“The Gene Yahn Memorial Scholarship is crucial for me because I’m an athlete and an immigrant student who needs to work part-time to help cover expenses for gym fees and support my family. Gym fees can be a financial burden, and balancing work, school, and athletics is challenging. This scholarship would ease that burden, allowing me to focus more on my studies and sports. It also represents support from the community, motivating me to keep pushing forward despite the obstacles I face.”