“The Hagan Scholarship has already started to change my life. The work requirement has pushed me to work hard this past year and will not only help me fund my college education, but has improved my work ethic. The minimum credit hour requirement helped me during the process of choosing my classes and the GPA requirement will be a constant reminder that every assignment and test is important.” 3265

“The Workshops and opportunity to invest in the stock market have given me professional and financial insight which will be beneficial in the future. I am honored to be a member of the inaugural group of recipients” 192

“To me, the Hagan Scholarship is opening new doors that I did not know existed. It is broadening my horizons and teaching me how to be successful in both college and life.” 3258

“My parents have no real plan for retirement, they have no advice to give. All the information was invaluable to me” 138

“Queensland, Australia. Three short weeks, an eye-opening, life-changing experience. It helped me grow, not just academically, but also as a person, gave me an appreciation for all that I have as well as all the opportunities that are out there. It has left me with memories that I will hopefully get to tell my children and grandchildren someday, an experience of a lifetime.” 359

“The Workshops are extremely educational and have truly changed my life.” 2056

“”The Hagan Scholarship motivates students to not only strive for academic success, but also work hard to be well rounded by being a part of a student organization, working, and simply learning how to be responsible.” 3007

“What has been a wonderful surprise about this scholarship are all the ‘extras’ that come with it. Information that helps one be successful, no matter what career they pursue. The network opportunity is priceless! I can’t wait until the next workshop! I feel like I am part of a new family!!” 3493

“I am able to graduate without the burden of student loans and debt, with a sense of peace knowing that I have all the tools to be financially secure for my life.“ 227

“Rome, Italy. I enrolled in Roman Archaeology 101. The program lasted 34 days. Extracurricular activities that I took part in included work with refugees from the Middle East and excursions to various cities. One of my favorite memories was arriving in Sorrento. I have never been to a place more beautiful. It was a culturally rich city nestled into a mountainside overlooking the sea. This was absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; an experience I will be talking about for decades to come. It was completely out of my comfort zone but also one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” 130