Space to Breathe

What a scholarship means to a student

Sometimes students just need a little room to grow. For Skylar Adams ’20 scholarships give her the opportunity to grow, and succeed.

“The financial support I’ve received showed me that Santa Clara University cared about my well-being, success, and education before I even stepped onto campus. Because of my scholarships, for the first time in 18 years I was able to breathe,” she says. “My faith grew stronger. I’m financially independent. My mom is now able to support herself and pay rent for the first time in eight years.”

Scholarships enabled Adams to study abroad, and become the first in her family since immigrating to visit their Demark home.

“I’ve grown into myself and realized that my reach toward others is far more expansive than I ever thought it could be.”

Donors to the Campaign for Santa Clara: Innovating with a Mission can support scholarships that help students like Adams reach their dreams. Join them. campaign.scu.edu 

Skylar Adams ’20
Skylar Adams ’20 / Image by Jim Gensheimer
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