D.C. DuyAnh was introduced to the College Success Arizona Program by Mrs Harrier. DuyAnh worked hard on the application, with Diannah writing him a letter of recommendation. He won the Arizona Diamondback Scholarship: 24,000$ over four years to attend ASU.
DuyAnh was assigned a monthly mentor, meeting with them on campus throughout his four years in college. For DuyAnh, winning this scholarship was like a door opening, “When I applied to ASU I was studying to be a Computer Systems Engineer. But when I found out I was able to get it [The Diamondback Scholarship] I felt I had the opportunity to follow my dream.” Whereas before the long schooling required for the medical field had been too expensive, too much time before DuyAnh could contribute money to his family, he was now able to buckle down and set his sights on medicine. “College is already a big step, a lot of students want to get good jobs and support their families, but with this scholarship I was able to end up in pharmacy school.” Studying Biochemistry as an undergraduate, DuyAnh went on to Pharmacy School at the University of Southern California. He graduated this May (2021) and is a full time Pharmacist.