“To be rewarded with this scholarship is the utmost honor. As an Ethiopian immigrant, the only generational wealth I acquire is the sacrifices my parents have made that have brought me to where I am today. This scholarship alleviates the burden of financial constraints and allows me to pursue my dreams of becoming an engineer. Furthermore, it validates my hard work throughout high school and motivates me to keep these habits through university. This scholarship contributes to my ultimate goal of helping communities and giving back.”