Caylin Gans

March 2, 2012

Aloha Kona-California Scholarship,

My name is Caylin and I received the Kona California Scholarship about 4 years ago. I now just have 3 weeks left until I graduate from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Anthropology. I plan on pursuing a career in environmental education and after doing a bit of traveling this spring and summer, I will hopefully be interning with the Student Conservation Association starting this fall! Receiving the Kona California Scholarship really helped make the move to a university in new state and the resulting out-of-state tuition easier to deal with. Financial aid, including the Kona California Scholarship, has been the main reason why I’ve made it as far as I have, for I wouldn’t have been able to afford the expenses of college without it. I think this scholarship is such an incredible resource for Kona students to have and it really helps to give the gift of education to those of us who couldn’t afford it on our own. So thanks for making this happen for us!

Sincerely,

Caylin Gans