Maetzi Esmeralda Suarez Cabanillas
Park City, UT
"I first want to start off by giving a huge thank you for the read more...
scholarship, Mrs. Morelli and Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation. I am extremely happy and thrilled that you accepted my application and for the award. This scholarship means so much to me because I am a first-generation college student, I also have a learning disability and I am a Latina. I was worried about how expensive college is and how difficult it is going to be because of my disability. Moreover, I thought that I was not going to have the resources to be able to succeed in college and just be another number in the college drop out rates. However, I started to hear about Bright Futures and how they help first-generation students get to and through college, because of Bright Futures. I heard about the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation through Bright Futures and after reading Joseph’s story, it inspired me and gave me hope that I can succeed in college and if I just work hard and put in the work I am going to make it. As a Latina that had struggles in school with reading and writing, I have become more capable of academics and am ready to start this new chapter in my life, and with that help of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation, Bright Futures, and my family. With their help I know I am going to be able to be a Nurse. "