COREY PETERS, JR.
RAE DANIELLE SWAIN
The Ole School Scholarship Fund, and the individuals who keep it going were instrumental in my ability to succeed at JMU, and in my life after. During my time at JMU I worked to put myself through school, not wanting to graduate with a mountain of student debt. There were many sacrifices I had to make, including not even buying the required textbooks certain semesters. At the beginning of my senior year I was awarded the Ole School Scholarship, and due to that, I was more easily able to pay for everything necessary to finish my final year at James Madison. I graduated as one of less than 10 men in James Madison University’s Social Work program, and the only man of color.
I have continued to maintain relationships with former Ole School President, Chuck May, and Ole School member Adrena May; through whom I have have been able to give back my time and talent to JMU. I am extremely grateful to the Ole School Scholarship and all those who put in the work to make it possible.