Thank You Donors!

College is expensive- there is no denying that. But with the help of our generous Carroll College donors, 99% of Carroll students receive institutional scholarships or grants to help them pursue higher education.

Many of our students are able to attend Carroll because of the financial aid they receive from donors like you. We would like to say a heartfelt thank you.

Click on each picture below to see what current Carroll students have to say to our wonderful donors:

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Kayley Purden

Vancouver, Washington, Freshman, Anthrozoology, and business

How has receiving financial aid impacted your college experience?

Receiving financial aid has helped me come to Carroll. Without it I would most likely still be in Vancouver, not perusing my dream major, anthrozoology.

How did receiving financial aid influence your decision to choose to attend Carroll College?

I received financial aid through Carroll's scholarships based on my academics.

If you were standing with a donor, what would you like to tell them?

I would tell them thank you so much for their donation because it made my future possible here at Carroll. Anthrozoology is such a unique and amazing program and I am so glad I got to come here to learn about what I love.

Is there anything else you would like to share with donors about your experiences here at Carroll?

Carroll is an amazing school and I don't think money should have to get in the way of students love for learning to better themselves.

 

Mattea Erickson

 

My name is Mattea Erickson and I am a Sophomore Elementary and Special Education Major from Great Falls, Montana.

How has receiving financial aid impacted your college experience?

Without the help of student scholarships, I would not be able to attend this school where I believe I am getting one of the best educations possible. Having this help and support has lifted a weight off of my shoulders and the shoulders of so many other students here at Carroll.

How did receiving financial aid influence your decision to choose to attend Carroll?

The scholarships that I received from Carroll were one of the most prevalent factors in my decision to attend Carroll. Without these scholarships, I would have struggled to be able to attend or might not have been able to attend at all.

If you were standing with a donor, what would you like to tell them?

As an impact caller, I have the opportunity to express my gratitude for many of the people who donate, and am so thankful to be a representative for the gratitude and thanks of so many students. I am extremely grateful for all of the support, both through donations and through thoughts and prayers, that we receive from our donors. One thing that I would love to say to every donor, no matter the amount of their donation, is that they are making a difference for the students of Carroll College not only as they attend school, but into their futures as well.

Is there anything you would like to share with donors about your experiences here at Carroll?

I would just like to say that, as a student here at Carroll who does get the chance to talk to donors, I believe that this school is a more positive, more supported, and an overall better place to learn because of the donations, support, and positivity of our donors. The education that we receive here is student-oriented, challenging (in a good way), and pushes us to expand who we are in our educational and spiritual lives. I have been given the opportunity to work in the community with students and schools on many occasions, and I am only in my second year of school. I think that this experience, and that of many others and their community involvement, speaks to the uniqueness of the college and its goal.

 

Cheyenne Damron

 

Glendive, MT, Freshmen, Nursing with a Psychology Minor

How has receiving financial aid impacted your college experience?

When I opened the letter stating that I had received additional aid from an anonymous donor, a wave of relief spread over me. My mom was moved to tears by the generosity of the donor, as every little bit received helps to relieve some financial stress. The donation allowed me to focus solely on my studies and my future, rather than continually having to worry about how to fund my next payment.

How did receiving financial aid influence your decision to choose to attend Carroll College?

A private school seems, frankly, unaffordable given the initial price tag; however, after receiving an award letter from Carroll, I was proven otherwise. The financial aid package that I received from Carroll was considerably more than I was offered from any state institutions, making the choice to attend Carroll a clear one.

If you were standing with a donor, what would you like to tell them?

Side by side with a donor, I would tell them my story - how a single generous donation was the reason that I am able to continue pursuing a degree at Carroll.

Is there anything else you would like to share with donors about your experiences here at Carroll?

The number of smiles and greetings received, from faculty and students alike, when simply walking around on campus, provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow in. I have yet to meet a person on Carroll’s campus who is not grateful to be pursuing their education here.

 

Isabelle McGreevey

Helena, Montana, Freshman, Nursing

How has receiving financial aid impacted your college experience?

I am so fortunate to have received generous gift aid, which takes some of the burden of financing a college education off of my shoulders. Financial aid allows me to focus on my studies and on diving into the campus experience here at Carroll without being anxious of how I will finance my education. This has been such a blessing this year and has taken a lot of stress out of my college experience.

How did receiving financial aid influence your decision to choose to attend Carroll College?

Carroll was my #1 choice for where I wanted to attend college from the second I stepped on campus, but the cost of the high-quality liberal arts education offered here would not have been attainable for me had I not received financial aid, especially in the form of scholarships and grants. After receiving financial aid, Carroll was not only my top choice school but also the best option financially, which made it an easy choice.

If you were standing with a donor, what would you like to tell them?

Thank you so incredibly much for your generosity to me and to so many other Carroll students. Through your gifts, you have offered us something beyond any price - a home here in this Carroll family. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our educational goals in such a supportive and unique environment as Carroll College. I love Carroll because each student here is cared for in so many more ways than just academically. Your gifts have changed my life, because without them I would simply not be here getting the best nursing education in the Western US while also growing deeply in faith and friendship. I hope that someday I can give back to our Carroll community through my service at a nurse. Thank you for the opportunity to be the best nurse and person I can be through a Carroll education.

 

Kristina McGee

 

Helena, MT, Junior, Secondary Education English Major

How has receiving financial aid impacted your college experience?

Financial Aid has really impacted my experiences at Carroll if it wasn't for donors who were willing to support my dreams of becoming an Educator I would not be able to stay on campus and have created such phenomenal memories.

How did receiving financial aid influence your decision to choose to attend Carroll College?

I was surprised to see how great my finical aid was in comparison to other colleges. No one offered as much as Carroll did with such a supportive community.

Is there anything else you would like to share with donors about your experiences here at Carroll?

I would just like to greatly thank all donors for their support!