Baylor University
How Extraordinary the Stories
The President's Scholarship Initiative

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“Fortunately, Baylor believed in me, invested in me and adopted me. So I became a proud Baylor Bear, and I always will be.”
Breck Sandvall Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2011
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“Thanks to Baylor, I have come to realize the ways in which literature invites us to see reality in a new light and to reflect upon our own place in the world.&rdquo
Tyler Walton University Scholar, Class of 2011
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“The main thing we want to do is prepare people to go out and make a living and have an effect on the world.”
Harold and Janice Havard Harold, BA '58,MSEd '61, EDd '70; Janice, BA '58, MS '61, Edd '74
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“I came to Baylor to play soccer. I never thought my life would change.”
Staz Salinas Class of 2012
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“We appreciate what Baylor University stands for and the quality education it offers young people”
Coach Scott Drew Head Coach Baylor Men's Basketball
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She defied her generation's limits on age, race and what it meant to be a traditional college student. Phyllus Flowers had a bigger dream.
Phyllus Flowers BBA '94
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As Megan heard the stories of Baylor's history, a truth was sealed in her heart: Baylor truly is the place where she belongs.
Megan Lopez Class of 2014, Biology Major
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“One of the things that differentiates student leaders at Baylor from students at other college campuses is a universal belief that leadership is rooted in service to others.”
Katie Jo Baumgardner University Scholar, Class of 2011
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To this day, A.A. receives random calls from students who thank him for believing in them.
A.A. Hyden BA '47
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She refused to be paralyzed by physical pain or family circumstances. She would be a Baylor Bear.
Sarah Male Master's Candidate, Social Work
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Monique Criddell took a leap of faith that has paved the road for a lifetime of ministry and leading others toward success.
Monique Criddell MDiv '12
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“I had no idea what I was going to major in or what I was going to do with the rest of my life, but I knew, that day, that God was calling me to Baylor.”
Jordan Ables Class of 2013
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“If ever there was a place intent on forming future ministers—for work inside and outside the church—it's Baylor. It is a trustworthy place to invest.”
Ben & Ashley Mangrum Master's Candidates, English & Divinity
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“If you invest in others, then your legacy will live on even after your life is gone.”
Beverly Eberts Class of 1951
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“The main thing we want to do is prepare people to go out and make a living and have an effect on the world.”
Danny and Marsha Bowlin Danny, BBA '69; Marsha, BA '70)
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From raising a family to developing a business to supporting their alma mater, the Gotchers are committed to paying it forward.
Pat and Amy Gotcher Pat, BA '69; Amy, BSED '75
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One couple. Three children. And several endowed scholarship funds, all benefiting students of Baylor University, and all in the family name. It's quite an accomplishment with quite an impact, but—like most good stories—the beginning was rather humble.
Richard & Karen Willis Richard, BBA '81, MBA '82; Karen, BBA '85
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“I was raised to always have school as one of my top priorities--because education led to opportunity,”
KC Onyekanne Human Resource Management and Economics, Class of 2011
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She saw a need and decided she would be the one to fill it, even in the midst of a busy college career.
Allyson Townsend Deaf Education, Class of 2010
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“I saw my studies at Baylor in the sciences and humanities intersecting. If not for Baylor, I would not have a unique perspective on my role in the wider world.”
Austin Cook-Lindsay Environmental Science, Class of 2011
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“Mad Dog Dawson” is known for much more than his fierce bite in the courtroom.
Matt Dawson BA '38, LLB '38
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While most tourists are sightseeing, the future is unfolding for Brandon Davis.
Brandon Davis Architecture, Class of 2011
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Toyin comes from a long line of go-getters, and nothing will stop her dreams.
Toyin Akindona Class of 2014
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Every day ushers in eager expectation that the breakthrough will be today.
Ben Phrampus Geology, Class of 2011
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“If someone wants to leave a meaningful legacy, it seems that one of the best ways is to assure the education of those who come behind us.”
Paul and Fran Webb Paul, BBA '50
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“Having the opportunity to do this [play football at Baylor] is pretty cool.”
Danny Watkins Class of 2011
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“If God wants me to be here, He'll make a way.”
Stephen Montellano Class of 2011
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“I need to be a world-changer.”
Brandon Wold Class of 2011
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The President's Scholarship Initiative was launched by Baylor President Ken Starr in the fall of 2010 and challenged the Baylor Family to respond to the needs of Baylor students by raising $100 million in scholarship funds within a three-year period.

Inspired by concern from our students about the rising costs of higher education and the burden this places on their families and their futures, Judge Starr took action with this call to the Baylor Family to make scholarships a priority.

Thank you Baylor Nation

Through the generosity of more than 11,000 donors from across Baylor Nation, the President's Scholarship Initiative exceeded its ambitious goal by raising over $100 million in less than three years.

With the incredible support of Baylor Nation, the President's Scholarship Initiative is the first step in fulfilling an ongoing promise to Baylor students to help make the distinctive Baylor education accessible for those who are called to take their place in That Good Old Baylor Line.

Thank you to all who gave. Your support will keep the extraordinary stories of our distinctive Baylor students going strong.