“I am grateful to live in a country where the education system is very well developed. Education in the United States is not cheap, and some college students are fortunate to have financial security for their college education. Even though college tuition was a cause for concern, I know that there will be solutions. I value education and knowledge, and I know that I will do whatever it takes to pursue my dream. In fact, I started working at a restaurant when I was 16 and have been working at this part-time job ever since. I wanted to be independent with my own spending along with being able to pay for my high school fees, and saving money for college. I am proud of myself for being able to pay for my own fees and not making my parents worry about my own expenses. It is not always easy having to take care of school work, my part-time job, and family chores; however, I am grateful for the job that I have and the family members that I’m surrounded with. Being selected for this scholarship would provide me the opportunity to further my educational goals. ”

-Huyen Ho