"I wouldn't be here without my scholarships."
Meghan Lasher was a high school student who knew she wanted to attend a small college close to home in Evansville, Indiana. In fact, she only considered Findlay after an online search result for "small universities" took her to UF's website. Feeling compelled to learn more, she scheduled a visit and made the drive to Ohio with her mom.
"It only took that one campus visit to change my mind", said Lasher.
Once on campus, she was welcomed by a student tour guide who shared her love of theater and found a quick friend in her admissions counselor. However, having five other siblings, Meghan started to wonder how her parents would pay for a private college so far away from home.
"I actually compared two small schools after my visit - one close to my hometown and Findlay. It came down to scholarship money, and Findlay was able to offer me more. My scholarships allowed me to break out of my comfort zone and make Findlay my home away from home," said Lasher.
Meghan is planning for a career in gerontology where she hopes to advocate for elderly rights. She believes her social work degree and involvement with campus theater will prepare her to make impactful connections.
You can make a difference for students like Meghan by giving to UF in any of the following ways:
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Million Dollar Gift Supports Emerging Christian Leaders
During a ceremony at the University of Findlay, the University celebrated a gift of $1 million from the TLB Foundation to support the Center for Student Life currently under construction and scholarships for students demonstrating Christian values and leadership. Originally founded through the sale of Solomon Software based in Findlay, Ohio, the foundation was represented by officers, Jack Ridge and Gary Harpst. They presented a check to University trustees inside the Davis Street Building lobby, which has a view of the construction site. Watch a video about how this gift is already making a difference to students on campus.
Construction Update: Structures Coming Down, Steel Going Up
The University of Findlay campus looks and sounds a lot different these days – steel beams are visible from many locations, demolition work and foundation building are progressing and streets are occasionally blocked for utility upgrades. Scheduled to open about one year from now, on Aug. 1, 2017, the Center for Student Life and College of Business Building is already attracting attention. Read more. Watch the live feed!
Donors Making An Impact
Donors like you are making a difference in the lives of our students through their support. Creating scholarships, giving to the Findlay Fund and supporting the new Center for Student Life and College of Business building are just a few examples. Read more about how donors are already making an impact at University of Findlay.
More than 200 gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Center for Student Life and College of Business building. Donors who are making the dream a reality received praise before joining administrators, trustees and building contractors in donning hard hats, gripping shovels and turning dirt. Read more and see more pictures from the ceremony.