Young Alums Leaving a Legacy
ASFA Y’ALL makes it easy for our recent graduates to stay involved with the school and to help our current students. The program is a simple idea: recent graduates pledge to donate a minimum of $10 per year for the next 10 years. When you think about it, $10 is not a lot of money by itself. It’s about the cost of 2 lattes or maybe a movie. But when your $10 is combined with other $10 donations, suddenly it becomes enough to make a big difference in a student’s life.
Each year, the ASFA Foundation awards summer scholarships to ASFA students to help them attend intensive programs in their discipline. Right now, we are limited in how many scholarships we can give and how much we can give each student. But with your help, we can do a much better job of meeting that need.
The Foundation also gives financial assistance to our dorm students from low income families. At this point, we are only able to cover half of the annual cost to live in the dorm, even if that doesn’t completely meet the family’s need.
Our dream is to make ASFA a place where all students have the opportunity to attend summer intensive programs in their discipline, and where no student is unable to attend our school because the cost of living in the dorm is too much for their family.
ASFA Y’ALL is open to all ASFA alumni but is specifically designed for recent grads who are still in school or just starting their careers. If 50 people from each graduating class since 2006 gave $10 a year, the Foundation would be able to award an additional $5,000 in scholarships and financial assistance each year.
Alums often tell us that if they ever make a lot of money, they’d like to do something for the school. But you don’t have to have a lot of money to make a big difference. All you need is an extra $10.
If your time at ASFA has given you opportunities that you are grateful for, we ask that as you move forward, you pledge to reach a hand back to help future generations of students continue the ASFA tradition.