Thank you for your generous consideration. Receiving this scholarship is a blessing to my family and I. Your kindness will allow me to reduce my hours at work so I can focus on my studies and still be able to afford my college tuition. As a first generation college student, it relieves a huge financial burden. Your gift will allow me to earn a bachelor of science degree in geology so I can make my dreams a reality and try to make the world a better place. I can’t thank you enough for your help and for awarding me this much needed and greatly appreciated scholarship. Joseph James Morelli is a positive influence for us all and being awarded this scholarship is an honor.