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May 29, 2013

'It means the world to me'

Think one gift doesn't make a difference? Think again.

Stephanie Rose Guilman displays her letter to donorsStephanie Rose Guilman ('14) is among the multitudes of people who have been helped by gifts to Madison Forever Scholarships. "It helped me out in so many ways in the time I needed it most," said Guilman. In a handwritten thank you letter to donors, she further expressed her thanks.
Madison Forever,

My name is Stephanie Rose and I'm a junior here at James Madison University. I'm a Psychology major with a double minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and English/Spanish Translation & Interpretation. I'm from Blacksburg, Va. and I plan to become a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychologist after pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology here at JMU.

I would like to thank every donor of the Madison Forever Scholarship from the bottom of my heart for every kind dollar you have given. It means the WORLD to me that I can stay here and continue my studies at this amazing university that is now my second home.

Through the good and bad times, JMU has always displayed to me such beautiful amounts of compassion, respect, and encouragement that has only pushed me closer to my dreams. This generous amount of money will help me pay rent and help me focus on school. I feel I cannot show my appreciation enough. I have never been so proud to be a Duke and I will always bleed purple.

Madison Forever

-Stephanie Rose Guilman ('14)

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