A Sense of Responsibility
Dutch Schroeder Scholarship Assists Exercise Physiology Student
By Charis Chapman
Osmin Guevara was 13 when his mother told him how proud she would be if he could attend a university like Baylor. Coming from someone who, also at 13, had left behind her home country and her chance for an education to work for a better life, Osmin remembered what she said.
Now a senior exercise physiology major at Baylor, Osmin is a young man with a clear purpose. He wants to coach collegiate sports, but what he is most determined to accomplish is to "pass on a sense of responsibility" to athletes he will work with in the future.
"I want to be a mentor to young men," Osmin reflected. "I have always felt that I need to pay back what I have learned through my mentors."
Who are these mentors? His parents, family, and the coaches he has worked with while interning for Baylor's athletic teams. But there is another – a man whose life as a mentor, coach, and Health, Human Performance and Recreation professor at Baylor made such an impact on students and those who loved him that they established a scholarship fund in his name: the E.E. "Dutch" Schroeder Endowed Scholarship.
As a recipient of this scholarship, Osmin was empowered to finish his undergraduate degree; he is already dreaming of earning a master's and investing in the lives of others. How remarkable that at such an important crossroad in Osmin's academic career at Baylor he received financial assistance from the Dutch Schroeder scholarship, named for someone who had shared and passed on his "sense of responsibility."
If you would like information about existing endowed scholarship funds you can support or want to learn how you can establish a new fund at Baylor's School of Education, please contact: Cody Knowlton at 1-800-BAYLOR-U, option 4, or Cody_Knowlton@baylor.edu.