Xuan Do, a junior majoring in Computing and Infomatics at Rowan University, has been selected as the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship to Rowan University from AAA South Jersey. The 23-year-old native of Vietnam moved to the United States with her family just five years ago. She hopes to become either a web developer or an IT project manager upon her graduation in 2019. In addition to her major, she is also minoring in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. AAA South Jersey presents a $2,500 scholarship annually to a South Jersey resident studying at Rowan, who meets the following criteria: • Must be from Camden, Gloucester, Salem or Cumberland County • Is entering their junior year of college • GPA of 3.0 or higher • Demonstrated financial need • Spirit of community involvement “We’re thrilled to be able to help Xuan continue her studies at Rowan,” said David Antrilli, President and CEO of AAA South Jersey. “To accomplish everything she has, especially after coming to the United States just five years ago, is a testament to her determination and willingness to succeed. We’re glad to be able to help her pursue her education, and I believe she will be incredibly successful in her future.” Dear Mr. Antrilli: My name is Xuan Do. I am truly thankful for receiving the AAA South Jersey Scholarship. I am originally from Vietnam. My family came to America with not much money. Fortunately, I and my brother are successfully accepted to the EOP program and have an incredible chance to study at Rowan University. Even though we could study here with the help of financial aid, but life is still very hard for both of us since my father died and my mother has to take care of the whole family. My brother has to work two jobs while he is studying at Rowan University. Personally, I have to work as a student worker at Rowan Computer Science Department. However, what I fear the most is the day when I and my brother could not have enough money to continue going to college. My future goal is to become a web developer or an IT project manager. A bachelors degree in Computing and Informatics with two minors in Computer Science and Management Information Systems can help me achieve my goals because the Bachelor of Arts in Computing and Informatics is a new degree designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in information technology, which requires a solid understanding of the principles of computing. In conclusion, this scholarship is an honor and encourages me to do well in my studying because I could focus more for my studying rather than being afraid of not having enough money to continue living because the cost of renting a house, buying food, and transportation is very expensive for my family. Sincerely, Xuan Do Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2019 Rowan University
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