Achieving my goal of getting a bachelor’s degree would not have been possible without the generous support of the BRIDGE Housing Scholarship Program. These funds not only cover my tuition but provide essential support that I need like childcare and technology that enables me to attend class. I stand here today to share some incredible news – my amazing daughter who was born when I was just 17 is also a Stein Scholar. She is now pursuing her PhD in Kinesiology at Columbia University.”