The scholarship I received from ASI was crucial to helping me pay for my last year here at Fresno State. Not knowing I wanted to pursue medicine until after my first two years at Fresno State, I was forced to change my major and nearly start over from the beginning. Because of this, I have been at Fresno State longer than expected, and had run out of money and student loans to complete the last year of my Biology degree. I was desperately working more hours and trying to come up with the money for tuition before my classes were dropped when I received the scholarship money from ASI.
I will be forever grateful for the scholarship and support I have received from ASI. The scholarship I received allowed me to come up with the last of the tuition money I needed, and helped me work less hours so I can focus more on my academics. The opportunities and support ASI have provided me with continue to play a pivotal role in my goal of becoming a physician here in Fresno.