Last night, I had the honor of hosting The Daniel Trust Awards in New York, NY for the first time and it went really well. I want to sincerely thank our donors and team for making the event possible. Congratulations to all the scholars and teachers. Please watch the videos below to learn more about the scholars and the teachers they honored. Bridgeport, CT—you are next.
Abenaa Assan says, "Receiving this scholarship means to me and my family that all the sacrifices we've made and the hard work we've put into furthering my education has actually paid off." Abenaa is attending Hunter College.
Kaniz Faria says, "Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me and my family because we can't really afford textbooks. When my parents heard I had received the scholarship, they were so happy. I was going to use used textbooks, but now I don't have to." Kaniz is attending The City College of New York.
Kadiatou Kante says, "Receiving this scholarship is really important to me and my family because I have been telling them all along about it and this opportunity. I feel this scholarship is going to make it easy for me in college and I am going to be successful after college." Kadiatou is attending Daemen College.
Mahdi Khan says, "Receiving this scholarship is going to help me and my family tremendously. Textbooks in college are incredibly expensive. What the Daniel Trust Foundation is doing for me will help me thrive in college and give me the opportunity to give back once I get my college education." Mahdi is attending Baruch College.
Juan Neira says, "I don't really see this as a scholarship, but I see it as a gift to me and my family because it is helping me get one step closer to my dream." Juan is attending The City College of New York.
Ozzie Sama says, "Receiving the Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship means a lot to me because it shows that I've worked hard to get where I am now and will do well in the future." Ozzie is attending The City College of New York.
Moesae Sanders says, "Receiving this scholarship means to me that I am being acknowledged for my accomplishments in high school. I work really hard and it feels great to be acknowledged." Moesae is attending Skidmore College.
Meriel Taveras says, "Receiving this scholarship is an honor and it means the world to me because as a Hispanic student, we are not provided with a lot of resources like other students. It also means a lot to my family because I will be the first to receive a scholarship and attend college." Meriel is attending SUNY Cortland.
Carlos Valera says, "Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me and my family because I know I now have more opportunities in life and the money will be put towards my books to support my education, something I really care about." Carlos is attending Le Moyne College.