Success Stories

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for being able to receive this scholarship. It has really helped me a great deal. With this scholarship, I was able to have the books I needed on time and not fall behind in class. I was also able to turn in my assignments on time and it has taken a great deal of stress off my shoulders. It has also relieved me of some of my financial burdens, and I feel a lot more confident and successful both in class and in my life. It is such a great feeling to know that there are people as kind hearted as you are who choose to go out of their way to help people like me in need.

Although my journey has not been an easy one, this has helped me not only financially, but it has also helped me realize that there are still good people in this world who truly care about the well-being of others. It also helped me realize that my past should not determine my future and that I really have a chance to make something of myself. As I stated in my pervious letter my circumstances have had a tremendous impact on my outlook of life and how I interact and trust people. This scholarship has also helped me start to trust people more. As well as not lose hope.

I appreciate your consideration very much and the time that you took to read this letter as well as my previous letter. Thank you so very much and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.”  BA, Spring 2016



“I was so honored to be able to attend the Shared Hope Conference in Washington, DC. While I was there, I was actually able to go back to the same spot where I had first been trafficked 25 years ago. I am so grateful that the Sun-Gate Foundation provided financial assistance to cover some of my expenses to attend the conference. This was a life changing conference for me and I may not have been able to go if it had not been for Sun-Gate’s generosity! Sun-Gate is doing such incredible work to help survivors do things they normally wouldn’t have been able to achieve. I am forever grateful and pray for much more blessings for the foundation!!!” KA, Fall 2015



“I am incredibly grateful to the Sun Gate Foundation for the generous textbook scholarship I received for the Fall 2015 semester. My books are particularly expensive this academic year because I am taking advanced statistics. The required texts are well over $100 each and I was truly worried about how I was going to afford the mandatory materials. By receiving the funds for all of the textbooks I need, I am able to confidently prepare for and contribute to these essential classes.


Additionally, I am so proud to know that I am among a group of human trafficking survivors who are following our educational dreams. By becoming the people we were authentically meant to be in the world, we are realizing the whole of our beings. Yes, we survived human trafficking, but one experience that does not define who we are in totality. Sun Gate supports who we are all meant to be.” KP, Fall 2015



“Returning to school for the first time in 9 years was very rough. After financial aid, scholarships and loans, I still needed money to pay for my text books. Thanks to the Sun Gate Foundation, I had brand new text books for all my classes and was even able to share with other students who didn’t have a text book. If it wasn’t for Sun Gate I’m not sure I would have text books for the semester.  With their help, I finished my semester with an average above a 3.0.” SM, Spring 2014