I was not familiar with the Foundation scholarship program until I was launching my business and had very limited resources. Roger Pynn shared this opportunity and encouraged me to apply for a scholarship that was offered in the past to attend the Counselors Network next session in Tampa. With his urging, I completed the application and was honored to be selected to attend the Counselors Network that year. After the program, I pursued CPRC credentials as they were going to be required to maintain membership in Counselors Network. Earning these credentials allowed me to focus on areas where I was not as strong such as public affairs. By building knowledge and understanding of other types of public relations programs, I grew into a well-rounded practitioner and was better able to lead my organization and provide expert advice to my clients.