“This scholarship is important to me because it is proof of all of the work I have done in school, both academically as well as socially. Although I don’t realize how much work I am doing at the time I am doing it, seeing others recognize it, especially through monetary means, shows myself how much work I have done. It is also important to me because it helps me further my education financially, and gives me the motivation to do so, as now I have other people who believe I can see my college education through.”

– Isis Abou El Ghiet