Epsilon Beta Chapter, Ferris State University

I am no stranger to adversity. Growing up, my family struggled to make ends meet. While this was my reality, I used it as an inspiration. My circumstances propelled me to work hard in school and continuously aim high—a natural step for any Phi Sigma Sigma. Education was my ladder and I dreamed that a college degree would change my path.

As I planned for my senior year, I was faced with tough choices. Despite working two part-time jobs, I realized it just wasn’t enough. I would have to either postpone graduation or take on more student debt. Receiving the Phi Sigma Sigma educational grant opened doors for me and helped me achieve my vision for the future.

In spring 2017, I will be the first in my family to earn a college degree. Thank you to all of the people in my life that have helped me get here, including Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation donors.