Stories

Every individual who has been influenced by Bloomsburg University has a personal story to tell. A first-generation college student. A dedicated teacher. A record-setting student-athlete. A successful alumnus. These stories illustrate our university’s commitment to preparing students for personal and professional success. Each success and moment in time combines to create an even bigger picture — that among the Bloomsburg University family, each of us has the opportunity to make an impact on the Husky Experience.

Stories of Impact & Support
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Scholarship Stories
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Making a Difference Stories
Taking the Next Step

Lizmeidy "Liz" Hernandez '20 benefited greatly from Donor Support during her time here at BU. From scholarships, to professional experience grants (PEGs) that provided her the opportunity to stu...

Supporting a Tradition of Brotherhood

When Dennis Siegmann ’68 stepped foot on Bloomsburg University’s campus for his first semester, it looked quite different than it does today. He found the most palpable thing about the universit...

A Little Help Goes A Long Way

As a first-generation college student himself, Dr. Michael Martin, Associate Professor English and Director of the Professional Writing and Digital Rhetoric Program at BU, knows firsthand what a...

Honoring a Legacy of Education

When Regina (Gina) Hitcho Garretson ‘69/’72 MA began her undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg, she discovered her deep passion for special education. Her time at BU fostered her love for helping s...

Leading Others to Success

Steve has been a loyal donor to BU students for many years. Prior to establishing his scholarship, Steve made an annual gift to the Delta Pi/Sigma Pi alumni sc...

Tip a HOWL Through Scholarship Support

Every fall, more than 3,500 students arrive at Bloomsburg University, eager to move in and start the new semester. As they pull up to their new home, students and their supporters are gree...

Emergency Scholarships Make the Difference

Emergency Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes, tailored to help each student with their unique circumstances.

Accelerating Opportunity

Twin sisters Finn and Luka Joy would not be at Bloomsburg without the scholarships they received. And that would have been a missed opportunity for them and the University.

Supporting Dreams, Changing Lives

For Tyshaun Pollard ’21, a first-generation college student from Harrisburg, PA, the scholarships he received transformed his life while also helping him realize his lifelong dream of playing co...

Supporting the Next Steps

Scholarships build confidence and help students achieve success by showing them that hard work pays off. That was especially true for Portia Woodward, a senior Art History major from Sweet Valle...

The Gift of Confidence

Nya Johnson ’24 knew the moment she arrived at BU for her first visit that this was where she wanted to spend her next four years.

Supporting a Sense of Community

For Huskies like Luna, scholarships are more than just financial support. They are the key to making her BU experience more than just getting her degree.

Inspiring More

Scholarships play a major role when it comes to impacting student success. Sometimes, they inspire students to strive for more. That was exactly the case for Collin.

Achieving Dreams

Brittney, who completed her MBA in 2021, knows and cherishes the value of her BU education. Ever since she was a young girl, the Bloomsburg native knew she wanted to go to BU to get her degree, ...

Returning the Favor

Eduardo “Ed” Ramos is a long-time BU donor and volunteer, specifically as a participant in BU’s ZIPD conference. He is grateful for the experience to give back and help students realize their fu...

Giving to the Greatest Need

Cheryl Tedder grew up in the Philadelphia area, and when it was time to start looking at colleges, she visited several state schools because she knew that would be the most affordable option for...

Giving to What Matters

When Lamar Oglesby ’07 first arrived at Bloomsburg, he wasn’t fully prepared for the academic rigors of college. But thanks to some good advice and mentors who pointed him in the right direction...

Supporting Goals

Proud Huskies like John often support multiple initiatives throughout the year to help BU students. John has been a loyal supporter to BU since graduating in 1990. In fact, he hasn’t missed maki...

Supporting Future Generations

Giving back to BU has always been important to Eric Pettis and his family. He began with a gift of ten dollars the year after he graduated and grew his support until he eventually created the Pe...

Supporting the Community

Ed Piatkowski ’86 understands the value of a BU degree and how that value changes as time goes by, at least to the student who receives it.

Building Blocks to Success

Scholarships made the di­fference for Ashley. After applying to six schools and being accepted at each of them, Ashley made her choice to become a Husky when she received her scholarship offers ...

Experience of a Lifetime

The gift of a Professional Experience Grant (PEG) created an opportunity for Allison Sowers to develop a deeper understanding of herself and the world she lives in during a recent internsh...

Support Spurs Research Milestones

Jason Stone, a senior biochemistry major from Dresher, won first place for his oral presentation on his research at the 84th Annual Intercollegiate Chemist Convention, held virtually and hosted ...

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