April 23, 2018
Frances M. Warr Scholarship Fund
All Scholarship Funds have been disbursed.
No more applications will be accepted.
Aunt Peggy was an avid learner and obtained her bachelor's degree late in life
(age 64) from University of California, Santa Barbara. Upon her death (March 16, 2018),
Peggy bequeathed a fund to assist her descendents who are seeking a degree.
It’s a little more than six months, and now it feels like Peggy is really gone because
we won’t be helping to disburse her bequest much longer.
We have learned what she already knew - that there is and has been strong desire within
the family to gain higher education and a huge need for aid to afford it.
Recipients of the Frances M. Warr Scholarship Fund, please submit any comments you have to: :
Jennifer Berlinger email@example.com
Tiffany Juell Parks firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran and Tom Andersen email@example.com
August 27, 2018
To everyone on the committee:
I cannot even begin to show the depth of my gratitude for this loan assistance. This gift will be such a tremendous help to my wife
and me as we move forward into continuing building our future together. Like so many recent graduates, our student loans have felt
like a hindrance to fully moving into our adult lives – being able to invest, save as much as we'd ideally like to, freely visit
friends and family far away, etc. Now, by reducing our remaining balance by such a dramatic percentage, the end is actually in
I had not checked my email over the weekend, and the letter and physical check actually arrived in the mail this morning only short
while after finally reading the congratulations email. After sharing some tears of joy, we reminisced over the remainder of our
cups of coffee about our time at Gordon College and our appreciation for our education, sitting at our dining table surrounded by
all the shelves of books we've collected together. With this gift from Aunt Peggy's fund, and being this much closer to full debt
repayment, in a strange way, Rebecca and I almost feel as though we are finally coming to fully appreciate the weight of our
education: how it shaped us as individuals, how it motivated us to do good in the world, how it brought us together. Our college
experience can become, in time, less and less mired by the negative emotions brought about by current financial strain and can
begin, more and more, month by month, to embody what university is supposed to be about from the start: a brighter future.
We cannot thank you enough, truly.
Thomas & Rebecca Wolseley