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Real success doesn’t just happen. It is the result of combining perseverance, with the belief in possibilities and the confidence to succeed. At Schoolcraft, one more crucial component is the key to ensure the success of our students—YOU. YOU are the key to student success!

Ed's Story

Ed is an example of changing times and lifelong learning. Ed is 51-years old with a wife and three grown boys. His passion for community service led him to an early EMS career, however, he quickly realized it wouldn’t provide for his family. Ed became a draftsman, while still working EMS at night and on weekends. After 18 successful years, he became a casualty of auto industry downturn. Never one to be a victim, Ed saw this as an opportunity to enroll at Schoolcraft, obtain his paramedic license, and take steps toward becoming a registered nurse (RN). While working as a paramedic and saving for his studies, Ed was assaulted by a patient that resulted in a closed head and shoulder injuries. Now recovered, he is continuing his education toward his goal to become an RN. The scholarship Ed received enables him to complete the Schoolcraft Nursing program, then onto his Bachelor’s degree. “I feel truly blessed... thanks for providing such a generous award to someone you have never met.”


Jalen's Story

Jalen is 19 years old and in his second year at Schoolcraft College with a 3.9 cumulative GPA. He has a strong passion for cooking and the desire to help people. While on a mission trip to Haiti, Jalen was truly moved by how joyful and appreciative the people were even under adverse conditions— “They encouraged me in ways I cannot explain.” Jalen’s goal is to finish the Culinary Arts program, graduate, and continue on at the Culinary Institute of America. “I want to expand my knowledge on the world of food and humanitarianism,” states Jalen. His long-term goal is study impoverished countries and to determine how to make reliable food sources with the materials they have. “I thank you for opening doors and opportunities, and for providing me with the funds to follow my dreams. With this scholarship, my goals are starting to feel more and more like reality.”


Karly's Story

Karly feels hers is a less traditional path than most students. While feeling the aftermath of a tumultuous divorce at only 25 years old, Karly realized she needed to complete her education. Unfortunately, federal financial aid was unavailable, nor could she ask family for assistance. Feeling “lost and downtrodden” Karly arrived at Schoolcraft College where she was welcomed with overwhelming support from professors, fellow students and the advisory counselor’s introduction to the scholarship programs. Today, Karly holds a 3.9 GPA, is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and will be graduating in May with an Associates of Science focusing in Biology. She will continue her studies at Wayne State University focusing on a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and has aspirations to pursue a Masters or secondary Bachelor’s in Genetic Engineering. Karly wisely says, “A Chinese proverb recites, when eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. I will look back and remember it was Lawrence and Christine Hinkle, and their Endowment, that made it possible.”


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