Martha Ann Pool

Martha Ann Pool is one of eight children so you can understand the financial strain that would put on Martha’s parents. It was up to Martha to work hard at earning a scholarship if she wanted to go to SMU. It was especially difficult because she was the eldest child and did not want to add to her siblings’ concern. She was a National Merit Scholar and was accepted to every school she applied to but could not attend unless they offered her full tuition.

Even though SMU did not initially offer her a full scholarship, it had everything Martha was looking for and then some. She sent in her deposit and was notified she was awarded another scholarship that would pay for the rest of her tuition! Martha did not have to settle on a school she was not enthusiastic about, she was able to attend the school that was best suited for her.

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