January 8, 2018
Dear Mr. Lione,
I am writing this letter to update you on how well school is going for me and to thank you and the Mickey Lione Jr. Fund again for awarding me this scholarship.
The transition from high school to college was smooth, as I was able to quickly find my place at St. John's University. Being a Criminal Justice major, I was able to meet like-minded people with the same goals as I, to become an FBI Agent. I took my interests and applied them to my everyday life when I joined the Criminal Justice Association on campus. The club is student run and we use our time to network and hear lectures from those currently in law enforcement. Many alumni at St. John's have pursued law enforcement career paths, becoming successful, and I aspire to be like them.
Academically I have been doing well, finishing off my first semester with a 3.8 GPA. The classes that I took my first semester were English, Sociology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Business and Law, and Psychology. I mostly enjoyed my English and Criminal Justice courses, with my least favorite class being Sociology. This first semester has been quite enjoyable overall.
I would not have been able to have such an easy transition to college without the help of the Mickey Lione Jr. Fund, so I would like to thank you again for choosing me to be a recipient. Without you, I would have spent my first semester stressing about financial issues, rather than adjusting to my new environment.