Leyla Alvarez is ECF's first UNLV freshman to receive the scholarship. "My dream job is to work among successful event planners all around Las Vegas to create memorable experiences for both locals and tourists and expand my knowledge within the Event Industry! Currently attending UNLV, I am very thankful I was welcomed to such a wonderful foundation whose dedication is strictly to change underprivileged students' lives forever. I am mostly looking forward to creating lifelong relationships with my future ECF mentors and the ECF family as a whole. I truly can not wait to not only grow professionally but personally in the hopes of one day giving back to the community. I want to thank ECF for awarding me this scholarship. No words or: thank yous can express how appreciative and thankful I am to be one out of four scholarship recipients."