2008 - 2009 Recipient

Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez

Why did you decide on the University of Miami?
Ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to attend the University of Miami because my father attended the university and constantly recounts stories of his experiences and the quality of the education he was given there.

Why is the UM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship important to you?
I was accepted into the university this year and was awarded several scholarships to aid me in paying the tuition. However, when the bill came, I discovered that I was still short about $1,900. I felt bad because aside from having to pay my tuition, my father would have to pay my sister’s tuition as well because she is also currently attending UM. The following day I received a letter from the University of Miami Alumni Association, opened it, and to my astonishment, found that I had been awarded the Legacy Scholarship. I was so shocked, that I read the letter about 4 or 5 times to reassure myself that it was real. I quickly ran to my dad to show him the letter. I was so happy that I received this scholarship because now I could finally help my father, after he had helped me so much, pay for my tuition. Our worries are over thanks to this scholarship; it is truly a blessing.

What will you study?
I intend to major in Biomedical Engineering because it combines all of the subjects that I enjoy most.