Emma has always wanted to help people. Especially, military families like her own. After her uncle returned home from Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, Emma knew that military Psychology was her future. She is well on her way, by studying at Mesa Community College. Emma said, if it weren’t for the ACE (Achieving a College Education) program, which eased her transition to college, as well as the scholarship she received from the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, she would not have the opportunity to pursue her education. “Having come from a military family, I’ve always wanted to help other military personnel before they are discharged. That way, they’d be well upon release. I wouldn’t be able to pursue that goal and to eventually transfer to a local university, without the assistance of the Foundation.”
"If it weren’t for the ACE program, and scholarship I received I would not have the opportunity to pursue my education."