My name is Calynda Meister and I am a junior at Linfield College. During this holiday season I would like to thank you for your support. (VIDEO)
Before my sophomore year at Linfield, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, and my family and I were unsure if I would be able to continue my education. An illness can control your life if you let it.
The people at Linfield helped me through it all. They taught me how to search for my dreams, explore any career, and most importantly, to work around my disease.
I am confident that I am going to complete my education at Linfield College. So many people have contributed to my success here — faculty, staff, the career center, Learning Support Services, College Relations, and the friends and new family I have gained.
There were times when I did not believe in myself or thought my disease would beat me, but I know now that I can get a successful education and find an amazing career with my degree. I am lucky to be at Linfield and I am thankful for this each day.
This year we awarded $22 million in scholarships and grants to ensure that deserving students have access to the Linfield Experience.
Your support makes a high-quality liberal arts education possible for students like Calynda. This holiday, complete your giving with a tax-deductible gift to Linfield.