Scholarship Thank You

Dear Mrs. Hodowanec :

I’m sending this letter to express how thankful I’m for being chosen to receive the ” Orange County Wine Society ” scholarship. This is truly one of the most valuable gifts I have received during the past year

I have enrolled in Orange Coast College since 2022 and actually did change my major once in the beginning. At first, I majored in Food and Nutrition but I realized it was actually not for me when I saw and noticed how passionate I’m with cooking. The moment I spot a head chef right in front of me during the meal. I know for sure that I need to be awake and really chasing my true dream. As it’s, I’m currently majoring in Advanced Culinary Art/ AAS degree. My plan is to complete the degree in the Spring of 2025 and open a fusion fine-dining restaurant. Nevertheless, the scholarship means a lot to me. It helps me pay for my class bill and acts like a gift from a fellow member to help me be more motivated to achieve my goals.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gracious generosity and support in my education.  You have inspired me to help others and give back to the community one day.   I promise to work hard and hope I will be able to help other students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.


Ngoc Hoang

Westminster, CA