Mason Derkacy Smaller

Since 2010, The Pokagon Fund has ensured financial security to over 30 graduating seniors.  It’s an honor to be one of those students chosen by The Pokagon Fund to receive such a generous donation.  At my senior awards night, I received a scholarship equivalent to the cost of my textbooks, however, the value of this scholarship goes beyond just education.  The Pokagon Fund is helping to ensure I have a stress-free college experience, despite rising costs. I’m so grateful to have such a weight lifted off my shoulders.

 I will be attending the Ohio State University in the fall to pursue a business degree.  As of right now, my exact major is unspecified, but I am sure that the Fisher College of Business will steer me in the direction of my specialization.  Textbooks are inevitable in college, so this scholarship will be put to good use!  I’m so blessed to live in a community that supports me and my future endeavors.  I’m excited to represent southwest Michigan as a Buckeye in the fall.  Thanks again to The Pokagon Fund for helping me reach my dreams!