No seriously! What if just by reading this letter and taking a few simple steps you could transform a student's life? Transforming lives so every student was able to pursue their educational dreams without the fear of being burdened with debt after graduation. Transforming lives so every student was able to leverage their college education into a worthwhile career that allowed them to change the trajectory of their lives and be of service to others. We at the Chicago State University Foundation (CSUF) believe these goals are possible for our students with your help.
At the CSU Foundation, our challenge is ensuring that we have the resources to provide scholarships to deserving students. During the 2012-2013 school year, the Foundation was able to provide financial assistance to approximately 200 students. Yet our students continue to face financial challenges.
Chicago State University's tuition is $10,000 for a first-year student -- among the most reasonable of any state institution -- yet almost 90% of CSU students required and received financial aid grants or support during the past school year.
One such student, Terrence Rich, is a junior studying Computer Science. Because of assistance from the Foundation, Terrence has an internship with a downtown firm and is able to apply what he is learning in the classroom in a real-world environment while still a student. "Because of the assistance and support provided to me by the CSU Foundation, I am the only one out of 12 siblings in my family earning a college degree at CSU! This internship opportunity has increased my confidence level and ability to network with a variety of individuals. Without support from the CSU Foundation, I would not have had these opportunities."
The Chicago State University Foundation works to transform the lives of students like Terrence everyday by supporting their educational dreams. Many of CSU's student body will not attain their dreams of attaining a college degree without some type of financial support. Your gift, no matter the size, can help pay for books, tuition or other necessities that our students struggle with each day.
Chicago State University students need your help. And you can help by following a few simple steps. Write a check or make an online payment today that will allow us to fulfill our mission of Helping One Student at a Time. Please support Chicago State University students by making a tax-deductible donation. Your generosity is transforming the course of our students' lives. Click on the image above or the donate button below and make your contribution today!
Give a donation before December 31, 2013 and receive a chance to win a pair of tickets for the Foundation's 20th Annual Fundraising Concert!