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"Scholarship support made my Findlay experience possible." -- Kyle Rickle, animal science student
Current animal science student, Kyle Rickle, has had his fair share of health scares. Beginning in middle school, he endured multiple brain surgeries, and while a UF undergraduate, survived a life-threatening intestinal infection. Scholarships have made all the difference.
Through it all, Kyle said he's been able to maintain a competitive GPA, serve on the president’s student advisory council, and work with area veterinarians.
“The truth is, I’m not here for myself. I want to help others. UF has changed my life and I want to make a positive impact on others for the rest of their lives.” -- Lydia Sparks, education student
Lydia Sparks, a current UF education student, moved out of her mother’s home four months prior to graduating from high school so her sister and her sister’s three children could move in after her brother-in-law died of a heroin overdose. Not only did she continue to excel in her studies, but she also stepped up as an aunt to help care for the children.
Lydia hopes to become an intervention specialist within a regional school district. Meanwhile, she is also working at the University’s Shafter Library, volunteering as a tutor for the College of Education’s Clubhouse, which assists Hancock County K-12 students with literacy lessons; and remains active in the educational honor society.