Madeline Hudson will graduate this May with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, majoring in Marketing. And she owes it all to the four-year Trustee Grant and the four-year Athletic Scholarship she’s received from Lawrence Tech.
“I’m one of four children in my family and my parents sacrificed to give all of us a private elementary and high school education. They told all of us that we’d have to find a way to pay for college ourselves,” said Hudson.
“I made up my mind when I was 14 that if I could excel at the sport I love, volleyball, maybe I could get a scholarship to help me pay for college.” Hudson not only excelled at her sport, but she also excelled academically, as she’s carrying a 4.0 GPA this semester.
“I’d never heard of Lawrence Tech but I had a tour when I was practicing with the volleyball team and learned about the incredible business program,” Hudson exclaimed. But a private university is very expensive. She expressed her gratitude for LTU when she said, “It’s been just amazing. Without this financial support, I wouldn’t have been able to attend such a great school!”
– Madeline Hudson, BSBA Marketing '23
“I’ve been given such an opportunity to travel across the country to play my sport. The volleyball team made it to Nationals for the first time in program history my freshman year. I’ve had the best professors throughout my LTU career,” said Hudson. “Through my job in the Alumni Office, I got the chance to talk to alumni, telling them my story and asking them to support LTU with scholarships.”
To give back to LTU, Hudson plans to create a scholarship for incoming students just like her that are putting themselves through college without parental assistance. “It may take a few years,” she realizes, “but that would be my way of saying thank you to everyone who made my scholarships possible and supporting the next generation of Lawrence Tech Blue Devils.”
by Renée Ahee