In 2009 Savannah, Georgia native Lindsey Morris was awarded full academic and athletic scholarships and headed to the University of Delaware. The goal was to study equine medicine and compete as a member of the university’s rowing team. Then life – and circumstances beyond her control that she never saw coming – happened. A year later, she was living independently with no source of income or financial aid to pay the next year’s tuition. She tried Clemson University, but once again financial hardship forced her to drop out. Morris stayed in the area and enrolled at Tri-County Technical College as an opportunity to prepare for the her future. She credits Tech with saving her, and she’s there today as an associate degree nursing major. At Tech, alumni and Abney scholarships have made it possible for her to balance tuition, rent, food and gas. And she plans to graduate in May 2015.