Samford Parents Scholarship Celebrates Five Years!

This campaign ends on January 1 at 01:30AM EST

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 70$28,8997419.4%
Alabama 60$24,9709746.2%
Tennessee 43$14,4505258.2%
Texas 28$6,75024011.7%
Florida (Donations are being matched!)23$6,9202638.7%
Louisiana 14$8,0956123.0%
North Carolina 11$1,87510210.8%
Mississippi 8$2,4105813.8%
Mid-Western (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, OK, ON, WI) 7$6251464.8%
Kentucky 6$725649.4%
California 4$425419.8%
Western (AZ, CO, HI, ID, MD, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 4$1,5003710.8%
South Carolina 3$600624.8%
Arkansas 2$113326.3%
Mid Atlantic/New England (CT, DE, MA NJ, NY, PA, VA, VT) 0$0390.0%

Donor affiliations

6% Alumni

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2% Students

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70% Parents

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3% Faculty/Staff

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2% Friends

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Donor list

Donna Catania
Tina & Matt Dumar
Andrea Williams & Troy Williams
Anne Smith & Stephen Smith
Keith Kirkland photoKeith Kirkland
Kenyatta Thames
Kelli Jordan & Jay
Diana Casey & Blair Casey
Carol Rennolds & Matthew Henry
Rachel Kuykendall
Todd Craighead
Lesley Hornigold
Missy Wright & Mark Wright
Michael Humber & Stacie Humber
Nicole Pacini
Todd Goodman & Elizabeth
Manju Monga & Anthony Kerrigan
Shelli Brent
Lee Ann Adams & Tom Adams
Stephen Dillard & Krista Dillard
Carey Albritton
Jennifer Lynch & Mike Lynch
Tonya Fulton & Robert Fulton
Josh LaRocca & Jenn
Hilary Cruz
MELINDA BROWN & Stephen Brown
Michelle Ackerman
Michael Swiercek
Lisa Lako & Kenneth Lako
Nancy Calhoun & Nancy Alexander Calhoun
Heather Williams & Joe Williams
Andrew Berkuta & Oksana
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