Lawrence Made It Possible—Bequest
Lois Lammers McNamara '63
Lawrence made it possible for me to obtain a college education and I am very grateful. That in turn, made it possible for me to support us as my husband finished his education. My liberal arts education at Lawrence was also the basis for a satisfying career in teaching, first at the secondary level, and later, after earning a Master's degree, at a community college where I taught Humanities for 28 years. It is for this reason that I look forward to establishing a scholarship to assist future Lawrence students who have financial need.
Lawrence provides students with a liberal arts education, an appreciation for the arts and sciences, and the reasoning and writing skills that make it possible to apply those abilities to many different professions. These skills served me well in my teaching career.
I will be gratified to know that the money that my husband and I are able to leave Lawrence will be used to assist other young people who will appreciate and benefit from a Lawrence education-students like me, who would not, without financial aid, be able to take advantage of what Lawrence has to offer.
Lisalyn Jane Dresser, 2022
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship
"The thing I admire most about Lawrence is the diverse community. You are accepted and treated fairly no matter where you are from. Lawrence does not only teach you what you need to know it also helps you to be independent and prepare you to be successful for the future. I have always wanted to be in this prestigious and diverse university. I will forever be grateful to the Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship for helping me reach my dream."