Thus, Arizona State University and the Sun Devil Family Association created the Finish Line Scholarship tailored specifically to successful students who are balancing multiple responsibilities and deserve extra financial assistance to finish their online degree.
ASU Online undergraduate students, Samantha Lamb and Tunisia McElroy, were selected as the 2017 Finish Line Scholarship recipients for their demonstrated academic success and continued commitment to learning.
Finding the Right Degree & Following Your Dreams
Samantha Lamb has always been passionate about teaching, but early on she was encouraged by her family to pursue a different career path. She began a veterinary technician program and later transferred to a business program, but was still unhappy with her selections, as she knew her true passion was teaching others.
“After trying out two different degree programs, I knew teaching was my calling, but I could not afford to financially commit to another program,” said Samantha. “I then heard about ASU Online through a friend who was completing their Master’s and knew this flexible degree option was right for me.”
Once eligible for financial aid, Samantha enrolled in ASU Online’s Bachelor of Arts in English program to follow her dreams of becoming an English teacher, but still faced hardships juggling the program and a full-time job.
“With the Finish Line scholarship, I will be able to stay on track for graduation without being financially constrained and cannot thank ASU and the Sun Devil Family Association enough for the funds needed to finish my degree,” she said.