2013-2014 University Scholarship Winner
"I don't know what my parents imagined when they came to this country, but it had to have been something big. They labored with all their spirit in this nation's Salad Bowl, and pushed my brothers and me to work equally hard. But hard work doesn't equal success in this country, especially when one has little to no access to resources, like higher education. The Franam Endowed University Scholarship and the Vincent Costantino University Scholarship will support my access to higher education as I enter my final year of Masters study, and in this way, will clear a path toward my Doctoral studies. I am incredibly grateful to the committees involved in the selection process-not only for awarding me, but for taking the time to hear my story."