I am so unbelievably grateful to The Larcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund. They have made my dream of pursuing a college education a reality. Two years ago I was recovering from my second kidney transplant and had to withdraw from school which was the last thing I wanted. Now I am fully recovered and attending an amazing college working at my degree in English. My new college is a lot higher in tuition than my old one and this scholarship really helped ease the financial burden and let me concentrate fully on academics. Thank you again to The Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund for creating this wonderful foundation and helping transplant patients.
I am very grateful that you have given me this scholarship especially since I have received it two years in a row. This scholarship has really given me the boost I needed to pay for my education and the materials I was in need of. This Scholarship has really pushed me forward to achieving my goals and the career I would like to pursue and for that I really appreciate you giving me this gift
Thank you so much for choosing me as a recipient of the Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship. It means a lot to me. I start my college career in a couple of weeks, and this scholarship will help with some expenses. I received a liver transplant when I was just 14 months old. Now 17 years later, I am planning on continuing my education so that I can help others who are struggling with disabilities. I have always enjoyed helping people and working with dogs. My personality and talents have led me to the natural career choice of working with therapy/service dogs and those who need their services. I have been involved in a local 4H club for 8 years. Being involved in the club has given me the opportunity to volunteer at an Assistance Dog Services training center. Through this opportunity, I became familiar with my future career. I am going to earn my degree in Business with a minor in Psychology. The combination of my experience with dogs and what I expect to learn earning my college degree will give me the necessary tools to create my own organization that raises puppies, trains the dogs and the clients to work together to enrich both the dogs and the human's lives. Because of my medical history, I am also familiar with "being the patient" which gives me the background necessary to relate to the clients. I look forward to creating a career I love by working with dogs and helping those who need assistance with everyday tasks. Thank you for providing me with this scholarship to ease the financial burden, so I can achieve my goals.
My name is Kara and I am a third year nursing student at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I received my liver transplant 15 years ago on October 29, 1995. I am honored to be a recipient of The Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship. This scholarship has relieved my financial burden of my academic expenses and allowed me to focus on reaching my dream of becoming an organ transplant nurse, and eventually hopefully becoming a transplant coordinator. I am so grateful for being a recipient of The Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship.
This scholarship is so unique. It has helped defray some of the expenses of my college tuition. Without scholarships like this, my family would not be able to support my sister and I through college. It has lessened the stress and pressure of my tuition payments for this year. I will graduate with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. Currently, my goal is to work in the executive department of Google Inc. I am expecting something great at the end of my journey. I extend a big thank you to the participants and sponsors for this year's Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship for making it possible for me and others like myself to have a chance at getting a higher education. This is just a stepping stone for my bright future. Once again, I thank you.
I received a living related liver transplant at 8 months of age in 1995, my mother was the donor. Although the road to recovery was bumpy, I have been in good health for over 8 years and look forward to attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall to pursue my passion for photography and writing through photojournalism program. I am confident that my talents combined with the skills I will learn at RIT will give me the opportunity to show the world to others through my photographs. I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship. I cannot thank to Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund for helping me reduce the financial burden that comes with a college education.