I can say with absolute certainty that I would not be where I am right now without this scholarship. All the accomplishments I have achieved while in college would have been a hundred times more difficult without the help and support I have received from the Viner community. Instead of worrying over my finances, I am able to focus on my academics and do well in my classes. I have been able to explore my choices and realized that my passions lie in marine science and wildlife conservation. I have also been able to get involved in research that caters to my interests and gives me valuable experience. Through the mentorship program, I have been able to recognize my abilities and plan for my future. I have gained a whole new perspective through my relationship with my mentor.