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Give Greenville: Lauren Eagleson, McAllaster Scholar

Give Greenville: Lauren Eagleson, McAllaster Scholar

Lauren Eagleson ’21 desperately wanted the GU experience.

When Lauren first visited GU in high school, she expected financial factors to knock the school off her list. But by the end of her preview day, Lauren had fallen in love with GU’s caring community and its potential to deepen her faith.

“I would have to confront what I believe spiritually and challenge myself to learn about Jesus,” Lauren realized.

As the day ended, Lauren knew she “wanted to do whatever it took to get to GU, whether that meant working more during my senior year or applying for every scholarship I could get my hands on.”

Thankfully, GU Financial Champions funded scholarships that put GU within reach for Lauren, including the McAllaster Scholarship. The McAllaster Scholarship not only helps Lauren pay for school, it places her in academically enriched courses of study with other "Mac Scholars" for fellowship and learning.

“I am extremely grateful,” Lauren says. “While there is a price on my education, there is not a price on the memories and experiences that I have had at Greenville.”

Lauren’s priceless experiences include:

  • Community fostered, and academic challenges shared, with other Mac Scholars.
  • Friendship, prayer, and discipleship on the women’s basketball team.
  • Hundreds of hours of hands-on classroom experience in GU’s education program.
  • Challenging curriculum that expanded her knowledge of scripture and theology.
  • Exposure to people with diverse backgrounds and church denominations.

“Donors should be proud that they help students attend this institution,” Lauren says. “I hope to be a donor who supports students someday.”

Join #GiveGreenville and bring students like Lauren into the GU community.

This story was published on February 25, 2020

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