We raised way over $6,000 this year! From June 2016 to May 2017 we raised $6,853!! Thank you all so much! For the month of May alone we raised about $592.
Thanks to everybody who volunteered to read essays, we appreciate your time so much. I can’t wait for next year.
This year we gave out 2 scholarships for $2,000 each, and 4 for $500 each. We have students from all over the country going to college at Lake Superior State U, Cal Poly SLO, two to University of Central Arkansas, one to University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and I’m still waiting to hear back from one of the recipients. Congrats to you all!
Now that means the pen give away. Every month as a way of saying thank you to everybody who’s contributed to the scholarship fund through purchases or donations, I give away a custom pen up to $235. The winner this month, from all 61 contributors, is #34, Shane L, who bought 3 notebooks at the Chicago pen show! Congrats Shane! I’ll send you an email in a minute.
If you want a chance to win a pen and to help some kids out with their college expenses, all you have to do is buy some of our cool merchandise, with every penny going to the fund, or just donate. If you want a chance at winning a pen without contributing to the fund, and helping the kids out, then you can enter for free by sending me a note. Read the directions on how to enter here.