I am very thankful for this award. The high program has made it possible for me to no longer have to worry about having to come up with the funds to cover this semester; which honestly I had no idea how I was going to do. Now, I will have more time to save extra money for the following semesters. I work full-time and attend school full-time. At times it becomes difficult to manage everything, especially the financial aspect of it. I am very excited because this is my last year and I feel like this award allowed me to be a step closer to graduation.