Receiving this scholarship means everything to me, it is proof that when you set your mind to something you can succeed. All the hard work and the late night studying payoff when something like this happens. It is an example that I can do whatever I want when I set my mind to it. No matter how hard the work got, staying focused was key to me succeeding. The scholarship money will help me out greatly as I am transitioning to a bigger and more expensive college. This will be a big new step In my life, and I expect it will bring many more challenges.