Student Testimonials

Jean Candelaria ’20

Jean Candelaria ’20

Jean Candelaria ’20 loves playing baseball, but he said participating in intercollegiate athletics is also a way to learn important life lessons....

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Kristen Castronuovo ’20

Kristen Castronuovo ’20

A lifelong passion for nature led Kristen Castronuovo ’20 to her major. The ICFNJ scholarship has motivated her to delve deeply into her...

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Josue Chirinos ’20

Josue Chirinos ’20

Josue Chirinos ’20 did not have college in his sights, but a high school science teacher inspired in him a passion for biology. “Where I come from,...

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Alyssa Taylor ’20

Alyssa Taylor ’20

The CohnReznick Accounting Scholarship has positioned future public accountant Alyssa Taylor ’20 for career success. Alyssa is a board member in the...

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Hailey Handerhan ’19

Hailey Handerhan ’19

Hailey Handerhan ’19 is a first-generation college student who came to GCU for its medical imaging program, but stayed even after she decided to...

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Karina Ochoa ’20

Karina Ochoa ’20

For Karina Ochoa ’20, the past year’s clinicals, a core component of nursing education, brought many firsts. “I aspirated secretions from a...

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Caitlin Shannon ’19

Caitlin Shannon ’19

“Success means getting up each morning and having something that motivates you to keep going. Success is a state of mind,” said Caitlin Shannon ’19....

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Karen Pina ’19

Karen Pina ’19

Karen Pina ’19’s ICFNJ scholarship changed the course of her life: “It changed everything for me. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to finish my...

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Elena Banzhaf ’19

Elena Banzhaf ’19

Elena Banzhaf ’19 is grateful for the scholarship that will help her follow her dream of becoming an ICU nurse. Losing her grandfather to a sudden...

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Jade Ferrara ’20

Jade Ferrara ’20

For Jade Ferrara ’20, recipient of one of ICFNJ’s newest scholarships, Stevens Institute of Technology has been an overwhelmingly positive...

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Rishi Shah ’20

Rishi Shah ’20

For Rishi Shah ’20, raising the condition of others is a way of life. As President of the Student Government Association at Seton Hall University,...

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Daniela Mesa ’20

Daniela Mesa ’20

Daniela Mesa ’20 chose nursing because she believes it is an extremely rewarding career and she loves to help others.  “Receiving a scholarship...

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Brianna Leuzzi ’19

Brianna Leuzzi ’19

“Coming into college, I was not sure which career path was for me until I got into my first accounting class. It was on that day that I decided to...

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Isaiah Gaines ’21

Isaiah Gaines ’21

“Without receiving an ICFNJ scholarship, I would not be living out my dream of pursuing a career in sports,” said Isaiah Gaines ’21. With a...

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