This scholarship has helped me continue to strive to rise above by giving me the last bit of scholarship that I was missing for my senior year. Each year I’ve applied for scholarships that give them based on academic merit, personal hardship, and need in order to fill the slight void that I have left over from other scholarships and personal investment ability. The Creative Corrections Education Foundation scholarship has also brought about a slight sense of relief from my father, since something positive has become of this nightmare of his called prison. Moreover, other parents in the same facility as my father are becoming increasingly excited at the opportunity to have their children apply for this opportunity. Long story short, this not only helped me pay for and finish my undergraduate education, but it also raised the morale of my father and other prisoners because of the ability to help their children at a time in their lives when it is nearly impossible to do so.