Hello, I am Ilianna Villegas (16 years old), a soon to be first generation graduate. I am currently a high school student enrolled at one of the top selective enrollment schools in Chicago,IL. I wish to persure a career in language and culture, and I take this as an opportunity to gain knowledge about the world around me. Not only affecting me, I hope to inspire the young people in my community to go above and beyond for what they love. I choose to love this course because I believe I am an example to my ethnic being, to challenge myself, to enjoy new experiences, to find myself, to learn about new cultures, and to share with others. My plan that I have set for somewhere in the next following years is to travel to Costa Rica or Spain. Here I plan to study abroad, continuing my education while doing what I am most passionate about is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. Without further ado, I ask for financial support with my dreams and soon my life. Thank you.