Success Stories from Kamran Farid '15 Helping Hands Fund

The impact that Kamran Farid ’15 Helping Hands Fund has made is tremendous. I am honored to be able to support the students of Southern Connecticut State University as they continue to strive for a college education. Some of the students have sent thank you cards to express their feelings and the impact the foundation has made on their lives. Here is a sample of a few of the touching words I have received in thank you cards to show the true influence Kamran Farid 15’ Helping Hands Fund has made on so many students.

Robert L. Stamp, Vice President for Institutional Advancement has expressed, “From the SCSU, Southern Connecticut State University, and most of all from our students, out most sincere and heartfelt thanks are given for your continuing support. We regard student success at our utmost priority and you have been significant part of helping Southern students succeed.” “Through your gift in support of Kamran Farid ’15 Helping Hands Fund, your generous contributions have made it possible for the Scholarship Committee to select 15 students to receive support.”

“I was very happy to learn that I would be a recipient of your scholarship. This money has helped me with transportation cost to and from campus and for purchasing my books.”

“I cannot begin to explain exactly how thankful and grateful I am for your extending helping hands.”

“I sincerely thank you for your gift. I have been in an extremely hard financial position to the point of worrying about how I will put food on my table, let alone pay for books for my classes. Despite working two part time jobs while going to school it was not enough for me to support myself. No thank you could express how much this emergency funding helped me!”

“Your personal commitment and assistance means so much to me and I thank you for the opportunity has given in helping to meet some of my expenses, as I pursue my educational goals. I wish you continued success in all your endeavors.”

“I am writing to you today to thank you for your gift from your support fund that paid for my meal plan. I am so glad to know there are people like you left on earth. I can’t wait to get through college and become one of those people.”

“Your contribution to the school is greatly appreciated. This was truly a blessing. I wish you continuous success if your endeavors.”

“I can’t begin to explain how much your contribution has impacted my life. With this contribution I will be able to continue to expand my knowledge and someday be able to impact other lives, in ways you have impacted mine. I am forever grateful.”

Every time I receive a thank you card it lets me know that this is truly something that has helped many students in need. It reminds me I am doing something great by giving back and how much they appreciate the scholarships I am able to provide for them.

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