Parents FundThe Parents Fund offers three areas of designation:
- Parents League Endowed Scholarship Fund, which has assisted deserving students for more than 40 years;
- Student Emergency Fund, established to assist students who experience an unexpected expense, such as a car repair or medical expense, which might prevent them from completing the current semester; and
- Excellence Funds: Gifts to the Library Dean's Excellence Fund provide for technology updates, securing research materials and improving library study areas. The Student Life Excellence Fund supports travel to conferences, helps student organizations create innovative campus programs and allows for facility updates not included in budget allocations.
When Bob and Mary Grace Bozeman had the opportunity to hear a Baylor scholarship recipient speak at a Parent's League breakfast last fall, they were moved to action and began supporting the Parents Fund.
"When you hear stories like that and witness the love they have for the university and the sacrifices they've made, it's pretty easy to want to contribute and to help those students. They are deserving, and you want them to have the same opportunity as your children in being able to attend Baylor," Bob Bozeman said. "I think Baylor does a great job in highlighting situations where students who have come to the University are struggled financially. And, while we're not through funding our own child's education at Baylor, my wife and I believe it's important to try to contribute as we can for those students who are less fortunate."