Scholarship Allows Students to Reach Their Goals
When Edward H. Dahly made a provision in his will to establish a scholarship to help Drake students, he probably didn't know what a difference it would make on so many young people. Below, you can hear from a few fortunate recipients of the Dahly scholarship about how this meaningful support has helped them. To learn how you can make a similar impact, contact us today.
"I am humbled to have been the recipient of the generous Dahly scholarship. I received offers to attend other pharmacy schools whose tuition was much less than Drake's. Because I was awarded such a wonderful gift, I was able to attend Drake and receive an education I believe I could not receive at any other school. I feel fortunate to be a student here and to be a part of the pharmacy profession. I will always have gratitude for the donor who funded my scholarship and know that because of their generosity I was able to attain my Drake degree."
—Brodie J. Nielson, PharmD Candidate 2012, West Des Moines, Iowa
"When I was looking at colleges, a Drake alumnus encouraged me to take a look at Drake. With one visit, I knew Drake was the school for me, although I had a few more hurdles in terms of getting into Drake and also affording my education. I was overjoyed the day my acceptance letter came, not only because I got into Drake, but because the letter informed me that I would be receiving the Edward H. Dahly Scholarship. The Dahly scholarship made it possible for me to attend Drake, and the University has given me a foundation I can grow on and also the tools to create my own path."
—Danielle M. Hinz, junior, triple major in art history, chemistry and biochemistry/ microbiology, Red Wing, Minn.
"Scholarship support has meant everything in my college experience. A large part of the reason I chose to come to Drake was because of the great financial aid I received. Without the support of alumni and other donors, I would not be at Drake today. I am so thankful for all the opportunities Drake has given to me and these were all made possible by generous donations. The picture is one from my recent study abroad experience in Uganda with the CBPA's Uganda summer seminar. The trip was possible for me because I was able to save the money I made working to pay for the trip as my scholarships helped cover my regular academic year costs at Drake."
—Kjersten Krantz-Odendahl, junior, actuarial science major, Little Falls, Minn.