From Veda Jasso,
“I want to thank Communities Foundation of Texas for giving me this wonderful opportunity in the form of the Bridges scholarship. In my family, completing high school may be your highest achievement and attending a college exists only as an unattainable dream. A college education would come under tremendous financial strain on my family and myself but under no circumstances would that derail me. The answer to my prayers came when I received the call from Ms. [Katie] Kuehl: Communities Foundation awarded me the Bridges Scholarship. This scholarship aids in my quest for higher education and pushes me one step closer to achieving my career goal of being a lawyer. This scholarship not only benefits in the advancement of myself but in the advancement of my whole family; the improvement of one sparks the improvement of many.
“Last year, I received the Bridges Scholarship, which helped my family enormously, and I know that the Bridges Scholarship this year will do so as well. While this scholarship may just seem like a monetary donation to one student, in reality, it signifies much more; it creates a bridge between one student and a better future. May God bless you for your kindness and generous donations and please continue to do such charitable works. I will forever be grateful and in your debt.”
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