Matthew is a freshman from Modesto, California, majoring in business administration.
"I chose to come to Fresno Pacific because of the overall atmosphere of the campus and the help financial aid generously provided me. I hope to gain the knowledge that will be required of me after I graduate to fulfill the purpose that God set out for my life. After college I plan to work until I have saved up enough money to start a foundation that raises and centralizes monetary help for missionaries. I am extremely grateful for the scholarship money I was awarded. It made the possibility of coming here turn into a reality. I truly count it as a blessing."