PGSF Student Spotlight: Danielle Wood
In the Student Spotlight Series, we chronicle the effect of PGSF scholarships on the lives of everyday graphic communication students. This edition features Danielle Wood, a third-year graphic communication student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Danielle Wood is an aspiring graphic communications student who is excited about the world of print. However, finding funds to continue her education came as an unwelcome roadblock in her plans. Like many students, she only pays for school with funds she earned herself and through various government grants and loans. “I was stressed beyond words trying to figure out how to pay for it,” said Danielle. “I was so worried about how I was going to come up with that money every year.”
Luckily, some of the weight lifted off Danielle shoulders when she learned she had won a scholarship through PGSF. “I can still remember the day when I got the reward letter in the mail, and how I was so excited that I cried,” she said. “Being able to stress a little less about money really allows me to focus more on my studies and the career path I want to take.”
Danielle sends her thanks to all those who’ve helped take the financial strain off her back and allowed her to concentrate on her education. “Thank you again. I am eternally grateful for all you do for me and all the other college students in situations similar to mine!”
Because of generous donors, PGSF has awarded in excess of $410,000 in scholarship funds to students like Danielle all over the country. In honor of PGSF 60th anniversary, we encourage you to make a $60 donation to our fund. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of someone like Danielle, visit www.pgsf.org/donor-info.