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“This helps me as far as not having to worry about paying off student loans right away. It’s nice to see that people are willing to contribute back to students,” he says.

Ryan Tully

For Ryan Tully, the University of Denver is a family tradition. His parents attended, and his grandmother worked at the University.

His own presence at DU is made possible by a host of scholarships: the Brandenborg, JJ Johnston and Taylor scholarships from the Daniels College of Business and the Van Rheim Scholarship from the University at large.

The scholarships allow him to study without the specter of daunting indebtedness. “This helps me as far as not having to worry about paying off student loans right away. It’s nice to see that people are willing to contribute back to students,” he says.

Tully, a senior accounting major in the Daniels College of Business, enrolled in DU’s dual-degree program, which allows him to pursue an undergraduate and graduate degree on an accelerated track.

His education, he says, has given him pertinent insights into real-world situations. A presentation on Enron’s 2001 bankruptcy, for example, took him inside the corporation’s dealings to examine “what Enron’s accounting was, how they did it, and whether or not it was actually legal,” he says.

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