Fred Sisto is pleased to congratulate Samantha Breitbach as the winner of the Little Suburban Achievers Scholarship. I wish you nothing but success as you continue to work hard in pursuit of your dreams.
Samantha’s Response and Future Plans
This is very exciting news! Until very recently, I was committed to UCSB as part of their Honors Program. However, I carefully weighed out the financial burdens of attending a four-year university. I have two other siblings who plan on going to college, and all three of us rely on my mother’s single salary. When considering the hundreds of thousands of dollars that my family would be paying for only an undergraduate degree, I couldn’t go through with my original plan with a clear conscious. I began to research other options and decided on attending College of the Canyons, my local community college, to get my G.E. credits out of the way for a fraction of the cost. With my new plan of attending community college, I am on track to save $60k, save up money from working, and transfer to my dream school, UCLA, in two years as a business/ finance major. While not the glamorous collegiate experience I had once envisioned, I feel very confident that I am making the best decision for my future.
The scholarship money so generously rewarded to me by Fred Sisto would be used to cover the expenses incurred throughout my time at COC. While a fraction of the cost, there are still fees for books, credits, and insurance at community college. This scholarship money would allow me to be financially secure for two years, while saving money for UCLA and my ultimate dream of post-graduate study at a prestigious law school.
Thank you again for the scholarship award. It allows me to achieve my dream of becoming a lawyer with greater financial security, and I am so grateful.
This is a $1000 scholarship for high school seniors who plan on entering a full-time higher education program for the 2019-2020 school year. Fill out the form below to be considered. All are welcome to apply.
The scholarship will be awarded based on the merit of your academic excellence, athletic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and financial need.