In the future, I want to go to NYU and get my Masters degree in Spanish education. I plan to study abroad for at least a semester and eventually teach abroad English as a second language. I also want to get my Ph. D. from an Ivy League school because it is something that once seemed so far out of my reach. I am inspired to reach so high for my goals partly because of moving here to El Paso and getting involved with Latinitas. I have become more confident to reach for my goals by being a role model to the girls in the clubs I led. Coming from a poverty background myself, I think that it was good to give back now that I have the resources to do so.
This scholarship will DEFINITELY help me out because it will give me more time to buy my books. As a student operating totally from loans and without the money to pay for anything out of my pocket the scholarship will buy my books for me without having to wait for my loan refund money. It is a long process and as a nerd that I am, I love being able to have my books a couple of weeks earlier so I can read them ahead of time before class starts.
I hope that there are many sponsors that support us because Latinitas is really doing some great things with the community. We are set apart from the rest of the NPOs in El paso because while many people help out the community temporarily, we build lasting relationships with the girls and are more immersed into the community. I feel like I am participating with something in something much larger than myself. Go Latinitas!!