My primary goal is to become successful. I am the oldest of five children who was raised by a single mother. I grew up in a low income area and still live there to this day. Seeing all of the violence that takes place in my city has motivated me to finish school and get myself out of that area. I am passionate about being an example for my younger siblings and getting them out of that area so that they do not have to grow up the way that I did. I believe that I am a great candidate because of my resilience. Despite the circumstances that I grew up under, I am still able to pursue my education and strive to get my degree. I believe that scholarships need to be awarded to students that put their education first no matter what, and that is me.