I am humbled; I cannot completely express the depth of my gratitude. Receiving the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship is truly an honor. This scholarship not only aids in the reduction of my college tuition costs, but it also validates all my academic efforts and struggles. I feel that foundations such as the James Joseph Morelli Legacy Foundation have been instrumental in raising the awareness of learning differences and are key in student support. This type of support and the knowledge that other students such as myself are succeeding academically help continue to inspire me to persevere and reach my academic and career goals. I sincerely thank the James Joseph Morelli Scholarship Committee and the Legacy Foundation for granting me this award.