Growing up far away from public schools on a ranch in rural Nebraska, Carrie King ’08 and her siblings were homeschooled K-12. When she left home to attend college at National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota, she realized how well her parents prepared her to succeed academically.
After a professor encouraged her to pursue an advanced degree, Texas A&M’s MBA program in Mays Business School sparked her interest. Now a financial planner in Fort Worth, King credits the challenging program with training her for success.
During her time in Aggieland, she appreciated the university’s reception toward homeschooled students but knew she wanted to do her part in supporting Aggies with her same educational background. “Being homeschooled can provide an amazing education,” King expressed, “but scholarship applications usually require extracurriculars. That isn’t always possible for homeschooled students.”
To assist homeschooled students who may not qualify for other university scholarships, King and her husband, Bryant, created a $50,000 Endowed Opportunity Award. “I want to open doors for people like me,” she added. “This scholarship will allow homeschooled students to find a home at Texas A&M.”
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