For Nick Murray ’19, forming the Power G with his new classmates in Sanford Stadium during his first week on campus was an “experience of a lifetime.” Nick would not be at the University of Georgia, however, if it weren’t for his scholarships. Not only did they make his “dream school” possible, but they also have allowed him to fully engage in UGA’s energizing community.
Nick and his twin brother, Tyler, who also attends UGA, were raised by their mother in Marietta, Georgia. When they were 17 years old, their mother passed away from breast cancer. The two brothers were left to take on many household and financial responsibilities atypical of high school students. The prospect of paying for college was daunting.
Nick’s scholarships came as a huge relief. He is the recipient of the Parents Leadership Council Need-Based Scholarship, awarded by a group of UGA parents who support several causes through their annual donations.
“I am thankful for the scholarship that the Parents Leadership Council (PLC) has given me,” said Nick. “It’s allowed me to come to this great university and focus on my degree. I feel blessed that the PLC is there to financially support me.”
Nick also receives the Horatio Alger Association Al and Cathy Annexstad Scholarship, funded by the Annexstad family.
“We get to meet with the Annexstads each year,” said Nick. “They are the coolest people. Their decision to give what they have to students makes me want to do the same immediately.”