Greeting AEDAP board members,

With much gratitude, I would like to thank you all for selecting me, Shaina Louis-Jean, as the recipient of this years AEDAP scholarship. It is such an honor to be receiving your generous offer which has permitted me to pay for two courses in my Spring semester at Florida International University. Receiving this scholarship is a massive stepping stone in my educational journey and has given me more enthusiasm to maintain my GPA and complete my degrees. I look forward to being able to give back to the youth once I graduate. I hope to demonstrate to them the power of the pursuit of happiness. It ignites passion, drive, and identity which, in turn, helps one find the pathway to achieving success, whatever their definition of that may be.

Once again, thank you so much for this reward. It displays your confidence, support, and willingness to help me achieve my goals. It is a gesture I take with much appreciate and I will eternally be grateful.

Best regard,
Shaina Louis-Jean
FIU Class of 2017