Upon receiving the news that I had been awarded this scholarship, I immediately began fighting back tears of joy and gratitude. I have been working so hard this summer (I working at two different computer science related internships) so that I could save enough money to pay for the fall semester tuition. This scholarship helps so much! I am still going to continue to work as hard as I can, but this scholarship definitely takes a lot of stress off my shoulders. This scholarship guarantees that I can also focus more on homework and less on paying the bills/tuition. I seriously cannot thank you enough.