Marilin is a quiet, attentive student and a quick learner. Her original award was for a half scholarship, but her top-notch academics and financial situation have convinced us to raise the amount. Marilin lives with her single mom, and she is lucky enough to have part of her tuition covered by a local business. Even with this scholarship, however, she required help to pay for books and registration, and we were looking for a generous sponsor to help with the rest. We found that sponsor in 2011, and we're excited indeed. Marilin has no further need for sponsorship thanks to this help.