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Meet selected 2019 Edwards College First-Generation Scholarship winners:
Ben Battelini is a music education major and a trumpeter from Goose Creek, S.C., who chose to attend CCU because of its location and the quality of its music faculty. “I strive to be a music educator, being able to change people's lives by introducing them to music and assisting them through music,” Battelini said. He also mentioned that the Edwards College First-Generation Scholarship “has allowed me to attend and relieve a lot of financial stress.”
Katarina Kunkle, a communication major from Lehighton, Pa., selected CCU because of the reputation of the program and its location. Kunkle is preparing for a career as a news anchor, ideally in California, and said the scholarship is having a significant impact on her ability to attend. Her advice for high school students? “Start saving your money now.”
Music education major Victor Sanchez has been in the Conway area for a decade, though he is originally from Queens, N.Y. His long-term goal is to become a high school band director, but for the time being, he’s set on maintaining high grades and making connections with music students and faculty at CCU. Sanchez said the Edwards College First-Generation Annual Scholarship has “helped me a lot financially and made me feel welcomed as a first-generation student in my family.”
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