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Nicole McCune

“The fact that the 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 Foundation is there to specifically help financially is a blessing to students, and it gave me another sense of obligation to work hard and do my best.”

Nicole McCune knows how important scholarships are from her experience as an 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 student.

Nicole McCune received the Peggy Hall Small Foundation Scholarship, which supported her to meet her goals and graduate from 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址.


Dr. Rhames and nicole McCume“At the time, I was facing challenges financially, and receiving the money was another motivation for me to do my best,” said McCune. She says the scholarship allowed her to get the education she needed and kept her focused on her career goals.

To Nicole, the financial side was important, but the impact of the scholarship went beyond dollars.

“Receiving the Peggy Hall Small Foundation Scholarship showed me that donors are not only giving money to students, but they are also teaching students lessons with these gifts,” said McCune.

She felt a connection to Mrs. Peggy Small, who the scholarship is named after, and her family. “Although, I never met Mrs. Small, I’ve always considered her to be an angel cheering me on as I continue to pursue my goals in life, and I appreciate her husband for sharing her with me and other students in such a giving way.”

Nicole’s expression of how the scholarship did more than simply award her money resonates with the 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 Foundation. "Philanthropic investment from businesses, foundations, and individuals is a smart and fulfilling way to leverage the power of 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 to strengthen our communities by making it possible for 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 students and faculty to accomplish more in their personal and professional lives," said Nancy Keon, CEO of the 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 Foundation.

“The fact that the 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 Foundation is there to specifically help financially is a blessing to students, and it gave me another sense of obligation to work hard and do my best.”

Nicole says her scholarship award is a valuable lesson in giving, and she looks forward to making an impact one day by giving to students as the Foundation once gave to her. Until then, she gives some advice. “I encourage the future generation of students who may be facing similar challenges to seek resources, do research, ask questions, and never give up. There is always someone in your midst who is willing to help, and the 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 foundation just may be the ground you need to stand on to get you through.”

Each year, the Midlands Technical College Scholarship Breakfast shines a well-deserved light on the businesses, foundations, and individuals who generously support the college. Many of these contributions go towards student scholarships, and the breakfast event allows donors to meet students and hear their personal stories.

"The 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 Foundation welcomes partnerships with investors who want to make education more accessible and affordable. Students like Nicole truly appreciate the opportunities made available by donors to the 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 Foundation.  We invite others to join us in transforming more lives by supporting 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 students, faculty and programs,” said Nancy Keon.

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