Moriah Adams '15


Moriah Adamas with Class of 1962 Reunion Committee member Suzanne Williams

“Generous financial aid was my only chance at being the first in my family to pursue a Bachelor’s degree and has enriched my life with the gift of the Gettysburg experience:  brilliant, accessible professors who believe in me and countless opportunities to learn about and contribute to the world around me”.

Moriah Adams ’15 counts financial aid as one of the biggest blessings in her life. With it, she became the first in her family of  7 children to attend college. As a  recent recipient of a Class of 1962 Gettysburg Fund Scholarship, established in honor of the class’ 50th reunion last year, Moriah is truly grateful. She has faced the challenge of funding her own education.  “Potential still doesn’t mean you can get there. You need the resources.”

With the resources from this scholarship, Moriah is able to concentrate on earning her degree in Health Sciences. In fact, she’s considering adding French as a minor or second major. She would love the chance to combine these two interests while studying in South Africa. She is concerned with both individual healthcare and in world patterns of public and environmental health. Gettysburg College provides an atmosphere that Moriah  describes as more nurturing than competitive. “My professors are so accessible. They are brilliant  and they really care.”

“I am beyond grateful for the generosity that has given me the honor of pursuing a higher education and productive future…I will never forget this blessing!”