2013-2014 University Scholarship Winner
"Growing up in an immigrant single parent household, battling drug addiction, and fighting to find my direction in school, I have finally reached a milestone in my life where I see the road before me, and can visualize what’s ahead. It has been a hard and long-fought battle to get here...."
"....This scholarship helps me get closer to my goal of helping other first generation students like myself obtain a post-secondary education. I am able to continue my graduate work in the counseling program with less financial burden allowing me to solely focus on obtaining my goal of helping students reach their educational goals. Moreover, I begin my first year internship with the Metro Academy of Health, a program which helps students in the under-represented population for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters....acclimate to a four year university...."