Samford Parents Scholarship Celebrates Five Years!

This campaign ended on January 01, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Samford University by clicking here!

Samford parents find joy and pride in watching their students walk through the Samford experience. That is why it is so important to us to help other students and families realize their Samford dream, especially when some families are in desperate need of our help.

We invite you to join us in giving to the Samford Parents Scholarship Fund. We want to continue to bring Samford parents together to help each other in times of need. Growing the scholarship fund each year ensures that it is available to help students who face unexpected financial hardship in their last year of college.

As part of the Forever Samford campaign, the Samford Parents Scholarship has seen what started as a grassroots effort turn into a Samford tradition.  We now celebrate five years of supporting students!  

Sarah Grace is now one of eight students who have received support during challenging times through the Samford Parents Scholarship. 

See the stories of previous scholarship recipients by going to


During the annual campaign, Samford families harness their love for each other and their state to compete and leverage support for the scholarship. Get your state on the top of the leaderboard by giving and sharing with other families in your state or region.      


                                                     State Rankings

Want to learn how you can help get more parents involved?  Check-out the volunteer toolkit or contact Rhonda White at or 205-726-4371.  



We have until midnight on December 31, 2021 to meet our goal!  

Thank you for investing in our Samford family! 



State and Region Leaderboard

State/RegionDonorsDollarsGoal (Donors)%
Georgia 96$33,47474113.0%
Alabama 78$40,3009748.0%
Tennessee 54$18,45052510.3%
Texas 46$15,90024019.2%
Florida 33$13,97026312.5%
Louisiana 22$8,8956136.1%
Mid-Western (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, OK, ON, WI) 15$11,15014610.3%
North Carolina 14$2,62510213.7%
Mississippi 10$3,4105817.2%
Kentucky 10$12,7256415.6%
California 9$1,4504122.0%
Western (AZ, CO, HI, ID, MD, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 4$1,5003710.8%
South Carolina 4$700626.5%
Mid Atlantic/New England (CT, DE, MA NJ, NY, PA, VA, VT) 3$1,275397.7%
Arkansas 2$113326.3%

Donor list

Ian Achterkirch & Christine
Marc Hoppers & Pam
Marc Hoppers & Pam
Kirk Simonian & Jennifer Simonian
Steven Clifton & Sharon
Brady Johnson
Kimberly and Lewis Perkins & Kimberly and Lewis Perkins
Andrew Yantis & Pam Yantis
Linda Sinclair-Whitely
Jennifer Pike
Michael Patrick Lowe
Claire Mann & Jack Mann
Gregory Laughlin & Cheryl
Kenneth Boster & Lori Boster
Greg Merrifield & Beth
Robert Smith & Jeannie
David Miller & Alyson Miller
Andi & Steve Hill
Michelle Pufall
Chris Little & Rebecca Little
Steve & Sandy Fowlkes
Robert ONeil
Gail Sadowey
Julie Wallis & Mike Wallis
Randy and Angie Ridenhour
Akeim Thames
Jenna and Carter Brown
Cylenthia Sims
Ledondria Saintvil & Ronel Saintvil
Jim Lewis & Christine
Beth Davis & Kris
Jennifer Colyar
Courtney Caulfield & Dr Lance CAULFIELD

Tina & Matt Dumar matched $1,000
Beth Davis photoBeth Davis gave $500