Samford Parents Scholarship Celebrates Five Years!

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

You made it happen!

Because of you, Samford students will graduate even after facing a crisis.  Their graduation is possible because you supported the Samford Parents Scholarship.  We look forward to sharing their stories with you during Family Weekend 2022.     

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the success of your efforts this year with 402 donors and $316,537 raised for the scholarship.  Join me in recognizing our state winners and dedicated volunteers. 


861 days ago by Rhonda White

State and Region Leaderboard
State/RegionDonors$ RaisedGoal (Donors)%
Mid-Western (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, OK, ON, WI)15$11,15014610.3
North Carolina14$2,62510213.7
South Carolina4$700626.5
Western (AZ, CO, HI, ID, MD, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)4$1,5003710.8
Mid Atlantic/New England (CT, DE, MA NJ, NY, PA, VA, VT)3$1,275397.7
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