It has officially been 13 years since we left the great halls and grounds of Culver. I know for many of us it still feels like home, and it's hard to imagine it's been that long. There are still smells and sounds that can transport me back to Culver in an instant, and all of a sudden I'm a 14 year old in a kilt. Culver has a special way of bringing people together and I've always felt so lucky to have had the opportunity to become dear friends with people from so many diverse backgrounds.
Thirteen years later we're all living very different lives, far from the cocoon of the Culver campus; studying, starting businesses, building families, advancing careers, working for causes we believe in, or still trying to figure it out. But we're all still linked to one another, and even, to the current student body.
I want for the students of Culver to have unlimited opportunity, and most of all, I want it to be a place where anyone who wants to learn, grow and thrive has the ability to attend and benefit from the unparalleled academic and social education that we did.
In order for it to continue, the school depends on the Culver Fund. Tuition is up to $48,500, plus the cost for uniform, rounding it out to about $51,225 at most. With 49% of the students at Culver on financial aid and each being awarded an average of $26,000 per year, we all have to do our part so we can help keep Culver more accessible.
Manda and Brooke