» Faith Johnson
Guest Writer

With the increasing costs of college who would not be interested in the chance to win a $20,000 cash scholarship?

The Scholarship Raffle not only benefits the winner of the $20,000 scholarship, but it is also a fundraiser for several other scholarships at APSU. By the APSU Foundation bringing this great opportunity to the fortunate individual that wins the raffle, they are securing additional funding for numerous scholarships here at APSU.

To enter the Scholarship Raffle, tickets may be purchased online by going to www.apsu.edu and clicking on the banner in the middle of the page, at the University Advancement Office in the Browning Building Room 216, and many of the APSU athletic teams and organizations are selling tickets. The tickets are $10 each and participants can enter as often as they like.

“Anyone 18 or older can enter the raffle except for University Advancement staff and their immediate family members, foundation members and their immediate family members and direct reports to the president and their immediate family members,” said Kimberly Scott with the Office of University Advancement.

Carmel Hanser was glad to know about the raffle, “I will definitely be entering … Who couldn’t use that kind of money for school?”

The deadline to enter the drawing will be Saturday, March 2, at the APSU men’s basketball game against University of Tennessee-Martin in the Dunn Center. The drawing will be held during the game. The winner does not need to be present to win.

The goal of the APSU Foundation is to enhance higher education here at APSU and part of their responsibility is searching for and securing private funds for the university; the Scholarship Raffle is one of these initiatives. In the past the Scholarship Raffle has been successful at raising funds for numerous APSU scholarships.

This is a great opportunity to support Austin Peay and to possibly cover tuition costs for next semester.