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Early Fifties Endowed Scholarship Recipients Spotlight

Anya Krmpotich, '12
With both of her parents deceased and no outside financial support for college, Anya Krmpotich faced major obstacles in her dream to earn a degree. Krmpotich, a biology and Spanish double-major who is considering a career in medicine, feels blessed to be able to complete her senior biology courses in the new Robinson Science Hall.

"Scholarships are the sole reason I have been able to attend college and have the hope of obtaining a degree from a high-quality university like Whitworth," she says. "I hope to be an example to my younger brother, showing him that we can move forward, grow and achieve even after extremely difficult moments."

Thank-You Message from an Anonymous 2002 Alumnus
I am paying for college by myself, due to the fact that my mom is a single parent working two jobs just to pay the bills. I wanted to let you know that it looked like I was going to have to leave Whitworth in the spring of my senior year. I had no money and wasn't being approved for the loan amount that I needed because I had already taken out so many loans.

When I found out that I was approved for the Early Fifties Endowed Scholarship, I started crying. Is there any way that I can thank the donors? That scholarship has enabled me to be pretty confident that I will be able to continue school at Whitworth. I still have a bit left to pay and am trying to figure out how to cover it, but I just wanted to let you know how much the scholarship meant to me.

Whitworth has had an enormous impact on who I have become as a person, and it has always been my goal to be the first person in my family to graduate from college. The financial help that Whitworth has offered me has enabled me to fulfill my dream. Thank you again."

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