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Royce Markley Fall 2016

Royce Markley, University of Oregon 

Congratulations to Royce Markley, winner of the Fall 2016 'Hit the Books' Scholarship!

Congratulations, Royce!

Royce wrote us a letter regarding his award:

I am honored to be the winner of the CoffeeForLess “Hit The Books Scholarship." I would like to send my thanks to CoffeeForLess. I appreciate that your company takes interest in supporting the education goals of young college students. Throughout my college experience, acquiring funding has always been a constant struggle. CoffeeForLess has allowed me to stress about money a little less this term.

I am a junior undergrad student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon- Go Ducks! After I finish my undergrad program, I plan to apply to the Counseling Psychology master's program at the University of Oregon. Eventually, I plan to become a licensed therapist for underprivileged youth. Education has become one of the most important pursuits in my life. Every day I wake up and make strides to become a more educated, well-rounded person.

Outside of school, I spend my time pursuing my other passions. I spend a lot of time at the gym working on my fitness and health goals. I am an avid reader, and my mornings are often spent sipping coffee with my nose in a book. Perhaps my most important side passion, however, is foster care advocacy. I spend a lot of time writing material for my blog- My posts discuss my experiences in foster care, in hopes that people can be educated on how foster care operates. I am very passionate about improving the foster care system I grew up in.

Furthering my education is not just a way for me to graduate and get a job. Obtaining a degree means I can go out and help young people who come from situations like my own. Education gives me the tools I need to make the world a better place. Thank you CoffeeForLess for supporting my goals.


Royce Markley

Congratulations, Royce! For more information on how to apply to win the next Hit the Books Scholarship, visit the information page. The deadline for Spring 2017 applications is January 31st.