2013-2014 Bengier University Scholarship Winner
"Returning to school after a long absence has been a much more rewarding experience than I could have ever imagined. The courses that I've taken first at City College of San Francisco, and currently at San Francisco State, have brought me both intellectual and personal satisfaction and have allowed me to become better situated to apply myself to my interests and abilities."
"I am nearing the completion of my bachelor's degree in Italian language and literature and have completed the requirements for my minor in linguistics. Thanks to your generous support I should be able to graduate in the spring of 2014, thereby fulfilling a goal that I have been working hard towards for the past five years."
"After graduation I intend to pursue a post graduate degree in the field of linguistics either through the MA TESOL program at SFSU or through the linguistics department at the University of California.....I hope that the work I do today will enable me to help others in the future and to use my skills to encourage others to pursue their goals as well and to understand the great value in education."
".....Beyond the financial assistance, the faith shown by this aid provides a less tangible but no less important form of support in my academic goals."