Student Stories

One of the most significant benefits of a gift is the power to transform students’ lives. With scholarship support, KU students have amazing opportunities at their fingertips. Watch these students explain how scholarship support helped them flourish at KU.

To learn more about how you can help students, visit our scholarships page.

Christina Hixson, of Las Vegas, Nev., created the Hixson Opportunity Awards, which provides 11 KU freshmen each year with $5,000 renewable scholarships. Some Hixson scholars share their poignant stories in this video.

At KU, Ansley Bender has found a school with a welcoming community that genuinely cares.

John Handley wanted to get an education independently, without having to worry about
student loan debt.

Evan Traylor felt as though KU was truly investing
in his education when he received his scholarships.      

With scholarships, Beth Fentress was able to focus on her studies without the stress of paying for college.

The difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition was the deciding factor for Isaiah Logan to come to KU.

Attending KU was kept a family tradition when National Merit finalist Sam Walter was offered a scholarship.