2013-14 Bengier University Scholarship Winner
"....I sincerely thank you for not only recognizing my academic achievements but for acknowledging them as well..."
"Fall of 2012, marked exactly 30 years since my freshman year of college in 1982, at the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as my 1st semester as a junior at SFSU. I should have listened to my mom when she told me to stay in school (No one in my family has a college degree.) In 1985 I married my high-school sweetheart, moved to California, reared three amazing daughters, enjoyed working as a preschool teacher, Youth Enrichment Program Instructor, and most recent, a Realtor in SF. After a 21 year educational gap and before my daughters surpassed me in college, I returned to school: I am a senior SFSU- Psychology...."
"Returning to school, has confirmed the direction for my life's course, to contribute to young people and families. My goal is to earn a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Counseling: concentration Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (MFCC), emphasis on Career and College counseling, and obtain my MFCC License. Because of the generous contribution by the Bengier Foundation University Scholarship, I have the opportunity to pursue my educational goals as a full-time student, with a little more peace of mind. In return, I pledge that every dollar will have a tremendous return on investment; in numerous families and individuals I will counsel as a MFT...."