In 2014, Price Worrell was a graduate student in the Department of English when his father, Gordon, passed away. During this emotional time, his mother approached him with an opportunity to fulfill his dream of paying it forward and helping others the same way that Gordon and Pamela helped him. When Price was 17, Gordon and Pamela adopted him so that he could escape an abusive home. It was this act of love that forever changed Price's life. With his parents loving support, he was able to overcome his struggles with PTSD and alcoholism that plagued him into his thirties.
So, when Price was asked if he would like to use his inheritance to help others, he knew that he wanted to help students who had faced adversity. "My mom said that both she and Dad knew that I wanted to help others in a long-term way. By establishing this scholarship, I am following in my parents example: they taught me to first stand on my own feet and to then give extra if I had it."
Because of his parents, Price overcame adversity, completed his bachelor's degree and is currently wrapping up his master's thesis on Old English wisdom poetry. He hopes that by creating a scholarship endowment, that he will be able to help others attain their dreams and inspire them to offer help to others.
Price said, "No one gets to where they need to be without help. This belief was one of the hallmarks of my late father's character." Today, the Price L. Worrell Scholarship is awarded to a senior studying English that is dealing with a personal hardship or has overcome adversity.
Price will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, when you give to the Price L. Worrell Scholarship. This scholarship will help students who have been challenged by life circumstances graduate and pursue their dreams. For many students, these hardships have a direct impact on the their ability to fund their education. Our goal is to eliminate financial barriers and encourage them to continue their studies.
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