When I graduated Branford High School I was slightly unsure of the direction I was headed. I knew I wanted to go to college, but where, my major, transportation, housing and how I would come up with the money were the main problems that I had to overcome. I ended up turning down a two year scholarship for NFCC for various reasons and decided to come to Santa Fe community college (which is now the top community college in the country). I was very honored and grateful to receive the Garcia scholarship when I made this decision. Once I graduated, there were many changes happening in my life, and to have some financial aid like this scholarship made me feel a little relieved. This scholarship gave my college career a boost, and I can’t thank you enough for supporting me towards my education.