As a recent graduate from California State University, Long Beach, receiving this award during the summer of my first year in college in 2013 was very beneficial. It allowed me to have some financial security when it came to my school supplies and books. I was able to use the scholarship over multiple semesters to help me acquire all of the materials that I needed to be successful in the classes that I was enrolled in at the time. The DeShazor, DeShazer, DeShazier & DeShazior family scholarship was an amazing addition to furthering my education and it helped me for the better. Thank you, family, for having chosen me as a recipient of the award, I love you all.