I cannot thank the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation enough for selecting me as the recipient of the 2017 Merit Scholarship. Phi Sigma Rho, especially my sisters of the alpha gamma chapter at the University of Louisville, has been a fundamental aspect of my collegiate journey. This sorority has not only molded me into a capable leader and scholar but also continually inspires, encourages, and empowers me. With the support of my sisters I have successfully become the first member of my family to graduate college. As I pursue my Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville, I am extremely grateful to have this scholarship to help pay for tuition and program fees. Thank you to everyone who made this award possible and to those who selected me as the recipient. PRL!