I have been selected as one of 75 students from around the world to participate in an Antarctic expedition with Students On Ice, an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to providing students, educators and scientists from around the world with inspiring educational opportunities at the ends of the Earth. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; students will travel on this transformative adventure together with a team of 30 world-renowned scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts. Students on the expedition will develop knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices that will help them to be Antarctic ambassadors and environmentally responsible citizens. I will be learning constantly while en route to Antarctica and when venturing on land. I hope to share the knowledge and unique experiences I gain with kindred spirits throughout the world, and strive to represent my community well while away from home. I ask for much-needed support from you in return; for without your help, I will not be able to join the expedition.