Here is an update to a blog post about a Farther Foundation alumnus that we first posted almost two years ago.
Ahead of the summer of 2012, Farther Foundation awarded a scholarship to Christopher making it possible for him to spend four weeks exploring the language and culture of Argentina.
In his scholarship application, Christopher told us that he “hopes to assist people in need to the best of his abilities, and to be affected in a way that would open my mind to different cultures and worlds.”
Upon his return, Christopher wrote, “I feel as if my experience has taught me that there is a lot of things to look forward to in life and that hope is never absent in someone’s life regardless of their life status and positions. I have been motivated by what I experienced, thinking about the things I am capable of doing for others and if I was to put myself in a position to make a difference, how I really could.”
A couple years ago, Christopher came out to a gathering of Farther Foundation friends and supporters. He had begun his college application process and was hoping to get into Furman University, a selective liberal arts college in South Carolina. He also told us, half-joking, that one day he will be President of the United States. Christopher checked in with us again last year to let us know that he did indeed get into Furman and that he took a first step toward that ultimate goal by becoming the freshman class president.
Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences.