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Scholarship Issue

We Can Only Live the Stories We’ve Been Told.

The Serendipity Scholarship got its name from a chance encounter.

 Nine years ago, in an airport bar, an anonymous donor serendipitously met a local high school teacher. The teacher was obviously upset and struggling with the harsh reality of the fact that though her own children just went off to college, the young people she taught faced insurmountable hurdles paying for university tuition. Their lives’ opportunities were limited by their families’ difficult financial circumstances.

As she sat crying, he kindly asked her, “What’s the matter?”

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