ALL WAYS UP FOUNDATION wrote -
I believe that the Perlman Foundation Scholarship would benefit me to better myself, in the process helping my family out by furthering my education at a prestigious university. More than just the financial help that I would be receiving to help pay for my tuition at college, I would also have the great opportunity of attending college to mentally grow as a person. My hard work and achievements throughout the years would be recognized by receiving this scholarship. It will help me on my journey to be more engaged in the community as a positive successful figure that made it through many obstacles in life to achieve greatness. By attending college I would already be fulfilling beyond what my parents were capable of doing, because of the lack of resources they had. Growing up, my parents never expected anything big from me because they never imagined that a non-citizen student would ever make it in this world because of the way the system is set up would have the capability to go after his dreams and passion. Being a first generation, AB540 college student has had a huge impact on me as well as my family. My parents made a life changing decision to come to America for a new and better life. I have overcome racist remarks throughout my life which in the process made me stronger, and financial problems which my parents faced to probably care for me and my 4 other siblings. Remembering back to my experiences I would say that instead of letting something defeat me, it actually makes me stronger and more adapted to difficult situations. Being an AB540 student it makes me financially incapable of paying for all my student debts that I will acquire in college. This scholarship would be beneficial in my pursuit for a higher education without a huge financial burden and it would also be another step closer in my pursuit for a career in my passion which is film production allowing me to make a cultural contribution to the entertainment industry. My ultimate goal is to make my parents (who sacrificed everything they had) proud to have a son who followed his dream and made something of himself by pursuing my passion in film and furthering my education Many of my teachers and fellow peers have said that I have lots of promise. I am a selfless individual who always seeks to help and satisfy those around me. I am very peculiar and different in many ways. Like anyone else I have my faults. Sometimes I consider myself a very responsible adolescent with a childlike mind and view of the world, which blinds me of how the world actually is. A very difficult world to live in, where there are people like me who follow the rules and those who like to cheat and steal to get further in life. I would not have been able to make it this far in life without the continuous support from my parents who cared for me for all these years. I was given a wonderful opportunity, which my parents were not given, to have an education and pursue my passion even further in college. I have overcome great obstacles throughout my life, and in the process helped myself and those around me by hard work and ambition. Thank you for your time and I hope I’m considered as a possible scholarship recipient.