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The BAA Legacy Scholarship: Jordan Sherman’s Story

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The Sherman family+ takes in a Baylor game: Jordan ’14 is in the front, with fiance Jason Scott ’13 behind her and Grandfather Bill Sherman ’54 next to her and Grandmother Veta Sherman ’53 behind Bill. They are surrounded by future Sherman Bears and Bears by Marriage.

I have always been a Baylor Bear.  Before running the line in my slime cap, before late-night Sing rehearsals, before attending Welcome Week and Christmas on Fifth and Diadeloso, I was a Baylor Bear.  And I have my family to thank for that.  Their love for Baylor has been passed down to me through the generations, and I am proud to carry on the green and gold tradition.

I may have my family to thank for my initial love for Baylor, but I have the enormous family of Baylor alumni to thank for the actualization of my Baylor dreams.  In high schoo, I visited many universities.  I went on plenty of tours, sat in on quite a few classes, and met with tons of students and faculty.  But I only applied to one school.  I only applied to the school that felt like home:  Baylor University.

Despite Baylor’s generous merit- and need-based scholarships, the cost of tuition was daunting.  My family and I were especially grateful for the BAA Legacy Scholarship.  It helped enable me to get the education I needed at the institution I wanted, and it also lightened the financial burden of a college degree.

Now that I have graduated from Baylor University and its Louise Herrington School of Nursing, I have returned home to Nashville to be close to my family.  I am using my Baylor degree to care for the sick and minister to the broken as a nurse in the ICU.  I am thankful that my time at Baylor has equipped me with skills that I use every day, both in my career and in my day-to-day life.

I have always been a Baylor Bear.  And I always will be.  Thank you to everyone who made my Baylor dreams a reality.

Jordan Sherman, BSN, RN ’14

The Baylor Alumni Association has distributed more than $212,000 to 55 deserving Baylor legacy students since 2011, including $27,000+ to 42 students for the fall semester of 2014.  In this segment of our continuing series, we bring you Jordan Sherman’s story — in part to remind you how terrific — and appreciative — our current crop of Bears are; in part to rekindle some memories and bring a smile to your face; and in part to encourage you to contribute to this important program.  Your donation will help us continue to offer these scholarships — hopefully with larger amounts for these legacy students.  If you’d like to donate, please click here.

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