Editor’s Note: Last but not least, here is the fourth in a four part guest post series from a team of OM&IS students. They talk about what motivated them to create and manage the Dreamworks Scholarship campaign as part of their project management class (OM&IS 352).
My name is Tyler Gancarz. My OMIS 352 team and I decided to start a scholarship for our community project (in OM&IS 352). All the members of our team have been helped in some way from scholarships and grants — that’s really why we wanted to help other students in the same way others have helped us.
My experience at NIU and the College of Business has been a special one and I would hate for someone to miss out on something so life changing because of financial need. This scholarship project is a way for us to pay if forward, an opportunity for us to give back to the college and help dedicated students who demonstrate financial need. The impact this project will have goes way beyond the classroom and could actually change someone’s life in such a positive way.
Editor’s Note: In the project management class (OMIS 352), students were challenged to create a project that makes a meaningful impact in the community. Here’s the third in a four part guest post series on why a team of 4 OMIS students feel so strongly about their project, the Dreamworks Scholarship campaign.
My name is Mason Bush and I am a senior at the NIU College of Business. I’m in the first generation of my family to graduate college.
I wanted to do this project because I have personally benefited from these scholarships and would have had a very hard time paying for school without this help. The NIU College of Business is a great place to be and a great opportunity to get ahead in life. The school is relatively affordable, especially considering how good it is and the opportunities available here, but many students still can’t afford to be here. The main reason I want to establish this scholarship is that I want other people to have the ability to get here who may not be able to otherwise. A lot of people need this kind of help. I know I certainly did.
Check out the Dreamworks web page here and if you feel strongly about this too, please help spread the word or donate or both!:
Editor’s Note: This blog post will be part of a four part series introducing the four OMIS 352 students behind the project to organize a $10,000 scholarship for College of Business Students. For any readers who don’t know what OMIS 352 is it’s referred to as Managing Projects in Business. These four students took the time to organize this project all on their own by picking this focus of establishing a scholarship fund for College of Business students. To start us off we give you Gabriella Lopez, she gives her take on why this scholarship is important to her on many levels.
My name is Gabriella Lopez and I am a first generation college student here at the College of Business. I have been helped tremendously by scholarships from both NIU and private organizations. They have allowed me to not only begin and continue my education, but do so with the peace of mind that I will be able to make ends meet as the semester comes to a close. I work multiple jobs while on break from school, and even still, I don’t think my education here would be possible without this help. I am passionate about establishing this scholarship not only because I know how helpful it is to students with big dreams and little wallets, but because I want these students to be able to reach those dreams, despite whatever their financial situation may be, and let them know that we believe in them, and that they can get there.
Here is the link to the donations page for the $5000 scholarship.