Bostonia: Special Campaign Issue

Fall 2012 Table of Contents

Saying Thanks

In letters to donors, scholarship recipients express gratitude for life-changing kindness

| From Changing Lives

Richard D. Cohen Scholarship

“Your gift could not have come at a better time, as my father was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This has added stress on my family in trying to put my younger brother and me through college. I truly appreciate that you care enough about this institution to assist others in earning a Boston University education.” —Sarah Durrin (CAS’10)

Allen & Kelli Questrom Scholarship

“The Allen & Kelli Questrom Scholarship has helped lessen the financial burden of tuition for me and my parents. Receiving this award during the past three years has motivated me to maintain a high GPA, and I have made the Dean’s List every semester.” —Ryan Hall (SMG’12)

Robert Margolis Endowed Scholarships

“I hope to one day be in the position that you are in, where I can help students in need of additional funding.” —Giuseppe Stuto (CGS’09, SMG’11)

Eleanor Sullivan Smith Scholarship

“I am extremely appreciative to be a recipient of the Eleanor Sullivan Smith Scholarship. It has made it possible for me to attend BU as a single parent…Thank you so much for your generosity and interest in investing in the future of students like me. I assure you that I plan to use my BU education to also invest in the lives of others by ensuring that equitable and quality health care is accessible for all in need.” —Amanda J. DiPaolo (GSM’13, SPH’13)

Sandra P. Garriques Scholarship

“Having someone recognize my accomplishments is a terrific acknowledgement; having such a generous award given to me is almost overwhelming…I hope to honor your mother, for whom this scholarship is named, by continuing to work diligently to improve the lives of others.” —Michael Sehn (ENG’12)

Elizabeth C. Dooling, M.D., Scholarship

“I grew up on a small farm in upstate New York. It has been my goal to pursue a career in medicine since I discovered early in college that medicine could challenge and fulfill both my scientific and humanitarian interests…I am so grateful to have your continued support…Thank you for being part of this journey with me.” —Caitlin Foor-Pessin (MED’12)

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