The Make Your Own Scholarship Selection Committee has recently awarded over $362,000, supporting 87 students in the Stewart’s family for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
The MYO Scholarship program provides scholarships for active employees’ immediate family members who attend an accredited educational institution. These students will be studying in a variety of fields including nursing, criminal justice, education, psychology, interior design, broadcast journalism and many more.
In 1999, Philly Dake established the Make Your Own Scholarship program to help parents with the high cost of a college education. Since its inception, this scholarship program has provided over 900 scholarships totaling more than $4.4 million.
Philly used the Make Your Own phrase to emphasize that students are in control of their education. She understood that although money provides an opportunity, true learning only occurs when students apply themselves to the task and discover that you do indeed Make Your Own education.