"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
In Our Own Words
Stories of Glen View Club Scholars
My parents are Mongolian immigrants. Being a Glen View Club Scholar really helps my family and me pay for college. As my undergraduate journey ended, I was unsure of my direction. Then I completed a course titled ‘Accounting Information Systems’,' which stimulated my mind in a way no other accounting course had. It was fascinating to see how accounting and technology intertwined. So, when I began an internship as a Core Tax Intern, suddenly my grad school path was clear. A degree in information systems would expand my knowledge on the bridge between technology and business and earning a master’s degree would permit me to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.
He is a caddie, a sous chef like his Dad and the first one in his family to attend college. Mom is a housekeeper at a nursing home. COVID hit the family hard so Jose had to work a third job to pay tuition. Despite the hardship, he kept his GPA at 3.60 and his dream of being a school psychologist in tact. His professor said, "Jose is very persistent despite financial challenges, and very passionate about making a difference at NLU." GVC's Tim Kvantas calls him "The Iron Man. Always here. Always ready to work and help out other caddies." The 2022 scholarship means that my college costs are covered for the year. No third job this year!
Her single Dad works two jobs to pay the bills and take care of three kids. So she went to work at Glen View to help out. "Money has always been an issue for my family. It's hard because it feels like we are constantly working. Seeing how my Dad sacrificed for our family I knew I wanted to go to college to get a career doing something I love. I was nervous at first, but I decided to let the unknown inspire me." By next Spring, GVC scholarships will have helped her earn Bachelor’s degrees in marketing and psychology at Domincan University to work in mental health awareness and policy reform.
Alex describes machines as “an integral component of his destiny.” So, automotive engineering seemed the perfect fit of machine, speed and movement. One semester at Oakton convinced him otherwise. He had the wrong machine. So, he reevaluated and, no pun, landed on machines that fly. It was a momentous decision. Now a senior aviation major at SIU and licensed solo pilot, his destiny is truly airborne. As his commercial certificate flight training examiner wrote, “Awarding this scholarship to Alex is a safe investment that will continue to produce valuable returns.” The demand for commercial pilots is through the roof. So don't be surprised if someday soon you are on a flight with Alex in the left seat.