I am extremely honored and humbled in obtaining this year’s AIA Ohio scholarship award at Kent State University, as it means a lot to me. This scholarship will impact my future greatly as it alleviates stress and provides stability through graduate school and obtaining my Masters of Architecture. Studying this field of design over the past four years has exceeded my expectations and has provided me for a promising future of growth. My experiences as a pursuing architect have taught me the value of designing buildings for a purpose. I know the meaning of hard work and I have learned how to overcome challenges in my own personal and academic life.