From Diana Juarez, 2010 scholarship recipient:
"Receiving this scholarship means lessening a burden on my parents and more independence for me. It allows me to continue my studies and continue my activism through lecture and public/social student organization gatherings.
From Amanda Cox, 2010 scholarship recipient:
"I feel very honored to have received this scholarship. It not only helps with the financial cost of a college education, but it also feels good to have my hard work acknowledged. I work very hard in school and in the community/volunteer activities that I participate in, and receiving this scholarship makes me feel as though there are people who acknowledge and appreciate the hard work I have put in over the past 4 years.
From Heather Samariniotis, 2007 scholarship recipient:
"Besides the obvious monetary benefits of the scholarship, I also got a sense of the importance of what I was doing as a Women's Studies minor. It helped reinforce the fact that my plan for my education and career and my desire to help women was valid and worthwhile. Being granted the scholarship showed me that my goals and current work were beneficial and seen as positive and useful to others outside of myself, which helps to motivate me to continue to strive and work for change."
From Lisa Kay, 2006 scholarship recipient:
"It was truly an honor to be one of the first recipients of the scholarship. The award gave me support and recognition for my academic pursuits in my doctoral program and the encouragement to continue my efforts. I am proud to represent the Women's Studies Program."
From Nadine Thorton, 2005 scholarship recipient:
"As a student and a mother, I can appreciate the sacrifice of others on behalf of those working to attain their life goals and dreams. Being a Mothers Memorial Scholarship recipient has meant so much. It is validation to me that my studies and career path are meaningful. I hope, in the very near future, to return the generosity of others two-fold."