Leave a Living Legacy
"It's amazing to know that there are people who are willing to support students who are working as hard as we can to be here," says Paul Noon III '15. "I have a lot of gratitude toward those who support scholarships."
Like many students, Paul had some tough choices to make when he picked which university to attend. "Ultimately, I sat down with my parents, and we decided because of the great career opportunities at Rensselaer that we would find a way to make it work financially," Paul says. "However, it was a pretty daunting task and it became even more difficult when we had unexpected financial difficulties at home during my freshman year. This was another stress on top of all of the normal stress of classes and work study."
Fortunately, when Paul visited the financial aid office, he received some welcome news. Because of the generosity of Harry C. Jaecker '34, who established a scholarship in honor of his brother for students enrolled in the School of Engineering, Paul could receive the John H. Jaecker '33 Memorial Scholarship.
"Getting this scholarship was a huge relief," Paul relates. "It made a really big difference in my life by allowing me to stay at Rensselaer and graduate here. I certainly hope to have the opportunity in the future to establish a scholarship that will allow hard working students to go to a great university like Rensselaer. I know how I'm really lucky and really blessed to be here, and I owe a lot of that to the scholarships I received."
Learn How You Can Help
Planning a gift through your will is a wonderful way to create a lasting legacy. It won't cost you anything today, and it will support future generations of Rensselaer students like Paul Noon III. Please visit us at www.alumni.rpi.edu/bequest for suggested legal language to include Rensselaer in your will. If you would like to give back to Rensselaer with a planned gift, contact Art Tracy '92 MS at 518-276-2561 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to help you find the gift that's right for you, at no obligation.
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