My name is Julie Ferreira and I am a second year Viner scholar. Being blessed by this amazing scholarship has opened various doors for my educational journey that would never have been possible before. Not only has the Viner Scholarship aid my education financially, they have supported my emotionally and mentally through the mentor/mentee program. Entering the then scary world of college, I was put as ease by my patient and caring mentor who constantly provided insight and support. The Viner Scholarship picked up the financial burden college was for me and allowed me, as it continues to do today, to focus solely on doing my best in my educational career rather than being overwhelmed with working to afford to attend college. I am forever grateful for the Viner Scholarship.