Thank you for checking in on myself and all the other Ric Gonzalez Scholarship recipients. I know I myself greatly appreciate it and I’m sure everyone else does as well.
Thus far, college has been an interesting transition. As I am from Detroit, living in East Lansing and attending Michigan State University was at first a challenge as I was homesick and had to adjust to the new environment. However I could not be happier. Michigan State has provided me with resources and opportunities that I could have only imagined without the help of your scholarship. Tuition is pricey, yet knowing I do not have to worry about a majority of it definitely alleviates the stress I would have experienced. The classes are very knowledgeable and the professors are very welcoming, While this semester was focused on university required classes, next semester I will begin the extensive science courses I am to take to achieve my degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. I know Michigan State was the best and wisest choice when it came to this major due to the university having extensive resources for it such as a world known botanical garden, several greenhouses, and farms on the outskirts of campus dedicated to this type of research and study.
Thank you so much for checking in, I truly appreciate it and allows me to know that people care about how we students are doing.
Detroit Christo Rey High School