Homeless Marshfield grad met with outpouring of community support
COOS BAY, Ore. -- The community has rallied behind a homeless Coos Bay teen who recently beat the odds recently and won a college scholarship.
Marshfield high graduate Tanner Wilson faced many difficulties in his life and never had a stable home, living with friends whenever he could.
Tanner received the Ford Family Scholarship, which will cover 90 percent of his college education.
Friends encouraged Tanner to start a GoFundMe page to cover the remaining 10 percent, an estimated $2,500.
He set his goal at $1,200 but so far has raised over $1,300.
"I cannot thank everyone enough, not only those that donated, those that shared, gave comments of support, just everyone in the community has really helped me get the motivation and finances I needed,” tanner said, “just the support I needed for this next chapter of my life."
Tanner was accepted into Oregon State's pre-engineering program, which he'll start this fall.