During high school, I was tired of getting "junk mail" from colleges, and like most students, I was still confused about what I wanted in a college and where I wanted to go. However, my dad had a co-worker who was a recent graduate of the College of Saint Benedict that would tell him about her amazing experience, and he thought it sounded like the perfect match for me.
When my dad told me that he requested more mail from CSB, I was less than thrilled. I had never heard of it, and was already considering other schools! However, I chose to tour CSB shortly thereafter, and my parents and I both fell in love with the community, the beautiful campus, and the amazing people!
From the moment I stepped on campus, it felt like home, and I wanted to do everything that I could to make this new dream into a reality. I wasn't really sure if my family and I would be able to afford CSB, but I knew it would be the best investment of my life.
I am so grateful for the alumnae, parents, and friends of CSB, who open both their hearts and wallets for current and future Bennies. I am here at Saint Ben's with the help of generous donors who help make scholarships available for Bennies. Without them, I would have never been able to attend my dream school, the best investment of my life, and now, the place that I call "home!"
Hannah L. '17 | Madison, S.D.