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This year 10,000 Degrees turned down 732 scholarship applicants, and Jin Choi (pictured with his sons at the 2012 Intensive closing ceremonies), was often on the front-line with students and their families.  As Financial Aid Coordinator, Choi manages our direct and other (like the Marin County Bar Association) scholarship funds.  “It kills me each time I have to let someone know that we cannot support them.  I would not have been able to graduate from UC Berkeley had it not been for financial aid,” says Choi.  “I still remember the name of the financial aid administrator that helped me all those years, Daisy Footemore.”  We hope Choi’s name will be one to remember for the 710 amazing students we did award with $2.4 million in scholarships this year.