Meet Sonja Rao

Scottsdale, AZ
Biology


“Scholarships may just be money to some people, but to me it’s the help I need to begin my life and career.”


— Sonja Rao
Scottsdale, AZ
Biology

Sonja Rao (’22) knew if she applied every year for scholarships, it would lead her to more opportunities academically and financially. She could earn a quality education and continue to play soccer without having the “how do I pay for this” thought in the back of her head. “Receiving multiple scholarships has taken a great weight off my chest. It is a relief knowing certain aspects of college are taken care of, so I can focus on my school work,” she says.

After graduating, the Scottsdale, AZ native plans to further her education to pursue a more focused science degree. But this comes with a cost, and Sonja knows it. She does whatever she can to save money and applies for as many scholarships as she can like the annual and endowed scholarships which are yearly scholarships available for current, full-time students. Sonja who has applied for these scholarships every year says, “Briar Cliff has made the application process simple and easy. In less than 15 minutes, I can complete the application and become eligible for over 300 scholarships.” Thanks to the academic, athletic and annual and endowed scholarships her dream of attending graduate school is within reach.

Sonja would like to thank all of the donors for their donations to BCU. “The donors have reached out to do good in the world and I was lucky enough to be blessed with their gift,” she says. “Scholarships may just be money to some people, but to me it’s the help I need to begin my life and career.”

 

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