but in Him in whose hands are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. May God continue to bless the work of the Scholarship Foundation, as well as those who carry it out.*

*With sincere gratitude, *

*Michael McMahon, University of Notre Dame Class of 2011*

 

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Your gift to the Foundation will have a real impact on the life of a local college student. Our scholarships help students have a better college experience by giving them the op- portunity of studying at the best school for their needs as well as reducing their financial burden. The Foundation also assigns a Board member as a mentor to each of our scholarship recipients.

Our mentors are making a difference by giving our students extra support: sometimes as a sounding board but always as a cheerleader. Your donation can help give a deserving student a scholarship and a mentor .

From a parent:

“I just wanted to take a moment here on the morning of my daughter’s graduation ceremony to reflect on how fantastic it is for her that you have chosen to award her a scholarship. . . .

More than just the generous award, you are providing her with a mentor! . . . I am so worried that I haven’t prepared her enough to succeed in the environment of college, and your foundation’s offer of mentorship eases some of my anxiety about her journey through this stage of her life.

Thank you for this, it means so much to us.”

A student’s comments to his mentor:

“Attending (XXX University) has been the best experience of my life and the Scholarship Foundation made it possible for me to be a student here. . . .Thank you for your support and encouragement over the past four years. It meant a lot to me to know that you’ve been one of my best cheerleaders throughout my college career. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
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