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Double your support with the Oberndorf Family

Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf have challenged Phi Theta Kappans to raise $125,000, which they will match, to increase the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship endowment to $1 million!

These funds help students overcome unexpected barriers to complete their degrees!

"I absolutely love what I do, and I couldn't have gotten here without scholarships like this one."
Dixie Morgan, 2017 Lifeline Scholar

Please note, only gifts designated to the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships will be matched, but gifts to all designations are appreciated!

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About the Lifeline Scholarship

Your gift will go twice as far with the Oberndorf Challenge!

This scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members experiencing financial hardships with the funds to pay for tuition, fees, books, gas and living expenses despite challenges they may face such as:
• Natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fires
• Unforeseen medical expenses
• Unexpected job layoffs
• Escaping domestic violence situations
• Experiencing homelessness and food insecurity

About our Featured Scholar: Dixie Morgan

In 2017 Dixie Morgan was at a crossroads in her life.

Five years before her father had three major heart attacks and underwent bypass surgery. In 2016 he suffered another heart attack that left him unable to work.

Dixie began working as many hours as she could to provide money for the family. Despite being on the SNAP food stamp program Dixie would often come home from school and work to find there was no food left for dinner. Buying gas for the commute to campus was an additional challenge.

Dixie was a leader in Phi Theta Kappa and the college honors program. She helped organize the campus-wide Community College Completion Corps event and served as a mentor for freshman students. She volunteered at an animal shelter and job shadowed veterinarians in hopes of applying to a veterinary sciences program. But all the financial stress was making her consider dropping out.

That’s when she received the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship that changed everything. Now six years later Dixie has completed college and veterinary school and is working at her dream job.