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April 29, 2013
An extraordinary call to the Baylor community began with a brand new president whose attention was turned toward those who matter most...the students.
Upon his inauguration as Baylor University's fourteenth president, Judge Ken Starr first turned to the Baylor student body to ask how he could serve them. In a survey, they overwhelmingly indicated concern over the rising cost of higher education. President Starr's response was swift, and within days of taking the reins of the University in 2010, he launched How Extraordinary the Stories: The President's Scholarship Initiative.
This effort became a top priority with an ambitious goal of raising $100 million for student scholarships at Baylor in just three years.
It would take a great effort to see the vision realized, but Baylor Nation responded faithfully and frequently over the course of the initiative. On April 23, President Starr announced the goal has been reached and exceeded!
More than 11,000 donors throughout the Baylor community contributed, resulting in more than $100 million raised, 190 new endowed scholarships established and 5,135 people motivated to make their first-ever gift to Baylor.
The incredible support of the campus community contributed to the success of The President's Scholarship Initiative. The goal would not have been met without the 876 Baylor faculty and staff who rallied together to make a gift to scholarships and make a difference for students seeking a Baylor education. Thank you!
The Call Continues...
The benefits of scholarship support are clear to those who see the Baylor experience in action every day. Students who come to Baylor from across the nation and around the world find their places and prepare for their futures while in our care.
Reaching and celebrating this incredible milestone is not an end but a beginning to an ongoing commitment to the students here today and to those who will come. Please consider how you will continue to support student scholarships and impact the future of Baylor University.
Learn more at www.baylor.edu/extraordinarystories
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