The Fair guided me to my chosen career path as a veterinarian while helping me gain leadership skills and understand the importance of community. The experience has been life-changing. This combined $10,000 Don Diego scholarship will help me handle tuition.
I am grateful for all the invaluable lessons I learned about animals and life, growing up on our family farm. 4-H helped me identify my goal of becoming a zoology vet and conservationist. Don Diego will help me get there. Thank you!
My years of positive Fair experiences have enabled me to entertain the public through Story Ballets, express myself in Creative Youth, positively impact the community through my beekeeping groups and enjoy time with family and friends in a safe, entertaining and fun environment.
Working for the Fair for five years showed me a culture of acceptance, happiness, quality time, fun and inclusion, providing a unifying experience for the community. My participation has been fundamental to my professional development, as I work toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
To pursue Genetic Engineering/Molecular Biology at a UC campus costs about $30,000 per year. I will finance my education primarily through grants, loans and scholarships, including this generous award from Don Diego. Thank you!