American Field Service,
With great thanks and overwhelming excitement, I accept the Global Leader Scholarship you have awarded me. The funds will help finance my semester trip to Ecuador. I am honored to be recognized as a global leader.
This is the first scholarship I have been awarded and I cannot explain the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment it brings me. A trip with AFS has been my goal and dream since well before I graduated high school. In the past several months I have worked two minimum wage jobs and conquered what seemed to be an endless application in order to ensure my goal was met.
I extend my deepest and most heart felt thanks to AFS in awarding me the Global Leader Scholarship. As a global leader, I will continue to work diligently and conduct myself as a hardworking, kind and intelligent young man.
Jesse William McIlwain