One Call Led to Fulfilling a College Dream

Journey to Commencement: Madison Varner lauds impact of Ole Miss First Scholarship

Growing up, Madison Varner knew the burden of paying for college would rest squarely on her shoulders.

But it was not an obstacle the Brandon native has any bitterness about because her family’s spare resources had always been devoted to her physically and intellectually disabled older sister.

It was truly a team effort to provide her sister with the best day care, surgeries and medications. There were lots of sacrifices for the whole family, including Madison, who always knew exactly where she wanted to go to college.

Click the image below to read Varner’s story, which is part of the “Journey to Commencement” series that highlights University of Mississippi students and their academic and personal journeys from college student to college graduate.

One Call Led to Fulfilling a College Dream