Thank you from scholarship recipient Chantel Gallagher

Chantel Gallagher"I would just like to take the time to say thank you for my Textbook Scholarship! It truly means a lot to be awarded funds to help better my education at Eastern Florida State College.

I am currently working toward earning my Associate in Arts Degree and hope to graduate in December 2016.  I’ve been taking a full load these past few semesters. With the cost of classes, your donation has helped me tremendously.

My plan is to finish here and move on to pursue a degree in Mass Communications/Journalism. I’ve applied to Flagler College, the University of South Florida and Bethune-Cookman University. I am interested in a career in Journalism, possibly Music Journalism or Photojournalism.

The Textbook Scholarship has put me one step closer to my dream, helping me afford all of my textbooks for the year.  For that I am incredibly thankful. I’ve had to work, but I’ve tried to keep my hours down to a minimum so I can focus on my education. This scholarship came at the perfect time. I may only have to work during the summer like I did last year, and that is a welcome relief.

If it wasn’t for your help, I don’t know if I would have been able to afford all of the tools necessary to earn my degree. I am deeply grateful for the scholarship. I hope you will continue to assist other struggling students like me be able to achieve their dreams."