It is that time of the year again when students pack into the ADR and write thank you letters for their scholarships, video their thank you reactions, and take pictures to send the sponsors that provide our scholarships– most of whom we will never meet.
It is part of the requirement to fulfill many of the scholarships that the University supplies us with, but it is also a humbling experience to take the time to thank someone for their support. The Threefold Advocate wants to do just that.
What makes this university so different from other schools is the support and community that comes from the people who have been blessed and choose to bless this school so much.
The Threefold Advocate is thankful for all of the donors who make our education a possibility. We are thankful that we have the opportunity to strengthen our love for journalism and story writing through these gifts, and we are grateful we have the opportunity to thank them personally.
So while it takes time to write and re-write your notes, it is an act that should not be taken lightly. It is such a simple act of kindness and thankfulness that shows the heart of what we strive to be as a school—the body of Christ.
According to the school’s website, last year, 85 percent of students here qualified for some form of financial aid.
So when you get a note in your mailbox every year asking you to come write a thank you note, don’t roll your eyes and list it as one more thing to check off on your “to-do” list, but instead be thankful for those that make your opportunity for education here a reality