Hello, my name is Danielle and I attend Western New Mexico University. I am beyond thankful and honored to be awarded a scholarship from CCEF foundation. I just found out about it recently because my father recently suggested it to me earlier this year. This was his way of helping me and being a part of my life. I will be the first in my family to be a college graduate. None of my aunts, uncle, cousins, parents or siblings have graduated college. Since I returned to get the required classes for nursing, my mom, my mother in law, and my younger cousin have all shown interest in college and my mom is now enrolled at WNMU. Now that all the required classes are complete I am an enrolled nursing student attempting to get my Bachelors in the Science of Nursing. I was awarded “President’s List” as an academic achievement for fall 2014 and spring 2015. This scholarship will be taken with much fulfillment and appreciation. I am extremely grateful to be given this scholarship and will do my best to make CCEF and my family proud!