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Sarah Morrow receives EKURA scholarship

Sarah MorrowFor Sarah Morrow, an EKU junior majoring in special education, learning has never come easy. But her observation in a fourth grade special ed class while she was in high school changed her life. “As I sat with them and helped them sound out words as they stumbled through their children’s books, I saw myself. I remembered what it felt like to struggle with more words than I actually knew.”

But Morrow worked hard and the Bethel Tate graduate ended up with a 3.6 GPA in high school which came with a work ethic that she knew was necessary to achieve her life’s goal.

At EKU she has worked in the Training Resource Center to help pay for her college expenses, but she has volunteered to broaden her experiences with special needs children, working with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, mentoring elementary children by preparing activities and tutoring sessions to foster their self-confidence and improve their academic performance.

An Ohio native, Morrow has also tutored special needs students as well as volunteered in a local nursing home and public library in her home town. 

And even though she still has another year to complete her education at EKU, her educational future is much clearer than it was a few years ago. “I’m not sure what grade level I would like to teach yet,” she says, “but I know that wherever I end up, I want to  work in a special education class-room, helping make a difference in children’s lives that struggle in school the way I did.” 

The EKURA scholarship committee has renewed Morrow’s scholarship for a second year.

For EKURA members, $100 of a lifetime membership goes directly into the scholarship fund to benefit students like Morrow. Gifts may be made to the scholarship fund at any time by directing funds to Tammy Taylor, EKU Foundation Scholarship Coordinator.

Published on September 05, 2012

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