It has been an honor and privilege to have been awarded the ECHHO Award Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year, representing Kent State University. This award has truly blessed me because it assisted my financial struggles that always places fear in my heart every school year. This scholarship allows me to pay my textbooks or other academic needs that I truly need to exceed expectations and be successful in my undergraduate career. As a first generation, low-income, out of state college student; this award has allowed my dream of becoming as graduate majoring in air traffic control a reality. Furthermore, I plan to continue to make my family and ECHHO proud as I exemplify leadership and inspiration through the prestigious positions I currently hold at Kent State University. In addition to focusing on my academic endeavors, I plan to continue to advocate for equity and social change on our campus as an official male ambassador for men of color at Kent State University.
I highly encourage other students to apply for this scholarship and remember no one ever became successful solely on their own. People are willing to invest in you, only if you invest in yourself first. Maximize your time and talent and watch and enjoy the fruit of your labor. Once again, thank you so much.- Felix
Male Empowerment Network
URS Male Ambassador of Kent State University
Kent State University - Air Traffic Control, 2018