On September 23rd, 2017, I was awarded with the DDDD scholarship. This in many ways was very rewarding and gave me a sense of recognizition, but most importantly, it gave me a bit of relief. As a first time college student, I was not fully aware of all of the miscellaneous costs that came with college; such as books, supplies, etc.

Additionally, being a first time college student also came with the responsibility of obtaining loans. The DDDD scholarship didn’t completely eliminate this, but it did however give me a great head start in paying my college tuition. It not only lowered the total amount that I had to pay back, but also decreased the time that I needed to pay back the loans I borrowed. I will be forever grateful for the seed that was given to me by Mrs. Rose White & the DDDD foundation and just the step I needed to place me in the right direction.