Making an Impact with Scholarships
By Raegan Harvey
Scholarship support is critical to so many students in today’s economy. The collective generosity of alumni, friends, students, and parents each year provides scholarship dollars based on financial need, academic merit, and other designated uses and purposes.
Jasmyn Holmstrom, senior management information systems major, credits and recognizes her scholarship donors for their support that has allowed her to take full advantage of all the college has to offer. Clubs, networking events, résumé workshops, mentorships, career fairs, volunteering—the list of her involvement, both within the college and WSU, is not only extensive but impressive.
Holmstrom is a Regents Scholar and recipient of the Cougars of Color Scholarship and the Jaimie Jacobsen Women in MIS Scholarship. She is also the current president of the Student Leaders in Management Systems business club, has interned with Boeing, and participated in career fairs and the National Board of Advisors Student Networking Reception, and many other activities within the college and WSU.
Holmstrom’s mentor and chair of the Information Systems Advisory Board, Jaimie Jacobsen, provides her with another level of support in addition to her scholarship.
“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Jasmyn on coordinating advisory board/student activities, as well as serving as her mentor. She is proactive, driven, and very professional,” says Jacobsen. “She asks great questions, and her ambition is apparent. She is exemplary of the type of student I had in mind when setting up the Women in MIS Scholarship.”
“Many other students and I are so grateful for scholarship support that helps relieve our financial burdens in today’s economic times,” says Holmstrom. “Thank you for giving back and investing in the Cougar community!”
To see the full impact support has on students, whether it is from a donor’s time, expertise, or financial support, Holmstrom’s advice to all Cougs is to get involved with students through networking, mentoring, and volunteering with the college.