Christy Wilhite's personal gratitude

Christy Wilhite

"I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and appreciation to the donors of the Patricia Kosinski Education Fund at the Eastern Florida State College Foundation for awarding me this scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. This scholarship is an immense help in continuing my education and achieving my academic and career goals.

My education is my number one priority right now. I am striving to maintain my 4.0 GPA as I finish my A.A. degree here at EFSC and continue my prerequisite classes to enter the Computer Engineering program at UCF. I originally wanted to get into their Computer Science Program, but my academic success has built my confidence, and now I have my sights set on becoming an engineer.

Both of my sons and my husband are all attending college right now, so our household is struggling to cover the basic costs of living. This scholarship is assisting by not only providing basic needs, but also by helping to keep the number of student loans we must take out to a minimum. This is highly important, since I don’t have as many years in the workforce left to pay off any debt.

Receiving this scholarship has been a blessing, and I am thankful for the help. As I try to reach my full potential with my studies, I am also demonstrating to my children the value and importance of higher education. Without your assistance, I would not be able to accomplish my goals and continue to set this example, so I am truly grateful."